Tag: crafts

Park-ticipate: Fun Free Weekly Themed Programs for Kids

| June 23, 2015 | 4 Comments
Park-ticipate: Fun Free Weekly Themed Programs for Kids

  Park-ticipate is a free drop-in weekly program run by the City of Ottawa during the summer months. It is offered at different Complexes and various local and rural parks throughout Ottawa East/West for children aged 4 to 10 years old. City Staff are highly trained for this fun-filled weekly themed program of crafts, games and […]

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15 Amazing Children’s Crafts for Father’s Day

| May 21, 2015 | 15 Comments
15 Amazing Children’s Crafts for Father’s Day

Are you looking for crafts to make with your kids for Father’s Day? The list of amazing crafts to create below are perfect to give to dad on his special day. I am positive that you will find an ideal one to create. For more gift ideas, you can make a Snack Tie Box with […]

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The Gift of Creativity by Mail: The Doodle Post Review and Giveaway #KidsGiftGuide~ CAN 06/21

| May 21, 2015 | 21 Comments
The Gift of Creativity by Mail: The Doodle Post Review and Giveaway #KidsGiftGuide~ CAN 06/21

The offer to review a couple of craft packages from the Doodle Post came at the perfect time. My husband and I were planning our March Break road trip to Florida and we were scrambling to find things to keep our six year old daughter busy and happy during the long drive. The Doodle Post package […]

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Construction Paper Flowers Craft

| April 13, 2015 | 16 Comments
Construction Paper Flowers Craft

    Construction Paper Flowers Craft If you are looking for a simple and fun craft that also makes a great gift, then you will enjoy this construction flower craft. I got the idea from the back of a package of Crayola construction paper. These construction paper flowers are easy to make and are fun […]

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15 Fun and Creative Easter Crafts for Kids

| March 10, 2015 | 12 Comments
15 Fun and Creative Easter Crafts for Kids

Spring has sprung and it’s time to start thinking about how to celebrate Easter with the kids. Of course, you’ll want to do an Easter egg hunt and make Easter baskets. But what about the days leading up to Easter? What will your kids do to stay busy? One great option is crafts. There are […]

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DK Canada Books: LEGO Play Book and The BIG BOOK of Crafts and Activities ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 05/11

| April 23, 2014 | 43 Comments
DK Canada Books: LEGO Play Book and The BIG BOOK of Crafts and Activities ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 05/11

Although, March break was gone before I received the DK Canada LEGO Playbook and The Big Book of Crafts & Activities, we still have so many other opportunities to make good use of them.  They sure will come in handy next March and through out the year. LEGO Play Book Ok, every kid I know […]

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Six Steps to a Fabulous Holiday Urn!

| December 17, 2013 | 23 Comments
Six Steps to a Fabulous Holiday Urn!

Happy Holidays everyone! Don’t you just love holiday urns? I love that they can be decorated for any holiday really. However, decorating them can be daunting. Fear not! I’m going to help you make your urns look fresh.fabulous.sophisticated in just a few steps! It was about time I took out my Fall mums. Oh my! […]

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‘Crafty Creatures’ and ‘Homemade Gift’ #Review and #Giveaway from DK Canada

| November 7, 2013 | 11 Comments
‘Crafty Creatures’ and ‘Homemade Gift’ #Review and #Giveaway from DK Canada

I received these books in the mail and was very excited!  They are beautifully photographed books filled with colorful and creative crafty ideas.  I couldn’t wait to dive right in!     I spent a few hours over my weekend flipping through and jotting down the ideas  for creating some really cool homemade gifts.  These […]

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How to Make Your Own Musical Instruments with Your Kids!

| August 19, 2013 | 15 Comments
How to Make Your Own Musical Instruments with Your Kids!

Running out of things to do on summer break? Why not make your own musical instruments? Here are a few ideas using things you already have at home. Your kids will be sure to have their own ideas as well. Anything goes! Turn on some music and play along with your little ones. They will […]

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Make your own Groovy Beads for your Kids ~ Monday Arts & Crafts

| May 6, 2013 | 9 Comments
Make your own Groovy Beads for your Kids ~ Monday Arts & Crafts

Here is a fun rainy day craft to do. Why not make your own beads for your own beaded necklaces.  The one we made pictured below was so much fun to make and it was really easy. All you have to do is make the dough and shape it into little balls. The recipe is […]

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Playtime Program at the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) – Review

| May 2, 2013 | 2 Comments
Playtime Program at the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) – Review

This weekend I had the opportunity to once again re-connect with the Arts.  I feel like it had been years since I had been out to see a  play and in fact, it has.  I remember a time long before I had children where I could just pop out and have a coffee and grab a play […]

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Crafting – Mosaics for Kids!

| April 15, 2013 | 8 Comments
Crafting – Mosaics for Kids!

Mosaic is a technique of taking small pieces of stone, glass or other types of material and arranging them into a pattern or picture.  The small pieces are usually square but can be other shapes in order to make a picture as aesthetically pleasing as possible.  Mosaics were common in Roman and Greek cultures, and were used […]

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Make Your Own Crystal Hearts

| February 14, 2013 | 17 Comments
Make Your Own Crystal Hearts

Valentines day is approaching and we are all starting to see red and pink hearts on everything in the stores. My kids are starting to get really excited. My 5 year old can hardly wait to pass out little heart shaped papers to all her friends and get little valentine notes. Her excitement reminds me of how […]

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