Wednesday, January 26, 2022


 Hello and Welcome

It has been such a cold and snowy week.  We got a huge dumping of the white stuff and it was quite a job for everyone to get dug out but happy for us as we got to play outside in it.

Just another fun week of creating around our Wintertime theme.

So here's what we did last week.

Hot Chocolate
We made these cute hot chocolate mugs and pretended to stir it up and drink.

We made these cute little fireplaces to warm us up.
I hot glued some paper tubes together on top of an old CD.  We added the logs and coloured the flames.

This was a cute printable that could be hung or like I did, added it to a stick for little hands to easily carry around.

I bought these at the Dollar Store and we decorated them.

Like I mentioned above, we finally had enough snow to make some snowmen- big and little ones.
I picked up these fun snow molds and the snow was perfect for using them.

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Snowmen Time

 Good Morning

Last week was all about snowmen.  
A very fun theme that was familiar to all the kids as we got blasted with a lot of snow.
My little ones love to go out and play in the snow.  It's been such a loose, powdery snow so we haven't been able to make a real snowman yet...there is still so much winter left so sure we will get to that soon.

So here's what we did last week.

Snowmen Puppets
Simple printouts that I glued onto some cardboard for stability.
The kids liked colouring them and adding the cotton ball to the hat.

Cone Snowmen
I made a cone with some white paper and the kids decorated cute.

3-D Snowmen
These cute little guys were so fun to make.  
The body is just circles that are folded and glued together.  I folded some orange paper to make a 3-D nose too.

Snowmen Name Banners
I got the kids to count the number of letters in their names and that's how many circles we glued onto our snowman banners.
I added their names when done, one letter in each circle.

Well thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you have a great week.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Celebrate the Happy New Year


Hello and Welcome
It was my first week back, a very quiet one with not all my kiddos back yet.
We still had time to create some New Year projects that were fun to make.

So here's what we did last week.

Happy New Year Noise Makers
These shakers were so fun.  I hot glued 2 plastic containers that I had saved from applesauce together with a bell inside.  Glued on the stick for the kids to decorate and then....shook them and shouted 'Happy New Year'! 

I printed off a colouring sheet and added a hanger on the top with some string.

To make these simple hats, cut 2 large circles...I used a dinner plate to trace mine.
Cut them out and staple them together.  We glued lots of colourful circles onto our.  When they are decorated, you bend them together to make a cone shape, staple and add some string.

Always great to have a new wreath.  
The kids loved gluing on the stars and it was great for my littlest ones who are learning the shapes.

Winter Gluing

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Christmas Gifts and Snacks

 Hello and Welcome

Christmas is such a special time to create with my little ones.
I loved to see the excitement in their faces as they made lots of fun gifts to give their Moms and Dads.
It makes them so proud to give and learn that it's not all about the getting.
I think it's nice for the parents to have some special keepsakes too.  

So here's what we made this year to give to the parents.

Christmas Candles
I covered some heavy weight paper tubes of different sizes, with green paper and the kids added some glitter paper squares to decorate the tubes.  
We glued them onto an old CD and added greens, pinecones we collected and some little red pom poms to look like berries.

Thumbprint Ornament
This had to have been one of my favorites this year.
I found these small wood rounds at the Dollarama and I glued a piece of striped twine to the back.
I pressed the kids thumbs into some dark brown ink and pressed it onto the wood rounds.
I added the details with a Sharpie marker and the kids glued on a little red nose.
We added it to a little poem for the parents.

These little plastic ball that open, were found at the Dollar Tree.  I got the kids to add some shredded brown paper to the inside, glued them shut and added the details.

Pom Pom Wreaths
These simple, cute wreaths were made by gluing coloured pom poms onto a heavy cardboard wreath shape. So fun and cheerful.

Wooden Snowflakes
I found these wooden snowflakes at the Dollar Store and the kids loved gluing all the different coloured pom poms onto them.

Button Wreath
Here is the main gift we made this year for the parents.
I had to think of something that my littlest ones could make and this worked out just great.
I got a sturdy garland and twisted it into rounds.
I pulled out my big jug of buttons and we decorated using them.
They really looked so cute when finished.

Tile Banner Ornaments
A friend of mine gave me a bag of some old tiles from a Scrabble game.
I had set them aside not really having a plan in mind.
I saw a similar idea and thought they would make adorable little ornaments.
I hot glued 2 pieces of ribbon together to add stability and added a bell on the bottom.  The kids glued on the tiles to spell out the words.

Santa Cards
For the Santa cards I traced the kids hands onto white cardstock.
We decorated the Santa, then I added the hands using a little brad so they would swing open.
On the inside, I added a photo of the child (it's the white covered area you see above) and wrote the sentiment.



Here are some of the foods we made and ate at our Christmas party.
Rudolph- graham cracker with p. butter, pretzel antlers and grape nose.

White Chocolate Christmas trees- I melted some white chocolate and drizzled it over a pretzel stick to make the trees.  Add the sprinkles while the chocolate is still warm so they stick.

Melted Snowmen- I spread some white frosting onto an cookie, added a marshmallow, eyes and a chocolate chip nose.  The pretzels are the arms.

Strawberry Gnome- I made some little cupcakes, added white frosting for the beard and a strawberry for the hat.



Candy Cane Fishing

Jingle Bell Toss

Rudolph Ring Toss

Snowball Junk in the Trunk
The kids shake until all the snowballs fall out...super fun game they all love.

Well thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you have a great week.

Monday, January 3, 2022

Keeping Little Hands Busy Before Christmas


Happy New Year!

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Christmas holiday.
It's such a busy time of year and I put all of my time into celebrating with my littles and creating.  
I took some time off, hence my late post.

Here are some of the things we did before Christmas.

Cone Christmas Trees
I made a cone shape and glued it onto an old CD for stability.
The kids glued on lots of coloured circles.  

Rocking Rudolph
These cute little guys are a PRINTABLE.

Bottle Cap Tree
Keeping it simple for my very young little ones.
I glued bottle caps to the sheet of green paper and my little ones glued coloured circles into the lids.

Christmas Stockings

Cone Santa
This is a cute PRINTABLE

A friend of mine gave me a bag of silk covered ornaments.  I added a sparkly pipe cleaner to the top as a hanger and the kids used lots of coloured pieces of tape to decorate them.

Another cute PRINTABLE

Christmas Tree

Mr. Snowman
This fun printable gets folded to add a tea light in the middle

Gingerbread House Decoration

Candy Cane
Simple circle candy cane.  
We talked about patterns when we made, white, red, white etc.

I will be making another post showing all the fun gifts we made for the parents and all the yummy snacks we had.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.