Butterfly crafts are perfect for the Summer months. These fingerprint butterfly magnets would look pretty on the fridge or alternatively kids can make them as cute gifts or keepsakes to give to somebody special. Using a simple salt dough recipe these butterflies are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to make.
Sunday, 12 June 2016
Tuesday, 7 June 2016
If you have a pile of stones lying around the garden get creative and turn them into pet fish! This simple stone fish craft is easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy. Using chalk pens on white stones looks really effective and kids will love playing them.
Saturday, 28 May 2016
Salt dough crafts are so easy to make and I totally love our latest craft, a handprint bowl. Follow our simple instructions to make your own salt dough bowl in the shape of your child's hand. This is such a cute keepsake craft and the bowl is a perfect size for rings, cufflinks or keys. These dishes would make perfect little gifts for Mothers day, Fathers day or for Christmas.
Friday, 20 May 2016
These colourful flower painting ideas for kids will definitely brighten up your home this Spring and Summer. I have picked out my top 10 flower art activities to share with you today. Whether you are looking for a simple watercolour painting, fingerprint art, or to paint using real flowers, there is something for all tastes and ages in this list.
Thursday, 19 May 2016
If you are looking for simple play activities for your toddler or preschooler it doesn't get much simpler than playing with dried pasta and spaghetti. Pasta play keeps little children busy as well as working on their fine motor skills. It makes very little mess and can be tidied away again quickly, which has made it one of our go to activities.
Sunday, 15 May 2016
Painting on foil is a simple process art idea for kids. This activity is great for working on fine motor skills as well as colour mixing. For this art technique we used cotton buds (Q tips) as paint brushes. Inspired by Van Gogh's paintings we used different shades of blue and explored swirling the paint around the foil.
Saturday, 14 May 2016
Here is a superhero puppet craft that little boys (and girls!) will LOVE!!! Use our FREE PRINTABLE to make your own mini superheroes. We have Batman, Superman, Ironman, Flash and Captain America amongst others. These puppets are great for imaginative play and accompany the lego superhero story books perfectly.
Tuesday, 3 May 2016
The kids have had hours of fun painting and playing in their own cardboard playhouse. I provided the paints and the playhouse and let them splat and drip paint all over it. They loved being free to decorate it in their own creative way. They got totally covered in paint and had fun popping up out of the windows.
Monday, 2 May 2016
Water Pistol painting is a fun outdoor art activity for kids. In my opinion (and Harry's) it's the best Summer art activity ever! We had soooo much fun! By squirting paint onto a large canvas you can create some wall worthy artwork as well as having a blast. Our artwork reminds me of the paintings of the famous artist 'Jackson Polluck'.
Sunday, 1 May 2016
Using Claude Monet's Water Lilies paintings as our inspiration we created our own Water Lilies painting using a paper plate and cupcake liners. This simple piece of artwork is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers but older kids would enjoy it too.