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Posts from the category: Art

9 Cool Things to Do With Kids Artwork

9 Cool Things to Do With Kids Artwork

If your children are anything like mine they are prolific artists! While I sort through and save many of my girls' artworks (and this post explains my sorting and saving process), I am always on the lookout for other ideas of what to do with these precious gems. Here are 9 really cool ideas for … [Read more...]

How to Make a Shoelace Ladder Bracelet

Fun Ladder Bracelets from Shoelaces to make with tweens and teens

When I saw some bright fluoro shoelaces at the shopping centre recently I grabbed a packet knowing that we could make something fabulous with them. These shoelace ladder bracelets were the result - made with just 3 common crafty household items they are fun to make with school aged kids, and they … [Read more...]

Our Art Room Rules Printable Poster

Art Room Rules Printable Poster

We've always had some really simple rules surrounding art making in our home art space and my girls have been pretty good with respecting where and how they are allowed to use art materials. That's not to say we haven't had drawing on the walls - they both gave that one a go! - or secret glitter … [Read more...]

How to Fold Origami Fish

How to Fold an Origami Fish

I think origami is an awesome craft activity for school aged children - encouraging them to follow directions carefully in order to achieve the required outcome.  Immy (at 7 1/2 years of age) had so much fun folding these origami fish that we ended up making a whole school! By the time I had … [Read more...]

Paper Towel Painting

Kids Watercolour Painting Ideas: Paper towel painting

Sometimes finding a new art experience is as simple as trying your materials out on a new 'canvas.' Such was the case when we decided to try painting with watercolours onto kitchen paper towel. We used a Micador watercolour palette, experimenting with brushes of different sizes and a little … [Read more...]

Craft Stick & Watercolour Sculpture

Craftstick and watercolour sculpture

I love displaying my children's artwork in our home and when I saw the morning light shining on these simple craft stick sculptures that hang in our playroom I just knew that I had to share them here. These really are so easy to make and when hung they just look so interesting. Here's the … [Read more...]

Family Made Oil Pastel Resist Bunting

Family made crayon resist bunting with oil pastels

Immy loves making decorations for family celebrations and this simple crayon resist bunting came about when she wanted to create decorations to hang for Dad 101's birthday. This resist technique is really easy to do, it's low mess and I love it because children (and adults!) of all different ages … [Read more...]

7 Awesome Autumn Activities

Autumn Activities for Kids of All Ages

In today's post Lauren of Teacher Types shares seven play and learning ideas for exploring Autumn with toddlers, preschoolers and bigger kids. You can feel it in the air can’t you? The heatwave is over, it’s cooler in the mornings and evenings, the trees are telling you… it’s Autumn. Today I … [Read more...]