“Can I experiment and mix my own paint colours?” My nine year old had been looking through our newest art book, Art Workshop for Children by Barbara Rucci (affiliate link), trying to decide which project he’d like to try first. There are so many interesting ideas and beautiful images in this book, but eventually he […]
A rainy Saturday afternoon means we get out the paints! My kids were intrigued as I set up this simple process art activity, they couldn’t work out what I was doing with all these odd bits and pieces, but as soon as I said ‘scrunch painting’ they got the idea! Sometimes it’s fun to do […]
Plastic Cup Activities
When I saw the brightly coloured plastic shot glasses at the supermarket I immediately put two packets in my trolley, along with two packets of clear plastic cups. I was not planning to play drinking games at a raucous party till 3 am, I was planning on having a bit of a sleep in on […]
10 DIY Music Shakers and 4 Shaker Activities.
Music is so good for kids, and for us adults too, and I know some of us are not so confident when it comes to exploring music with our kids. But music activities don’t have to be difficult, and you don’t have to be able to play an instrument, read music, or even sing! One […]
Three Ways to Paint with Rain!
Try these three easy ways to do some rain painting! It rained here on the weekend. Usually rain on the weekend would not be a reason for celebration, but despite our cold wintry weather we haven’t had much rain for a long, long time. We are not connected to a town water supply, so all […]
Make a Flying Rocket!
Boy it’s been windy here these past few weeks. We’ve had clear, bright, sunny autumn days, but the wind has been crazy! Wild windy days always make my kids crazy too. They can’t seem to sit still and when they go outside into the blustery weather they run around like a pack of nutbags and […]
Super Easy Drip Dyed Easter Eggs
I love doing activities and art with my kids, but I’m all about the easy. It’s got to be easy to set up, east to do, and easy to clean up, so that the focus is on actually enjoying the activity. This goes double for holiday activities, I’ve got enough on my plate without taking […]
Make a Star Garland and Other Starry Ideas
I love stars. I’m not sure exactly why I love them, I just do. Perhaps it’s because they are so versatile – they work for just about any celebration, they can be fun or elegant, simple or complex – but mostly they just make me smile I needed a few smiles on the weekend, so […]
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