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Kids craft: crayon watercolor resist

We’ve been getting really into watercolor painting in our house recently. The kids love painting, and we used to use mostly tempera paints and our trusty easel. But tempera requires quite a bit of supervision, especially with Heidi, who tends to … Continue reading

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Arts and crafts to keep us busy over school break

Ahhhh, school break has arrived. At first, I will love the lazy mornings – no need to pack backpacks, or to rush around getting everyone ready, or to dash out the door to get to school on time. What a … Continue reading

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A fun pumpkin craft to do with the kids

It’s October, which is pumpkin season in the U.S.! Therefore, I’ve been making all things pumpkin lately – pumpkin swirl brownies, pumpkin smoothies, and even pumpkin ice cream. Since Claire wanted to get in on the action, we decided to … Continue reading

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The comeback can: a (mostly) easy project!

Here’s another fun and (mostly) easy project to keep your kids busy during the school break. Have you heard of a comeback can? It’s a can that you roll away from you, and when you call it, it rolls back! Okay, … Continue reading

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The easiest kids’ butterfly craft

It’s school holiday, and we’ve been working on keeping the kids busy and happy. I love getting the extra time with them both at home, but there are also moments when they’re fighting over nothing and making me crazy! We’ve … Continue reading

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Crafting with Daddy: wine cork sail boats

Jesse has been saving wine corks for weeks now so that he could use them for crafts with the kids. He wasn’t sure exactly what he wanted to do, so he just kept saving up the corks. Today he made … Continue reading

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Getting festive: homemade paper star lanterns

The girls are so excited about Christmas this year! They’ve had so much fun decorating our tree, hanging our stockings, and updating our Advent calendar each day. I wanted to decorate the house with some beautiful candles, and I decided to make … Continue reading

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Crafting for the kids: DIY fairy mobile

When we were visiting a new kindergarten for Claire a couple of weeks ago, I noticed a lovely mobile hanging in a window with little bits of fabric tied in nondescript fairy or angel-like shapes. A couple of weeks later, I … Continue reading

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Keeping track of the kiddos: phone number bracelets

I’m not much of a Pinterest mom – I bake ugly birthday cakes, I don’t have an impeccably decorated house, and I don’t make home-made Halloween costumes. Having said all that, I did find this idea on Pinterest – phone number … Continue reading

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Creating rock art

While thinking about craft activities we can do during the rainy season, I remembered a fun activity we did this time last year. (Check out the old photos – Heidi was a tiny baby!) We collected a bunch of rocks and … Continue reading

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