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 »
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 »
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 »
Ahoy mateys! Let’s search for buried treasure! These tubes are filled with colourful treasure, and look beautiful too. You can use them to practice colours, vocabulary, and shapes. Try putting foam or plastic letters into the tube to practice letters – a perfect activity after watching an episode of ABC Pirates! Argh! What do you... Read more »
This craft may look like your favourite whimsical sugary treat, but don’t try a bite! These clay donuts are fun and easy to make, and when you’re done you can decorate your fridge with them. Donuts come in so many different varieties; we’ve made some traditional flavours as well as some very unusual ones. Can... Read more »
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Download and print our Super Simple treat boxes to add a little more fun to the day of love!
Printmaking is a great way to explore different objects and materials, and it gives us a new way to examine the world around us as we search for interesting shapes and patterns. Some of the most beautiful shapes and patterns can be found right under our noses, in objects that are already very familiar to... Read more »
If you catch a falling snowflake on your mitten, you’ll see that it has a beautiful pattern, with six points and a lot of complex detail. Snowflakes are actually tiny crystals made of ice. Here’s a way you can use the process of crystal formation to make your own “snowflake” at home. You need: Pipe... 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 »
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 »
“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!
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 »
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 »