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Thank you for visiting Messy Little Monster! 

Have fun browsing our website for fun art, craft and activity ideas to try with your children. Click on the categories below to check out some of our 900+ activity ideas.


This website was set up in 2014 and it has grown so much over the last 6 years. Originally set up as a blog to share ideas with friends and family I never dreamt it would grow as huge as it has. 

Thank you for being here! I love running this website and hope that there are many young children out there having fun trying some of the activities we share. 

About Me

I'm Louise, I enjoy anything arty and I absolutely LOVE being a mum to my three gorgeous children. I could maybe do without the sleepless nights and tantrums, but I do believe being a parent really is the BEST THING EVER! 

I have always enjoyed being creative since as far back as I can remember, so it is amazing to be able to share this passion with my children. 

I teach young children and I feel that it is so important to be able to teach children in a fun and creative way. I love helping my own children learn and experience new things using the same approach. Young children are so full of enthusiasm about anything and everything and I love the look of excitement on their faces when they discover something new. 

Through this website I aim to share and hopefully inspire people with the arty, crafty, messy fun I have with my children at home. 

Meet the family

I live in England with my Irish husband John and our 3 children Harry 8, Daisy 5 and Ollie 2.  John is a brilliant dad and there is nothing better than hearing the children giggle as he runs around the house with them. 

Our eldest 'Messy Little Monster' Harry is lucky enough to have a website named after him! As a toddler (when I set up this website) he just loved process art, getting messy and being creative, but he was always missing at tidy up time! I often called him my 'messy little monster', hence the name of the website. 

As he has got older he still loves being creative and using his imagination and loves helping me to come up with ideas to share here on the website. 

Daisy is my girlie girl who loves anything pink and pretty. Anything unicorn, fairy or princess themed has her attention straight away. She loves setting up small worlds and makes up wonderful narratives with her toy figures. 

She is the total opposite of Harry when it comes to arts and crafts. She likes to keep things neat and tidy and likes her crafts to be just so. 

She loves being my little sidekick helping me to make projects to share.  She has always loved being on camera (since she was about 2) and would love her own youtube channel! 

Our youngest Ollie was the most chilled baby ever, but he is a real cheeky little monkey now who doesn't stop from the minute he wakes up until the minute he goes to bed!  

He wants to be involved in everything and his favourite phrase is 'me too'. He really doesn't want to miss out on any of the fun, and why should he! 

This website is a real family project these days and we love sharing what we do. Thank you for being here and please have fun exploring our website. (And yes I know I need to update the images here. It is on my long to do list!) 

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1 comment

  1. You are doing a wonderful job of helping me entertain my grand children...thank you for all your creative ideas....Helene'


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