Category Archives: DIY Crafts and Activities

What are you up to this Halloween?

Ah Halloween, we meet again.  October is one of my favorite times of the year,  complete with witty costumes, tasty treats, and of course, spooktacular events for kids of all ages. As always, there are TONS of things going on … Continue reading

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Making a Splash this Summer

We are in a middle of a heat wave and student family housing (UTM) has no air conditioning! Now on other days I could pat myself on the back by being environmentally conscious but when that mercury rises I feel … Continue reading

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Growing Goodness in a Garden

My mother always kept a garden and would drag her children out to it every day. She would poke around and point out blossoms. She would often talk to the plants and coax them along. When I was a child … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Birthday Guide

Does your child have a birthday coming up? In a city as big as Toronto, there is an endless amount of birthday party options. Below is our list of some of the most unique and affordable party ideas, including some right … Continue reading

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Getting Messy and Creative in the Kitchen

If there is one thing kids do well it’s creating a mess. Canadian Parents have shared some great recipes that can both be eaten and used as art and crafts supplies. Here’s a sample of some of their recipes to get you … Continue reading

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Build your own house!

One of my favourite parts of the Holiday season is the abundance of yummy food and fun projects. Building a gingerbread house can be an excellent project to share with the whole family, whether you choose to bake from scratch … Continue reading

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Natural Finger Paints

At one of our workshops for Students with Family Responsibilities (they’re great, you should come!), a mother asked me about eco-friendly finger paints. As I told her, why look to buy when you can make them so easily! Here’s a … Continue reading

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More great DIY…

Thought I’d share a blog post from fellow UofT bloggers at UpBeat, who recently posted DIY Holiday gift recommendations. Check it out here. Tweet!

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DIY: Board Games

Although there are classic board games out there that are a favourite of many, like Candyland or Monopoly, why not try making your own custom board game. This is a great project to tackle with your children, or you can … Continue reading

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Playdough with Natural Dye

My partner and I try to use as many natural products with our daughter as possible, so this recipe is perfect! Some of the most vibrant colors can be found in the supermarket or in your backyard and kids will … Continue reading

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