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Elena Canseven

I am a mum of the most wonderful girl Arya. My little darling is 4 and she is my best friend. We do everything together. At the moment I am a stay-at-home-mum, but I am also an English language teacher. I love making crafts with my daughter and I always try to surprise her with an interesting activity or craft. I love to make crafts from the things I have at home - cardboard boxes, egg cartons, paper plates, tp rolls. Nature also inspires me to create amazing things.


Simple nature puzzle

Our beautiful butterflies from pipe cleaners and beads

Mother’s Day cards

Cardboard house 🏑 for cardboard bunnies 🐰🐰

Kitchen towel roll spring tulips 🌷

Leaf printed bunny 🐰 ears

Easter 🐣 egg - sensory activity

Egg shell mosaic Easter chick 🐣

Ladybugs 🐞 on a daisy - math & sensory activity

Spring activity - egg carton daffodils and tulips πŸ’

Spring flowers πŸ’ - sensory activity, numbers and colors

Spring activity - spring flower 🌸 game

Spring activity - popsicle puzzle 🧩

Spring activity - glue, salt and water colors flowers πŸ’

Spring activity - colourful flowers πŸ’

Egg shells πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š numbers practice

The cutest parrot Jewel (from movie β€œRio”)

DIY telephone made from paper cups, string &paper clips

DIY simple kaleidoscope

Stained glass heart ❀️ painting activity

Decorating Valentine’s cupcakes 🧁

Clay heart ❀️ candle πŸ•― holder

Heart ❀️ sun catcher

LOVE ❀️ TREE (with heart shaped sponge stamped leaves)

Fixing broken hearts πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”

Valentine’s card β€œI LOVE YOU TO PIECES” β€οΈπŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ§‘

Snow owls πŸ¦‰ from pine cones

Cute baby snow owl πŸ¦‰ from torn pieces of paper πŸ“„

Beaded name heart necklace πŸ’–

Valentine craft - cardboard puzzle 🧩

Valentine craft - numbers 5️⃣6️⃣7️⃣8️⃣9οΈβƒ£πŸ”Ÿ practice

Valentine craft - size sequencing activity

Numbers and counting practice snow globe

Christmas tree πŸŽ„ sensory activity

Christmas tree πŸŽ„ - fine motor skills activity

Winter craft from natural materials

Cardboard winter scene diorama

Gingerbread girl and gingerbread houses from paper bags

β€œSanta Claus is coming to town” game

Cardboard snowglobe β„οΈπŸŽ„β›„οΈβ„οΈ

Colourful tapes Christmas trees πŸŽ„

Handmade Christmas tree πŸŽ„ decorations

Mr. & Mrs. Snowman ⛄️ (from egg cartons)

The cutest reindeer Rudolph 🦌

Pipe cleaners Christmas wreath

New Year countdown countdown calendar - Santa’s beard πŸ—“

Pasta Christmas trees πŸŽ„

Pipe cleaner Christmas tree πŸŽ„

Paper plate house for Christmas Elf

TP roll Christmas trees πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„(we loved this craft ❀️)

Letter to Santa

Our new Christmas decorations πŸŽ„

Pine cone Christmas trees πŸŽ„

Origami Santas πŸŽ…πŸ»

Sensory snowman ⛄️ (made from a sock stuffed with rice)

Pipe cleaners & beads snowflake ❄️

Decorating Christmas tree πŸŽ„ in the garden

Snowman ⛄️ snowflake ❄️

Lego Christmas tree πŸŽ„

Cinnamon and orange peels Christmas tree πŸŽ„

Autumn colours scavenger hunt πŸ‚πŸπŸ‚

Halloween πŸ‚πŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ2021

The cutest pine cone witch and TP rolls haunted house

Halloween glasses πŸ‘“πŸ•·πŸ‘»πŸ§™πŸ¦‡πŸŽƒ

Halloween mobile πŸ‘»πŸŽƒπŸ¦‡ (made from toilet paper rolls)

Clay pumpkins πŸŽƒπŸ‚πŸ‘»πŸπŸŽƒ

Pine cone spider πŸ•· and the web from sticks and yarn

How cute is our witch πŸ§™πŸπŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ‚

Snail 🐌 maze

Fruit autumn πŸ‚πŸ tree

Apple 🍎 volcanoes πŸŒ‹ (baking soda and vinegar)

Play dough and lentils pumpkin πŸŽƒ

Mr. Hedgehog πŸ¦”

Cardboard and pine cone snail 🐌

Play dough farm in autumn πŸ‚πŸπŸŽπŸ–πŸ‘πŸ„πŸ

Snail the Pebble 🐌 (numbers practice)

Yarn 🧢 dolls

Arya’s beauty saloon

The cutest robots πŸ€–πŸ€–

Cardboard dress

Marisa the Squirrel 🐿 (counting & sensory activity)

Space ship πŸš€ (with Elsa inside 😁)

How cute is our mermaid πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ

Lego castle 🏰

Pixie fairy πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ

Create your own paper doll (independent craft)

Handmade sensory doll (for colours & numbers practice)

Skating penguins 🐧 (so much fun)

Nature materials and play dough tree

Food should be fun (happy and healthy breakfast)

Birch tree craft

Breakfast πŸ₯ž from Arya

Mermaid πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ craft from pasta

Ice cream 🍦 (from play dough caps and pompons)

Pouring water πŸ’¦ from one cup into another cup

Sea themed play dough set was a great success

β€œUnder the sea 🌊 world” craft from egg cartons

Adding numbers with ladybug 🐞 spots

Spots on the 🐞 wings and the numbers on the πŸƒ matching

Another set for a long car πŸš— trip

Butterflies πŸ¦‹ from dyed wet wipes

Airplane ✈️ construction

Science experiment - sinking and floating tangerine 🍊

Sandcastles decorated with seashells

Learning to play ukulele (small guitar 🎸)

Ice painting (frozen water in muffin cups)

Toy zoo

Paper cup dolls

We are into mermaids πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ these days 😊 (muffin liners πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ)

Rock turtle 🐒 on the beach

Summer sensory basket (gathered in the park)

Mermaid craft (scales on the tail made from the leaves)

Sweeping 🧹 the leaves πŸƒπŸ into the square on the floor

Pompon popsicle ice cream 🍦

Spaghetti hedgehog πŸ¦”

Ziplock bag parachute πŸͺ‚ in action. Part 2

Ziplock bag parachute πŸͺ‚. Part 1

Counting with buttons

Shark 🦈 with sharp teeth (cutting, gluing, counting)

Car trip activities (kept my girl busy for 8 hour trip)

Pasta hair for Rapunzel πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ¦±

Balcony art workshop

Colourful shells (painted & from play dough) for snails

Seasons craft β„οΈπŸŒΈβ˜€οΈπŸ

Chicken life cycle craft πŸ₯šπŸ£πŸ₯πŸ“

Sunflowers 🌻 craft (from seeds, pasta and play dough)

β€œArya’s Red Shoes” written & illustrated by Arya&Elena

Yoga πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ for kids (truly recommended by me&my daughter)

Popsicle bracelets

Skeleton bride&groom (inspired by movie β€œCoco”)

Arya’s nook - place where she can read, eat and relax πŸ˜€

Our Forkies (inspired by β€œToy story 4” movie)

Muffin cups for chocolate muffins and for flowers πŸ’

Colourful bonbons experiment

Number practice with clothes pegs

Lacing activities (flower and heart)

Love πŸ’• tree

Rain 🌧 stick (from paper towel, foil and rice)

Magic water πŸ’¦ experiment

Vanilla salt dough hand print πŸ•― holder (keepsake craft)

Library πŸ“š role play

Dry leaves πŸπŸ‚ hedgehog πŸ¦”

Cling film & leaves πŸƒπŸπŸ‚= beautiful window decoration

Paper plate & pipe cleaners jellyfish craft

Funny crepe face 😊

Matching vegetables with the correct cards

Leaf prints on the spinach play dough

Painting pine cones

Salt dough & natural materials face with freckles 😁

Shapes penguin 🐧 (learning about where penguins live)

Getting ready to become a little cook πŸ‘©β€πŸ³

Name bracelet from beads

Puzzle 🧩 time

Little artist πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨

Lego paint crane πŸ—

Nice spring craft from cheap materials

Arya’s dandeLion

Leaves πŸƒπŸŒΏπŸ‚πŸ puzzle 🧩

Cinnamon salt dough and sunflower seeds hedgehog πŸ¦”

Birthday card for Daddy

Q-tips & play dough dandelions spring craft

Sensory bin (pasta, beans, oats, rice, chickpeas)

Cookie πŸͺ time

Our rainbow 🌈

Activity for a rainy day 🌧

Wooden spoon puppets for β€œGoldilocks” story

Observing the ants 🐜 and feeding them on sugar

Sink or float experiment

Growing (and observing) pinto beans in the pot at home

Healthy/unhealthy food for our teeth poster

Nature materials play

Numbers ice cream cones🍦(for lego, walnuts, play dough)

Baked salt dough name necklace

TP roll butterfly πŸ¦‹, bee 🐝 and ladybug 🐞 crafts

Leaf 🍁 fish 🐟 in the aquarium

DIY catapult

Rain 🌧 in the jar (science experiment)

Seaside craft β›΅οΈβ˜€οΈπŸŒŠ

Hopscotch game (like in old times 😊)

Bird kite πŸͺ (it does fly when the weather is windy)

Learning to use a real binocular

Play dough Disney characters

Paper towels 🧻 flower art

Seasons art πŸƒπŸ‚πŸŒΈβ„οΈ (painting with q-tips)

Popsicles & clothes pegs number practice

Milk carton boat ⛡️

Paper plate watermelon πŸ‰ fans for hot summer days

Ladybug 🐞 stickers name practice

Doll’s new outfit from a sock 🧦 (dress πŸ‘— & hat πŸ‘’)

Dinosaur πŸ¦• diorama (dinosaurs from clay & play dough)

Love❀️ necklace for mummy (from straws and paper hearts)

Rainbow butterfly from 🌈 popsicles (on taped paper)

Fixing Humpty Dumpty with bandaids 🩹

Paper bouquet πŸ’ (for Mother’s Day)

Pumpkin patch (numbers practice)

Sticks and twigs hedgehog πŸ¦”

Paper plate apatosaurus πŸ¦•

No mess mud for Peppa 🐷 (shaving foam + cocoa powder)

TP roll stamped flowers (present wrap for Mother’s Day)

Princess πŸ‘Έ castle 🏰

Colorful pompon face πŸ‘€πŸ‘‚πŸ»πŸ‘ƒπŸ»πŸ‘„

A bouquet from painted leaves πŸƒ

Sewing πŸͺ‘ 🧡 a handkerchief

Rainbow 🌈 on the wall

My little bookworm’s library πŸ“š

β€œPumpkins on the tree” painting by Arya Canseven

Drawing a treasure map πŸ—Ί

Numbers sensory bin

Cotton pads fish 🐠 craft

Find the rainbow 🌈 after the rain 🌧 (cutting activity)

Easter bunny basket (from paper plates) for egg hunting

β€œGet from 1️⃣ to 5️⃣” game

Stone/rock painting

Getting ready for Easter (Orthodox Easter - May, 2) 🐣🐰

At the strawberry πŸ“ field

Lemon πŸ‹ stamped flowers πŸ’

Hand made water πŸ’¦ mill

TP rolls shape stamps

Cookie πŸͺ jar (number practice)

Build a fence (number practice)

Pipe cleaner & muffin liners ballerina

Arya’s laundry and ironing service

Shelling peas - fine motor activity + help for mum

Apple 🍎 boats ⛡️

Our Earth 🌍 day project

Rainbow 🌈 craft

Weather crafts (sun β˜€οΈ, rain 🌧, rainbow 🌈)

Walking water experiment

TP roll + cling + board marker = diy projector πŸ“½

Nature cards with numbers practice

Sea turtle 🐒 craft

TP roll octopus πŸ™ (painting + cutting + counting)

TP roll shark 🦈 catching a fish 🐠 game

Colorful icicles (water+paint+popsicles) - lots of fun

Numbers for a caterpillar πŸ›

Petals for flowers (number practice)

Popsicle people do sport

β€œThree little piggies 🐷 β€œ puppet theater 🎭 at home

Spring flowers (fine motor skills activity + colours)

Very easy diy baby stroller

Musical 🎢 penguin 🐧 shaker

Marionette dragon πŸ‰ and the princess πŸ‘Έ

Tropical 🏝island for a toy princess (from surprise egg)

Fluffy paint 🎨 (shaving foam+glue+paint) ice cream 🍦

Fun with colorful straws (fine motor skills activity)

Funny faces (from things you have at home)

Boats from leaves and walnut shells

Spring activity - colorful bunnies (fine motor skills)

Drawing with cars πŸš—

Play dough apple trees (practicing numbers)

Salt + glue + watercolor paints leaves πŸƒπŸπŸ‚

Pumpkin pancakes πŸ₯ž for breakfast

Plastic bottle + pebbles/marbles turtle 🐒

Flower garden (counting + sensory activity)

Cupcake liner flowers πŸ’

Cardboard pizza πŸ•

Growing a pumpkin in the pot

Play dough solar system

Learning about how bees 🐝 make honey 🍯

Painted seashells frame and our family portrait

Find the bugs in the grass (cutting activity)

Carton egg butterflies πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹

Cute snails (from shaving foam and beans/pasta)

Sensory beehive 🐝 (from penne pasta and a shoe lace)

Cupcake liners fish

Nature butterfly πŸ¦‹

Sheep craft

Flower dresses for ballerina

Corn chick (sweeping activity)

Yarn chicks πŸ₯

Colorful caterpillar πŸ›

Leaf faces

Sunflower 🌻 craft

Broccoli πŸ₯¦ painting πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ¨

Pumpkin seeds hedgehog πŸ¦”

Cardboard + tape + colorful paper fruit

Flower rainbow 🌈

Sweeping 🧹 leaves 🍁 with a brush

Counting with natural materials

Play dough and flowers hearts

Drawing faces on the transparent files

Colourful caterpillar πŸ› (mixing colours)

Learning about flowers

Paper tower dolls

Toy playground

Cardboard laptop πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

Spring flowers craft

Plastic bottle microscope πŸ”¬