I have a real love for washi tape and this fab preschool process art project was great for using up some of my stash. The washi tape hearts make a beautiful garland if you are so inclined like we turned ours into, but you could also use them on cards or just write on the back of them.
Sara-Jayne from Keep Up with the Jones family is back today with a DIY maths game for kids, which we are calling Out of this world maths. Sara-Jayne is mum to three boys under six and is a Junior School Teacher. This post is part of our learning with manipulatives series.
We had a blast when we made our New Year Confetti Hot glue gun numbers and we had a rather large amount of confetti left, so we decided to have a go at making a hot glue gun confetti heart cake topper for valentines day.
Have you ever tried to make paper beads? This was our first attempt at them and I am already sure it will not be our last. We have had some great fun making paper beads from leftover wrapping paper this week. It is a super fun activity that is perfect for working on fine motor skills with kids.
Today’s fabulous Sensory Heart Tic Tac Toe idea 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 and is a Junior School Teacher. This post is part of our learning with manipulatives series.
You can really create some beautiful artwork and patterns by printing flowers with celery stalks or other vegetables. You can use the artwork for Mother’s Day cards, valentines day or for wrapping paper or you can just have fun experimenting with different colours and patterns.
Today I want to share with you how to make a mother and child heart necklace with polymer clay. This is inspired by one of my favorite preschool books, No Matter What by Debi Gliori (UK Link/US Link).
We have another fantastic valentines keepsake for you today with these beautiful heart cutout tealight holders made with microwaveable clay. Yes, clay that you can dry in the microwave. We are totally in love with this stuff and it is perfect for things that are vertical as it is a lot lighter than standard air-drying clay, so there is no droop!
How beautiful are these heart jar luminaries? February is a dark month here in the UK, so anything that can add a little joy or light is a great thing in my book. These heart jar luminaries are an inexpensive way to brighten up the month and a simple kids craft perfect for valentine’s day. Plus they are a super way to use up any glass jars that you have.
As you know if you are a regular follower, we LOVE free adult colouring pages here and feature some every month of so. We are delighted to be able to work with some fantastic talent to produce exclusive pages for you all to download at no cost. Adult colouring books might be the latest trend, but this one is proven to be good for you as according to psychologists it that relaxes the amygdala, the fear center of the brain and allows your mind to get the rest it needs. We have rounded up all our fantastic free adult colouring pages into one place for you. As we add more 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.
We have been on something of a watercolour marathon here in the Mad House lately, all spurred on by some new water brushes that I bought the kids (and me) for Christmas. They have sparked Maxi’s interest in paint again and inspired him to make this LOVE watercolour resist canvas.
Looking for valentine craft and activities for kids? Well look no further I a 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 might not celebrate valentine’s day, but love is forever eternal.
We have been experimenting with watercolours since getting some new water brushes in our stockings at Christmas. I originally bought them with the intention of us taking our paints out and about with us, but quickly discovered that the kids LOVE them and they sparked lots of creative activities including these watercolour indent valentines cards. I am a big fan of homemade cards and hope to pass that on to the children and always make the husband a card.
We first used microwave drying clay with our Christmas fingerprint decorations and we totally fell for it, so decided to give it a try for the microwave clay heart shaped ring dish. The microwave clay is much lighter weight that standard air drying clay, in fact is has almost no weight to it, but it is easier to work with for smaller children and it isnt as fibrous as standard air drying clay. A big bonus is it dried a beautiful bright white too.
I am old school when it comes to saying that you. We might not always send Christmas cards, but we do send thank you cards. This year we have been working on a simple kid made thank you card that is great for kids of all ages and uses a resist technique.
Scooby-Doo is one of the cartoons that has really stood the test of time. I remember watching it as a kid and I love watching it with my boys now. Indeed Scooby-Doo! is one of those classics that our kids can enjoy just as we did. One thing has changed since I was younger though and that is the way our kids watch cartoons. I have a super selection of Be cool with Scooby-Doo Kids Colouring Pages for you to print.
I have invited Sara Davies the founder of North East-based Crafter’s Companion to come and share with us some tips for getting our creative juices flowing in the New year and a fab Happy Days Card, Gift Box and Tag craft here at The Mad House.
Welcome to 2016. I have been sat for the last couple of hours colouring in this beautiful, but simple 2016 Calendar to colour. It is perfect for the front of my to do book, so that I can check dates quickly if I am on the phone I am also tempted to keep one on my desk for doodling in when I am on the phone.
We are on a roll with our confetti crafts this week. We are getting prepared for New Years Celebrations here with these toilet roll confetti poppers, but they are also perfect for weddings, 4th July or any other celebration. They are super simple to make and the kids love them.