Creative Corner

Welcome to our creative corner! A space on our website dedicated to sharing creative, simple and environmentally friendly crafts for kids. Whether you’re a parent or an educator, we hope you enjoy them! Feel free to share ideas you like with others.

Happy Crafting!

Nature Inspired Christmas Cards

If your kids loved making our Fall Leaf Art, they are going to love these Nature Christmas Cards! What a wonderful way of cutting down on all the plastic around this time of year! These cards are very environmental friendly, and decorative too! MATERIALS Pressed leavesEvergreensBerries (optional)Card stock or paperChristmas shape cutterGlue gun White glueRibbons…

Beeswax Food Wrap

Kids are more environmentally aware than most adults. This is a wonderful way to replace those single use plastics at home. It’s surprising how easy it is to make them yourself and they make wonderful gifts especially with the kids personalized art work. We found it is also a perfect Earth Day activity for the…

Autumn Leaf Art

Our kids love collecting colourful leaves every fall. Once pressed they make wonderful art collages. You can use sticks, seeds or other autumn treasures to add to their art. MATERIALS Paper towel (optional)Heavy booksLeavesCard-stock or paperGoogly eyesGlue STEPS Start by collect leaves. Choose leaves that are relatively flat, not curled, and that don’t have bumps…

Autumn Apple STEM

Challenge your kids to be creative with apples designing structures at at the same time as eating a healthy snack. MATERIALS ApplesA KnifeA Cutting BoardWoden Toothpicks STEPS Slice or chop your apples into irregular shapes and thickness.’Depending on age of child, you can either ask them to construct something simple like a tower, or ask…

Autumn Apple Boats

Have fun with a bag of apples creating STEM boats that float, kids can get creative decorating the sails of their ships! MATERIALS An AppleA knifeA Cutting boardWooden toothpicksColoured foam piecesScissorsA bucket or bowlWater STEPS Cut your desired apple into quarters.Stick a toothpick in the centre of your apple slice.Cut your coloured foam piece into…

Autumn Apple Chips

Who doesn’t like a tasty treat after you have been creative with your apples? This is a quick and simple method for making an autumn treat. Enjoy! MATERIALS ApplesA KnifeA Cutting BoardCinnamonNutmegBrown SugarBowlSpoonA Baking sheet STEPS Preheat your oven to 225 degrees FMix together 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 tbsp brown sugar, and a pinch of…

Autumn Apple Art

Using this simple apple and paint activity, you can work on patterning with colours. You can also fold your paper in half and work on symmetry, trying to make each side the exact same.  MATERIALS An AppleA KnifeA Cutting boardPaintPaint BrushesPaper STEPS Cut your apple in half.Using a fall colour, paint your apple half using…

Autumn Sensory Bin

Don’t have a sensory bin? We use a plastic storage container that is meant for underbid storage, they are inexpensive and come with a lid! Place on the floor or table for kids to access. Whether you change the contents of the bin weekly, or seasonally, the kids love it!  MATERIALS underbed storage plastic container…

Recycled Bird Feeders

Create bird feeders with the kids using everyday recycled materials in your blue bins! Reuse a pop bottle, an empty can, an egg carton or toilet paper rolls! Supplies: Clean, empty 2L plastic bottlesX-Acto KnifeDuct TapeCriscoBird SeedScrew or Nail to poke holesStringScissors Steps: Carefully cut an empty pop bottle in half using an x-acto knifePlace…

LEGO travel box

Have kids crazy about LEGO yet the thought of travelling with Lego gives you nightmares? Here is a simple craft to help your LEGO enthusiast stay organized. Perfect for on the go, including car and airplane travel! Size of box depends on your travel needs (e.g. size of kids backpack or suitcase) Materials: Crafting boxLego Plate (LEGO…

Dragon Eggs

You can start by reading a fairytale or a book about dragons. We talked about fire breathing dragons and then began creating our dragon eggs, followed by creating our dragons craft with paper rolls! This craft pairs perfectly with the “fire breathing dragon” as shown in photo. Materials: Moulding ClayGemsGlitterGoogly eyes Steps: Form coloured clay…

Fire Breathing Dragon

A perfect craft to complete after you have created your dragon eggs, a fire- breathing dragon that kids can breathe through. This can also be used as a great breathing exercise, having to inhale for 5 seconds and exhale for 5 seconds to create more fire! Supplies: Toilet paper rollColoured construction paperPom pomsGoogly EyesYellow, Orange…

Whimsical Garden Mushrooms

We made colourful, wood mushrooms to place in our garden! It’s a great project for a rainy summer day, and they create a magical feel to your garden. We places ours around the flower garden and near our fairy garden. Supplies: Wooden bowels in a variety of shapes and sizesLogsAcrylic paintPaint brushesMod Podge Clear Acrylic…

Pool Noodle Sprinkler

This is a simple $2 DIY kids sprinkler made out of a pool noodle. It’s better than any of the ones we have purchased, and took less than 5 minutes to make. Perfect summer fun on hot days for kids of all ages! Supplies 1 pool noodle ($1.00 from Walmart)1 sponge (Pack of 6 for $1.00)ScissorsString1 sharp…

Recycled Bike Planter

We wanted to create something for our front garden bed that would not only add height, but interest too. It also had to be cost effective and make use of recycled materials as we are all about helping the environment!  Here is our take on a “Recycled Bike Planter”. Supplies: An old bike (there is…