Monster rock! Especially, rock monsters! These funky monsters are made from rocks found outside, and craft supplies that you probably already have at home. You can get creative adding extra eyes, hair, or horns – anything you like to truly make these monsters rock! What you’ll need: Smooth round rocks – go for a rock... Read more »
Combining learning with craft is a wonderful way of integrating creativity and subjects like science. Wind can be difficult to explain to a child without any visual aids. Children learn by seeing and doing, so teaching them with the accompaniment of an easy craft is an excellent tool to help make sense of a new... Read more »
These blow paint monsters are not so scary. Instead they are super fun! You never know what kind of creature you’ll end up with! By using different coloured paints, and using a straw to blow the paint around instead of a paint brush, you get something new and interesting every time. Use your imagination and... Read more »
Families come in all different sizes, and each one is unique. This craft using cardboard tubes can be customized to be like your family, or you can use your imagination and make an entirely different family! No matter what your cardboard tube family looks like, make sure to make it with lots of love. What... Read more »
Family. Ancestry. Genealogy. Descendants. Generations. Relationships. These are all words that one will come across when tracing back their relations to create a family tree. A family tree is a diagram (that can look a little like a tree), that shows all of a families relatives through several generations from the present, backwards. This study... Read more »
Let’s make a bird feeder craft together using recycled materials! Caitie has all the easy to follow step by step instructions. Watch and learn.
Baby Shark helps us learn opposites with this fun craft! With our template, and a little careful gluing, you’ll have a great tool to show your little ones an example of big and small. That being said, this isn’t really a fun craft to tackle with your little one, but rather something you could put... Read more »
“Five little ducks” is a beloved nursery rhyme that both kids and parents enjoy listening to. And it’s a great way for little ones to practice counting down from five! They can use their fingers for counting, or make these five little duck puppets to play with while singing the song! Baby ducks (ducklings) really... Read more »
Want to learn how to paint symmetrical butterfly colors? Sit back and take notes as Caitie guides you step by step on how to make this butterfly craft!
Looking for something to do on a rainy day? So is Tobee! Make this easy rainstick craft to shake along to the beat. How will you decorate yours? Things you’ll need paper towel roll coloured construction paper 2 rubber bands aluminum foil rice scissors tape glue stick * Pre cut 2 square pieces of construction... Read more »
It’s raining, it’s pouring! But that’s okay, because we want to stay inside and make this umbrella craft! Wee! This craft is perfect for a rainy day. It’s simple, but looks so good! You can dress it up as much as you like with decorations for your umbrella, or experiment with some rain clouds, but... Read more »
This is a great indoor craft to brighten up a rainy day, and to help you remember what April showers bring! May flowers need lots of sunlight to grow, but first they need a lot of rain. We’re going to make a simple umbrella out of card stock, then learn two different methods of making... Read more »
Let’s make a mobile! Mobiles are a beautiful addition to a child’s bedroom, and this one is lots of fun to make! This is a great project to do with your little one. There are a number of steps that will be for grown ups only, but there are lots of fun parts for the... Read more »
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue. – Plato Music and movement. You can’t have one without the other. They are one and the same. Musicians move to create the music they are creating. Have you ever watched a violinist on stage? Their whole body moves,... Read more »
Arrrrrr! Ahoy mateys! It’s pirate month so I’ve decided to teach all you landlubbers how to make a genuine pirate hat and eye patch so you’ll fit right in with us scallywags and won’t be made to walk the plank! What You’ll Need A felt hat with a wide brim A piece of felt Some... Read more »
Put on your PJs and snuggle up for a very special bedtime episode!
Good morning! Good night! This craft says it all, and is made with materials you probably already have at home! It’s really fun to put together with lots of stamps and painting, and when you are done, it’s a lovely interactive art piece for your wall. Try hanging the finished craft in your child’s bedroom,... Read more »
Grammy winner Tim Kubart stops by Caitie’s Classroom to make friendship necklaces with Caitie! First they have to sort the colors. Then they take the colored pasta and put them on string to make friendship necklaces. Caitie and Tim talk all about friends and friendship!
Here’s how to make a puppet of Captain Seasalt that can steer the ship! You need: This template Bristol board or cardstock Scissors Glue stick Hole punch or Pencil Seven brass fasteners Two popsicle sticks Clear tape A feather Print out the template. Roughly cut out shapes and glue with a glue stick onto bristle... Read more »
‘Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle’, by Yinka Shonibare: On 24 May 2010, a huge glass bottle with a ship inside it was raised to the top of the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square in London, England. Made by Anglo-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare it is a replica of Lord Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory that he used... Read more »
Banjo Supplies small rubber bands jar lid large popsicle stick hot glue things to decorate: ribbon stickers small beads Steps Glue 8 small beads, 4 on each side to the back edge of your jar lid. This will hold the rubber bands in place. Stretch 4 small rubber bands between the beads lengthwise, two in... Read more »
Ahoy! I be called Kraken Loot, and I be the Cap’n of my ship. I hear on the grapevine you Scallywag Landlubbers are wanting to become Buccaneers? Well shiver me timbers! Ye made a grand choice. I hear ye say you have a ship ready? Well Yo ho ho! Ye came to the right place... Read more »
Hoist the mainsail! Captain Seasalt and the ABC Pirates sail their ship using the power of the wind. Here’s how you can make your own pirate ship that works the same way. What you need: Twelve corks of the same size Popsicle stick Hot glue gun Print this template for paper version (or use fun... Read more »