Craft sticks, popsicle sticks, lollipop sticks, tongue depressors. Whatever you call them they are a fabulous, versatile and inexpensive craft and art material. There are so many things you can do with them and to inspire you we have a super round up of craft stick crafts and activities.
here really is nothing I like better than a homemade Mother’s Day card, but as my boys are getting older they are less likely to get out the glue and just make me a card, so I have teamed up with the talented LeslieAnn to bring you two delightful free printable Mother’s Day cards to colour.
It really feels as though Spring might have sprung here and this plastic bottle wind spiral mobile is perfect for hanging out in the garden and watching spin as the wind catches it. I love that it is a cross between process art and a craft and it is a great activity for preschoolers through to tweens.
We love working with craft sticks, lollipop sticks or popsicle sticks (whatever name they go by). They are a fab craft material and so versatile. This craft stick wall hanging is a super fun collaborative art project or perfect for making over a period of time.
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.
I have to admit, I am a sucker for rainbow crafts and activities. I am not a muted palate girl at all and the colours of the rainbow really do sing out to me. So I have gathered together some of my favourite rainbow crafts and activities for kids of all ages to share with you.
Nothing beats a good book and I am delighted to be able to share with your these delightful Love Books free colouring bookmarks. I love that I can combine two of my favourite loves colouring in and reading by making these bookmarks.
These DIY craft foam stamps are super simple to make and a great way to get older kids crafting. I am a big fan of upcycling ad recycling household items and making stamps is a great way of using any corks that you may have. Or if you are not drinkers then you can buy corks for crafting with.
These DIY daffodil clay pots were so fun to make and even better they double up as candle holders. Mini suggested making these as he loved making our heart shaped ring dishes. We love using clay, it is such a tactile material and perfect for all ages.
I am a big fan of DIY candle holders and luminaries. They are brilliant for lightening dark days. There is something magical about candlelight. This is something that the Danish know all about with Hygge – apparently, they burn more candles than any other country in the world.
Do you love valentines? I think that once you strip away the commercialism Valentine’s day is great. Anything that promotes love is great in my book and I am delighted to share with you over 20 Cute and Fun Valentine’s Day Heart Crafts.
One of the things that I adore about the holiday season is taking out the Christmas decorations and placing them on the tree. Reminiscing about each and every one of them, especially the kid made Christmas ornaments. The boys love talking about the ornaments they have made previously and which year they made them.
I am a huge lover of creative pursuits and getting boys involved in crafts and arts. In today’s digital age I think that being creative is even more important, but do acknowledge that sometimes it can be hard to engage your children. I have lots of arts and craft materials at home but love great craft kits. So in conjunction with Bright Minds here are my top five from Djeco.
What can I say, I love homemade decorations and Christmas is the perfect time to make and gift them and these simple and affordable DIY star Christmas ornaments are perfect for decorating your tree and home.
These simple DIY wine bottle light are the perfect quick New Year craft. They are a great way to recycle used wine bottles and also decorate your home.
I have been sat for the last couple of hours colouring in this beautiful 2017 floral colouring calendar. I love having a year to view calendar on my desk and this one is perfect as I can colour it in when I am on the phone! Plus who doesn’t like flowers?
This DIY tie dye gift wrap is such a simple, fun process art activity. I have always wanted to have a go at tye dye. The closest we have got is our fabric dying with sharpies when the boys were younger. I am a big fan of unique and kid-made gift wrap, so this was great to make with them.
Do you suffer from cracked or dry lips? I am very lucky, but the husbeast and Maxi both do. This DIY vanilla peppermint lip scrub is perfect for both of them and also is a great gift too. I love homemade beauty recipes as you know just what you are putting on your body and with this DIY vanilla peppermint lip scrub you are only using things that you would happily eat. DIY Vanilla Peppermint Lip Scrub Yields: 1/4 cup (will fill 3 small lip balm containers) Ingredients: 3 lip balm containers (Affiliate links – UK Link/US Link) 6 Tablespoons granulated sugar 4 Tablespoons coconut oil (Affiliate links – UK Link/US Link) 5-6 more »
This post for simple stop motion for kids is in partnership with Sainsbury’s. Have you seen the Sainsbury’s Christmas advert yet? Mini has been singing “the greatest gift for Christmas is me” pretty much every day for weeks. But not only has it inspired him to sign, it has inspired both of my boys to try stop motion.
Every year we make salt dough or corn flour ornaments and unfortunately they got damp in storage and they were ruined, so this got me thinking about using air drying clay for a more permanent Christmas decoration.