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Posts from the category: Art

Easter Egg Decorating: Marbling with Nail Polish

How to Marble with Nail Polish

Nail polish marbling has been something I have wanted to try for the longest time and when I was thinking about how we would decorate some eggs this Easter I had an Aha! lets-give-it-a-try moment. I can't tell you how much I love the results! The technique is really simple and all you really … [Read more...]

Kids Art Ideas: Spiral Art Spring Garden Collage

Kids Art Idea-: Spiral Art Spring Garden Collage

Immy received a Spiral Art Kit for Christmas and it wasn't long before our dining table was covered in sheets of paper adorned with gorgeous spiral shapes of all different sizes. When we were talking about what to do with all of the spirals we noticed that many of them looked a lot like flowers and … [Read more...]

How to Make Paper Pinwheels

How to make paper pinwheels

Spinning pinwheels captivate children of all ages and when Immy and I were perusing Jean of The Artful Parent's brand new book, The Artful Year, we couldn't help but choose making paper pinwheels as one of the first (of many!) projects we just couldn't wait to try! These paper pinwheels are … [Read more...]

Hanging Hearts Creative Threading Activity

Hanging hearts Valentines craft idea for kids

Today I am teaming up with a posse of fabulous play bloggers to bring you a collection Valentine's Day activities for kids of all ages - all great for play and learning they cover everything from science to alphabet awareness, maths and creativity. Be sure to read on to find links to all of the … [Read more...]

Painting Rainbows: Bubble Blower Painting

Bubble Blower Painting: Painting Ideas for Kids

POP! There is something just so magical about bubbles and my girls LOVE anything bubbles so when Immy came home from school recently declaring the bubble blower painting that they'd enjoyed that day was the most awesome activity ever, we just had to give it a go! It really is so simple, we … [Read more...]

Christmas Sensory Play: Sensory Balloon Printed Wrapping Paper

Sensory Play Ideas: Balloon Printing with ideas for additional sensory exploration

It's week three of our fabulous Christmas inspired sensory play series. So far the team have shared playful ideas for exploring both the sense of SIGHT and the sense of SOUND (our Don't Ring the Bells obstacle course was hugely popular - thanks everyone!) If you haven't already, be sure to click … [Read more...]

12 Family Made Christmas Wreath Ideas

Homemade Christmas Wreath Ideas_Make a wreath as a family for a fabulous keepsake and tradition

We started the tradition of making a homemade Christmas wreath as a family three Christmases ago now - goodness, time flies! While we're working on this year's front door masterpiece I thought you might like some inspiration for creating your very own Christmas keepsake  and family tradition. 12 … [Read more...]

Gifts for Kids: Giving a Gift of Creativity

Time to Create: Gift Ideas for Creative Kids

Some of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received from friends have been materials for activities I can do together with my girls. I love the idea of giving the gift of shared experiences...almost as much as I love giving children (and parents) the gift of creativity! A basket or box of fun art … [Read more...]