DIY Christmas Jack-in-the-Box with a Gingerbread Man Pop-Up

DIY Christmas Jack-in-the-Box with a Gingerbread Man Pop-Up

Remember those old Jack in the Box toys? This Christmas, put together a handmade Jack-in-the-Box with children. It’s a quick and simple craft, but it has plenty of applications! It can be a little toy gift for a younger sibling, a homemade card that kids give to...
Free Printable Santa Claus Paper Doll

Free Printable Santa Claus Paper Doll

Make a Santa Claus paper doll with this free printable design, then change his costume – and he’s a Christmas elf! Christmas is swiftly approaching now, and our paper dolls have a few more costumes for the coming season!  With these free printable...
Free Printable Autumn & Spring Paper Dolls

Free Printable Autumn & Spring Paper Dolls

Get these free printable dress-up paper dolls ready for the fall and spring! Autumn is here, and our printable paper dolls need warmer clothes, so I was happy to oblige. I have mixed feelings about autumn. The first yellow leaf always gives me this bittersweet...
Pirate Dress-Up Paper Dolls: Free Printable Craft

Pirate Dress-Up Paper Dolls: Free Printable Craft

Dress up these free printable paper dolls as pirates and throw a pirate party for kids! It’s really a bit of a mystery how pirates, as rugged and violent bunch as they are, gained so much popularity! My guess is, they offer an escape to all the people who dream...
Back to School Printable Paper Dolls

Back to School Printable Paper Dolls

For a back-to-school craft, make a set of printable paper dolls with a wardrobe that will take them through a school year! Transition for going back to school can sometimes be tricky, especially for young children, who aren’t used to spending so much time away...
Mermaid Paper Dolls with Printable Templates

Mermaid Paper Dolls with Printable Templates

Make mermaid paper dolls from our printable templates! It’s the perfect craft for a mermaid party – everyone can cut their own paper mermaid.  When I was young, I liked playing with paper dolls and even made my own. When I started homeschooling my...
Emotion Paper Dolls for Teaching Kids about Emotions: Boy Edition

Emotion Paper Dolls for Teaching Kids about Emotions: Boy Edition

Make a printable dress-up paper doll that will teach children about emotions and the way they’re expressed through body language. Instead of costumes, this paper doll changes faces.  This version features a boy doll, specially designed for boys, who would look...
Fairy Lanterns from Mason Jars

Fairy Lanterns from Mason Jars

Turn mason jars into a set of fairy lanterns with frolicking silhouettes of enchanted creatures! Update! You can watch a video of me making lanterns here. The post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Two years ago, I made a set of Halloween and...
How to Make a Windmill Model with a Printable Pattern

How to Make a Windmill Model with a Printable Pattern

Make a windmill model at home and hold an engineering study with children! With a printable template, building your own toy windmill is a quick and easy STEM activity. Windmills are fascinating machines, both aesthetically and technologically. For centuries, they...
Jack in the Box: Valentine Paper Craft

Jack in the Box: Valentine Paper Craft

Remember those old Jack in the Box toys? This Valentine’s Day, give someone a DIY paper version of one with a throbbing heart inside! A jack-in-the-box toy is a quick engineering craft you can make with kids. As long as you have some paper to print the templates...
Winter Paper Luminary with a Free Printable Template

Winter Paper Luminary with a Free Printable Template

With this free printable template, you can make a simple winter luminary in minutes! And once you put a light inside, it glows with simple charm. I’ve always wanted to try making a simple luminary by turning a piece of paper into a ring and making a decorative...
Paper Christmas Village Templates

Paper Christmas Village Templates

Build a paper Christmas village for your mantle with our templates! The joyous busyness of Christmas preparation is seen in every window of this little village. My favourite part of Christmas isn’t the actual day, but the weeks leading to it. Decorating the...

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