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Liska Myers  An artist & blogger from Canada. Paper crafts, shadow puppets, handmade toys and games. I love my family, books and dark chocolate.

Build a house from a pumpkin! That was a challenge I suggested to my five-year-old son this week. .
He is the kid who has forever been building with things like tin cans, cardboard boxes, and popsicle sticks, so he was up for trying this out.
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His house is the one with flowers on the roof. You can see that it has minimum cutting and carving, but he did it all himself. He used a lot of hot glue for decorating it! I carved my house a little more and also used quite a bit of hot glue.
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The two-storey house was designed by dad. You can read more about the construction process of the pumpkin houses on the blog. #getcreativewith #kidscrafts101 #kidscrafts #autumndecor #autumncolorsšŸ #steamkidschallenge #stemeducation #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschooldays #kbnmoms #pumpkins #pumpkincarving #pumpkindecor #pumpkindecorating #halloweendecor #halloweendecorations #adventureinabox

Playing Outfoxed. Currently one of my sonā€™s favourite board games!
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Pros: It is exceptional as far as practicing logical thinking for little kids (4-8?) goes. It is beautiful! Those foxes have absolutely won me over. It is immersive for kids who imagine themselves to be detectives looking for the fox who has stolen a pie.
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Cons: It is a little on the slow side for adults. .
When it is your turn, you can roll dice that will allow you to either reveal suspects (open the pictures of two foxes) or look for clues (like a scarf on the second photo). Once you find the clue, you put it in this special device that already has a card of the thief in it. The device tells you whether the thief has this object on him/her or not. Looks like our thief does not have a scarf! Based on that, we can exclude a few foxes from the list of suspects. The aim of the game is to find the thief before he or she escapes the game board.

GIVEAWAY! My friend Bonnie from @make_it_your_own_ is hosting a giveaway of our shadow puppets! If you win, you can pick any set you like. The giveaway is open worldwide. Visit @make_it_your_own_ to see how you can participate! #shadowpuppets #shadowpuppet #shadowpuppetry #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolroom #teachersofinstagram #kindergartenteacher #kindergartenclassroom #preschoolteacher #literacycenters #fairytales #fairytalelove #storytelling #kbnmoms #momsofinstagram #adventureinabox

I really enjoyed working on this project with my son.
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First, he found out I liked foxes. The discovery inspired him to draw me half a dozen colourful foxes, and this phantasmagorical creature was one of them. I rather fell in love with it. It had so much character - and so much colour!
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Then, I thought it'd be fun to turn it into a stuffed toy. Now, here is the truth about me: I don't have any sewing skills to write home about. :-) But I have recently tried needle felting and liked that. It was more like sculpting than sewing. So I needle felted this fox. Itā€™s been living with us for a few moths, and I always smile when I see it.

This is one of our favourite autumn projects. 1 - go for a walk and find leaves. 2 - cut them in halves. 3 -
glue one half onto paper. 4 - draw the missing half! The exercise is good for studying symmetry. Another fun challenge in working with real leaves is matching their colours just right. This is one activity that made good use of our set of 64 coloured pencils! #artsandcrafts #artmatters #preschool #kindergarten #kindergartenteacher #stemeducation #steamkidschallenge #artistinthemaking #kidscrafts101 #kidsart #kidsartwork #autumnart #autumnleaves #kbnmoms #homeschool #homeschoolmom #homeschoolers #adventureinabox

Next weeks is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! I have a particular fondness for quirky celebrations, and so I got our paper dolls ready. You can do it too - all the templates for making these pirate dolls are free. #dressupdoll #papercraft #paperdoll #paperdolls #talklikeapirateday #piratelife #pirates #kbnmoms #kidbloggersofig #adventureinabox #dailyart #artofinstagram #myart #kindergartenteacher #kindergartenlife #homeschool #homeschooling #imadethis

Did you know that roll-on deodorant bottles can be transformed into pretty decent no-spill painting bottles? To be honest, I didnā€™t even realize before you could unscrew the lid and refill them, but my son came up with this innovation. #upcycled #recycledart #upcycledart #artmattersĀ #artistinthemaking #kidscrafts101 #kidsart #kidsartworkĀ #creativelifehappylife #creativityfound #kbnmoms #adventureinabox

Itā€™s getting colder here now... Waaay too fast! We are expecting our first frost this week. The paper dolls are getting some warm clothes, too. The free printable templates are on the blog. #imadethis #imade #artsandcrafts #myart #instaart #artdaily #dailyart #artstagram #artoftheday #kbnmoms #kidscrafts101 #kidscrafts #papercraft #paperdoll #paperdolls #dressupdoll #adventureinabox

Our new window decorations for the season - stained glass leaf suncatchers. The windows are actually also new! After living with 1920s windows for two years, we finally replaced them. The tutorial and the templates are on the blog ( on how to make suncatchers, not on how to live with 1920s windows :-)). #crafts #imadethis #feelingcrafty #handmadeisbest #makersgonnamakeĀ #instaart #dailyart #artoftheday #kidscrafts101 #creativelifehappylife #creativityfound #handmadewithlove #handmadeĀ  #artsandcraftsĀ  #kbnmoms #autumndecor #autumnleaves #stainedglass #suncatcher #leafart #adventureinabox

Robots or dinosaurs? Now, that's a question any child should give serious consideration to! My five-year-old son doesn't like copying words, but he loves making little books. These fun and free printable writing cards I created for him serve as a compromise. The cards prompt him to write while making a little book about himself. My First Ticonderoga pencils from @weareticonderoga make the task go smoothly. They are great for beginning writers.
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While on vacation in the mountains this summer, we found a lot of enchanting mossy corners that looked just right for a fairy house. We didnā€™t have time to build a whole house, but we painted a few fairy doors. #imadethis #handmadeisbest #makersgonnamakeĀ #instaart #dailyart #artoftheday #kidscrafts101 #creativelifehappylife #creativityfound #handmadewithlove #handmadeĀ #kbnmoms #adventureinabox #rockpainting #paintedrocks #fairyhouse #fairygarden #fairydoor #moss #naturelove

#sponsored Celebrating the beginning of a new school year with a bouquet of... pencils! I was very excited to discover these pencils for beginning writers by @WeAreTiconderoga. They are big, round and sturdy, with a soft core. Easy to write with, but difficult to break. All in all, just what my six-year-old son needs. He loves drawing, and he loves writing. With a set of My First Ticonderoga pencils and a sketchbook, we are set for another good school year. #momapproved #kidapproved #schoolsupplies #pencillovers #number2pencil #no2pencil #ticonderoga #backtoschool2018 #btsshopping #backtoschoolsoon #backtoschoolready #backtoschoolshopping #backtoschool

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