Photo credits: Fireflies and mud pies, I heart naptime, A crafty living, Crazy little projects, Just Deanna, Mess for less Buttons are a wonderful craft material, because they can be used for so many different projects and activities, including: button art bookmarks tic tac toe games counting games fine motor skills practice jewellery & hair accessories… Continue reading Fun with buttons!
You don't need to spend a lot of money on toys and games for your kids. Here are some fun ideas for kids to make their own toys and games out of recycled materials, including cardboard boxes and tubes, paper plates, toilet paper rolls, egg cartons and tin cans. Photo credits: Frugal fun 4 boys,… Continue reading DIY recycled kids toys & games
Here are some suggestions for craft supplies for kids that allow them to express their creativity and be friendly to the planet at the same time. Wool felt Wool felt is better than acrylic felt for making softies and other accessories because it: has stronger fibres than acrylic felt, so it holds together better and… Continue reading Eco friendly kids craft supplies
Here are some suggestions for eco-friendly art supplies that are natural and safe for your kids to create with and friendly to the planet at the same time. Look for them in your local art & craft store or online. Drawing & colouring Most commercial crayons are made from paraffin wax, which is a by-product of… Continue reading Eco friendly kids art supplies
Here are some of our favourite Mother's Day crafts that are fun and easy for kids to make, including: hand print, fingerprint and footprint crafts jewellery nature art and crafts paper crafts Hand print, fingerprint and footprint crafts Painted hand bouquet from The trendy treehouse Fingerprint flower pot craft from Crafty morning Fingerprint heart keepsake… Continue reading Kid friendly Mother’s Day crafts
Play dough has to be one of the most versatile craft materials kids can play with! Here are some of the many benefits and learning opportunities kids can gain from playing with play dough. Sensory input The feeling of squeezing and squishing play dough can be very therapeutic and have a wonderful calming effect, especially if… Continue reading Benefits of play dough for kids
In a previous blog post we talked about the importance of process art for kids, which simply means focusing on the creative process, rather than on the finished product. These process art activities use a range of painting techniques, including squirt and splatter painting, tape resist art, feet painting, blow painting, salt and sand painting, squish/blot… Continue reading Process art with cool techniques