Bug crafts · Button crafts · Colour recognition · Fine motor skills · Painting · Print making · Process art · Rainbow art and crafts · Recycled crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

25 DIY creative paint stamps

Stamping is a simple way for kids to be creative, and can be used to create lots of different shapes and patterns on paper or fabric.  You can display the artwork in your home, or use it to decorate greeting cards and wrapping paper.  Stamping is also great for strengthening fine motor skills. Paint stamps… Continue reading 25 DIY creative paint stamps

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Bead crafts · Clay and salt dough crafts · Fine motor skills · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Print making · Sensory activities

Creating with clay

Creating with clay is a wonderful sensory experience and strengthens fine motor skills, as kids squeeze it, squash, it, roll it and mould it with their hands.  Air dry clay is easy to work with and dries naturally - no need to bake in the oven! You can create things with clay by adding natural… Continue reading Creating with clay

Collage · Colour recognition · Drawing & colouring · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Play dough · Print making · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sensory activities

Magnificent mandala art

Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning "circle" and is a spiritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism representing the universe.  Mandalas have been used for centuries for meditation and creating art. Some of the benefits of mandala art for kids: expressing creativity and feelings calming and relaxing developing fine motor skills, focus and concentration learning maths… Continue reading Magnificent mandala art

Button crafts · Christmas crafts · Felt crafts · Hand print, fingerprint & footprint art · Nature art and craft · Painting · Paper crafts · Print making · Process art · Seasonal crafts

20 creative Christmas cards & wrap

This is the latest post in our series of Christmas crafts for your kids to try this year. In today's post we are sharing some of our favourite Christmas cards and wrapping paper ideas that kids can make from: painting marbling paper washi tape paint chips buttons leaves felt ribbon Christmas card thumbprint string of… Continue reading 20 creative Christmas cards & wrap

Bug crafts · Drawing & colouring · Hand print, fingerprint & footprint art · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Print making · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Seasonal crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

Beautiful butterfly crafts

Spring is here - at least it is where I am in South Australia!  To celebrate, we are sharing some of our favourite butterfly crafts for your kids to make, including: nature butterflies made with leaves, flowers and stones recycled butterflies made with cardboard, newspaper, toilet rolls and egg cartons painted butterflies made with sponges,… Continue reading Beautiful butterfly crafts

Book based art and crafts · Bug crafts · Drawing & colouring · Fine motor skills · Hand print, fingerprint & footprint art · Literacy and numeracy · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Play dough · Print making · Puppets · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating

Very hungry caterpillar crafts

Photo credit: Dymocks The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is one of the most well-known and loved children's picture books, with so many different things for kids to learn about, including : the life cycle of a caterpillar and butterfly days of the week counting colour recognition different types of food Making crafts based… Continue reading Very hungry caterpillar crafts

Painting · Print making · Process art

Process art with print making

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 print making tools and techniques, including bubble wrap, sponges, nuts and bolts, fruit and vegetables, muffin tins, string, forks,… Continue reading Process art with print making