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...
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...
Nature Art Prompts: Birds

Nature Art Prompts: Birds

These six nature art prompts encourage artists of all ages to finish the ink drawings of birds with natural materials. Collaborate with nature and create gorgeous pictures! Making collaborative art is always an enriching experience. And this pack invites artists of...
Snowflake Paper Fairies with a Printable Template

Snowflake Paper Fairies with a Printable Template

If you enjoy cutting snowflakes out of paper, make a snowflake fairy with our free printable template! The kids will enjoy designing a variety of paper snowflake for their skirts, and it can be used as a Christmas tree ornament. Do you remember cutting paper...
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...
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...
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 Paint Harry Potter Easter Eggs

How to Paint Harry Potter Easter Eggs

Celebrate Easter with a set of Harry Potter Easter Eggs! Ten or more years ago, were you in one of those line-ups outside the bookstore doors, waiting until midnight to get the new Harry Potter book, so that you could spend the rest of the night immersed in the cozy...
Free Printable Watercolour Garden Markers

Free Printable Watercolour Garden Markers

Prepare for a new gardening season with these free printable watercolour garden markers! It’s that time of a year again. The days are gray, and it seems like winter has been here forever. In these last cold months, it’s hard to believe that the world will...
DIY Valentine Foam Airplane with Printable Design

DIY Valentine Foam Airplane with Printable Design

Looking for a non-sweet Valentine idea for kids? We loved making these airplanes – they come with a card, and they actually work!  Last week, we made a couple of foam glider airplanes, based on a real MIG-15 airplane. We played with, modified, and decorated...
Cupcakes and Hearts: Free Printable Card & Colouring Page

Cupcakes and Hearts: Free Printable Card & Colouring Page

I’m back with another creative card that includes both the watercolour card and the cupcake colouring page! You can print this cupcake card as it is or choose to colour your own. If you like both, there is the special version with the watercolour card on the...
DIY Space Christmas Ornaments

DIY Space Christmas Ornaments

One of my favourite family traditions for Christmas is making a handmade ornament with the kids to add to our tree. This year’s craft is space ornaments with swirling nebulae and twinkling stars! If our handmade ornament is supposed to represent the year, the...

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