Posts from the category: Art

9 Ways to Encourage a Child’s Creativity

9 Ways to Encourage a Child's Creativity

I love watching and listening to children as they come up with fresh ideas or create something new. When the project is right, their passion, enthusiasm and motivation for the task is exciting to observe. Children have great ideas and activities that develop the skills associated with creativity and … [Read more...]

Disney Inspired Fingerprint Art

Disney Inspired Thumbprint Art

Immy is a big fan of Ed Emberley's fingerprint and thumbprint drawing books so when I recently suggested we have fun experimenting with making some fingerprint Disney characters of our own, she was up for the challenge. And we had so much fun making these that it's become a regular experience at our … [Read more...]

Another Week’s Worth of Boredom Busters: Turn off the TV and Play

A Week's Worth of Boredom Busters:7 Invitations to Play that Get Kids Playing

In today's post Ali of At Home With Ali shares 7 easy-to-set-up invitations to play prompts that are sure to get your kids playing A while back I wrote this post about quick and easy boredom busters to get the kids away from the lure of the TV. Just recently I decided it was time to bring the … [Read more...]

5 Toddler Play Ideas With Pom Poms

5 Simple Toddler Play Ideas with pom poms

Pom poms are such a great loose material to use with toddlers and preschoolers, presenting many simple opportunities for playful learning. Plus they are super cheap to buy from the dollar store! Here are five play ideas that we enjoy. 1. Set up a Pretend Play Ice Cream Shop Add pom … [Read more...]

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...]