Christmas Silhouette Painted Rocks with Printable Designs

Christmas Silhouette Painted Rocks with Printable Designs

Decorate rocks with magical Christmas silhouettes and a snowy sky! Santa Claus in a sleigh, reindeer, a winter forest and children playing in the snow – it’s a great selection for a festive rock painting project. Don’t feel confident doing...
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...
How to Transfer Silhouette Designs onto Rocks

How to Transfer Silhouette Designs onto Rocks

You have a silhouette design you would like to paint on a rock, but can’t do freehand drawing? Try one of these three ways to transfer designs onto rocks! After I wrote about painting silhouette rocks, a few people wrote to me asking whether I have stencils for...
How to Make a Bean Teepee for Backyard Play

How to Make a Bean Teepee for Backyard Play

If you’re looking for a kids’ gardening project this summer, try building a bean teepee. This natural play tent is a fun addition to the backyard and a perfect hideout for little explorers. Last summer was our first as home owners, and we were as...
How to Make a Fairy Door from Popsicle Sticks

How to Make a Fairy Door from Popsicle Sticks

Learn how to make a fairy door from popsicle sticks and add a little bit of everyday magic to your playroom! It’s refreshing to add a little bit of magic into everyday family life! Sometimes we have a family dinner by candlelight or go on a treasure hunt...
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...
Woodland Meadow: DIY No-Sew Felt Play Mat

Woodland Meadow: DIY No-Sew Felt Play Mat

Have some odd felt scraps left from previous projects? Turn them into an enchanting woodland felt play mat! No sewing skills required. Trying a new craft is always an adventure. For years, I had a scrap of thick green felt lying in my fabric box. Recently a friend...
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...
Gifts for Dads and Kids to Enjoy Together

Gifts for Dads and Kids to Enjoy Together

Father’s Day, Dad’s Birthday, Christmas – if kids are still young, sometimes they need help with a gift for Dad. Why not get something for their quality time together? This post contains Amazon affiliate links for your convenience. Father’s Day...
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...