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    30+ Advent Calendar Non-candy Ideas for Kids of any age

    An advent calendar is a really fun way to make waiting for Santa a bit easier. Every year, my kids are now counting the days until we put up the Advent calendar that will then help them count down the days until Christmas! Each year on the 30th of November, we get the felt reindeer out (as I’ve never bought a chocolate or toy advent calendar). Each evening of the 24 days of December I cut out a piece of paper, roll it up and place it in a calendar pocket. On some days I might also add a little crafting kit or light up sticks, but usually, it’s just…

  • Very Hungry Caterpillar created from recycled materials - kids art and craft project

    20 fun projects for kids – crafting with recycled materials

    Children’s imagination and creativity have no limits, and I’ve learned that when it comes to art and craft projects it’s always useful to have all sorts of recycled materials at hand. From egg cartons to paper tolls, from plastic bottles to milk cartons, keeping these gives the children the opportunity to create a new toy, a new design, a new decoration, and also teaches them about recycling. I’m passionate about recycling and teaching children about its importance. My kids have become too (inspired also by their teachers and schools as well). We are always crafting something using recycled materials. Some of our projects have been created about 4-5 years ago…

  • Easter craft activities for children

    10 Easter crafts for pre-school kids

    Easter is just around the corner and, with kids on holiday, it’s the perfect time to do some crafts! Though the weather is lovely and we plan to spend one of the days on a “whole day long” picnic, I also hope we will manage to do some crafting. I found these 9 activities on Pinterest (by the way, you can also follow me on Pinterest here). I know the title says “10” – the 10th activity is not found but invented by me 2 years ago for my son. The activities planned focus on some of the Easter symbols like bunnies, eggs and chicks. 1 – Play with letters using…