Ideas and "How To" Videos
- *New this week* DIY Shoebox Movie Projector: show a movie large scale with your own movie projector at home for your smartphone.
- *New this week* DIY Alpine Wearable Craft Hats
- *New this week* How to Make an Ancient Greek Helmet
- *New this week* Make your own Peruvian Bead Necklace.
- *New this week* How to Crochet – Easy Beginners Amigurumi Whales Tutorial.
- *New this week* 13 Delightful Children's Stories from Around the World.
- Queen Victoria & Queen Elizabeth – colour sheets.
- How to Make a No-Dig Garden: Morag Gamble's Method for Simple Abundance.
- Attract Butterflies with Native Plants in Eastern Canada: Gardening with plants native to your area is a great way to support local biodiversity. They provide seeds and berries for birds and energy-rich nectar and protein-filled pollen for insects, like bees and butterflies. Native plants are also adapted to local climate and soils, so generally require less care and watering, courtesy of David Suzuki Foundation.
- Backyard Scavenger Hunt: Ideas for kids but also for the young-at-heart to get them outside the house.
- 5 easy woolen flowers without crochet!
- Make your own soap boats and race them
- From Pittsburgh's Children Museum: assortment of children's activities includes Make a Piñata, Building with Cardboard, Origami Hearts and more!
- How to keep kids engaged while you're socially distancing: taking it to the next level, courtesy of Houzz.
- Anime and Manga DIY Gift Ideas: 43 simple ideas of Animé and Manga gifts to make at home.
- Design your own LEGO marble run
- DIY Cardboard toy: Spinning Nerf Target
- Missing your friends? Make Temporary Tattoos of them.
- Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 5th with Piñatas: make a piñata, a Mini Piñata Boxes (full of candies and chocolates) as center piece for table decoration, or a Mini Rainbow Piñatas for fiestas!
- Make the World Better: lots of ideas to make your make on the world with acts of kindness, art and activism. Courtesy of National Geographic Kids.
- 30 Awesome DIY Projects You've Never Heard of.
- Lunchtime Doodles with Mo Willems: Drawing lessons with children's author Mo Willems on Youtube, but the printables are available through the Kennedy Centre website.
- DIY Picture Frame: Learn to make a photo-hanging frame with clothespin.
- Egg Carton Crafts: Recycle your waste to make fun art.
- How to trim your pet's nails by OSPCA.
- 20 Recycled Crafts for Kids: When looking to inspire your kids' creativity, search no further than your recycling bin.
- Hacking STEM Library with lots of downloadable, hands-on, teacher-tested projects and activities that use everyday materials to make STEM affordable, accessible, and fun for everyone. Developed by Microsoft.
- How to build a Tree house Part 1 & Part 2
- 11 Awesome Earth Day Craft ideas from Parents.com
- Earth Day Activity Make a Terrarium to celebrate Earth Day
- Reuse those water bottles and make your own DIY bird feeders. Try this birdfeeder by eco Sapien or this one by HGTV Handmade.
- DIY Tomato Garden. Start now on your own container garden of tomatoes.
- Upcycle! Get inspired by how Sarah Tyau gave a fashionable second life to these old clothing.
- 25 cute and fast DIY projects for the whole family including how to make super cute pet clothes from your old ones.
- Try your hands on these Nasa projects for kids: Make your own space craft | Make your cloud mobile | Play with the Interactive Page for children
- Ideas: See how Evelina Aleliūnienė made Paper Kusudama bouquets for her own wedding.
- Everything you need to know about disease prevention including how to make your own non-medical cloth face coverings from the Government of Canada
- 5 Easy Yarn Crafts: Learn to you’re your own pom pom earrings and decorations.
- DIY project ideas by
McMichael's Art Gallery,
Royal Ontario Museum
- Colouring pages: from the
Canadian Museum of Nature,
- Courtesy of Goodhousekeeping.com
Check out these 50 fun activities for kids that will keep them entertained for hours
- Goodhousekeeping.com is streaming free live crafting classes every Wednesday & Friday on Facebook Click here to learn more
- Check out the Easy Kids Crafts YouTube Channel for great, easy to make craft ideas you kids are sure to love!
- Need to fill just 5 minutes?
Click here to see 22 different 5-minute crafts for kids
- *New this week* Museum of Ontario Archeology Ice Patch Archeology: Archaeology activities to try at home – Ice Patch, Under Water, and Stratigraphy.
- *New this week* 17th Century Indian Folio Manuscript Colouring Sheet: detail of 'A Prince Stands Before a Garden Pavilion Where His Beloved Waits' from the Aga Khan Museum Collection.
- *New this week* Impressionist Paintings Colouring Pages
- *New this week* For kids: The Connect Play & Learn Every Day! Activity Booklet from the Town of Halton Hills. A great resource for parents of young children with 128 pages of fun activities for parents and young children produced by Our Kids Network Early Years Initiative.
- Have fun colouring with the Peanuts Gang: Snoopy, Charlie, Lucy and others.
- Join Moe the Mammoth on a colouring book adventure.
- Sesame Street - Staying Healthy: downloadable colouring sheets with all your favourite Sesame Street characters sharing important lessons on how to stay healthy
- Mother's Day Card – print and colour your own.
- Mother's Day puzzles – including word searches, mazes, puzzles and lots more.
- My Lockdown Diary: created for children by an artist in New Zealand .The diary offers daily activities for children, and a way for families to keep a positive record of their experiences during their time at home.
- Big Life Journal: download and print Stay-at-home packages with lots of activities to follow and do.
- National Geographic Kids Super Readers Prizes: download and print door hangers, stickers, badges and many more.
- Try Earth Day themed activities: Word Search | Colouring Pages | Sort and Recycle Worksheet | Recognize the Planets Worksheet | Bingo Board
- Chirp, Chickadee and OWL: lots of printable colouring and science sheets to explore and play with by Owl Kids.
- Themed word search puzzles by The Word Search.
- 50 Riddles and Brain Teasers for boys and girls by frugal fun! Scroll to the bottom of the article for the link to a printable copy
- Be an architect or designer and build your own mini versions! Build a Box House, Make Rocking Toys or Create your own exhibits with these paper templates, then colour and build to your heart's content. Courtesy of The Design Museum in London (UK).
- Play the role of the architect and
construct a box building, add colour to the trees, cars and buses to bring it to life. If you make more than one you can build your own street! Courtesy of the Design Museum in London (UK).
- Colouring sheets by artist Christi Belcourt:
Bird Song and
- Colouring sheet by artist Dylan Miner:
- Colouring sheets by artist Hawlii Pichette:
Mother & Child,
- Make your own
Ojibway Bark Canoe Cut-out at home
- Colouring sheets of the fur trade in Hudson’s Bay Company history
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