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CREATION STATION: COFFEE FILTER BUTTERFLIES

Source: masandpas.com Make a butterfly with this exciting coffee filter and watercolour technique! Materials Coffee filter papers – you need four circles for each butterfly Washable felt pens Pipe cleaners Pipette/spray bottle/large paintbrush Water Directions You need four coffee filter circles for your butterfly. Split your circles into two pairs of two coffee filters. Put […]

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CREATION STATION: GIRAFFE CRAFT

Source: pick-ease.com Make a simple giraffe craft with your kids! Start by cutting out the individual giraffe shape pieces (pictured here) ahead of time, then have the kids glue the pieces in the appropriate spots to build their giraffe. Once the giraffes are assembled, use markers, bingo dabbers, Do-A-Dot markers, or other drawing tools to […]

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CREATION STATION: FOUR-LEAF CLOVER CANVAS ACTIVITY

Source: messylittlemonster.com Display this clover canvas on your wall and brighten up your house, or the kids could give it to someone special as a thoughtful gift. Materials Q-Tips Green craft paint Paper plates Small blank canvas Green or brown fine tip marker Directions Gather and layout all of your supplies. Cover the surface you’re […]

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CREATION STATION: SKUNK VALENTINE CRAFT

Source: iheartcraftythings.com A sweet skunk for Valentine’s Day! If you’re making this fun craft with toddlers or preschoolers and feel the 3D heart is too complicated for them to make, simply omit that step and have them glue one single heart on their animal. Materials Animal valentine templates Coloured cardstock paper or construction paper Large […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: the-gingerbread-house.co.uk Here’s a heart-shaped tangram inspired by the well-known Chinese puzzles. Turn it into a card for Valentine’s Day! Materials Valentine tangram puzzle sheet template (available for free download here) Scissors You can easily turn this tangram into a card for Valentine’s Day, in which case, you’ll need some stiff card stock, markers or […]

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CREATION STATION: PAPER + POPSICLE STICK SKATES

Source: capturingparenthood.com If it’s too cold to go skating, bring a fun skating activity indoors with this cute, wintery craft! Materials White paper Markers, bingo dabbers, or other decorating tool of your choice Scissors Two popsicle sticks Glue Hole punch Yarn Directions Fold a piece of paper in two and cut out a simple boot […]

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CREATION STATION: PAPER PLATE TIGER

Source: gluedtomycraftsblog.com This paper plate tiger craft idea is super simple, inexpensive, and fun for all ages. Materials Large paper plate (one per tiger craft) Orange tissue paper Black/orange/white cardstock paper School glue Craft scissors Black marker Directions First cut your tissue paper into small squares. Put a good amount of glue all over the […]

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CREATION STATION: PAPER EYEGLASSES CRAFT

Source: firstpalette.com Print and craft a pair of cute paper eyeglasses using First Palette’s six fun-shaped eyeglasses templates. You can make regular-shaped eyeglasses, heart-shaped and star-shaped awesome glasses, sweet flower-shaped ones, and a pair of retro cat-eye glasses! Materials A4 or letter size cardstock Cellophane paper or transparency film Scissors Glue Crayons, coloured pencils, markers, […]

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BOXING DAY AT HOME

Though we’ll miss celebrating Boxing Day with you this year, here are some of our favourite family ideas for an extra special Boxing Day at home! 1. Bundle up and go for a winter walk. Spending time outdoors is a great way to relax, re-energize, and reconnect with nature after a busy festive season. Not […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: steampoweredfamily.com This bath bomb activity is meant to capture the sparkle of freshly-fallen winter snow. With this activity, kids can also study icicles and the way they look and reflect the light and see if they can think of ways to capture that feeling in the design of their bath bombs. Materials 2 cups […]

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