DIY How to Make Tree House Blocks

DIY How to Make Tree House Blocks

These handmade tree house blocks open new opportunities for block play, allowing children to create natural-looking constructions and multi-levelled tree houses for fairies and forest creatures to settle in. My son loves building, so our collection of building toys...
DIY How to Make Peg Doll Fairies

DIY How to Make Peg Doll Fairies

Fairies are delicate creatures, right? Not this time. Our peg doll fairies are made from hardwood so that they can withstand rough toddler’s play! We like wooden toys. When our kids were in their toy-gnawing stage, wood seemed a better bet than painted or...
Wooden Block Alphabet Free Printable Cards

Wooden Block Alphabet Free Printable Cards

Learn the alphabet the hands-on way – by building letters with wooden blocks! Use our free printable cards for inspiration. People process information differently, and while three main processing methods are defined as auditory, visual and kinesthetic, there are...
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...
Sea Animals Printable Memory Matching Game for Kids

Sea Animals Printable Memory Matching Game for Kids

This educational printable matching game for kids features 30 species of sea animals from around the world along with interesting facts about each of them. Download, print and play! Also check: Match Bird Pairs memory game. The mysterious anglerfish and the deadly...
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...
DIY Balloon-Powered Wooden Toy Boat

DIY Balloon-Powered Wooden Toy Boat

Boats hold a special romantic appeal, for kids as well as grown-ups. Add to this a little scientific experiment, and we have a winner – a balloon-powered boat! In this post, you’ll find a tutorial on how we made one. If you want to get one quickly, you can...
Nature Portaits

Nature Portaits

Inspiration for making art can sometimes strike unexpectedly and in unusual places. Who would have thought that a stump can turn into a canvas for creating beautiful nature portraits of our family? The idea came to my two-year-old, and I had nothing to do but follow...
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...
DIY Outdoor Play Kitchen from an Old Shelf

DIY Outdoor Play Kitchen from an Old Shelf

After a long and snowy winter, our backyard looked desolate, but we didn’t feel discouraged. Instead, we embraced the chance to give it a makeover. In no time, dreaming and planning was in full swing.  “Here we’ll put a sandbox, and there’ll be...
25 DIY Toys from Nature

25 DIY Toys from Nature

Do your kids like collecting rocks, branches and moss? These awesome nature finds can be turned into fun DIY toys! After months of bleak winter, I have to constantly remind myself that under the feet of snow grass is getting ready to grow again. The last month, it was...
20 Ways to Reuse Wooden Blocks

20 Ways to Reuse Wooden Blocks

Since our son’s birth, we have developed a fondness for handmade wooden toys: they seem so sturdy and reliable, looking as if they were coming straight from a loving grandpa’s workshop. Untreated wood smells and feels pleasant, but it also provides a nice...

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