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25+ Activities for Celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee with Kids! 1

An amazing collection of crafts, recipes and activities for celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee with Kids with themes based on Union jacks, castles and King and Queens to help celebrate and commemorate our Queen’s historic reign of 70 years.


Simple Olympic Crafts for Kids 3

These simple Olympic crafts for Kids are perfect for getting in to the spirit of the games. There is something magical about the Olympic Games and when they were in the UK in 2012 it really captured everyone’s imagination. These simple crafts are a great way to capitalised on your children’s interest in the Olympic games and have some fun with crafts.


Over 45 Fabulous Firework Craft Ideas 8

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.


Rainbow Crafts and Activities for Kids 3

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. In fact, I have gathered together what I think are over 40 of the best rainbow crafts for kids on the web.


Invitation to Create and Decorate Paper Easter Eggs

This Easter Egg decorating is super simple to put together and will keep the children busy for as long as you give them things to glue and stick in my experience! The best thing about this is that children are often happy to decorate with little or no interference or assistance on my part.


How to make a Recycled Toilet Roll Easter Bunny Stamp. This simple kids activity is perfect for Easter or Spring. A fun DIY Kids Craft and art activity

Recycled Toilet Roll Easter Bunny Stamp 14

This Recycled Toilet Roll Easter Bunny Stamp will be a massive hit with the kids this Easter.  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.


Make your own Jelly Bean Watercolours (Taste Safe) 1

Do you have a little one that likes to put everything in their mouth? Well, these jelly bean watercolours are a great sensory activity that is totally taste safe. Sometimes it can be challenging when you want to do an art activity when you have kids of different ages to find something suitable. Maxi always loved painting and mini did too, however, he always put his hands in and then put them in his mouth.  This is a fab solution and also a great way to add some science in for older children as you can talk about how you can make the colours darker by adding more sweets and less more »


Over 150 Low cost and no cost summer activities 12

Summer holidays, you either love them or hate them.  I am never sure about which camp I am in.  I love spending time with the children but do worry about the cost of summer activities.  I relish not having to get up each morning and giving up the school routine, but I don’t like hearing the words “I’m Bored”  That is why I came up with the bored jar (about four years ago).


20 Adorable Button Crafts for Kids 2

Buttons make a great craft material and these 20 adorable button crafts for kids are a great way of recycling them. Yes they say for kids but there are some cute and colourful craft ideas that I want to make as an adult! There is something magical about Buttons. I remember spending hours when I was young with my Mum’s button tin. I used to sort them and play with them and just love looking at them, wondering where they had come from. Lots of the buttons were her mums before her.


Octopus watercolour glue resist art

Octopus watercolour glue resist art 8

We have been long time fans of glue resist art here in the Mad House and this octopus watercolour glue resist art project is great fun for kids of all ages.  I have tailored this towards tweens by using a hot glue gun with back glue.   We like using glue guns for art projects as they dry super fast and are perfect for impatient people like me!


Make your own Blow Art Paper Plate Lion

Make your own Blow Art Paper Plate Lion

This Blow art paper plate lion is so much fun to make and if great for a large group of children and so easy to do.  Plus how doesn’t like blowing paint to see where it goes. Originally we were going to make our lions on paper, but then Mini had the great idea of using paper plates and they worked even better.  As they have a slight upturned edge the children really have to blow hard to get the paint to the edges if they start in the centre and if the start at the edge they learn that the paint will blow to the centre much easier, so it more »


Bleeding Tissue Paper Canvas Art

Bleeding Tissue Paper Canvas Art 16

We are big fans of bleeding tissue paper art here.  We have even done it in the past and let rain create the art, which was great fun.  This beautiful bleeding tissue paper canvas art was created with confetti circles and is fun process art activity for kids of all ages. Plus you are left with a fab piece of art to display.