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Painted Paper Pig Craft for Preschoolers

Painted Paper Pig Craft for Preschoolers

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...

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Christmas Tree Craft Reusing Kiddy Artwork

Christmas Tree Craft Reusing Kiddy Artwork

'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...

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DIY Advent Calendar for Kids From Recyclables

DIY Advent Calendar for Kids From Recyclables

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...

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Must Read Books for Mums Who Value Creativity

Must Read Books for Mums Who Value Creativity

“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...

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Kid-Made Christmas Ornaments

Kid-Made Christmas Ornaments

 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...

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19 Best Picture Books of 2018

19 Best Picture Books of 2018

What a year it has been for picture books! Back in June, we shared our 10 favourite picture books of the year (so far.) The second half of 2018 did not disappoint. Here are 9 more of the best picture books of 2018. * And let's just point out that writing a post like...

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Gift Ideas for Creative Kids

Gift Ideas for Creative Kids

Looking for some gift ideas for creative kids? I've got you covered. But, hold up. I believe that all kids are creative. So really this article should carry the title of "Gift Ideas for Kids." A mere trifle. When I'm on the hunt for good gift ideas for kids, I'm...

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Spin Art Christmas Cards for Kids

Spin Art Christmas Cards for Kids

There is nothing quite like receiving a lovingly handmade kiddy Christmas card. These spin art Christmas cards for kids use a process that is high on the fun-o-meter. Spin art is also a quick way for generating heaps of colourful art for the Christmas card list. What...

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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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