Can you feel Spring in the air yet? I think I can and I have started thinking about Spring crafts for kids and we have a fabulous selection of crafts that kids will love here. I love Spring, the garden is filled with vibrant colour after a long, cold winter and the days are getting longer fast. I LOVE spring because it means more outdoor time, butterflies, birds, bugs, flowers and spring showers.
My husband’s family are farmers. Dairy Farmers, but the start of Spring is always heralded by the arrival of Spring Lambs. 2015 marks the start of the Chinese Year of the Sheep too. So I have 35 Spring Lamb and Sheep crafts to share with you. We have a super selection of sheep and lamb crafts to marks the beginning of Spring, so lets get crafting. There are some for kids, some for adults and some for you to do as a family (my favorites). I love sheep crafts a lot and if you have any that I haven’t featured then please do add them to the linky at the bottom more »
The boys have been busy making again, the above one is made by stamping with half a potato and mini made this all by him. This one is Maxi’s, his writing is getting to be excellant and he did the spelling all by himself. Maxi did the cutting out on this one and it has become a classic in this house! This is Maxi’s Easter Bunny Basket. This was maxi’s Easter Bunny Egg, which he made all by himself at school. He didnt win the competation, but them some of the eggs were pretty perfect a nd I am sure the parents had more of a hand in them than more »
Looking for Easter crafts, activities and food for kids? Well, look no further I have The Mad House’s complete resource of them all in one place for you here. As I do more I will make sure that they are added, so make sure you pin or bookmark this page. I love learning, creating, making and baking seasonally and you these Easter Crafts and activities are perfect for introducing kids to Easter.
We are half way through the Easter holidays here in the Mad House and we are trying to be as frugal as possible, so that we can save up for a shad for the garden. So we are doing as much no cost spring activities as we can.
I can almost taste it, Spring is in the air and that means a whole new bored jar and a whole new list of low cost or no cost activities for Spring for kids and families. Sometimes we just need a nudge in the right direction, some inspiration to encourage our kids away from technology and that is what this fantastic list is. Not sure what a bored jar is, well here I tell you how to make your own bored jar. Our Spring Bored Jar has all the below activities in and a bunch of chores too. I hope that the added chores encourage the children to think twice before more »
Easter crafts and activities for kids and families Chocolate cornflake nests Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle decorated eggs Simple paper plate nests Easter Bonnet ideas Decorated easter eggs Paper plate chick Bunny tail bunting Popcorn and marshmallow easter nests Washi tape Easter cards Washi tape easter egg garland Felted wool easter chicks Egg free peppermint creams Easter basket How to decorate an easter bonnet Egg decoration The easter story for kids Tissue paper decoupage eggs Chick Easter cards Washi tape covered Easter eggs Pom pom bunnies and chicks Easter chick cards DIY home decor for Easter
I thought I would start off with a really simple craft on the Cricut Explore . Some table decorations for a spring themed tea party. I wanted to get the hang of using the new design space software and use the free images and do something simple with the boys.
We have a “Bored Jar” and every so often I update it and as the Easter holidays and Spring are upon us I thought I would update it with a Spring theme. So here are my Low Spend or No Spend Easter Holiday and spring Activities
I don’t know about you, but I never realised there was so much you could do with post-it notes. I was challenged by them to create three crafts or activities using their new Full Adhesive Notes, otherwise known as FAN. These notes mean you can adhere the whole note to the surface of your notebook or wall, meaning it will stay put for longer!
I love real flowers, I really do, but there is nothing that makes me smile more than than the handmade ones that grace my desk which have over time been made by my boys. They are often so simple to make, but they last forever and these cake case daffodils are so simple to make, but look amazing. Even better this is a mess free craft.
Spring is on it’s way in the UK and I for one am looking forward to spring flowers, but you can have flowers all year round and they mean so much when they are fantastic kid made flowers. So We have a round up of homemade flowers for kids to make. These homemade flowers are perfect to give for Mother’s Day or to bring some Spring colour in your life.
I was challenged by Wilson Field to come up with a post all about as much family fun on a fiver as I could. I was really shocked that my toothpaste nearly cost £5 this week when I went shopping, which really got me thinking about how much family fun can you have for a fiver. Outdoor Ideas Go on a family bike ride Visit a local landmark that you have always said you would like the Angel of the North Geocaching Go on a nature hunt Go on a beach walk and collect stones – use your £5 for ice cream at the end Go feed the ducks Take a more »
If you are anything like me that you do not throw anything way and I have a box full of felt scraps. Felt is such a beautiful material and perfect for making things with as it doesn’t fray. After using some of our felt scraps to make our Kandinsky inspired trees I decided to come up with some other ideas for using scraps of felt.
Today’s cute felt chick purse is brought to you by The Creative Pair. A mum and young daughter crafty duo that blog about creative crafts and activities and their home educating family life and coping with autism and PDA. You can find more about them on their facebook page and an idea of their day to day activities over on Instagram.
When I think of Spring, I think of bunnies, lambs and chicks and these pop-up spoon chicks are perfect for this time of year. They are perfect for Spring or Easter and are a super cute DIY craft. These were inspired by some fabulous chick placeholders that I saw a few years ago on Crafts by Amanda and the fact that I found a large pack of plastic spoons in our garage. Pop-up Spoon Chicks Materials Paper or wooden spoons Acrylic paint Sharpies Card Washi tape Scissors How to make Pop-up Spoon Chicks We painted our spoons with acrylic paint. This means that we didn’t need to sand the spoons. If you more »
Is there anything nicer than receiving kid made thank you cards? Do your kids send thank you cards? I am a big believer in saying thank you and love making cards with the boys. with over 40 kid make thank you cards rounded up here, you are bound to find one to suit your kids.
Do you love Autumn? We are lucky in the UK to have four distinct season and I adore how different each one is. I love the low cost and no costs seasonal family activities too so I have decided to do a graphic for our 50 Autumn Activities for Kids.
It seems that so many people love adult pages and I am not alone in my love of them. I recently took a flight for business and rather than reading I sat colouring in for the journey, lost in my own little world. The flight attendants said they are seeing more and more people colouring on planes.
In our hall we have a basket which is filled with hats and other things depending on the season and this week I took all the winter hats, gloves and scarfs and swapped them for the summer caps and hats and I was left with two odd gloves, that were missing their mates. So I decided to upcycle them and make some glove monsters. And yes, I know that it is June and I am only putting away the winter stuff, but it has been a really odd Spring in the UK this year and we have had hail in May!