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.
Saturday, 30 April 2016
Friday, 29 April 2016
Make a DIY keyring from your child's drawing using Shrinky Dinks. A keychain made using your child's first drawings would make a memorable keepsake. Alternatively kids could make them as gifts for Mothers Day, Fathers Day or Christmas. Its so much fun seeing the pictures shrink in the oven. I remember enjoying using Shrinky Dinks as a child!
Saturday, 23 April 2016
We had been really looking forward to the Silver Anniversary Presentation of Disney On Ice and I am pleased to report that we totally loved every minute of it. The combination of the fabulous ice skating and choreography along with well known and loved characters creates a truly spectacular show.