Category Archives: Hobbies & Crafts

My hobbies and crafts keep my creative side alive. Find out the latest things I have been doing!

Crafty Tuesdays – Bunny Game

Bunny Game from pop bottles

With Easter fast approaching,  the Internet  is full of inspiring crafts. Since this week is March break (a.k.a. spring break ), and I have a house full of children, I’ve decided to come up with something crafty and Easter related. And thus was this bunny game born ☺ Here’s how we created our bunnies: Gather big plastic pop bottles. Rinse them to… Read more »

December Pick 3 – Pinterest Finds

Today I am linking up with Lisa at Pawsitively Teaching for her PICK 3 monthly linky. I’m supposed to share with you 3 of my favourite Pinterest finds that could be used in the classroom. So, here it goes: Making snowmen is something that most children love to do. My children absolutely adore it and often come home talking about… Read more »

Crafts Tuesday – Clay Turkey

Catia Dias - Clay Turkey Craft Tutorial

Fall is time for celebrations. In Canada, Thanksgiving is just around the corner (October 13), so it is time to start looking for crafts to make 🙂 This past weekend, my daughters and I decided to make our own turkey art with clay. Here are the tutorials for two different clay turkeys. What you need: – Clay – modelling clay is… Read more »

Crafts Tuesday – Cute Paperclips

Making cute paperclip bookmarks

This is a cute and very easy to make craft. You can use these clips as bookmarks or as clips for your classroom activities. Here’s how I made them: Print a page with clip art, colored circles or numbered circles. Gather scissors, hot glue gun, laminating supplies, paperclips and/or clothespins.  Laminate each page on the printed side only. Cut each decoration.  Place… Read more »

Crafts Tuesday – Make a Felt Puppet

If there is anything that I have learned while working with younger children, it’s that they absolutely LOVE puppets and throwing their own puppet shows. When I ran my home daycare, I couldn’t find enough puppets to fill our puppet basket. We had a few bought at the local dollar store but anything I found elsewhere was extremely expensive. Not… Read more »

Crafts Tuesdays – St. Patrick’s Day Magnets

St. Patrick's Day Magnets

With Valentine’s Day gone, it is time to think of the next holidays 🙂 I know Mardi Gras (or “Carnaval” like we call it in Portugal) comes before St. Patrick’s Day; however, I could not resist and make these! 😀 These cute magnets are an easy and fun way to bring St. Patrick’s Day cheer into your home or classroom…. Read more »