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This necklace craft for kids is brought to you by two things- 1) my hoarding of recyclables and 2) my fave new art supply. This post is sponsored by Pilot Pen Australia People frequently ask me about my must-have materials when it comes to crafting with kids. I always...read more
Make your own Halloween board game by downloading the free printable for this haunted house craft. When I asked the little legends in my READ + CREATE class what they would like to make for Halloween, the response from one poppet was "bats and ghosts and bones." And...read more
It's that time of the year when monsters get their chance to shine. We're all for friendly and funny monsters around here. This monster craft involves lots of fine motor fun, descriptive language and mixing and matching. READ: I Want To Be In a Scary Story by Sean...read more
Rachel from The Maker Mum is a ray of sunshine for your Instagram feed. She is an Aussie mama raising two little sunshine babes and her posts ooze outdoorsy, creative goodness. I love Rachel's commitment to looking at old things in new ways and the way she reuses and...read more
I'm super excited to have my friend and Oh Creative Lady, Maggy from Red Ted Art, here today sharing some Halloween paper crafts for kids. Maggy also has a rad new book out called Easy Paper Projects. It's chock-a-block with simple craft ideas that can be used every...read more
I have done the first day of Kindy a fair few times as a teacher. When my eldest started school earlier this year I learned that starting school is a WHOLE NEW BALLGAME from a parenting perspective. Here are some of my starting school tips to help you navigate the...read more
I’ve got a little challenge for you. The next time you’re reading with children, observe how fast you read aloud and experiment with slowing your reading speed down. Now as us teachers say to students, we don’t want you sounding like robots. It’s super important for...read more
Remember back in the olden days- ahem - I mean, back in your younger pre-kid days, when you would hang out for your favourite band to tour? Or when you'd eagerly anticipate the announcement of a festival line-up? Heck, I remember actually PHYSICALLY lining up to buy...read more
We made these DIY superhero capes weeks ago in my READ + CREATE school holiday classes. Just this morning, one of my regular little reader/creators rocked up for class in his DIY superhero cape. Like a boss. A creative boss who really likes good books. Below is the...read more
If you've been round these parts for awhile, you'll know that I'm an Eric Carle fan girl. His method of painting tissue paper is one of our very favourite art processes. This Very Hungry Caterpillar craft vibes off this process. But with a twist. We've created a fair...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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