Sunday, 26 March 2017

How to Make Homemade Crayons

Recycle old broken crayons and turn them into fun shaped crayons at home by following our simple instructions. Homemade crayons make a fun gift idea for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as older kids. Today we are sharing some rainbow bunny themed crayons which are perfect for Easter time.

How to make shape crayons at home. Follow these easy instructions to recycle broken crayons into fun shaped crayons. A simple DIY and fun gift idea for toddlers and preschoolers as well as older kids. 'Knuffle Bunny' book activity idea.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Craft Stick Craft Ideas for Kids

When it comes to craft supplies craft sticks (also known as lollipop sticks or popsicle sticks) are high up on the must have list as they can be used in so many fun ways. Today I am sharing a collection of fun craft stick craft ideas for kids.  Some of the ideas are super simple and suitable for the youngest of children, some are a little more complicated and more for older children or for making with a little help from mum or dad. 
20+ of the best craft stick (lollipop stick / popsicle stick) art and craft idea for kids.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Floating Foil Boat Experiment

Introduce children to floating and sinking with this easy science experiment.  Kids will love designing and making tin foil boats and testing how well they float. They can investigate how many gems each boat can hold before it starts to sink, maybe even have a little competition. Even the youngest of scientists will enjoy this fun challenge. 

Floating foil boat experiment.  An easy science floating and sinking activity for kids to experiment with. Great for preschoolers and school aged children. Book themed activity based on 'Toy Boat' by Randall de Save.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Rainbow Spin Art Flowers

Bright and colourful flower crafts are perfect for this time of year as Spring begins. Kids will love using a salad spinner to create spin art rainbow flowers. This fun painting idea is easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy and the flowers all look beautifully unique.

Rainbow spin art flowers. An easy Spring or Summer craft for kids. Toddlers and preschoolers will love this fun painting idea.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Marbled Heart Craft

'The Day it Rained Heart's' by Felicia Bond is a beautiful children's book about a little girl that collects hearts and creates personalised gifts from them. Today we are sharing an easy marbled heart craft inspired by the story. Marbling using shaving foam is such a fun art process and perfect for younger children. 

Easy kids marbled heart craft using shaving foam. A fun art and sensory heart activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Inspired by the story 'The day it Rained Hearts' and national reading month.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Rainbow Spaghetti Sensory Play

Rainbow spaghetti is great for sensory play and so easy to make. Follow our simple instructions on how to make brightly coloured rainbow spaghetti in a ziplock bag. Babies, toddlers and preschoolers will love exploring the colour and texture of the spaghetti and as it is edible there are no worries about them putting it in their mouths. 

Rainbow activities for kids. How to make rainbow spaghetti. A sensory rainbow play activity for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Edible/ taste safe play for kids. A book activities to accompany 'A Rainbow of my Own' by Don Freeman.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Rainbow craft ideas for kids

Rainbow crafts are so bright and colourful and perfect for this time of year as we head towards Spring. I have put together a collection of my favourite rainbow craft ideas for kids. Whether you are looking for an easy rainbow craft, a fun rainbow activity or something that you can make with your child as a gift or keepsake, this list has it covered. 

Rainbow craft ideas for kids. A selection of easy rainbow crafts, fun rainbow activities, keepsakes and gift ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and older children.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Turn Photos to Art

Have you ever wondered what your favourite photograph would look like as a piece of art? Im so excited about sharing with you today a really easy way to turn your photos to art using some fun digital art effects from Befunky.

Turn photos to art or cartoons using digital art effects from befunky.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Frozen Oobleck Sensory Play

Oobleck is always so much fun to play with, frozen oobleck is even better! Kids can mix up their own oobleck using just cornflour and water and watch the 'slime' as it changes from a solid to a liquid. This simple science activity for toddlers and preschoolers will keep young children busy for ages as they explore and experiment. Today we introduced little fish to our oobleck sensory play. 

How to make frozen oobleck. Fish themed sensory play for toddlers and preschoolers. Easy science for kids.

Monday, 13 February 2017

2D Shape Painting Activity

Kids will love creating patterns using shape stamps made from toilet roll tubes. This 2D shape painting activity can be used to help toddlers and preschoolers learn their shapes and colours or to make colourful gift wrap, greeting cards or wall art. 

2D shape painting activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Learn shapes and colours using shape stamps made from toilet roll tubes. An easy DIY gift wrap idea for kids.