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.
I am a big fan of homemade Christmas decorations and these glow in the dark polymer clay snowflake ornaments are super simple to make and kids love them. Not only do these handmade ornaments look amazing and sparkle in the daylight they glow in the dark too. Plus they are fun to make with the family during the holiday season.
I love candles and I love Christmas. Add the two together and you have these beautiful DIY Christmas tree luminaries made from air drying clay. These have been inspired by some I saw here. We are big fans of holiday keepsakes and these festive luminaries for battery operated tea lights would make the perfect gift or a treasured keepsake to bring out year after year.
These DIY Clay Star Cadle Holders were inspired by some we saw when we were on holiday in Holland. I knew then that we could recreate them using our FIMO Air Light (microwavable) clay or any other clay and finally got around to making them this week. They are perfect advent or Christmas decorations and you can find our tutorial below to make your own DIY candle holders. We made the middle of the star in our DIY clay star candle holders the perfect size for an old box of red Christmas tree candles which were my mum’s (the size that goes in our twirling angel). We have had these candles for the more »
These DIY Superhero Masks are so simple to make and perfect for crafting with your tweens. As my boys are getting older, I am finding that it is just as important if not more important to keep crafting and creating with them. Partly due to the fact that it gives us one on one time where we can just chat and also to keep open the creative sides.
This simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland is a super fun and simple kids craft perfect for the festive season. I really love using washi tape with children as it is simple to tear or cut. low-tac so they can remove and restick it and it comes in so many colours and patterns. The washi tape Christmas Trees can be used to decorate cards but also look perfect strung together to make a washi tape Christmas trees garland or bunting. Simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland Materials Cereal box Washi tape, we used red and green (UK Link/US Link) 1/8 inch paper punch (UK Link/US Link) Thread – we used a more »
I think you will go a long way to find anything better than a kid-made Christmas card, so I am delighted to be sharing with you a month’s worth of fantastic Christmas cards all made by children, along with full instructions for making them with your own children. These DIY Christmas card ideas are perfect for doing with a group of children especially KS! and preschoolers. Although there is something for kids of all ages here.