Easy Easter Craft for Young Children

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  I was feeling brave the other day and told the kids we were going to paint. I had seen this craft idea and we actually had everything we needed: canvas (I used flat ones that were in packs of 3 from the dollar store), masking tape or painter's tape, and paint. The set up is easy. Just put the tape on the canvas in the shape of a cross. [More...]


Teaching a Child to Knit with a Fun Verse

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One of the gifts I made for Annie for Christmas was a knitting kit. She's shown interest in learning how to knit after watching me learn to knit over the last few months.   I purchased a nice lunch bag (I had originally planned to get a tin one but I couldn't find one I liked. The one I bought turned out to work really well because [More...]

Easy Knitted Dishcloth Pattern for New Knitters

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I've recently learned how to knit and I wanted to share this super easy dishcloth pattern with you! Experienced knitters are probably familiar with this pattern but if any of you are new to knitting, you might find it useful. This dishcloth knits up very quickly and works up with a pretty edging to it. The instructions are so easy that you won't [More...]

How to Make a Christmas Card Gift Box

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**Spoiler alert! The kids grandparents are not allowed to read this post because it will spoil their Christmas present surprise** Annie made some Christmas gifts for her grandparents but she needed some small boxes to put them in. Here is a quick tutorial on how to make a gift box using old Christmas cards. I apologize in advance for the poor [More...]

2 Recipes for 5 Minute Homemade Silly Putty

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My kids and I made this the other day and they loved it! Best of all, it was quick, cheap, and easy. You need: 120 mL white glue 120 mL water 1/4 cup hot water 1/2 tsp borax food colouring Directions: First, measure out your glue. Next, add in the 120 mL of water. Stir, then add in your choice of food colouring. In a [More...]

Projects in the Works

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I have a bad habit of starting too many things at once and then struggling to finish any of them in a good time. Here's what I have in the works right now! As some of you guessed on my Facebook page, I'm making a crocheted giraffe. The pattern is for a striped one, but that many yarn ends to weave in isn't my thing. I'm using Knit Picks Wool of [More...]

Snow Dyeing My Wrap: A Tutorial

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I really wanted to make myself a woven wrap that would be thin enough to use for a hot summer but strong enough to hold a toddler, or even preschooler, if need be. I did some research and decided to order some osnaburg fabric from ebay. Osnaburg is a cotton weave; thin but strong. The fabric I got was nice and soft, especially after I washed it, [More...]