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Tshirt supplies with crayons

Sandpaper Printed T-shirt

Sandpaper Printed T-shirt

I love t-shirts! I am always on the lookout for fun shirts for the family so when I came across this activity on Pinterest I knew I had to try it with the boys. We bought most of the stuff at the dollar store – except the t-shirt which I found at Wal-Mart. All that

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blue slime

Fluffy Slime

My 8 year old is constantly talking about slime, can we make some. So I decided that it would be a great activity to do over March Break. So I of course hop onto Pinterest and search for slime recipes and after a quick shopping trip we were off to the slime making races. Ingredients

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Shaving Cream Eggs craft

Shaving Cream Eggs

These exciting colourful eggs were so easy to make – messy, but easy! They were so enjoyable to make, we plan to do more right before Easter. All you need is shaving cream (make sure it is shaving cream and not gel), eggs and food colouring (we went with neon!). I used a glass dish

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shaving cream snowman

Snow Paint

Sparkles; that one word causes enormous joy in most kids. Add the word paint, and the fact that this is a super-fast craft to prepare, and it’s a win. To make this beautiful fluffy snow paint you will need 3 ingredients: white glue, shaving cream (the white fluffy stuff; I like unscented), and glitter or

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Wooden Tree on wall

Hanging Christmas Tree

Every year we make sure to add something new to our collection of Christmas decorations. Sometimes we make things, and sometimes it’s something like a new strand of lights, or another garland. This year we made something new, the kids loved decorating a second ‘tree’. We used sticks we had pruned from one of the

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playdough pumpkin in wrap

Halloween Playdough

When I was a kid my mom always made our own Play-dough at home with me. She was always wary of pre-packaged everything. I can still hear her say ‘Why would we buy it, when we can make it ourselves?” I’m glad she did. Now when I need a quick hands-on project for my kids,

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painted flower

Flower Prints

Making prints using nature is always something fun to do. Collecting all of ‘natures paintbrushes’ can add the adventure and exploration of tracking the perfect print-maker down.  This time we didn’t head to nature, though generally that would be my direction. We instead bought some flowers that were discounted at the grocery store, we noticed

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fireworks with paint

Firework Prints

After seeing the Fireworks display for Canada Day my kids haven’t stopped talking about the Fizz and Boom, and all the lovely sparkling colours. This is a quick and entertaining craft reminiscent of that warm summer night when their eyes sparkled with wonder. It is also a great one for keeping it simple when you

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