Sunday, 25 September 2016

Leaf Puppets

As Autumn begins so do all the leaf crafts!  Leaf puppets are such a simple and fun activity for toddlers and preschoolers.  After reading the 'Leaf Man' by Lois Ehlert we made a collection of leaves and then set to work on making our own leaf man (well about 20 leaf men, monsters and owls!) 
Leaf puppet activity inspired by the book 'Leaf Man'.  A simple fall/ autumn craft idea for toddlers and preschoolers.  Great pre-writing activity.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

No Sew Easy Felt Crafts

I'm always on the look out for easy crafts and have put together a collection of no sew felt crafts that I love.  All of these crafts only use felt scraps so it's a great excuse to use up any little scraps of felt you have lying around. If you are like me and not a fan of sewing you will be pleased to see that they are all no sew! Most of them are easy enough for kids to make too!

No sew easy felt craft ideas using felt scraps. Most are easy enough for kids to make.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Disney On Ice presents Frozen

Watching Disney On Ice is a truly magical experience for the whole family. This year Disney On Ice presents Frozen.  The full story is brought to life on the ice and we can't wait to watch.  Daisy will be old enough to enjoy the show now she is two, so the whole family will be heading to Birmingham in October this year. We can't wait to sing along to the songs "let it go" and "Do you want to build a snowman".  We will share our review with you after the show, but for now here is some information about the show. 

Disney On Ice Frozen review Birmingham

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Nature Owls

Use pine cones and conkers along with felt scraps and googly eyes to create these cute nature owls. Kids love going on nature walks and this Autumn craft can be made in minutes using the nature they have collected. 

Autumn/ Fall kids craft ideas using nature.  These nature owls are made from pine cones, conkers and felt scraps.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Clay Boat & Underwater Craft

Children of all ages will love this simple clay boat and underwater craft.  You begin by making an underwater scene and then make a sailing boat to sail upon it. This Summer activity combines process art with clay modelling which makes it perfect for toddlers and preschoolers as well as older children.

A clay sailing boat and underwater craft for kids. A summer activity for toddlers, preschoolers and older children thats combines process art and clay modelling.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

DIY Sponge Water Bombs

We made the best of the summer sunshine today by making sponge water bombs to use for a huge family water fight. It was so much fun! It takes 2 minutes to make these simple DIY water bombs and all you need is a pack of sponges and some elastic bands. 

How to make DIY sponge water bombs.  Summer activity ideas for kids.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Ice Fish Play

The summer holidays are finally here! YAY! Playing with ice fish in the sunshine is a perfect activity to keep the kids entertained. Ice fish are simple to make and its great fun catching the fish, watching the colours mix together and exploring how they melt. 
Ice fish play for toddlers and preschoolers.  A simple summer activity idea for kids that is easy to set up.

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.