Handprint Cows
Handprint Cows

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 »

DIY Winter Snow Globes

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 »

Santa Craft
Jolly Santa Craft

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 »

Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

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 »

Bean Bag Pizza Toss

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!

star and owl wreath
Owl and Star Paper Plate Wreath

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 »

DIY Musical Instrument
The Super Simple Show: Music and Dance

“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 »

Tissue Paper Tree

Caitie shows us how to make a tissue paper tree craft! It’s perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners!

spreadable joy advent calendar
Spreadable Joy: The Advent Calendar

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 »

bubble snake
Bubble Snake

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 »

Mr. Monkey Craft
Mr. Monkey Craft

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 »

Ant Finger Puppets
Ant Finger Puppets

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
Alexander Calder and Kinetic Art: Creating Your Own Nature Mobile

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 »

Halloween Bats
Halloween Bats

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 »

autumn leaf mobile
Autumn Leaves Mobile

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 »

tissue box monsters
Tissue Box Monsters

Materials tissue box craft paint glue stick marker/pen Things to decorate googly eyes pipe cleaner egg carton or foam balls for eyes buttons stickers fun fur fun foam construction paper feathers Steps Remove inner plastic film from the box.  Prime and paint your box with craft paint or use spray paint for quicker results. Leave to... Read more »

apple tree stamps
Apple Tree Stamps

Here are different ways to make apple stamps! Stamps are a fun and easy way to make a great craft! Little ones will love dipping the stamps into the paint, and making their mark on the paper. Most stamps are easier to grip and maneuver than paint brushes, so they are perfect for little hands!... Read more »

make your own recycled blocks
Make Your Own Recycled Blocks

This project has it all – an engaging activity for little ones, a fun and colorful craft, and it’s mostly made with materials you probably already have in your recycling bin! These blocks are simple to make, and the possibilities are endless. Let your imagination soar as high as the skyscrapers! Materials toilet paper rolls... Read more »

Babara Hepworth
Soap Sculpture Exploration

Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) Who? A British Sculptor and leading artist in the international art scene. Her career spanned the course of five decades and she was the first female modernist sculptor. She studied and worked alongside the equally infamous British sculptor, Henry Moore. Both were pioneers of the avant-garde movement and method of ‘Direct Carving’.... Read more »

thanksgiving turkey craft
Turkey Table Decoration

Canadian Thanksgiving is almost here! Families gathering to celebrate all the wonderful things we are thankful for, and enjoying a delicious dinner together… what’s not to love? Get the little ones in the spirit with this fun turkey craft! It is a perfect decoration for the mantle, or the Thanksgiving table itself! Materials autumnal coloured construction... Read more »

DIY Fish Aquarium using recycled CDs
Make Your Own Fish Aquarium using CDs!

Today, Caitie’s Classroom is all about Cleaning Up! We’re going to make a fish aquarium using upcycled materials from around the house. This is a fun craft to do, while recycling materials you may not use anymore. Here is what you need: Fish CDs tissue paper small piece of construction paper permanent markers scissors, or waived edge... Read more »

Make Your Own Beehive
Create Your Own Beehive

It is common to be afraid that bees might sting you, but honeybees are the friendliest of bees. Try out this great craft to have a whole hive full of the most friendly bees that will never sting, because they are made of pom poms and pipe cleaners! Create a home for your bees with... Read more »

Child with Japanese Fan
Let’s Learn About Japanese Fans

For most people in this day and age, a fan’s sole function is to move and cool the air around you to make you less hot. However, in Asian culture the concept of the fan is steeped in rich history. The history of the fan is ancient, literally! The oldest signs of fans can be... Read more »

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