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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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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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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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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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wreath booth

The Hand of Man Craft Show: Oct 27-29, 2017

The annual Hand of Man Craft Show will be held at the Morrow Building at 155 Lansdowne Street, in Peterborough. The guild has evolved over the past 42 years by maintaining a high quality of handcrafted items designed, created and produced by the exhibitor. Artisans offer something for all ages.  Customers prefer the variety of

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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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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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