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Bonnie Thomas


Bonnie Thomas shares her ideas and instructions for simple Yankee crafts. Bonnie Thomas works full time as a child and family therapist in Southern Maine and is also an established artist and author. She has published two books via Jessica Kingsley Publishing, titled Creative Coping Skills for Children: Emotional Support Through Arts and Crafts Activities and Creative Expression Activities for Teens: Exploring Identity Through Art, Craft and Journaling. Don't miss her latest book, How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors, and Connecting With Nature

Halloween Crafts | Make Skeleton Decorations

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Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) are the perfect occasions to make jointed... Read More »

Crafts | How to Decoupage a Collage onto Blocks

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Learn how to decoupage a collage onto wooden, craft blocks with images and words. This cute craft is... Read More »

Crafts | Make Canvas Photo Prints

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Canvas photo prints — black and white photos transferred to canvas — are a unique alternative to hanging... Read More »

Crafts | Design Custom Dinnerware

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Anyone who has ever spent time searching for the perfect set of dishes knows how frustrating it can... Read More »

Crafts | Punched Tin Pie Plates

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When my family moved into our house years ago, I looked at the empty spaces waiting to be... Read More »

Crafts | Make an Ocean Diorama

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Summer vacations mean bare feet, the smell of sunscreen, catching fireflies at night, and watermelon seed fights. For... Read More »

Crafts | Make Decorative Matchboxes

Crafts | Make Decorative Matchboxes

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Matchboxes offer multiple opportunities for use in artwork, playtime, organization, and gift giving. There are so many ways... Read More »

Create Your Own Nesting Dolls

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Matryoshka Dolls have delighted me since childhood.  There is something surprising and whimsical about taking apart a figurine... Read More »

Crafts | Make a Decorative Tin

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Slipping a small note or gift in a decorative re-purposed mint tin is a creative way to show... Read More »

Crafts | Make a Hanging Lantern

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During the summer months, there’s a period of the day between dusk and nightfall when it’s not dark... Read More »

Crafts | Make a May Basket

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When I was a child growing up in Maine, my grandparents came to our house each and every... Read More »

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