Egg Carton Turtles

This summer I was planning my son’s birthday party and found it hard to find decorations in the store that fit our very specific theme. So I decided we could make some of them at home ourselves. Since it was an ocean creature theme we created these cute little turtles out of egg cartons. Egg…

Summer Activities Notebook

We’re making an activities notebook, just in time for the summer. It could be used as a holiday diary, a herbarium, for sketches or as a photo album, to name just a few of the possibilities. Materials: For an A4 format you will need: A4 paper (with different colors and patterns – see photo) A4…

Easter Egg Stained Glass

Thanks to Rachel Blate of You Can’t Google Everything who kindly let us repost her Easter craft. To help decorate for Easter, we created these very easy Easter Egg stained glass plates. You probably have all the materials on hand so it’s also quick to set up for those kids who want to do an activity “right…

Wooly Crown

Here is a simple project, great for birthday parties, dress-up, carnivals, or just a fun Sunday morning. Materials Wire Wool (fairly thin) – you could also use any other fibre, even paper. Beads 2 bobby pins or hair pins Needle and sewing thread Method Depending on the thickness of the wire, you may need to…

Make a Paper Angel

For the Christmas season, there are so many craft possibilities that it is difficult to choose one. I asked my two boys for ideas and they came up with the idea of building an angel. My oldest son had already made one in school and we still use it as a holiday decoration. I thought…

Paper Garland

Here is a simple and fun project – the paper garland. It’s great for parties, children’s rooms, garden or as a gift. It’s fun to do and children will be happy to help. Materials: String Cardboard or paper (you can use recovered wrapping paper, children’s drawings, shopping lists and pretty much every piece of paper…

Words on the Fridge

A new school year is beginning and my youngest son is going to primary school for the first time. It is a stressful time for him and for me. Therefore I decided that, as he is going to discover the world of the written word, it would be interesting to display, from time to time,…

Dancing Ballerina

Here is a simple and fun project that can be enjoyed by the entire family. For the base you will need cardboard and paper clips, the details and the accessories can be improvised, depending on what kinds of materials you have handy. Here are our suggestions – have fun! Materials cardboard (can be reused, e.g., from…

Make an Aquarium

When my oldest son was in kindergarten he made a beautiful aquarium. He is now in the third year of primary school, and that aquarium still decorates the living room. Life originally came from the sea, and for that reason making an aquarium seems like a good idea for this month’s theme: growing. I asked…

Two Projects to Brighten Your Crafts Corner

The winter is still here, and what better time is there for some fun and simple activities indoors? Here are two projects that will bring a fresh appearance to your crafts corner and can also help to organize some of the supplies. These projects are made using recycled materials, but you can personalize them as…