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Dragonfly Snacks

Dragonfly Snacks

This is a fun little spring themed snack for kids to take in their lunches, or to take on a picnic; I’ve even seen them used as party favours. All you need is a clothespin (we used wooden), a snack sized plastic zipper seal bag, glue, a pipe cleaner, paint or markers, small googly eyes

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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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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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Bee on a flower

Nature Bingo

There is nothing better than spending the day roaming around in the great outdoors. I so enjoy watching the wonder on kids’ faces as they experience the tiny miracles of nature. Sometimes when you are searching for one thing, you will discover something you weren’t looking for, and most of the time the new find

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Beach Pudding

We have been dreaming about summer. Warm sunny days spent at the cottage. This idea for beachy pudding was completely thought up by my daughter. She made me a list of ingredients and supplies needed, sent me off to the store, and with minimal help constructed these super fun beach inspired pudding snacks. We used

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Skittles Rainbow

St. Patrick’s Day for kids. I like to do themed crafts, so if there is a holiday or event around the corner it’s always fun to make something that corresponds with that special day. It’s a good excuse to try something you wouldn’t on a normal craft day. This time we made a leprechauns rainbow.

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Ice Ornaments You Can Make

Spend time outside. Get some fresh air! That is always my goal when trying to create new things for my kids to do. Recently all the Christmas and Holiday decorations came down at our house, and after all the sparkles and bright lights things seemed a little drab. We decided to make some cute outdoor

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