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Posts from the category: Art

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...]

BIG Art for Kids on a Dollar Store ‘Canvas’

Big Art for Kids on an Improvised Dollar Store Canvas

Take one sunny day, three children who LOVE painting and one BIG improvised canvas from the dollar store and what do you have? Lots of fun creating BIG art! This project is great for toddlers and preschoolers and works well with small groups of children so it's perfect for playgroups, home … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Store Art Supplies

10 Art and Craft Storage Ideas

How you store your child's art materials will be influenced by many things including the amount of space you have available, whether the space is a dedicated art space where supplies can be left out on display or if they need to be packed away after each use, the quantity and types of art mediums … [Read more...]

Scratch Art Spider Webs

Scratch art spider webs

Scratch art is such a fun and classic art making technique for kids. We decided to experiment with using our own DIY scratch art sheets to create spiders' webs and we love the results! Making your own scratch art sheets is really simple. You just need oil pastels and paper - we used Micador … [Read more...]