Alexander Calder and Kinetic Art: Creating Your Own Nature Mobile

Alexander Calder Mobile

Alexander Calder (American abstract sculptor, 1898-1976), was a pioneer of Kinetic Art and is considered by the art world as one of the most important figures of American 20th century sculpture. Born into a family of artists, his grandfather and father were both sculptors and his mother was a painter. From studying mechanical engineering at… Read more » Read more »

Toffee Shortbread Cookies

Toffee Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients Butter 341g (room temperature) Icing Sugar 120g All Purpose Flour 375g Toffee Bits 75g Salt 6g Instructions Preheat oven to 350F.  Sift together flour and salt into a bowl. Put butter into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Mix on medium speed-high speed until fluffy (3-5 minutes), scraping down… Read more » Read more »

Pumpkin Doughnuts with Cinnamon Glaze

Pumpkin Donuts

The kids are back to school, the leaves are changing colours and the mornings are getting chilly – that means that pumpkin spice is in the air! There’s no better way to welcome the fall weather than to bake treats that are spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and make your house smell like a warm… Read more » Read more »

Infant Massage Therapy and How it Helps Baby Sleep.

Baby Reflexology

Infant massage helps to increase the bonding between the baby and their parents or caregiver. It teaches both the caregiver and the baby how to relieve stress while helping to increase relaxation through the use of touch. lt helps to stimulate the development of various systems of the body (digestive, circulatory, musculoskeletal system) lt helps… Read more » Read more »

Halloween Bats

Bat Decorations

Materials black, pink and white construction paper scissors screw googly eyes foam ball black craft paint paint brush black electrical tape toothpicks Step 1 Twist the end of a screw into the foam ball this will help keep your hands clean during painting. Paint black. Once finished rest on the inside of a bottle cap… Read more » Read more »

Why do Leaves Change Color in Autumn?

Why do leaves change colour?

Every fall, I look forward to the beautiful colours as the green leaves on the trees change to yellow, orange, brown, and red. But why does this happen? To understand why leaves change colour, you need to understand why they’re green to begin with. Most colours in living things are caused by chemicals called pigments…. Read more » Read more »

Autumn Leaves Mobile

Materials coffee filters scissors washable markers ice cube tray pen leaf template branch pin thread cardboard surface to let dry Steps With a pen draw or trace the shape of a leaf from the provided template onto the coffee filters. *Tip draw half of the leaf shape, fold the coffee filter in half and cut… Read more » Read more »

How Food Affects Your Child’s Sleep

When our kids don’t sleep, we don’t sleep either. It is one of the hardships that come with being a parent. The world, unfortunately, doesn’t stop or pause for us to catch up on the sleep that we need – we must get up and go about our day, go to work, get our kids… Read more » Read more »

Potion Making

potion making

‘Then she filled up her cauldron and said with a grin, “find something everyone! Throw something in!”’ – Julia Donaldson, Room on the Broom Depending on where you live, Fall/Autumn has fallen on the land. The nights draw in, the sweaters and thermals have been retrieved from the back of the cupboard and the pumpkin… Read more » Read more »

Halloween Face Paint – Mr Monkey, Monkey Mechanic

Mr Monkey Costume

What you’ll need: Black Face Paint Orange Face Paint Red Face Paint Black Eyeliner Pencil Large Brush or Makeup Sponge Small Brush Setting Powder Powder Brush STEP ONE Using the black eyeliner pencil draw the outline of Mr. Monkey’s face. STEP TWO Using a small brush and the orange paint make short lines around the… Read more » Read more »