Posts from the category: Art

Learning about Colour Mixing with Mix it Up

Toddler art: Learning About Colour Mixing with Mix It Up and Press Here

I recently discovered the brilliance of the book Mix it Up by Herve Tullet when my (almost) 3 year old chose to borrow it from our local library. It is the most engaging and interactive, beautiful and educational book I’ve come across in a long time. Little fingers are invited to tap, press and rub … [Read more...]

Pop Up Christmas Tree Cards

Fun Christmas Projects for Kids: Pop Up Christmas Tree Card

Christmas is by far my favourite holiday on the calendar and it seems that Immy is inheriting my passion for all things festive and Christmas! If it was up to her I am sure that our tree would be up in September (after all, isn't that about when it hits the shops!) and we'd be singing carols well … [Read more...]

Kids Art Ideas: Name Snowflakes

Cool Ideas for Kids: Name Snowflakes

When I first had the crazy idea to make Name Snowflakes, I honestly wasn't sure how it would go but Immy and I actually found it very addictive! Once both of our names were done, she insisted we work on making a collection for her school friends too!   I just love how individual they are. I love … [Read more...]

Christmas Scratch Art & DIY Scratch Art Sheet Experiments

Kids Art Ideas: Christmas scratch art and experimenting with DIY scratch art sheets

Immy and I have had fun making our own scratch art sheets with oil pastels many times, however in the past we have stuck with the more traditional black scratching surface over a coloured background. When we decided to create some Christmas art using the scratch art technique we started out the same … [Read more...]

Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Creative Kids

Christmas stocking stuffer ideas for creative kids

As long time readers of Childhood 101 will know, the value of children creating is close to my heart (so much so that I wrote a book about it that you can see here). Every Christmas and birthday my girls receive art materials to encourage them to express their ideas creatively. If you know a … [Read more...]

15 Simple Spider Activities

15 Fun Spider Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Looking for some last minute Halloween inspired fun? These fifteen spider activities are sure to fit the bill - toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners will love them, and I am pretty sure that bigger kids will too, though they might not admit it! Be sure to let me know which one is your … [Read more...]

Printable Roll & Draw Spider Game

Printable Roll and Draw Spiders Dice Game

If you're looking for a last minute Halloween game for your kids or to play with your family, then look no further! This Roll & Draw Spiders Game promotes drawing, counting and thinking skills, plus it's just great fun. In fact, it's fun for any time of year...but particularly … [Read more...]

Folded Paint Monsters

Folded Paint Monsters: Creative Halloween fun for toddlers and preschoolers

Making folded paint artwork is fun for kids of all ages but I particularly love the smiles of delight you see on the faces of toddlers and preschoolers when it comes to the BIG REVEAL! So much fun! When AJ and I were recently making a series of folded paintings I just couldn't resist suggesting that … [Read more...]