This post is part of the Outdoor Maths series by regular contributor Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature. My 6-year-old son adores butterflies. We recently spent time getting up close and personal with more than 30 different species in a seasonal butterfly enclosure at our local natural history museum. While we were there we talked […]
Toddler Art Activities: Non-Messy Sticky Art. No Glue Required.
This simple art activity is so much fun for babies who are sitting or standing and younger toddlers. As I share in my new book, Time to Create, the process of doing in art activities is so much more important for young children than the end result, and this activity provided AJ (at twelve months […]
Kids Art: Flower Fairies & Other Colourful Collage Creatures
On a recent visit with my parents Immy had a lovely time collecting flowers, petals and nuts from around their garden. When my Mum sent me a photo of an arrangement she had made in a bowl, I suggested she collect some more to bring home for us to use in some creative activities. She […]
Kids Art: Collage All ASPARKLE!
Continuing our exploration of creating on reflective surfaces… a sparkly, glittery, reflective collage. I taped alfoil to a piece of card to create our ‘canvas’ and slightly diluted a little child-friendly PVA glue. A simple collection of sequins of varying colours and sizes, some blue cellophane squares and feathers and we were set to create. […]
Toddler Activities: Simple Ladybird and Butterfly Project
These simple ladybirds and butterflies are easy enough for toddlers to make and are guaranteed to brighten your home this Spring! Ladybirds & Butterflies Toddler Craft You will need: Clear self adhesive book covering A permanent marker pen Some coloured paper, cellophane, sequins – whatever you have in the cupboard, really! Two googly eyes Kids […]
Toddler Art: Foil & Tissue Paper Collage
Following the success of our previous tissue paper art, we decided to try something new – coloured tissue paper collage onto alfoil (tinfoil). As alfoil can be quite delicate and tear easily, I taped it to some watercolour paper with red electrical tape. I diluted a small amount of paper glue (Clag – for those […]