Easy Easter DIY Banner Pickle Planet Moncton

Easy Easter DIY Banner


This easy Easter DIY banner is the focus of our family Easter decorations – and has been for five years! It takes about five minutes solo, five hours if you’ve got little helpers. Just kidding; a preschool or kindergarten student could do this awesome fine-motor skill building activity self-directed in a half-hour quiet crafting session. And there’s so much room for personal expression!

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Tartan Day No Sew Tutu DIY

Tartan Day No Sew Tutu DIY


New Brunswick’s tartan (which I used for this Tartan Day No Sew Tutu) was created in Gagetown in 1959, commissioned by Lord Beaverbrook. The red used symbolizes the loyalty of both the New Brunswick Regiment and the province’s early Loyalist settlers. The ‘beaver brown’ is a nod to Beaverbrook. The forest green represents our lumber history, while the meadow green stands for agriculture. The blue symoblizes our coastal and inland water, while the threads of gold represent our potential wealth.

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cupcake liner flower craft

Cupcake Liner Flower Craft


We LOVE cupcake liner crafts – and these flowers are the perfect easy craft to bring a little spring into your home! The supplies are simple: fun cupcake liners, funky buttons, and green pipe cleaners….

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Green Pasta Necklaces for St. Patrick’s Day


We made these lovely green pasta necklaces for St. Patrick’s Day, but you can use the same method for any occasion. In my opinion, this is best done as a two-day process. Dye the pasta,…

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Snow Day Family Fun: Guest Post by Chera Yorke


I’ve been a huge fan of Matt & Chera Yorke since before even moving to New Brunswick. This couple creates amazing photographic memories for families, and we’ve been lucky to work with them several times….

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Groundhog Day Puppet


Create your own little weather-predicting rodent with this easy Groundhog Day Puppet craft!

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It’s Groundhog Day!


People longing for warm, sunny days have been looking to groundhogs for hope for hundreds of years. It’s a fun way to break up the winter weeks with little ones, as well as a chance…

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Three Tips for Surviving the Winter With Your Family


Winter can a wonderful time to connect with your family. Here are three ideas for embracing the season and capitalizing on your time together, whether inside or outdoors.

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Valentines for Veterans


It’s a universal truth: homemade cards from little kids are magical. And what better time to spread a little magic than in the depths of winter, for Valentine’s Day! This year, consider sending your little…

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Keeping kids away from the Christmas Tree


Christmas decorating with toddlers can be a challenge. Little hands just can’t seem to stay away – so why ask them to? We love creating a play tree, where the moving of decorations is encouraged!…

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