Category Archives: Tutorial Time

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 »

Tricks & Treats: A Halloween Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Halloween is almost here and so is the promise of candy and spooky costumes 🙂 Today I am participating in an exciting blog hop with some of my fellow Canadian teacher-authors. All you have to do is sit back, grab a cup of coffee (or tea, if you are like me), and then have fun reading our tips and tricks,… 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 »

Tutorial Time – How to Insert Digital Papers Into Your PowerPoint Documents.

Once in a while my friends send me links to teaching products that have been created by other teacher-authors and that use my digital papers. I always like to take a look at what others came up with using my stuff, and usually I end up pinning their products as a “thank you” for using my artwork. However, recently I… Read more »