Hilltown Families

For many, this last month ushered in strong feelings of uncertainty for the future. Mindfulness meditation is a useful tool for embracing uncertainty and learning to live fully and compassionately within...

DIY Pictorial: Yarn Wrapped Tin Can Planters By Amber Ladley When Hilltown Families asked Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse to come up with a creative (and decorative) way to help...

Make a What-I’m-Thankful-For Placemat by Danielle Wood With a table laden with turkey, gravy, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, it’s easy to come up with reasons to give thanks this holiday season....

The culinary experience of exploring food customs from around the world can bring families an integrated course of study on cultural traditions and arts! Check out our archived DIY post...

Every year I send my parents a gingerbread house for their solstice dessert party, complete with their last name iced on the front door. The door with their name is left...

Homemade Playdough for Children Kids are amazed when they learn how easy it is to make playdough with this kids activity. The children can store their playdough air tight containers, or...

Vernal pools teem with life but only for a short time. So here is my suggestion. Walk to the biggest hardwood forest area you can find. Take your kids. Take your...

Happy Dyeing! Curbly.com posted this video demonstrating how to dye eggs using natural ingredients, including red cabbage, beets, yellow & red onion skins and turmeric:

Is the guilt of throwing out all that wrapping paper, tissue paper and greeting cards getting to you? It's too late to start over, but next year consider reusing this year's...

Eco-Friendly Kwanzaa Craft ideas for making your own Kwanzaa celebration supplies. Includes instructions for making a Kwanzaa candle holder and mat. Also describes how to create other Kwanzaa symbols. From Care2,...

IN GOOD COMPANY ON KIDS CRAFT WEEKLY Over at Kids Craft Weekly Hilltown Families (that’s us!) is featured in their Holiday Favourites Issue. Editor Amber Caravan has selected our DIY: Christmas...

For our local Kids-Made Holiday Bazaar, Persephone (age 5) drew Christmas Spiders for her holiday cards to be sold during the event. Here she gives to a video tutorial on how...

Make your own Halloween Paper-Maché Piñata! Check out this DIY post from our archives from a two day workshop in the studio with guest artist, Kara Kitchen...