5 Minute Fun

I’m a grown-up who’s obsessed with Kinetic Sand


Is it weird that after my kids go to bed, I like to spend about 20 minutes running my hands through their Kinetic Sand and talking to myself, and afterwards I feel totally relaxed? Probably. But Kinetic Sand is like the 2.0 version of a foam stress ball only infinitely better beacause oh yeah, it’s also a toy… Read More »

Fisher-Price Music Box single

Watch Toddlers Play Fisher-Price Music Box single


Remember us getting excited about the Hilotrons track as a Fisher-Price Music Box single? We thought you’d like to see the calming effect it has on even the most rambunctious of toddlers: Er … or not so calming effect: But music, sweet music! Read the whole story about how a brand new – double-sided! –… Read More »

Monster Factory Ghostie: Made One With My Kids and So Can You


  Monster Factory is a gateway brand. My Auntie Debbie bought me a Lucy while I was pregnant with my first child and I knew I’d have to get knocked up again so I could have more monsters. I was incredibly excited when Rhya from Monster Factory dropped a customizable Ghostie off at Bunch HQ and… Read More »

DIY Monster Socks for Father’s Day


Give your favourite dad what he really wants this Father’s Day: a pair of super-cool monster socks He might not know it yet, but the dad in your life probably needs a sweet pair of custom-made, ferociously fierce DIY monster socks for Father’s Day. These little guys are inexpensive, fun and quick to make with… Read More »

DIY Fireworks Ice Cream


An explosive way to do dessert. Because … + =   Fireworks Ice Cream   We will always be grateful to GeekMom for introducing us to the ridiculously easy, but super genius holiday treat that is fireworks ice cream. Sprinkle a few pop rocks over your ice cream and enjoy! Photos by sea turtle, kasia/flickr… Read More »

awesome paper toy

Make an Awesome Toy Out of Paper


Watch and be amazed. STEPS You will need a piece of paper 12 x 24 cm Every strip you cut must be 5 x 4 x 3 cm Cut 8 strips Use tape to form triangles, then line them up and tape two sets of four triangles Watch video carefully: Tape the two triangles at… Read More »

Rosh Hashanah Apple Heads


L’Shana Tova! Last night at a family Rosh Hashanah dinner, Bunch founder Rebecca and her producer cousin Corey Marr had a simple yet genius way of keeping the kids entertained at the table: Apple Heads. Rebecca and Corey used plasticine to make faces on the apples and gave one to each kid. The kids could… Read More »

DIY flip book

Make Your Own Flip Book


Catherine Romano blogs about crafty projects for kids and parents September in Toronto means more than back-to-school, it is also time for TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival). Even though TIFF films are not entirely kid-friendly, I still found a way to let my love of film inspire a new (and very simple) Make It! project.… Read More »

Kopecky Family Band

Make a Gig Poster For Your Family Band


Bunchfest wants to help you find ways to help you create that festival feeling right in your own backyard. The posters that hang in record shops and music venues serve two purposes: they let you know when awesome shows are happening in your city while providing a pop of colour in an interesting font. Gig… Read More »

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wimp Yourself


Who’s excited to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules? Tomorrow the highly anticipated sequel to last year’s hit movie comes out. The movies are regular-old live-action, but fans of the book series will recognize the above cartoon as something Greg Heffley would sketch in his journal. (Don’t even call it a diary!) This… Read More »

recycled robot

Recycled Robot


Catherine Romano blogs about crafty projects for kids and parents   My two-and-a-half-year-old son loves trains — playing with toy trains, riding trains, reading about trains and building trains.  However, he recently began to show interest in robots and suggested I make a robot for my new Make It! post. We began the creative process… Read More »

abstract art cookie

Abstract Art Cookies


The easiest fun you and your kids ever had in 5 minutes   I went to check out the new Tequila bar on Ossington with a friend last Tuesday night and when I came home my husband had invented this very simple and surprisingly cool way to turn cookies after dinner into a Jackson Pollock… Read More »


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