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Bird Puppets Made from Kids’ Artwork

I tend to pile up the kiddy artwork in the craft cupboard. When I can no longer handle the piles falling out of the cupboard every time I open the door, I know I need to take action. This action usually means brainstorming ways to reuse the artwork. And that is how...

Cardboard Airplane Craft

This post contains affiliate links. Thanks ever so much for your support. This cardboard airplane craft is perfect for the transport-loving little person at your place. It first appeared over on Red Ted Art as a part of the 31 Days of Love series. (If you're after...

Chinese New Year Craft: Finger Puppets

This Chinese New Year craft was inspired by two traditions. Tradition dictates that Lunar New Year should begin with freshly-cut hair and new clothes. Fresh start and all. You should also clean your house on the last day of the year to clear out the bad luck. And...

Lion Dance Craft for Chinese New Year

The idea of making a lion dance craft for Chinese New Year has been sitting in the dark recesses of my brain for ages. I just couldn't quite figure out what form it was going to take. And so the concept just hung around as I waited for an idea to land upon me. Yep. My...

Rainbow Mermaids

Let me tell you about how the idea for these rainbow mermaids developed. It is a tale of mermaids hatching out of eggs and salad spinners. My 4-year-old went to the museum with her aunty. She took some of her pocket money to spend at the souvenir shop. She came home...

Join the Robot Story Challenge

Let's all hear it for my husband who coined the term "colou-rintable." © "It's a printable, colouring- in sheet. Get it? Get it?" he told me. Yep, got it. Round of applause. Just quietly, I think it's a fairly fab term. (But don't tell him that. Big head and all.) My...

Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging

If you like a side serve of process art with your Valentine's Day craft, then this is the project for you! My kids love painting and spaghetti. What happens when you combine these two things? A wall hanging perfect for Valentine's Day. (That was the obvious answer,...

Homemade Gifts Kids Can Make

  Every Christmas, I ambitiously plan all these projects we are going to tackle in the lead up- baking, decluttering and donating to charity, Christmas crafts, homemade gifts the kids can make..... I am then alarmed to discover that December does not indeed...

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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