Winter Sensory Bag


Sensory bags are great for when you just can't handle another messy activity! Don't get me wrong, we love Messy Play and believe it is of vital importance, but some days you just don't want to deal with that mess, right? This Winter themed aka Frozen sensory bag is fabulous!    For this bag I used about 4 table spoons of hair gel and an equal amount of water. Then we added some items: glitter, snowflakes, small star confetti and pompoms(2 of the same colour).    First, … [Continue reading...]

Craft Foam Stickers Name Puzzles


Make you own name puzzles by using craft foam stickers and a copy machine! Easy and with so many possibilities!   (Affiliate links included for your convenience)   All you need is a copy machine and foam letter stickers like these.    Simply pack out a name(older kids can do this themselves) and copy! Use the same stickers again and "build" the name! Add some more stickers if you want, to make it more appealing. The kids can do this part by themselves. Copy … [Continue reading...]

Stick Puzzles reusing Gift Wrap


Today we are starting up Project: Recycle & Create! First up, gift wrapping paper, and we made a puzzle using craft sticks!    All you need to make a puzzle like this is: Gift wrap Craft sticks Glue Sticky tape Marker   Do this: Pack the craft sticks out, the same size as your piece […]

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Mini Erasers Busy Box


Today we are sharing some learning ideas using mini erasers. I added our fruit salad erasers to a 4 compartment egg box that came from our recycle bin: mini eraser busy box. Affiliate links included for your convenience.      Now busy boxes are not a new concept, it is still a brilliant way to […]

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Conversation Heart Cookies


Conversation Heart Cookies: is this not the cutest cookies ever?! And really easy to make if you have the right tools.     Inspiration struck when I saw(and bought)this alphabet cookie stamp set from a local shop. You can get a similar set HERE. Originally I was thinking of using these stamps to mark all our salt […]

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Hearts & Pompoms Counting Game


Welcome to another themed blog hop by an awesome group of kid bloggers! This month’s theme is…you guessed it: Valentine’s Day!  We had fun with a Hearts & Pompoms Fine Motor and Counting Game!     With my 3 year old, we only matched colours to the correct heart using the tweezer, a great fine motor […]

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Top 10 Photo Frame Valentines Day Gifts


Valentine’s Day is around the corner! Now, if you do or don’t celebrate it, choose and make a special photo frame with the kids to give to a loved one(whether on Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Grandparents Day, or just because…)!    From left to right:  Photo Wreath Family Photos by The Crafting Chicks Popsicle Stick […]

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Heart Faces Invitation to Play


Need to keep the kids indoors (happily)because of the weather: too cold, too hot, raining? Tall order right? Put this invitation to play together(will take you 5 minutes), and let the kids create heart faces! Will keep them busy for a bit…    We are joining today in the series A-Z of Indoor Activities by Crafty Kids at […]

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