Spider Jack-in-the-Box: Free Printable Toy

Spider Jack-in-the-Box: Free Printable Toy

Did your kids like Jack-in-the-Box toys when they were younger? Now they can make a DIY Jack-in-the-Box from paper, while having a fun engineering experience! When we made our paper Jack-in-the-box toys and hid Jack-o’-lanterns inside, I wrote that kids can make...
How to Make a Jack in the Box with a Free Printable Template

How to Make a Jack in the Box with a Free Printable Template

Learn how to make a Jack in the Box from paper with a free printable template and have a fun engineering experience with kids! The first paper Jack in the Box that I ever made was for Halloween. After all, shouldn’t Jack-o’-lantern and Jack-in-the-box...
Moon Chinese Legend Shadow Puppet Show for the Mid-Autumn Festival

Moon Chinese Legend Shadow Puppet Show for the Mid-Autumn Festival

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival by staging a shadow puppet show based on the Chinese Moon legend that explains the origins and traditions of the festival. Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival happens in...
Painting Space Leaves with a Sponge

Painting Space Leaves with a Sponge

Have you tried painting leaves? It’s a very simple autumn art project. The leaves I painted this autumn look as if they blew in on a cosmic wind. When I choose a new project, it’s often just a simple curiosity as to how a certain craft can be made. Summer...
Halloween Painted Rocks with Free Silhouette Templates

Halloween Painted Rocks with Free Silhouette Templates

Make magical Halloween painted rocks using our free printable silhouette templates! This has undoubtedly been a good year for all the rock painters. The new trend of painting and hiding rocks this summer has inspired a lot of fun rock creations! The summer is over,...
24 Free Printable Thanksgiving Ice Breaker Questions

24 Free Printable Thanksgiving Ice Breaker Questions

Want to include children in the conversation during Thanksgiving dinner? Try these free printable Thanksgiving ice breaker questions! Over the last four years, we lived far from the rest of our relatives and so celebrated Thanksgiving with just the three of us....
Draw the Missing Half: Leaf Art Study

Draw the Missing Half: Leaf Art Study

Challenge your kids to draw the missing half of a leaf. A fun autumn nature craft and an art study of a leaf! ALSO TRY: Draw the Missing Half: Flowers, Draw the Missing Half: Landmarks, Draw the Missing Half: Vehicles, Draw the Missing Half: Insects. The post contains...
Painting Rain with Printable Art Prompt

Painting Rain with Printable Art Prompt

What is the colour of rain? Give the rain painting prompts to children along with watercolour paints and find out! The post contains Amazon affiliate links to the products we used! I love rainy days, and have made more than a few attempts in the past...
Flower Canning Pretend Play

Flower Canning Pretend Play

The end of summer, and it’s time for canning. Can my son stay away? Of course not! And while we’re still washing fruits and vegetables, he has already canned twenty jars! A lot of the posts in my blog are ideas of what parents can do for kids. This one is...
Flower Petal Candle Holders

Flower Petal Candle Holders

Before autumn overtakes our garden, we decided to preserve some of our summer memories in the form of dried flower petals. From them we made flower petal candle holders. The last summer hooray! Over the last few years, we have tried growing quite a variety...
Whimsical Nature Portrait Art

Whimsical Nature Portrait Art

Turn stumps into canvases for creating whimsical nature portrait art of your family! Inspiration for making art can sometimes strike unexpectedly and in unusual places. Who would have thought that a stump could turn into a canvas for creating beautiful nature portrait...
Name Writing Nature Hunt

Name Writing Nature Hunt

Sometimes a new focus is all that is required to return the vibrancy to something that is beginning to pale. This is what this activity is about – making a familiar walk special by having a spontaneous nature hunt. But we weren’t just hunting for pretty...
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