All things ‘Making’

Paper Towel Snowflakes

This super simple art and craft project for kids is a throwback to my own childhood. My dad recently showed my eldest daughter how to fold paper to then cut out a snowflake. It just about blew her mind. What kiddo doesn't love the chance to go all Edward Scissorhands?...

Shell Ornament Summer Craft

Oh Summer holidays, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.... (we could be here awhile.) This Summer craft was created to capture those feelings of long Summer days. Here in Sydney, we've had what felt like an Endless Summer. We were swimming in the ocean well...

Paper Plate Butterfly Craft

Welcome in Spring or encourage some imaginative play with this butterfly craft made from paper plates. They would be perfect to couple with a reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Or perhaps you could make a gazillion of them and string them up as a garland or as a...

Eric Carle Art for Kids

If I asked you to name some of the world's greatest picture book creators, who would you name? This simple Eric Carle art project for kids introduces mini makers to the glorious collage technique of one of the world's greatest picture book creators. It involves...

Firefly Craft

Truth be told, this firefly craft was inspired by an episode of Sesame Street involving fireflies. My little guy then ran around obsessed with finding fireflies. I can see this paper plate project nicely complementing Eric Carle's The Very Lonely Firefly. )This post...

Little Peter Rabbit (or Barry Bilby) Puppet

This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support! This Little Peter Rabbit craft, with it's moving fly, was inspired by my inability to stop humming the song about him and the fly on his nose. You know the one, right? I think this earworm was firmly...

Collage Bunny Easter Mask

This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support. I had no intention of sharing this bunny mask craft. None. Whatsoever. We hosted our littlest's first birthday party on the weekend and celebrated with a Miffy theme. It's our last first birthday. All them...

3 Paddington Craft Projects

Did your family catch everybody's favourite bear when Paddington 2 hit cinema screens late last year? To celebrate the release of the film on DVD and Blu-Ray, the Mumtastic team asked me to come up with 3 Paddington craft projects. Head to the original Mumtastic post...

20 Easter Craft Ideas

The Easter long weekend is an excellent time for chocolate-eating and crafting. In need of some Easter craft ideas? I've got your back. Well, 19 of my friends and I have your back. 20 creative ladies from across the world are taking part in Hopfest, organised by my...

Bunny and Chick Easter Hat Parade Ideas

Looking for simple but cute Easter hat ideas to rock the school Easter parade? Or just want some Easter craft to keep the littles occupied with over the long weekend? Look no further! Inspiration for these Easter hats struck me in the paper cup section of the...

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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