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READ: Picture books about bunnies (Check out the list below!) CREATE: A collage bunny mask or a Little Peter Rabbit puppet Peter Rabbit. Little Nutbrown Hare. Miffy. Knuffle Bunny. The world of picture books is filled with many iconic rabbits. Who is your favourite...read more
We made these We're Going on a Bear Hunt story stones to mark this classic book's 30th birthday. This is a book that brings up all of the warm and fuzzies for so many readers. And what is a childhood without reenacting the legendary Bear Hunt with some...read more
Have you ever experimented with painting to music with your little ones? We were lucky enough to receive a review copy of Bear Moves by Ben Bailey Smith and Sav Akyuz from the kind folks at Walker Books. READ: A book that explores music CREATE:A musical painting Bear...read more
Under the Love Umbrella is a glorious ballad to the omnipresence of love. It is an analogy for the invisible but enveloping power of love. Even if you are not physically near your loved ones, they are forever under your Love Umbrella and vice versa. “And I will never...read more
I’ve been dreaming about this pig craft since last Lunar New Year. This painted paper project is a perfect way to bring in the Year of the Pig. And add some heart-shaped ears, eyes and snout and you’ve got a Valentine’s pig. Gotta love a 2 for 1 craft deal. You can...read more
Happy New Year! These painted self-portraits for kids are a great way to kick off 2019 in creative style. If we’re to believe all the Marketing boffins, then a New Year is all about a New You. Bah humbug to that, I say! You just do you! Although I have to admit, there...read more
'Tis the season for an ARTvalanche of kiddy creative work to be coming home from school and daycare.* This Christmas tree craft reuses all the kiddy artwork to create a colourful, one-of-a-kind tree. Did somebody say Kindy Chic? *Well that's the case here in Australia...read more
2 dozen eggs = 24 = a Christmas countdown calendar. This is basically the extent of my mathematical genius. I kid you not though when I say that one day I looked at an egg carton and thought, "EUREKA! Perfect for a DIY Advent calendar for kids!" You will need: 2 egg...read more
“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a...read more
I recently posted some kid-made necklaces created from glue and paint over on The Craft Train. They have been a big hit here with my 5-year-old. (Spoiler: If you're her mate, you're getting one for Christmas. She has a necklace-making factory in operation.) As we've...read more
Hi! I’m Shannon
I’m a mama and a teacher celebrating our perfectly imperfect attempts at living a creative life.
AKA trying to remain sane whilst raising 3 kids under 5 and holding unrealistic life expectations thanks to Pinterest.
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