You’ve probably heard it said that no two snowflakes are alike; as they fall through the Earth’s atmosphere and are exposed to different temperatures and humidities, they develop complex, unpredictable, and wildly varying patterns. The snowflakes in this craft are especially unique! We’re going to start by gathering twigs to build them out of; then... Read more »
Looking for some indoor activities to keep the kids entertained over the holiday break? We’ve got you covered! Today we’re making handprint cows. Hopefully, you have all these materials around home and are ready to get creative! Remember, no two cows look the same! Materials craft paint-pink , white and black google eyes coloured construction paper paint brush... Read more »
Winter has arrived in the Northern hemisphere, so we are learning about all things winter! Everyone loves a winter scene – snow-covered landscape, animals, snowmen, snowflakes. Today we will be making a little penguin Winter Snow Globe of the Antarctic or South Pole. Who had a snow globe growing up? Those little glass snowy scenes that... Read more »
Ho ho ho! It’s Christmas time, and this year Santa can come early in the form of this Jolly Santa craft! This craft is easy enough for young children with a little assistance and is made with simple supplies you probably already have at home. It’s the perfect way to spend time inside when it’s... Read more »
Each year, we bring out the Christmas boxes from the basement, garage or storage locker. We set up the tree, and unveil our Christmas decorations for another year. As we open the box and see the ornaments year after year, we are reminded that these boxes are filled not only with things but with memories.... Read more »
Let’s make a bean bag toss game with a pizza box! First, remove all the pizza crumbs to make sure that your box is clean, then carefully cut out three holes; square, circle and triangle. What the video for more instruction!
Today we will be learning about Henri Matisse’s Cut-Outs and using his work as a tool to practise your child’s Fine Motor Skills and creativity. We will do this by creating our own Matisse Cut-Out masterpiece. Got older kids that want to join in? No problem! This activity caters for a range of ages. Henri... Read more »
Ready to make a puppet of the Peekaboo Cat that can really play peekaboo? Here’s another version of the Peekaboo Cat puppet – all dressed up for Christmas! You need: This template White Bristol board Four skinny popsicle sticks Scissors craft knife Glue stick Glue gun Steps 1. Print out the template. With a glue stick glue the... Read more »
If your kids love listening and singing along to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and if they enjoy playing with their Owl and Star soft toys, they will also have a great time creating their favorite characters. You can help them make an Owl and Star paper plate wreath that they can hang on their bedroom... Read more »
Looking for some fun DIY Stocking Stuffer ideas? Need a little hostess gift, or something for your child’s favorite teacher? We’ve got you covered with our Christmas Surprise Balls! Use this step-by-step as a rough guide to making your own version at home. We used little knick knacks available at the dollar store, but you... Read more »
“Arts education is a big part of building a 21st century creative mind, and I think that we have let way too many kids lose their way by not drawing in their young minds with music, dance, painting and the other various ways we can express those things we do not have words for.” –... Read more »
Caitie shows us how to make a tissue paper tree craft! It’s perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners!
Lotion bars are a great way to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized over the cold winter months. These little bars can be made in a variety of fun shapes and sizes. Lotion bars are made with butters, oils and waxes and they are best kept in an airtight jar in a cooler place, to... Read more »
Introducing The Spreadable Joy Series The Spreadable Joy Advent Calendar Christmas. Warm coats, toasted chestnuts, fires, lights, baubles, cinnamon sticks, sugar cookies, mince pies, mulled cider, eggnog and presents. Lots and lots of presents. Children these days can easily miss the true meaning of the festive season. Whether you do the nativity or not, the season can get... Read more »
Bath Bombs make the perfect DIY project for both adults and kids, they can be simple or very complex with a variety of ingredients. Bath bombs are fun to make and even more fun to use, from relaxing and delicious blends of scents and skin loving ingredients. What you will need Mold (I use silicone molds... Read more »
Crayons are fun all the time! Imagine being able to take them into the bath, how fun would bathtime be!? Parents not to worry! Even though we would love to keep all of our children’s masterpieces we know that’s just not always possible. This play time will be super easy to clean up: a quick wipe down... Read more »
Here’s how to make a puppet of the Peekaboo Cat that can really play peekaboo! You need: This template White Bristol board Four skinny popsicle sticks Scissors craft knife Glue stick Glue gun Steps 1. Print out the template. With a glue stick glue the template onto to the bristle board. Cut out the cat’s body and... Read more »
Today on Caitie’s Classroom, we’re talking all about baths! Here is a fun activity you can do with soap suds. Are you ready to make your own bubbly snake? Materials sock dish soap small dish with water rubber bands small empty water bottle craft knife scissors Steps 1. With a craft knife pierce a hole at... Read more »
Educational crafts are a great way for kids to express their creativity as well as explore educational concepts they learn in school or with their parents. Today we will have fun creating Mr. Monkey with several shapes of different sizes. We will start with an oval and continue with circles, a triangle and a rectangle.... Read more »
Ants are fascinating insects. They may be small but are extremely strong, being able to carry between 10 and 50 times their body weight. They can be found everywhere in the world, except for Antarctica and Arctic. And it has been estimated that there are about 1 million ants for every 1 human. Impressive, right?... Read more »
Alexander Calder (American abstract sculptor, 1898-1976), was a pioneer of Kinetic Art and is considered by the art world as one of the most important figures of American 20th century sculpture. Born into a family of artists, his grandfather and father were both sculptors and his mother was a painter. From studying mechanical engineering at... Read more »
This fun halloween activity is a great way to practice fine motor skills!
Materials black, pink and white construction paper scissors screw googly eyes foam ball black craft paint paint brush black electrical tape toothpicks Step 1 Twist the end of a screw into the foam ball this will help keep your hands clean during painting. Paint black. Once finished rest on the inside of a bottle cap... Read more »
Materials coffee filters scissors washable markers ice cube tray pen leaf template branch pin thread cardboard surface to let dry Steps With a pen draw or trace the shape of a leaf from the provided template onto the coffee filters. *Tip draw half of the leaf shape, fold the coffee filter in half and cut... Read more »