Personalised notebooks.Since the boys were first at school we have always made a teacher gift for their teachers both at Christmas and at the end of the school year. This year we decided to make a button apple canvas teacher gift.
This fab pocket money photo frame for Fathers’ Day craft is brought to you by Sara-Jayne from Keep Up with the Jones family. Sara-Jayne is a fellow mum to boys, she has three under six!
Sometimes it can be hard getting my boys to do something creative. At the moment, they rush home from school and are desperate to get out and play with their mate and if the weather is bad then they will ask if they can play on the XBox. Sometimes I need something that they can do that is fast, fun and doesn’t take any planning and this is where drawing comes in. Drawing for fun.
This beautiful piece of collaborative art is inspired by the works of Kandinsky. I am a big fan of creating artwork with kids and this Kandinsky for kids art is perfect for a large group of children or for screen free family time.
I love turning things from my recycling bin into something we can use. This DIY garden lantern was made from a plastic bottle and it turned out even better than I could have hoped.The lantern was inspired by a couple of garden ornaments that I had seen including these
These photo jar luminaries are remarkably simple to make and perfect for upcycling empty jars and even for jazzing up candles. I am passionate about ensuring that we eat together as a family and I love making our dinner table a wonderful place for my family to connect and these photo jar luminaries are a real talking point.
I love creating with kids, making art for the sake of enjoyment is a wonderful this and this faux stained glass art for kids is a brilliant process art that can be adapted for kids of all ages. Faux stained glass art for kids My boys are 11 and nearly 10 and at the moment, they are loving anything to do with paint and this process art was no exception. I can see this being a great activity to do with a group of kids on a larger scale using a huge piece of cardboard and black electricians tape. Materials Carboard – we used a cereal carton Tin foil Clear more »
This beautiful stained glass earth craft is perfect for Earth day or as a prompt for talking about our earth and they look amazing hanging in the window.
It seems to have done nothing but rain for months and months here in North Yorkshire and I decided to embrace the weather and produce this process art bleeding tissue paper rain art for Earth Day. It was inspired by this beautiful snow day tissue art that I pinned and have been hoping for snow to do with the boys, but it has been the wetting winter on record in England, so we adapted it for rain.
This free Beautiful colouring page or should that be Be-you-tiful colouring page is by the ever talented Leslieanne from Leslieanne made it. I am a big fan of colouring, it is the one time that I truly switch off. I can sit down and just colour in and this fantastic colouring page is perfect for all ages.
I love the effect that you get when you marble eggs with nail varnish. It is something I first did with Maxi over a year ago and we were delighted with how it turned out. It is such a fun process art activity and I am warning you have lots of eggs to hand as it is addictive!
I have been working on finding process art activities that my boys can enjoy now they are tweens and these floating chalk prints certainly hit the mark. I feel strongly that process art is really important for kids of all ages and sometimes more so when they reach 9/10.
This washi tape easter bunting was inspired by our washi tape hearts and is a fab process art activity for kids of all ages. I haven’t yet met a child or an adult that could resist washi tape.
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 »
Scrap Fabric Paper Dolls These scrap fabric paper dolls are inspired by the paper dolls that I used to play with when I was a child. Do you remember them, the books for dolls and paper clothes that you used to colour and play with for hours and hours? I have teamed up with the ever-talented Tasha Goddard Illustration again with these beautiful scrap fabric paper dolls.
We are big fans of reusing things from recycling container for crafting and this toilet roll easter bunny stamp is a great quick art activity to do with the kids. We love printing and toilet roll printing is an inexpensive and fun activity for children.
I am back with some fab free adult easter colouring pages. Five fabulous intricate eggs for you to colour. I adore this selection of intricate eggs as they remind me of Faberge eggs.
Easter Chick card with pop-out beaks are so fun to make and they look fab. Who doesn’t love Spring and Chicks certainly signify Spring and Easter is on its way and this super simple card is great to make with kids of all ages.
Like most Mums I would love nothing more than a homemade card for Mother’s Day this year and with this in mind, I am delighted to have these fab free mothers day colouring cards designed by the delightful Tasha Goddard Illustration.