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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

Turn your Glue Resist Art up a notch when you add a Hot Glue Gun to the activity.  I bought myself a hot glue gun a few years back now, but it seems that my kids are getting more use of it than I am. I had grand plans for all of these DIY projects that I was going to complete with it.  But apart from a very impressive Christmas Bauble Wreath, it's barley been out of the cupboard. It was definitely time to dust… Read More

A quick and easy kids DIY for St Patrick's Day for those last minute cards that you still need to send.  St Patrick's Day has crept up on us much more quickly than I would have liked this year, so all of our activities for it have been a bit last minute. But sometimes it's good to just get back to basics and enjoy some simple crafts together after school. We love to send a few St Patrick's Day cards to close relatives, so we… Read More

St Patrick's Day Collage Art for Kids

Challenge your kids to make a St Patrick's Day themed collage to decorate your walls in March.  We love to sit down together to work on art projects for our walls. We are busy preparing for St Patrick's Day this month and have been busy making lots of different decorations to hang up at home and to wear at school. The kids school dedicates a whole week to St Patrick. The school is filled with Irish music, the kids are encouraged to dress up and… Read More

Challenge your kids to craft Spring Chicks over the Spring Break. Setting up an Invitation to Make, is the ideal way to keep kids of different ages busy on the same activity. All you need to do is lay out the materials and then sit back and watch each of a your children use them to make their own individual creations. A few other handy ways to keep siblings playing happily together over the Spring and Easter holiday include Imaginative Play or get the paints our… Read More

Practice pre-writing skills in our Rainbow Rice Sensory Tray. Stimulate your pre-schoolers sense of touch, sight and sound, as they work they work on strengthening their fine motor skills in this sensory based learning activity. Supplies Rainbow Rice (see below) Gold Coins Shamrock Confetti Selection of Mark Making Tools - popsicle sticks, paintbrushes, play dough tools or pencils. Deep Tray Click here to receive a FREE copy of our eBook You will need: Rice Food coloring Zip-loc bags White vinegar Trays Add a cup of… Read More

Enjoy watching your child's imagination come to life when they create their own Piet Mondrian Bookmarks. The ideal kid-made DIY gift for family and friends.  Turning your child's art into a gift for a loved one is a really special way to show somebody how much you mean to them. Grandparents living overseas in particular will love receiving a bookmark. They are guaranteed to make them smile each time they open their book. The work of the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian is fascinating for kids… Read More