Rooster Craft for Chinese New Year

Create this rooster craft for Chinese New Year with a simple art process. Last week I introduced Miss 3 to the process of tissue paper bleeding and it just about blew her mind. Just quietly, it also blew my mind as to how long it kept her engaged. We then turned the...

Fairy Bread Craft for Australia Day

Make this simple fairy bread craft for Australia Day with the kids. The mere thought of shopping with two small humans generally leads to me breaking a cold sweat and a racing heart rate. As a result, I do a fair bit of online shopping which leads to a fair few...

Dragon Craft for Chinese New Year

Welcome in the Year of the Rooster with this dragon craft for Chinese New Year, made out of household recyclables. I'm never quite ready for the New Year to begin on January 1st. I always feel like I'm still in a fog of holidaze and chasing my tail. Luckily for me, my...

Process Art Valentine’s Wall Hanging

Truth be told, we don't really "do" Valentine's Day at our place. Mr Day spins that story about "It's just a Hallmark event...." "I don't need a specific day to tell you that I love you..." blah blah blah. This does not, however, stop me from jumping aboard the...

14 Christmas Sewing Projects for Kids

Do you have a Pinterest board dedicated to Christmas sewing projects for kids? You might need one after this post! You may be thinking, "SEWING WITH KIDS?! ARE YOU KIDDING, SHANNON?!" I am not the world's most confident seamstress, but even I managed a little felt...

DIY Christmas Crackers Using Kids’ Artwork

It's that time of the year when kiddy artwork comes flooding in from school and day care. What do you do with all the piles and piles of masterpieces? I've written previously about 7 ways to repurpose your kids' artworks. Christmas time is the perfect time to...

Christmas Craft for Kids: Painted Reindeers

This little Christmas craft project kept the kids entertained for a few painting sessions. I found myself muttering "process, not product" on a number of occasions and had to remind myself of these tips on how to prevent everything turning khaki green. And when did...

11 Mantras for the Christmas Season

Image via @secretweapon_creative Ah, the festive season. It's a marathon, not a sprint. Each year it feels as though the marathon begins earlier and earlier and I limp across the finish line on December 25th. So to keep everything in perspective this Christmas, I've...

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I’m a mama and a teacher celebrating our perfectly imperfect attempts at living a creative life.
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