Posts Tagged 'arts & crafts'

Easter Egg Decorating

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Try out different egg decorating techniques with your children this Easter. Pink, blue, yellow or grey! The choice is yours.

Turn your Easter eggs into a work of art or cartoon character with a variety of materials:

  • Food Colouring
  • Crayons
  • Glitter Glue
  • Rhinestones
  • Googly eyes
  • Construction paper
  • Glitter

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Stock up on crafting supplies and Easter egg decorating materials this spring! Make it easy to enjoy the holiday with your family by preparing a crafting kit in advance.

Make a basket by cutting construction paper into strips, and weaving them together for strength. Simply add a handle, a little stuffing, and display your children’s beautifully decorated eggs for the entire family to see! And, for those of you with a sweet tooth, throw in a few chocolates for decoration.

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Visit Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s, in-store or online, to see our selection of fun, family friendly toys.

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Curious Chef

Soon to be available in-stores and online at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s! Curious Chef is a fun line of baking tools especially for kids. All the tools and instructions keep safety in mind, allowing your children to whip up a batch of cupcakes, or anything sweet that may strike their fancy, without worrying about the dangers of regular kitchen utensils.  Baking kits, chefs hats, mitts, aprons, measuring tools, and everything your young ones need to craft a cake in no time!

Artsy Fartsy

Looking for some funky & functional art supplies?

Don’t worry, Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s has got you covered…

Shape, squish, mush, and tear!

Experiment with colour!

Art supplies for all ages.

Visit Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s for more ideas!

Make a Mess!

No, you’re not mistaken. Why, you may ask, am I encouraging you to make a mess? Doesn’t that make more work, and less time for play? Not necessarily! It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get creative. Simply lay down a plastic drop cloth or mat, and allow yourself to go crazy with paints, clay, crayons, or markers. If you’ve had a hard, long day at work, both you and your children could always use your evening time to let your hair down and create something colourful.

Go ahead, make a mess! Throw some paint on the canvas or paper, just to see what happens…

Play Time!

Boredom doesn’t have to be contagious. It takes only a little imagination and some ingenuity to turn a quiet afternoon into a day of play! Here are three great options for turning your home into an idea factory!

1. Create a Craft Station

Simply outfit a plastic container or shoebox with some finger paints, a smock, a stash of crayons, and glitter glue. Then make sure to have a roll or pad of craft paper handy. It doesn’t require fancy materials to turn a quiet, unexciting afternoon into a zealous crafting session. The potential is endless. You can personalize each craft station to match your child’s interests. For example, if your daughter loves to dress up, then it would be great to have a jewelry making kit! Or, if your son enjoys playing with toy vehicles, a paint-your-own Thomas the Tank Engine would be a fantastic option.

2. Puppet Show

Either full sized or finger puppets are available to create engaging stories for your children. Encourage them to write a story and act it out with puppets. Use different animals and characters to act out different lessons and stories. It’s a great way for children to learn about animals and their habitats, too! Simply pair a book about whales with a matching puppet.

3. Build a Fort

I used to build forts all the time when I was little! It was so much fun. There was nothing more entertaining than creating a tent out of sheets and clothes pins, where I could hide out and read, play with toys, and eat fun snacks. It’s a great way for kids to exercise their imagination.

And of course, there’s always Monopoly….

Visit Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s, in-store or online, for more fun and ways to beat boredom on quiet afternoons.

Fashion Angels

For all you budding fashion designers out there, a great new product by Fashion Angels has just arrived at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s! The Fashion Angels Tote is a great value at only $26.99 for an accordion style folder to store all your designs, formatted sketch sheets, and 10 vibrant markers. The colourful folder has a cool black patent strap for easy and convenient transportation. Check it out!

Visit us in-store or online for more great ideas for creative crafting! Also featured in our catalogue!

Rainy Day Fun

For those of you who’ve been schlepping through the rain these past few days, here in Ottawa, Canada, I’m sure you’re tired of getting your feet wet in giant puddles or being sprayed by cars speeding by. Coming home with soaked socks and feet, running shoes covered in mud? Well, I’ve got the perfect solution for you and your active children! Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s is happy to offer Paintable Boots, a new product by MyDesign. Paint, erase, and then re-design a pair of rubber boots as many times as you like! Available in a variety of sizes, MyDesign Paintable Boots are fun and easy for children of all ages. Families will have a blast decorating their boots in fashionable and creative designs. Rainy days don’t have to be grey, boring and icky. Use some red, yellow, and blue paint to spruce up some waterproof footwear to battle this misty fall weather.

The choice is yours and the possibilities are endless! Now, you don’t have to avoid the puddles– and there are a lot of them!


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