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Painted Wooden Spoon Puppets

Grow budding imaginations with Pet Stones and Wooden Spoon Puppets this Summer Break. Are you surviving the Summer Holidays? We are into Week 4 here and so far so good. The weather has been fantastic (only 1 really wet day so far!) so to be honest we haven't had our arts and crafts out very much. The kids have been more than happy playing outside and I have been enjoying watching them from the sidelines with my cuppa and kindle. When we have been feeling… Read More

Magical Mud Pies

Get back to basics this summer and make some mud pies with your kids. This summer we are stepping back from our screens (for most of the day anyway) and getting back to basics with our summer activities. When the sun is shining we are going to be heading down to the beach or out to the playground, eating picnics and playing games or doing arts and crafts out in our garden. This is where the memories are made, not sitting behind a screen. We… Read More

Sibling Summer Activities

Make this a summer to remember with an action packed activity schedule that is full of activities for siblings to do together. Being a busy mum of 3 kids, I know how hard it can be to juggle long summer days at home with your kids. We all relish the break from our routines that the school holidays bring with them, but the novelty of long lazy mornings can soon wear off and you start to hear calls of "I'm bored" before you know it… Read More

Awesome Outdoor Finger Painting Recipe

Do your windows need cleaning? If so, then mix up our awesome outdoor finger painting recipe. It doubles up as a fun window soap for kids which clean's your windows, as they play and create. Cleaning the windows is my least favourite household chore, so it rarely gets done. Until I came up with a fun way to get my kids involved in the job. Shaving foam is soap right? So there's no reason why it can't be used to soap down windows. Add in… Read More

Teacher Appreciation Card Say it with Flowers

Say thank you to your teacher at the end of the school year, with one of our fabulous flower cards crafted with cupcake cases. Teacher appreciation cards are the ideal keepsake to give to a special teacher and mean so much more when your child has made them. We only have a few weeks left now until our long Summer break over here in Ireland, so it's time to start thinking about our teacher appreciation cards and gifts. This year marks our final preschool graduation… Read More

under the sea arts and crafts for kids

An Ocean Theme or Preschool Unit is always a winner with kids. There are so many interesting underwater sea creatures for kids to have fun making and learning about. We have pulled together the best under the sea arts and crafts is our ultimate list below. Kick off crafting with the biggest mammal in the ocean and make a Paper Plate Whale. Jelly fish are such interesting creatures and  fun to make. Especially this Jelly Fish Recycle Craft and our favourite ocean craft of all these Bubble Wrap Jelly… Read More

What is it about stickers? Place them in front of my kids are their eyes immediately light up. How many times have they rescued you on a trip to a restaurant or when play dates having been heading in the wrong direction? We also love to use them as a quick way to decorate DIY Cards. We used  a batch of Spring themed foam stickers on our Easter cards this year.  We love to make and send cards to our family and friends at Christmas… Read More

Kids Invitation to make a Spring Collage

Tinkering with a tray of different craft supplies is a lovely way to wind down after school.  The Easter Holidays are fast approaching (which is a mix of good and bad). We are all feeling extra tired now after-school in particular  (some more than others!) and the mere thought of homework is enough to send us all into a meltdown. Luckily the teachers are easing up a bit, so we have had more time to relax and re-charge with some simple arts and crafts activities… Read More

Waterbeads Fine Motor Skills Station

Soothe away tiredness and late afternoon frustrations with a simple set up Waterbeads Fine Motor Station.  It's getting towards the end of the school term and everybody is feeling the strain. It is taking that bit longer to get out of the house each morning for school and don't even mention afternoon homework time. When my kids have the end of term grumps, I turn to Water Play to help soothe away their frustrations and help us inch every closer the dinner-time and their all-important… Read More

Mixed Media Canvas Art for Kids

Sometimes it's good to create art for the sake of it. To just take the materials set out in front of you and let them take you on a journey of exploration and creativity. Not even thinking about what you are aiming to end up with, just being completely free to splat, brush, spray, squidge and get your hands stuck into the paint if that's what you feel like doing! This is what Process Art is all about. It is one of our favourite ways… Read More