The following little activity is great for children learning measurements and how to use a ruler. It’s also a fun mini art project. Follow the photos to learn how 🙂

To start you will need a piece of paper, pencil, ruler, and markers or pencil crayons.IMG_7653 

With your pencil and ruler make two lines that connect; one vertical and one horizontal.IMG_7655 

With your pencil, make a small mark every centimetre along the lines you’ve drawn.
You can use your ruler to help 🙂IMG_7656

At each point you’ve marked on the paper begin numbering.
I measured out 17cm. So I should have 17 marks on my paper.
Examples in the following 2 pictures.IMG_7660IMG_7662 

Using your ruler, begin drawing a line between the matching numbers.
Example: 1 to 1, 2 to 2, and so on. You should begin to see the pattern.IMG_7663 

After connecting all the matching numbers you should end up with something like this.
You can even fill in the spaces with different colours to create a cool effect.IMG_7664

I’ve created a template if you’re out and about and your kids want something to do.

Hope you all have an excellent start to the Winter Season!
Keep warm 🙂

Easy Halloween Masks

20131006-IMG_7971_SmallThese beautiful masks will WOW all of your friends at any Halloween party this season and they are fun and easy to make!  20131006-IMG_7982_Small MaterialsDOWNLOAD MASK TEMPLATE: Mask_TemplateIMG_0003_SmallPrint Mask_Template onto Card Stock (preferably 100lb) and then cut it out. IMG_0005_SmallStart by gluing your novelties around the outside edge of the mask and work your way towards the center. IMG_0006_SmallIMG_0010_SmallCut to size and apply fabric trim around eye holes.IMG_0013_SmallIMG_0015_SmallFirmly glue thick ribbon to the back side of mask.20131006-IMG_8018_SmallFor fun try making more than one mask with different novelties. Enjoy!20131006-IMG_8007_Small

Father’s Day Card to Print & Colour

Father’s Day is coming up! Check out this cute Father’s Day printable card, designed by Micheline Ryckman. All you have to do is download the free PDF at the link below the picture, print it off and colour it. We hope you and your Dad enjoy!Father's Day CardClick this link here to download a free printable PDF version >>> Father’s Day Card