We love fireworks here in the Mad House and there is something about the beautiful colour and bangs that really appeals to me and the boys and also inspires is to have fun and explore our creative side with firework art. So I have gathered together best Bonfire Night and Firework Craft Ideas to help inspire you and your children.
These fused bubble wrap snowflakes were great fun to make and are a great way of getting older children involved in process art. Maxi had lots of fun using our iron to fuse the bubble wrap together.
You must all know by now that I LOVE colouring. I find it really therapeutic and it enables me to switch off whilst spending time with the hubby. I just can not sit and watch TV and not do anything with my hands! With Halloween coming, I was inspired to put together a list of free Halloween colouring pages for adults and teens.
We love making pom poms. I find it so relaxing and perfect for making with the boys when we are sitting and chatting. This simple pom pom pumpkin garland makes a fun seasonal decoration and you could add little felt faces if you wanted to transform it into a Halloween garland.
I love getting creative with the kids and this DIY dreamcatcher tutorial is perfect for tweens and teens. It is inspired by one Maxi made when we were invited by Bassetts Vitamins to Lakefest earlier in the summer.
I find using a drawing prompt a great idea when sometimes children freeze when presented with a blank page. I love challenging the boys to draw their dream pet. it is a great activity that uses their imagination and as it is a dream pet it doesn’t have to be real at all. I recently looked after my best friends five year old and decided to challenge him to draw his dream pet.
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.
These yarn wrapped pumpkin lanterns are wonderfully hands-on and messy process art. Not all children enjoy getting this hands-on, it is not something that Maxi my eldest enjoys, but Mini loves the whole sensory experience of making these.
We had so much fun making this Kandinsky inspired tree with some of the felt scraps that I have. This is a super process art for working on scissor skills, especially as felt and circles can be tricky to cut.
If you children are anything like mine then they will LOVE teddy bears and to celebrate National Teddy Bear Day we have a fantastic roundup of teddy bear activities, crafts and foods ideas to suit toddlers, preschoolers and school aged kids
There is something wonderful about lights and lanterns now the dark nights are drawing in and this fab roundup of fantastic Fall DIY lanterns and lights are brought to you in conjunction with Festive Lights.
You can never have enough bookmarks, or I certainly can’t. I use them for my reading books, cookbooks, diary and any books I am using for studying and I have passed this on to my boys so we love these DIY colouring page bookmarks.
I love taking photographs and was challenged by Bonusprint to attempt to take print-worthy photographs on my smartphone and I want to share with you the results and some simple photo displays we created.
Kid made suncatchers are a favorite of mine no matter what season, but they are especially stunning when the low sun shines through them in Autumn (or fall depending on where you are in the world). Plus autumnal colours are so warming and delightful to work with.
Have you seen Pete’s Dragon with the children yet? It is one of the summer’s must-see films from Disney and I have a fabulous selection of Pete’s Dragon colouring and activity pages for you to download.
How cute are these Polymer Clay Monsters? Polymer clay is a fantastic crafting material and one that both of my boys enjoy using at 10 and 11 and as a Mum I love that I can bake the clay in my oven at home and then we have a lasting creation. So when we were asked by Slumberdown to create a #MiteyCreation it was what the boys wanted to use.
Do you love sunflowers? I have a great sunflower colouring page for you here. With the heatwave we are currently having it feels like summer is finally here after what has been a long wet winter and spring in the UK. I for one am looking forward to seeing sunflowers.
This summer is all about making memories with my family and I am working with fab® ice lollies and it’s to help you have a fun family summer. Sometimes all you need to do to make something more memorable and fun is to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, and that it what this is all about. We love movies; there is something wonderful about sitting together as a family and enjoying a film, so here are five ways to make movie night memorable.
Pokemon is one of the things that has spanned the generations when it comes to childhood. If you were a kid in the 80’s then I bet you loved Pokemon and wanted a Pokemon Themed Party. With the new Pokemon Go app, Pokemon fever has hit, so you might be looking for DIY Pokemon party ideas.
Have you or your children seen The Angry Bird movie yet? I haven’t, but the Husbeast took the boys and they LOVED it. So much so we put together this fab collection of Angry Bird Crafts and activities perfect for kids.