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Come and join the arty, crafty, messy fun! 

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Thank you for visiting Messy Little Monster, we are so pleased to have you here! 

We (that's me, Louise, and my lovely little family,) love running this website and hope that there are many young children out there having fun trying some of the activities we share. 

Set up in 2014 the Messy Little Monster website has grown considerably over the last 7 years. Originally set up as a blog to share ideas with friends and family we never dreamt it would grow as huge as it has. 

We hope that you have fun browsing our website for fun art, craft and activity ideas to try with your children, grandchildren, children you work with or any and all children in your life!

Click on the categories below to check out some of our 1000+ activity ideas or visit the Messy Little Monster Shop for our collection of printables.

If you have a toddler in the house or you work with toddlers check out our Toddler Plans! These plans were written by myself along with 4 other talented early years educators. There is also a preschool version.

messy little monster about me page

A little 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 along with thousands of 'Messy Little Monster' followers. 

I have a degree in education and art and have been teaching young children for over 15 years now. I feel that it is so important to be able to teach children in a fun and creative way and 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 little 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 three children Harry 10, Daisy 7 and Ollie 3.  

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 3 years younger than Harry and my girlie girl who loves anything pink and pretty. Anything unicorn, fairy or princess themed has her attention in an instant! 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 perfect. She loves being my little sidekick helping me to make projects to share. 

Our youngest, Ollie, is a 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! 

messy little monster about page

The 'Messy Little Monster' website is a real family project these days and we love sharing what we do. We also have several contributors who enjoy sharing the arty, crafty, messy fun they have too! 

If you have any crafts or activities you would like to share we LOVE seeing what people have been up to and how you have made the crafts and activities from this website your own. 

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If you would like to contact me email me at louise@messylittlemonster.com

Thank you for being here and please have fun exploring our website. 

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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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