The Creative Bone

Wishbooks, Wishlists and Giving, Oh My!

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  As I mentioned in my last post about giving, we’re trying our best to raise kids who love to give. And so, since our little guy doesn’t really know that the Wishbook is usually used to make a wishlist for yourself, we decided first to go through and see if we could put together a wishlist for other kids. ... Read More »

Boredom Buster: Lego Challenges

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Every now and then, with four boys in our house, things get just a little loud and crazy.  They have forgotten that they own about a thousand toys, and everyone fights over one or two.  There is shouting, pushing, and tears.  Lately I’ve found that they respond really well to timed challenges or goal-specific challenges! These ideas would be great ... Read More »

Easy Christmas Craft for Little Hands: Paper Plate Wreath

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I saw this craft on Pinterest last Christmas, but never had the appropriate paper plates in the house to do it. On one of my (many) trips to the dollar store this month, I picked up a pack of paper plates – 36 – for $1. That’s about right.   This craft works best if you’re using the really super ... Read More »

Simple Bird Feeder Craft

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We made these on the weekend with my nephews, at our family’s Christmas celebration.  It was a fun, simple craft to bring along, and the kids could be as creative as they liked!   They made straight ones, candy canes, and wreaths!      They were fun to hang up in the trees too!  Now to see if the birds actually ... Read More »

Snowman Crafts

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For some reason, our kids LOVE snowmen.  Drawing, building, reading about…they just love them!  So I thought I’d do a quick roundup of some of our favourite Snowmen crafts on Pinterest.  We’ll be busy building snowmen long before the snow is on the ground!! Snowman Puppets from The Chirping Moms – these are just adorable, and would be a lot ... Read More »

10 Simple DIY Christmas Trees

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I love small decorative Christmas trees. I think I was first inspired by my sister-in-law, who had a gorgeous collection of unique and creative trees.  I started to collect a few here and there, mostly on clearance.  I’ll share a picture once I’ve got my decorations out – I’m pretty pleased with my collection. I love the idea of making ... Read More »

MORE Christmas Crafts For Little Hands

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The closer we get to the Christmas season, the more our children want to participate in crafts, baking, and everything Christmas-related.  So I thought I’d go through and find some of our favourite activities from last year and put them together so we can access them easily.  There are some fun ones here! Felt Snowman - what better way to build ... Read More »

Christmas Simmer Pot (from kitchen scraps)

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One of the best parts of Christmas is the smells.  A combination of baking/cooking, along with the tree – just brings back so many memories.  And I love baking, but sometimes I don’t get around to it, but still want the smells.  That’s where simmer pots are so great.  You leave it on the stove to simmer, and it smells ... Read More »

Must Watch Christmas Movies

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Can you name all of the movies in the collage above? If not, it’s high time that you take a look at the list below! As soon as the ‘cold’ winds start to blow in the Autumn, my head turns to the upcoming Christmas season. I can’t help it – it’s just always been in me. I love the beginning of ... Read More »