Can one DIY during a beach vacation? Affirmative! If you brought a marker and regular crayons you are set to go to make this lovely game/storytime aid. My stepdaughter Katie once again came up with a brilliant idea. With closed eyes, one person will draw a stone and start a story based on the image on the stone. The next person will then draw a stone and continue the story based on their stone…etc., etc. She played this with her little brother while I documented their creation and they have been storytelling every day since.
by: Liesbeth, Kaitlyn and Liam Read more
I am in the process of putting together wall galleries for both my sons’ rooms. I wanted something homemade to go with the collection of framed art that I am using, so I decided to make a simple piece of initial art from a thin wood board.
I’m a big fan of breathing new life into old things. This oversized frame project takes a hideously ornate frame – the kind you often see at thrift stores (or on the curb!) – and creates a beautiful statement piece for your wall. I was looking for something to fill a space above my daughter’s dresser and when my elderly neighbour was cleaning out her house, I quickly snapped this up (much to her shock….’why would you want such an ugly thing?’)
By: Jessica Read more
Last spring, I was looking for a craft to do with my then 3-year old Robin. We decided to make large painted butterflies and I thought it would be fun to hang them off the ceiling in her bedroom. While the crafting went very well, when it came time to hang the butterflies, Robin freaked out and was terrified of having them hang from the ceiling. They seemed too pretty to just throw out so I stuck them in the cupboard hoping to use them at some point later. Fast forward 6 months to October – in the midst of planning a co-birthday party with her friend, I remembered the butterflies and they turned out to be great party decor. They also would have been a great birthday party or play date craft.