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4 Simple Easter Hat Ideas

4 Simple Easter Hat Ideas

Looking for some simple Easter hat ideas? I have 4 for you that make use of the simple old paper cup. #truestory Miss 5 is currently designing and making her hat for her first ever Easter hat parade at school. I had to "gently" convince her that maybe she should...

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READ + CREATE: Mister Seahorse Art Project

READ + CREATE: Mister Seahorse Art Project

READ: Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle CREATE: Colourful seahorses with watercolour markers on aluminium foil This Mister Seahorse art project uses a simple process that blew us away with the results. WHAT YOU WILL NEED: Washable markers Spray bottle Aluminium foil Paper...

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Egg Decorating Inspired by Eric Carle

Egg Decorating Inspired by Eric Carle

Is it okay to Eric Carle ALL THE THINGS?* That's a rhetorical question. Yes. Yes it is. This egg decorating idea is inspired by the technique Eric Carle uses to illustrate his iconic picture books. *2019 is the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and also...

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Spring Flower Art with 2 Fun Processes

Spring Flower Art with 2 Fun Processes

Initially I titled this post "Spring Flower Art for Preschoolers." But I felt that could be a bit limiting. I suspect that kids of all ages will dig the processes used in this Spring flower art project. To create your own Spring Flower Art, you will need: A large...

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24 Picture Books About Bunnies

24 Picture Books About Bunnies

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...

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READ + CREATE: Painting to Music

READ + CREATE: Painting to Music

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...

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READ + CREATE: Under the Love Umbrella

READ + CREATE: Under the Love Umbrella

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...

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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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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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