DIY Steampunk Wooden Robots

DIY Steampunk Wooden Robots

Introduce kids to woodworking by challenging them to create these whimsical steampunk wooden robots – from wood, screws and metal scraps! There is a certain appeal to a pile of loose hardware, wouldn’t you say? All those nuts, bolts and little metal scraps...
How to Make Simple Articulated Robots with Kids

How to Make Simple Articulated Robots with Kids

Build a simple articulated wooden robot! It is a great engineering project to teach kids how articulation works and a perfect woodworking project for beginners. My kids have a lot of toys. When I’ve just tripped over one, I tend to think they have too...
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...
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...
Matryoshka Easter Egg Craft

Matryoshka Easter Egg Craft

If you like decorating eggs for Easter, this craft tutorial will show you how to turn them into a couple of multicultural Matryoshka dolls! The post contains affiliate links to some of the products I’ve used. There are some holiday traditions that come naturally...
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...
DIY Layer Blocks for Building Doll Houses and Ramps

DIY Layer Blocks for Building Doll Houses and Ramps

If your kids are into STEM activities and building, these wooden layer blocks will add a new dimension to their wooden block play and allow them to build multi-leveled doll houses, garages and towers! A few years ago, when we first started playing with wooden building...
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...
Woodscrew Art: Introducing Kids to Screwdriving Tools

Woodscrew Art: Introducing Kids to Screwdriving Tools

At three months old, Anselm preferred his wooden hammer over his other toys. By twelve months, he had acquired five different hammers, and he has loved tools ever since. Whenever Jeffrey was fixing something around the house, Budster could be seen squatting next to...
DIY Peg Doll Kings, Queens and Knights

DIY Peg Doll Kings, Queens and Knights

When our latest project, a cardboard castle, was nearing completion, we realized that we didn’t have anyone to settle it. That would never do, so out came the wooden peg dolls, paints and felt. In no time, we had wooden peg doll knights, kings and queens in the...

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