Thursday, 14 July 2016

Fingerprint ladybird keepsake magnets

Make the cutest fingerprint ladybird magnets from salt dough.  Salt dough is cheap and easy to work with and using your child's fingerprints turns this simple kids craft into an adorable keepsake. 

Make fingerprint ladybird keepsake magnets from a simple salt dough recipe. A homemade gift idea for kids, toddlers and preschoolers. Perfect for spring, summer, bug projects.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Flower Suncatcher Craft

A quiet walk in the sunshine inspired this beautiful nature craft. After going outside to pick some flowers we returned home to make a real flower suncatcher. This simple craft is perfect for toddlers or preschoolers to make independently and it works on those all important fine motor skills.

How to make a flower suncatcher.  A simple nature craft using real flowers.  A perfect summer or spring activity for toddlers and preschoolers

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Fingerprint Butterfly Magnets

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. 

Fingerprint butterfly magnet keepsake.  A simple salt dough craft for kids. Easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers and a fun summer or spring activity.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Stone Fish Craft

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. 

Stone fish craft for kids.  Use painted stones and chalk pens to make to make pet fish.  A simple summer or fish themed craft for toddlers and preschoolers.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Salt Dough Handprint Bowl

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. 

Salt dough handprint bowl keepsake.  Follow our simple instructions to make a hand shaped dish from salt dough for rings, cufflinks, coins or keys.  A great kid made gift idea for mothers day, fathers day, valentines day or christmas.

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

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.