Simple crafts are often the best and I love doing things that are easily replicated and fun for kids to make and these washi decorated toilet roll bracelets are the perfect kids craft. I can never get enough of toilet roll crafts, such a versatile everyday material and something that we would throw away.
This simple cotton pad and q-tip Calla lily craft is a great kids craft is brought to you by Flowers for Everyone. I am a big fan of flowers and love to have them in my house and this week the boys bought me a bunch of Calla lilies for the office, which inspired these stunning everlasting flower craft. Most people will have everything they need to make these in their home already.
I absolutely adore this simple Father’s Day card that has been designed for you by my fab 11 year old Maxi. It is perfect for adding a little colour to as he has or for you to colour in completely and I am sure that any Dad would love being wished a Hap-pea Father’s Day. This card was inspired by the fact that MadDad is currently growing peas in the garden.
These football crafts or soccer crafts for my US readers are brought to you in conjunction with MandMDirect.com. For those of you that don’t know, I have two football mad boys. Maxi is a defender (and a very good one at that) and plays in a team and has since he was five years old. His team is an ace bunch of lads who now play in Division one and finished in the top half, which is great for a team that started out in division four. At the moment with the Euro’s on my house is everything football, when they are not watching it they are playing it. So more »
Did you see our Yoda Best Dad Father’s Day cards? Well, I loved them so much that I asked Leslieanne to make some Yoda Best Teacher Cards. I am a stickler when it comes to thank you cards and I always encourage the boys to do homemade teacher cards.
My boys are football (soccer) mad. They would play morning noon and night it they got the chance, but the British summer time doesn’t always play weather wise. So I made this shoebox table football/foosball table game for the boys to play. We do have a larger one, but it is in our friend’s garage as we just don’t have the space in the house!
This can not be the only household where we have competitions to see who can do the best Yoda Impressions or the only Star Wars obsessed home. So with Father’s Day on the horizon I have teamed up with the fab Leslieanne again to bring you these Yoda Best Daddy and Yoda Best Dad Colouring Cards.
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.