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3 Free Colouring Sheets from My Fav Artists!

I’m so inspired by the artists that I follow on social media and 3 of my favs recently published FREE colouring pages – let’s download them & get colouring! (Although these are free, I wouldn’t be a good fellow-artist if I didn’t plug them! Please consider supporting their work beyond free colouring pages!) Please give …

Easy Collage Rainbows

I LOVE rainbows! They make me smile. I hope this activity brings a little joy to you, too!! (note: this took me a *LOT* longer to make than I had assumed…hopefully that means it will take your kids a bit longer to do too!! I would recommend that this be an on-going project, maybe come …

Geometric Wall Hangings

Keep your kids busy while challenging their scissors skills! This little kit is great for small hands who know how to cut and would like some practice cutting felt and specific shapes and angles (it’s tougher than you think!) I assembled these kits so local parents (or even far away parents) can have everything they …

10 More Crafts for Being Stuck Inside

I hope that these fun little arts & crafts activities are useful to you while school is out! You have no idea how valuable free-creative play is to your kid’s brains and it heartens me to know that you’re creating together!! Process-based arts and crafts (like these and the ones I posted previously) help kids …

Crafts for Being Stuck Inside

My friends! I will miss seeing so many of you at the Family artsPlay classes I usually teach in Canmore at artsPlace. I know this is a hard and scary time, but I hope that you will still make some arts and crafts together! Please use this class plan to spark your creativity! This can …

Craft Club (for Grown Ups)

Our local art centre has made the decision to postpone or cancel all further classes due to the COVID19 pandemic, as such this includes my classes too! I thought it might be nice for folks to keep making arts and crafts, perhaps using these activities to de-stress, or find some meditative or quiet time making …

Easy Wacky Birds

As folks are finding themselves indoors this weekend (both with the -22º weather here in Alberta and the social distancing we’re being encouraged to practice), I wanted to share this invitation to create a little wacky bird! If you have some restless kids, and are looking for a fun little craft you can make as …

Fairy Houses

This summer-camp activity was a huge hit with all our art-campers! It took us a whole day to create and finish these masterpieces, including a nice long break outside in the sun to gather some natural materials. In addition to natural materials we used anything-else-in-the-art-cupboards, including air-dry clay, green jade rice, fake moss, marbles, popsicle …

The Snowy Day

When I began offering arts & crafts to the kids in one of the local daycares in Banff National Park, I wanted to pick a fun and relevant book — what better book than The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats?! It snows in Banff… a lot! For this little activity we gathered and read …