Cardboard Box Dinosaur

Cardboard Box Dinosaur

“I’d like to make a dinosaur car!” my son exclaimed, bursting into the kitchen. For a moment, I was puzzled. But I thought I could solve the mystery of “a dinosaur car” pretty easily. A minute ago, Budster finished watching a cartoon...
Owl Easter Eggs

Owl Easter Eggs

If you like decorating eggs for Easter, this craft tutorial will show you how to paint eggs as a couple of cute owls! I am not what you would call “a big owl fan”. If I ever felt connection with any animals, that would be foxes. But somehow owls keep...
Spray Bottle Painting

Spray Bottle Painting

Spray bottle painting is a fun refreshing way to create art, and everyone in the family can get involved! Additional bonus? It isn’t as messy as it may sound. There are times when art activity is meant to produce results. For instance, when we made a watercolour...
Space Eggs: Easter Craft for Kids

Space Eggs: Easter Craft for Kids

Take your Easter egg craft to a new level and create little space eggs. Kids will love painting these! Two of our space eggs were made by my two-year-old toddler.  This post contains Amazon Affiliate links for your convenience. The other day, my two-year-old son saw...
Wooden Bangles for Animal Lovers

Wooden Bangles for Animal Lovers

If you look around my blog, you will find out that wood is one of my favourite materials to paint on. I like how absorbent it is, yet how smoothly paint goes onto the wooden surface, and how well it bonds. Because it is more interesting than painting on a rectangular...
Baby’s First Christmas Craft: the Gingerbread Man Ornament

Baby’s First Christmas Craft: the Gingerbread Man Ornament

Involving every member of the family in preparation for the holiday season can be challenging if one of them is a well-meaning but little baby, not yet one-year-old. That’s why a year ago I felt particularly happy whenever I could think of a Christmas activity...
How to Make Wooden Monster Blocks

How to Make Wooden Monster Blocks

Last year, we had a little Halloween party for the babies we knew. All of my son’s friends were under one year old, like him, so sweets were not the best option for the party favour bags. Yet, I wanted them to have something special to remember...
Magnetic Moon and Stars: Build Your Night Sky

Magnetic Moon and Stars: Build Your Night Sky

The nights of August are clear and warm, and it is a perfect time for stargazing, as we are witnessing the Perseids – one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year. We are always taking Budster for a walk before bed. During one such walk, he noticed the moon...
Roller Painting for Kids

Roller Painting for Kids

Kids like working with our big tools. They also like making big projects. This painting experiment includes both: a new fun tool and a really big piece of paper! What will happen if I give my son a VERY BIG sheet of paper? I have been pondering over this question for...
How to Make Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

How to Make Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

Have you ever thought of painting your own matryoshka doll? Here are the basic materials and design elements for making a traditional Russian nesting doll. Educational Benefits of Matryoshkas Matryoshkas are wooden dolls that come in a set: they range in size and can...
How to Make Garden Markers by Painting Stones

How to Make Garden Markers by Painting Stones

Looking for a simple, cheap and cute solution for making garden markers? Try painting rocks! The post contains Amazon affiliate links for your convenience. Planting our garden last week, I was pondering the question that arises every spring – how to label...
Painting a Cutting Board

Painting a Cutting Board

My one-year-old son and I were preparing to make his first gifts for Mother’s and Father’s Days. After browsing through my drawers of craft supplies, I came back with some paints and… a blank wooden cutting board. When I was a girl, I painted a lot...

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