Pumpkin Fairy Garden for Halloween Display

Pumpkin Fairy Garden for Halloween Display

Build fairy houses from pumpkins and put together a pumpkin fairy garden for Halloween display this year! After I challenged my six-year-old son to build a house from a pumpkin and made one alongside him, we decided right away that we needed more. I’ve always...
Friendly Monster Watercolour Blow Art with Straws

Friendly Monster Watercolour Blow Art with Straws

If you like making process art and trying new painting techniques with kids, keep this watercolour monster craft in mind for the next rainy afternoon. They are guaranteed to brighten your day! Do all kids have a fondness for straws? In five years, they definitely...
Painted Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Rocks

Painted Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Rocks

If you like painting rocks, here is a fun autumn craft for you and the kids – turn rocks into jack-o-lantern pumpkins! I don’t grow pumpkins every year; it’s every other year with me. That’s how it goes: one year, I get inspired to plant...
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...
Jack in the Box Paper Toy with a Free Printable Template

Jack in the Box Paper Toy with a Free Printable Template

Remember those old Jack in the Box toys? Now you can make a DIY Jack in the Box from paper, while having a fun engineering experience with kids! One day, I was playing with a pair of puppets that we made using the so-called accordion articulation. While possessing a...
Magical Halloween Silhouette Painted Rocks

Magical Halloween Silhouette Painted Rocks

Decorate rocks with magical Halloween silhouettes drawn over a vibrant sunset sky! It has certainly been a good year for all the rock painters, me included. The new trend of painting and hiding rocks this summer has inspired a lot of fun rock creations! The summer is...
How to Make a Musketeer Costume for Halloween

How to Make a Musketeer Costume for Halloween

We have a longstanding Halloween tradition – never get a decent photo of the costumes we make. That happened on Budster’s first year when he was a garden gnome. For his second year, we dressed him in a grand musketeer’s costume,...
Make a Dollhouse in a Box: Simple, Portable and Fun

Make a Dollhouse in a Box: Simple, Portable and Fun

I have a particular regard for dollhouses. In my childhood, the two shelves in my room that served as a dollhouse held as much drama as the four volumes of War and Peace. When I got older, I was fascinated with the art of building miniature houses and expressing the...
Enchanting Halloween Lanterns

Enchanting Halloween Lanterns

In the long, dark autumn evenings, we often find ourselves playing with light: puppet theatre performances, glow-in-the dark toys, lamps and lanterns occupy our rooms. We worked on these easy-to-make lamps over the last couple of days to decorate the house for...
31 DIY Toys to Make in the Fall

31 DIY Toys to Make in the Fall

We started making handmade toys for our son before he was even born. We wanted to fill his toy box with special friends that Mommy and Daddy sewed and carved. Nine months were long enough to do the job! Soon strange little creatures with button eyes and wooden rattles...
Button Pumpkin: Bright and Easy Autumn Craft

Button Pumpkin: Bright and Easy Autumn Craft

When pumpkins fill the fields, autumn is here. This time of a year pumpkins also fill our garden and local farmer’s market. A couple of pumpkins decorates our porch, and the freezer is getting filled with pumpkin puree, which will be turned into many pumpkin...
Halloween Party for Babies and Toddlers

Halloween Party for Babies and Toddlers

Last year for Halloween my son and his friends were just under one year old, and we wanted to throw a little Halloween party for babies. Nothing too sweet or scary, just a lot of sensory play, cuddly monsters and friends. When I think about a party, in my head...

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