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Halloween DIY - Easy felt monsters to make with your kids

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Halloween DIY - Easy felt monsters to make with your kids

Let's sew some easy felt stuffed monsters for Halloween! A few months ago, my son, who sees me so often when I am sewing  and making plushies for Petit Loulou, came to ask me if he could also make a little stuffed monster. He is barely 4 years old and already wants to start making his own toys! Children are really amazing, they learn with a disconcerting ease. Just adapt a little bit to get within their reach, and they make real wonders. I've put together a little Halloween DIY tutorial to make your own little stuffed monsters at home. It does...

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Snug as a Bug in a Rug, a Family Board Game

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Snug as a Bug in a Rug, a Family Board Game

Snug as a Bug in a Rug is a fun collaborative family board game that encourages kids' growth. It develops color, size, shape and number recognition. Because of the three levels of difficulty, you can even play with kids of different ages at the same time. Each child simply plays at their level. It can make the game challenging for older kids and easier for the little ones all at once! The rules are quite simple. First, you twirl a spinner to select a color, a shape and/or a number. Then, you need to find a bug with one to three...

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Fun Outdoor Summer Activities

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Fun Outdoor Summer Activities

For a few glorious months out of the year, the sun visits Vancouver, and being a rare visitor, we welcome it whole-heartedly! We don't get to see much of the sun on our lush, rainy west coast, so when it does stop by, us Vancouverites make a point of taking full advantage. My son and I love to spend time outdoors come summer, which means I am always looking for new outdoor activities to try together. To that end, I've put together a list of sixteen fun outdoor summer activities for you (and me!) to try with your little one this...

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Rock Powder Paint

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Rock Powder Paint

A few weeks back, my son, my husband and I went to the beach to enjoy the beautiful weather and spend some time as a family. My son was busying himself picking up little rocks, when my husband remembered a neat activity he used to do with rocks as a kid. He showed us and we were delighted! Which started us on a beach hunt for little coloured rocks... What can you do with little coloured rocks? Why, make paint of course! This activity kept us busy for a good hour or two running around the beach uncovering new stones, and...

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Rock Painting for Kids

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Rock Painting for Kids

A little imagination and a few simple supplies are all your child needs to create magical characters out of stones. Start by going for a walk with your little one and picking out some smooth stones. Next, clean them with some water and set them somewhere warm to dry. Now, you have your foundation for creating animals, people, or even toys! Gather some paint, glue, and clay and you are ready to get started. In terms of paint, you are best served by either acrylic or tempera paints for these stick well to rocks and will be the most hardy options...

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