Friday, 20 May 2016

Flower Painting Ideas for Kids

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. 
Flower Painting Ideas for Kids.  Simple, fun and colourful art & craft ideas for Spring and Summer.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Pasta Play - Simple activities for toddlers

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.

Pasta play. Simple play activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Use dried pasta/ spaghetti to work on fine motor skills.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Painting On Foil

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.

Painting on foil is a simple process art idea for kids. Inspired by Van Gogh's Starry night this activity works on fine motor skills and colour mixing for toddler and preschoolers.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Superhero Puppet Craft

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. 

Superhero puppet craft for kids.  FREE PRINTABLE Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Ironman, Flash, Captain America masks and badges.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Painted Cardboard Playhouse

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.
Painted cardboard playhouse.  These colour or paint your own house are perfect for inspiring imagination and creativity. This activity is suitable for toddlers and preschoolers.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Water Pistol Painting

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'.

Water pistol (squirt gun) painting is a fun outdoor art activity for kids. Perfect for the Summer months and Inspired by famous artist Jackson Polluck

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Claude Monet inspired Water Lilies

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. 
Claude Monet inspired water lilies art for kids.  Exploring famous artists for toddlers and preschoolers.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Exploring Famous Artists (Series throughout May)

Exploring famous artists is lots of fun and a great opportunity to expose even the youngest children to new art processes and techniques. Teaching kids about art history can inspire some exciting artist inspired art projects. 

Exploring famous artists with kids.  A series of art projects inspired by artists. Suitable for kids of all ages from toddlers/ preschoolers upwards.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Shrinky Dinks Keyring

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!
DIY Shrinky Dinks Keyring using a child's first drawings. This keychain makes a memorable keepsake or simple kid made gift for Mothers day, Fathers day, Christmas or a Birthday.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Disney On Ice Silver Anniversary Review

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. 

Disney on Ice Review 2016