These beaded pipe cleaner flowers are so fun! They take less than 10 minutes to make and they're great for developing fine motor skills. And aren't they pretty?! They'd make a summery little flower arrangement for the kids' night table! And wouldn't they be great for Mother's Day? Pipe cleaners are turning into one of my favourite craft supplies. I have to laugh when I go back and read my post on how to make pipe cleaner tulips and daffodils, because at that point, I had a ridiculous supply … [Read more...]
Preschooler and Toddler Activities
These crafts and activities are perfect for little hands! Young children love exploring the world around them and learning through sensory play.
Toddlers and preschoolers will love these simple crafts and activities! With your love and guidance they'll be so proud of the creations you make together!
Aren't these no-sew sock worms adorable!? And they're super easy to make! Seriously, if you have mismatched socks lying around the house, this is such a fun way to use them! You only need a few simple supplies that you can easily find around the house or at the dollar store and in less than 10 minutes you can make a cute little crawling creature. I can't decide if these little guys are worms or caterpillars? My first thought was worms. But my kids say they're caterpillars. And they have a … [Read more...]
Hello! It's Megan from Homemade Ginger again. Today I'm sharing a super easy craft that is perfect for Mother's Day or Father's Day! We have embarked on allergy season around here. Three out of my four kids have pretty bad allergies and this week has just been miserable! I love that all of the trees and flowers are blooming, but it makes me sad to see my kids struggling so much with itchy eyes, runny noses and sneezing constantly. We have been limiting our time outdoors until everything … [Read more...]
These wooden spoon bunnies and chicks are so fun and they're so easy to make! They make me smile. And did you ever realize what shape the top of a spoon is!? That's right - an Easter egg shape!! So not only can you make bunnies and chicks, you can also make Easter eggs to go along with them! You can scroll on down to see my (terrible) painted Easter eggs. Apparently it's harder than it looks to paint intricate simple patterns onto eggs. What can I say? I am definitely not an artist when it … [Read more...]
Aren't these pom pom sheep adorable!? They're so easy to make, and they're such a fun little craft for springtime! You don't need any special tools to make the DIY pom poms. Just a ball of yarn and your own hands! OK, I might be enjoying the pom pom crafts too much. The pom pom penguins I made earlier this year were just so cute. And then I made pom pom dragons a few weeks ago. And because those little dragons were based on the dragon from How to Train Your Dragon, my 9 year old LOVED … [Read more...]
These beaded pipe cleaner butterflies are so pretty and so sparkly, and best of all, they're really easy to make!! You can make them in whatever colours you have on hand. I went with random colours from the same colour families for my butterflies, but you can also make them from one bead colour, rather than mixed. Or in a pattern. There's lots of options! My girls have a pretty big stash of beads at home. We've made our fair share of necklaces and bracelets over the years. I guess we're not … [Read more...]
I LOVE crafts that use simple craft materials! These beaded pipe cleaner dragonflies are so awesome because you only need 3 things to make them - pipe cleaners, beads and googly eyes. That's it! And most people have those in their stash of craft supplies somewhere. And even if you don't, you should be able to find all the supplies you'll need at the dollar store. You can make one of these dragonflies in less than 5 minutes. Quick and easy! I love when the kids can actually play with their … [Read more...]
This post is in partnership with Paramount Pictures. As always, the opinions are entirely my own. Have you seen the previews for Wonder Park yet? It looks like such a fun movie! It's coming to theaters on March 15th and would be such a great movie to take the whole family to see! We put together a tutorial for how to make paper roll animals, inspired by the characters in Wonder Park. These characters are cute, colourful and they look so funny in the movie! The trailer just makes me … [Read more...]
tHi there! It's Megan from Homemade Ginger and I'm happy to share a cheerful spring craft today! Hopefully this fun idea will get you and your kids in the mood for some warmer weather! With the season of spring approaching, there are so many reasons for kids to start making (and bringing home) handmade cards, flowers, paintings and all kinds of cute spring projects. I have three girls in school right now and between the three of them, I am inundated with papers and artwork every day. I have … [Read more...]
When I made marshmallow play dough awhile back, I thought I nailed it. I thought it was the best edible play dough recipe ever! But step aside marshmallow play dough, because this edible frosting play dough, made with only 2 ingredients - that's right TWO - is amazing!! This is the easiest play dough recipe I've ever tried. And the consistency of the play dough is perfect. It's soft, silky smooth, and perfectly moldable. My kids are still at school, but man am I ever excited to give it to … [Read more...]