Keeping kids busy at home

20+ ideas for keeping kids busy while stuck at home – simple ideas to fill long days with fun, laughter and creativity!

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We are in Florida right […]

2020-08-23T14:58:49-04:00March 19th, 2020|KID'S CRAFTS, KIDS|0 Comments

DIY Guinea Pig Hide

Using a few pieces of scrap ¼” plywood and a bit of imagination, my daughter and I created this ADORABLE DIY guinea pig hide VW bus for our fur-babies!We have been having so much fun over here!

We have two new additions to our family:  Chanel (Tri-colour) and Pixie – Miss Maddie’s new guinea pigs and they are ADORABLE!

This started because Maddie wanted to foster dogs – and I told her we absolutely would – but I needed to get some […]

2020-08-23T14:59:29-04:00August 8th, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY, KID'S CRAFTS|1 Comment

Painted Shoes

Take your shoes from bland to BLAM! with a few fabric markers and a bit of imagination.  Check out the hand-painted shoes my tweens and I made.

The girls and I were in Florida a couple of weeks ago when we came across these canvas shoes at Michael’s.

I’m a lover of “Chucks” (Converse) and my girls both love the look of Vans, and at $8 a pair it was too good to pass up.  We picked up a pair each and […]

2020-08-23T14:59:37-04:00March 16th, 2019|CRAFTS, KID'S CRAFTS|5 Comments

Embroidery Floss Tassels

Create these simple embroidery floss tassels in a matter of minutes and attach them to pillows, keychains, earrings – anything at all really.

Winter has finally hit in my part of SW Ontario and it’s been C-O-L-D. A bit of snow, but plenty of cold.

Which means it’s been a bit too much for my tiny garage heaters to overcome and shop time has been limited.

I’m not one to sit around, so I brought out some long-held craft supplies to see […]

2020-08-23T14:59:38-04:00January 23rd, 2019|CRAFTS, KID'S CRAFTS|1 Comment

Scrap wood robots and pets

A bit of wood and whatever nuts and bolts you have lying around are all you need to make your own wood robots and pets.

I have a whack of these wood robots and pets pinned to my Scrap Wood Pinterest board – most of them seem to be tagged in another language, so maybe this adorable trend isn’t over here yet, but I’m hoping to change that…

2020-08-23T14:59:40-04:00January 8th, 2019|CRAFTS, KID'S CRAFTS|0 Comments

My newest infatuation – Paint by number

Have you ever tried a paint-by-number? I thought it sounded a bit hoakey, but was willing to try anything to get some bonding time with my kids… and now I’m hooked!

Do you struggle to find things to do with your kids? Mine girls are 11 and 12 and one-on-one time with them is limited now to the rare pedicure. Mom just isn’t cool and their interests lie more in electronics, sports and their friends.

Sad sigh

I’m always looking […]

2020-08-23T14:59:40-04:00January 5th, 2019|CRAFTS, DECOR, KID'S CRAFTS|10 Comments

Scrap Wood Gnomes

A piece or two of scrap wood, some dollar store paint, craft beads and felt are all you need to create these adorable Christmas gnomes.

My Christmas Tomte (Norwegian name) or Nisse (Danish name) has been a big hit on the blog for the past couple of years.  In fact, the Instagram photo I put up has more likes than many of my building posts, so I thought I’d take a shot at making a few scrap wood gnomes and combine […]

2020-08-23T15:00:25-04:00November 29th, 2018|CRAFTS, HOLIDAYS, KID'S CRAFTS|4 Comments
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