Simple and fun corner book marks. These little bookmarks are so sweet and really simple, they only take a couple of minutes to make and you can create pretty much any design. They make lovely handmade gifts from children and are also great as party bag fillers too! To decorate ours, we simply cut our design out of different coloured card and stuck it to … Continue reading Fun and simple corner book marks.
5 minute craft: Handprint flower message There’s no gift quite like a handmade gift. These sweet little flowers were really easy and quick to make – which came in very handy when I realised i’d forgotten to buy 3yo’s preschool teacher a card to go with her present! She loved her thank you flower, so did Ted’s Granny who we also made a flower for! … Continue reading 5 minute craft: Handprint flower message
A super simple way to create your own window suncatchers without contact paper/sticky back plastic! You can make any design you like, using any colours and you can use your template as much as you like! Continue reading Super simple suncatchers – no contact paper needed.
These little treasure boxes are a great for stashing trinkets and playing pirates, They’re also fab for a wide range of activities! Continue reading Make your own egg box treasure chest!
Painting with nature The other day Ted went all round The garden collecting ‘bits of nature that look cool’, at the end he had a whole bucket full of stuff and no idea what to do with it. We’d been planning on doing some painting that afternoon any way so we thought why not do some nature painting! We came inside and picked out our … Continue reading Painting with nature
Make your own Clay fossils How we made our fossils You will need: Clay. we used air drying. items to imprint Brown paint Cream/beige paint Paintbrushes 1) make the bases of your fossils, we rolled our clay into a ball and then used the palms of our hands to flatten it into a circular shape. 2) Imprint your chosen subject, make sure you make the … Continue reading How to make clay fossils!
Cling film painting is so much fun on a rainy day and If done right it’s a mess free messy activity (A blessing for mums and dads!) Cling film painting is also a great way to learn colours and learn more about colour mixing, here’s how we do it: Wrap cling film around the table surface cover the surface with paper Apply large Blobs … Continue reading Cling film painting, Rainy day fun!
You will need 1 piece of blue card 1 piece of paper 1 piece of grey (or white) card Scissors double sided tape Blue paint (we added white dots to add to the effect) 3 paint colours of your choice googly eyes String fold your piece of blue card in half to make the base of your card. fold the blue piece the same way … Continue reading Finger paint Fishing Birthday or fathers day card!
what we used A shoebox blue tissue paper Card (pink, yellow, green brown) gems blue cotton A pipe cleaner glue and tape Step 1 – Cut a window in to the front of your shoebox and cover both inside and out of the box in blue tissue paper Step 2 – Decorate the inside of your shoebox placing decorations both at the back and the … Continue reading Shoebox box Aquarium
You will need 1 paper plate 1 piece of white paper 1 piece of pink paper 3 pieces of blue paper Blue, pink and black paint Pva glue and spreader or glue stick Paintbrushes Scissors Double sided tape Step 1 – Take your paper plate and cover it in blue paint, you may need to do 2 coats to get a good coverage Step 2 … Continue reading Paper Plate elephant decoration or mask!