Tag Archives: Crafts

Alligator Popsicle Stick Puppet

Popsicle Stick Puppets

One of the many benefits to our family membership at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton/Burlington is the crafts table. Every week, the team at the RBG puts out a new craft for visitors to do – they make a few examples, post the instructions, pre-cut the pieces, and leave all the supplies nicely organized for little hands.  The current ... Read More »

Garden Theme Birthday Party Ideas

Gardening Party Theme Activities, Food, and Games

As I mentioned the other day, I did a Gardening theme for Hendrik’s 3rd birthday party. I had originally walked around Dollarama with a shopping cart full of Cars party stuff, but I didn’t really know what Cars-themed activities I could have the kids do. I walked past some clay flower pots and thought, Yes! That’s what we’ll do for the ... Read More »

Easy Spring Craft: Forsythia Branch

Featured Forsythia_Craft_1

While looking for a photo of my son from last spring, I bumped into this shot that I took of my Forsythia bush while sitting on the front porch swing with the kids last spring. My heart ached a little. I love winter. I really mean that. I love it! I love the snow, I love playing in the snow, and ... Read More »

Loom Bracelet on a Fork {Tutorial}


So these Rainbow Looms showed up a number of months ago, and they seem to be all the rage.  At school, on the bus, all the kids are either making them or wearing them.   Our boys had been wanting a loom for a while, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend $20 on a loom for each ... Read More »

Easy Christmas Craft for Little Hands: Paper Plate Wreath


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 »

MORE Christmas Crafts For Little Hands


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 »