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Finished Painted Rocks

Rock Monsters

Rock Monsters

Such an easy and fun activity that will keep the kids busy for hours – and parents too. I had a lot of fun!  All you need is some rocks, Googly eyes, glue, paint and brushes. We made an adventure out of finding rocks – a great way to get outside and explore. I also

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fall decorating

Fall Decorating with Vikki

Fall decorating can be a lot of fun.  What other time of year can you confidently accent with turkeys, pumpkins, witches and crows?  Normally we remove cobwebs from our homes, not add them! Traditionally outdoor decor for October consists of straw bales, corn stalks and mums.  Consider adding in ornamental cabbage or kale for a

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paper with painted tire tracks

Road Art

It’s not always easy to keep boys occupied so when they decided they wanted to paint, I added a twist – toy cars! All you need is paper, paint and cars, look for ones with cool wheels, it took some digging but we found some. Then just let them have fun. Tania Moher

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two floor tree fort

Contractors Corner: It’s Just a Tree Fort

When I was a young lad, my friends and I had a competition to see who could build the best fort. My father was a builder and luckily I had access to his leftover materials. My father was a busy man, so I learned on my own through trial and error. Not nearly as much

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science experiment supplies

Exploding Baggies Science Experiment For Kids

Kids like to see things explode and with this easy experiment they can watch the bags fill with gas and pop in front of them. Here’s what you need • Plastic Bags (we used medium size Ziploc bags and doubled the amount of vinegar and baking soda) • Clothespins • Food Coloring • 1/3 cup Vinegar

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Tshirt supplies with crayons

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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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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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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