The Animaplates cats wish you happy holidays with a song!
The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro mark the first time that the Games are held in South America. After the start of the modern Olympic Games in 1896, most Games took place in Europe. Maybe that was logical, since the tradition of a peaceful sport competition has its origin in ancient Greece, where one of the objectives […]
The best way to explain magnets to young children, is to make them experience different activities that involve magnets. The magnets can be used to understand the way they work but they can also be used as a medium to create different projects or activities. This is what I would like to explore in the […]
Have you ever had the opportunity to observe a butterfly up close? If you ever find yourself near a butterfly conservatory, please take the time to visit it. It’s amazing to see butterflies of all kinds of species and all kinds of colours twirl around you. If you are patient you can even see how […]
A couple of cardinals lives in my backyard, and they have discovered the bird feeder I made last week.
By Samantha Penguins. They are some of the most majestic and tough birds around. The largest group of all penguins, is the Emperor Penguin. Our paper plate penguin project is a replica of the Emperor Penguin. If you can’t quite recall what the Emperor Penguin is or what the importance of this bird is, then think […]
Each year, the Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel in Ottawa (Canada) organizes a Christmas tree decorating contest as a benefit for CHEO (the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario). This event takes place on an evening towards the end of November and always attracts many visitors. In addition to the prizes awarded by the official jury, members of […]
The big project that I have worked for the last few months is a giant nutcracker. Taller than I am! For more details, read this article.
In my newslettter, I promised to unveil my big project this Tuesday… unfortunately I had a few setbacks and the mystery continues. I hope to reveal the mystery project very soon! I give you another clue today. For the project to be stable, I needed a wooden base and 4 wooden circles. Since I do not have woordworking equipment, I […]
Yesterday I told you that I was working on a big project. Here is a second clue. In addition to the tubes I showed in my previous post, I also needed to make a round object. That’s all I’ll say about it, but you can see for yourself in the picture below. Yes, the weather […]
If you receive my free newsletter, you already know that I am working on a project that I started during the summer. I even challenged my readers to guess what I was making with the objects that you see on the picture below. I received a wide variety of answers, grouped around certain themes. Very […]
The International Puppet Festival is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year. Every year, this event takes place on the second weekend of August in the town of Almonte, a 50 km drive from Ottawa. During the two day festival, you can watch ten professional puppet troupes who perform in tented theatres or in the […]