-Out of Bristol Board- Today my husband took the day off work. It was so nice just being together as a family with nothing that needed to be done. We played outside, watched a movie, and the boys (my husband and son, that is) built a model canon, which led to playing war, which naturally … Continue reading How to make a Shield
Valentines Day is just around the corner! And, sadly, in my experience nothing can be more soul-crushing to a kid who hates writing than Valentines Day. Of course, it's so exciting for them to receive the Valentines, but writing on them? Filling out all those little cards takes a lot of work and care, and … Continue reading DIY Valentines for Kids
Photo by Andrew Haimerl on Pexels.com I have never really given much thought to Chinese New Year. As far as I know my ancestors were British, Irish and German - and I was born and raised in Canada. I knew nothing about Chinese New Year two weeks ago - other than that it takes place … Continue reading Chinese New Year Tradition: Red Envelopes
One of the many things I love at Christmas time is a clementine! Don't you just smell them and see your Christmas tree? The first person to pull one out at lunch time at school or work brings so much joy to those around them. And one thing that always makes me feel wasteful at … Continue reading Clementine Box Doll Bed with Cupboard
Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com I started But First We Craft on April 12th of this year with the post Gilt Picture Frames which to date has been seen 13 times. How adorable! I’d like to tell you my story on how and why I started this blog, and some thoughts on my 2018 blogging journey. … Continue reading 2018- A Blog in Review
If you haven't caught on to this very important fact, I am obsessed with Harry Potter. Totally obsessed; the quintessential "Potterhead." So, naturally, I need to bring Harry Potter into the Christmas part of my life. Last year for Christmas I made this ornament set for myself, my son's teacher, my niece and my brother, … Continue reading Have a Very Harry Christmas!
Do you know I have famous sugar cookies? Well, I do. I made a bunch of batches for a friends' Buck and Doe and they were the best selling item of the whole bake auction! I used to make them all the time before I had kids, but they've been one thing that gets pushed … Continue reading Decorating Christmas Sugar Cookies
Christmas is in the air at my house! We're listening to Christmas music, baking Christmas cookies and making Christmas crafts! This week we made Toilet Paper Roll Figurines. I was so happy with how these turned out! (Shout out to our AMAZING babysitter who took the brunt of the work by doing the painting with … Continue reading Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Figurines
So you've checked out our Last-Minute Halloween Costumes and our Last-Minute Halloween Decorations. Now it's time for our Last-Minute Halloween Activities. These can be done very quickly with common craft supplies! And it's a good thing too, because Halloween is TOMORROW!! Yay! Colouring Contest: Supplies: Markers, pencil crayons and/or crayons Printer Paper Computer Printer Instructions: Choose a Halloween colouring … Continue reading Last-Minute Halloween Activities
It's only 4 days until Halloween! You've finished your Last Minute Halloween Decorations, but now you need costumes! The good news is that kids have exceptional imaginations, so they don't need anything too fancy. There are plenty of DIY costumes that don't take much work- or much money- to pull together. This afternoon my kids and … Continue reading Bonus Post! Last Minute Halloween Costumes!