May The 4th Be With You




May the 4th be with you if you are a Star Wars fan. Even if you aren’t a Star Wars fan, you will love the recipes listed below for  you and your family to enjoy. There is also a link for printable Star Wars stickers for your planner.

Feel free to pin these so you can find them later.


Galaxy Brownies – The Monday Box

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Fallsview Indoor Waterpark Deal




Save $10 off the regular price with Canadian Basics

Looking to have some fun with the kids this summer?

The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is a great place for you to enjoy some fun and make some memories.

I love taking my children to The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark to hit the slides with them. Then when you are done The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, head over to view the Horseshoe Falls.

Regular admission to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is $53.79 plus tax but Canadian Basics is able to offer you $10 off the regular admission.  Making your ticket only $41.82 plus taxes.

What a great deal!


Adventures in Babysitting



Adventures in Babysitting

Adventures In Babysitting || Feature Running Time: Approx. 94 minutes || Starring: Sabrina Carpenter and Sofia Carson || Disney DVD

Adventures in Babysitting a great movie to sit down with the kids for a movie night.  Pop some popcorn, get some drinks and enjoy this great movie.

Sofia Carson (Descendants) and Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) star in a hilarious, action-packed tale of two sitters, inspired by the ’80s classic!

Sparks fly when free-spirited Lola and prim, proper Jenny learn they’re up for the same internship. But that night, after newbie babysitter Lola breaks “Rule #1; NEVER take your eyes off the kids,” she’s forced to call Jenny – currently on her own gig – to help track down Trey, who has snuck out. Now with all their young charges in tow, these rivals must team up and brave the big city on the wildest, wackiest adventure of their lives!

The DVD includes Never Before Seen Bloopers and a Free Magnetic Photo Frame.

Available to own.

FREE PDF Patterns for Star Wars Snowflakes


Free PDF Patterns for Star Wars Snowflakes


My son, Spencer, is a BIG Star Wars fan. When I say big, I mean he loves it and you can’t go wrong with Star Wars for him. He has watched all the movies over and over since he was 2.

I want to help him get into the Holiday spirit by doing some crafts with him and Hayley.

This Friday night we are going to put on some Holiday music and try making some Star Wars Snowflakes.

tie fighter

I want to make a few of the Tie Fighter Attack 



Anthony Herra Designs has a Free PDF file available for everyone to use.


Update 2015 ~ He has added The Force Awakens CLICK HERE to get them

Celebrate Spring with Free Printables



Rainy day?

Why not get in the spirit of warmer weather by doing some printable activities with your child?

Canadian Basics

Here is a list of free printable Spring activities and colouring pages on the internet:

Gak Recipe ~ Fun Kid Craft! #DIY



Gak is a “silly putty” substance that kids can enjoy! Easy to make with the items in your home.








Gak Recipe ~ Fun Kid Craft! #DIY
Author: Canadian Basics
Prep time:
Cook time:
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1 1/2 cups of Warm Water 2 cups of Elmer’s white glue Food Colouring Mix these ingredients together until completely dissolved
  • 1 1/2 cups of Warm Water
  • 2 cups of Elmer’s white glue
  • Food Colouring
  • 4 teaspoons of Borax
  • 1 1/3 cups of Warm Water
  1. /2 cups of Warm Water
  2. cups of Elmer’s white glue
  3. Food Colouring
  4. Mix these ingredients together until completely dissolved
  5. In a different bowl,
  6. Place 4 teaspoons of Borax
  7. /3 cups of Warm Water
  8. Mix these ingredients together until completely dissolved
  9. Then pour first set of ingredients into the second set of ingredients. Do not mix!! Lift Gak out and knead into shape.

Valentine's Day Craft Idea for Old Broken Crayons!


A fun and easy way to make crayon hearts for your children or their classmates!


crayon hearts



  1. Preheat oven for 250 degrees F

  2. Remove paper from crayons

  3. Chop up crayons with a knife or use broken crayons. (you want a good mixture of colours)

  4. Fill up hearts in silicon baking tray.

  5. Place baking tray in the oven for 10-15 mins until the crayons are melted

  6. Take baking tray out of oven and allow hearts to cool

  7. Smooth rough ends of the hearts by rubbing on a paper

Bird Ornaments ~ Family Craft


It is always fun to do various crafts with the kids!

Here is a simple craft that you can do and either keep for yourselves or give it to the nature lovers in your family.


You’ll need:

  • 3/4 cup flour

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin

  • 3 tbsp. corn syrup

  • 4 cups birdseed

  • Cooking spray

  • A straw

  • string or ribbon

valentine's day kids crafts (10)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, water, gelatin and corn syrup.

  2. Add birdseed to the mixture and stir in well.

  3. Spray the mold with cooking spray and fill with bird seed mixture. Level it in the mold.

  4. Cut the straw into 2” segments.  Use the straw to punch a hole into the mixture.  Make sure the hole goes all of the way through and leave the straw in the ornament, so that the mixture will dry around the hole.  This is where you will tie your ribbon to hang the ornament.

  5. Leave the molds to dry for 2-3 hours.  Then, gently remove the molds and straws.

  6. Leave the ornaments to cure overnight.

  7. Tie the string through the hole in the ornaments and you’re done. (it is really difficult to do this part while still wet so best to do this last)