How to Make a Grinch Softie

I always love taking part in “Sew a Softie for Christmas,” and this year I decided to make a Grinch. This Grinch pattern was adapted from my zombie softie which I made in November to celebrate Halloween. If you are into Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, then this soft toy will be a […]

Halloween Lantern

Learn how to make this spooky lantern for Halloween! What you need: Black cardboard or thick paper Tissue paper Scissors Pencil Glue Stapler Art knife and matt Ruler Cut a 2cm strip off the side of your chosen paper. This will be the handle we add on later. Draw the spooky eyes and cut them […]

This Is Not My Hat (Stop Motion)

I adapted a few pages from This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen, to make this stop motion film. The characters were created from rocks and cardboard, and it was a fun activity beachcombing for the rocks. We added extra details on the rocks and fins using oil pastels.         The […]

Tissue Paper Christmas Tree

It’s the season to be crafty! My kids keep asking me when are we putting up the Christmas tree even though it’s still only early November. I compromised with them and suggested that we make Christmas decorations now for this year’s Christmas tree, and then we’ll be ready to decorate the tree when we set […]

Make These Cute Halloween Emojis

These emojis are my kids’ creations and I’m so amazed at how cute they are! What you need: Emoji Pattern Wellow felt Red felt Black felt White felt Hot glue Scissors Needle Yellow thread White thread Stuffing Watch the video to see how we made the emojis:   Instructions: Download and print the template Cut […]

Halloween Spider Rings

The kids and I had so much fun making these, and they are super quick and easy to make. I think these spiders are a great alternative to treats, instead of handing out sweets during Halloween. What you need: Pipe cleaners Plastic spiders (I bought a bag from $2 store for $3.00) Hot glue Measure […]

How to Sew a Zombie Softie

It’s been a busy month of October, and my intention was to make a lot more Halloween crafts with the kids . . . . We did, however, manage to fit in this zombie softie and Play-Doh brain as a project both kids enjoyed making. Download Pattern Here! What you need: Green felt Yellow felt […]

Peek a Boo Puppet

In this video we make a Peek a Boo Puppet. This is a very quick Halloween craft activity the kids can make by themselves.  If a younger child is playing with the puppet, you may want to cut the sharp point of the skewer off, or use a straw instead of a skewer. You don’t need […]

Halloween Finger Puppets

It seems to be a week for making puppets, and both kids are enjoying making them and building mini sets for them. All the material for this project I had around the home. The puppets consist of coloured foam sheets and felt sheets. If you don’t have these materials, you can just as easily use […]

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