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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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30+ Best Christmas Picture Books

30+ Best Christmas Picture Books

Our Christmas picture books get packed away every year. It's like toy rotation, but with books. So every November when I pull them out, it's exciting to "rediscover" our favourites. We countdown to Christmas with a book advent. (Check out our tutorial on handsewn book...

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Paper Poppy Craft for Kids

Paper Poppy Craft for Kids

This paper poppy craft for kids involves a simple process of paint and paper for gorgeous results. What You Will Need: We experimented with different kinds of paints and paper. We used acrylic paint, liquid watercolours and and our trusty Micador Jumbo watercolour...

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The Very Busy Spider Craft

The Very Busy Spider Craft

Ask me to name my favourite Eric Carle book and I'll umm and ahh indefinitely. Kinda like asking me to name my favourite child. (Not that I have one.) We are massive Eric Carle fans around here, and this The Very Busy Spider craft makes use of materials from a...

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Space Craft For Kids: Painted Planet Art

Space Craft For Kids: Painted Planet Art

This space craft for kids was inspired by a number of things. When Amanda from barley&birch asked if I wanted to join in on her 90s-inspired week of crafting, my response was "Dude? YES!" (You may remember ALLA the fun we had with 80s week, last year.) So I...

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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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