Arts and Crafts

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

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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

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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

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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 your children use them to make their own individual creations. We are a week into our School Easter Holidays now and so far so good. St Patrick's Day kicked us off to a great start. Now we… Read More

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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

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Kids Rainbow Activities for Spring

 Cheer up a rainy afternoon with a colourful Spring Rainbow Activity. Lots of fun ideas for making and painting rainbows suitable for kids of all ages to enjoy.  There is something magical about rainbows. They really capture young imaginations and cheer up a wet and rainy day. How many times have you chased the end of of a rainbow in pursuit of "treasure" on a day out with the kids? We are still to find the end of one, but we won't stop trying. This… Read More

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We were so excited to learn about the newly discovered classic Dr Seuss story, What Pet Should I Get?  We just had to come up with a fun preschool craft to do after reading the story, so we made our very own paper plate pets (they are so much easier to look after than the real thing). This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. What Pet Should I Get? is a must have read for all Dr Seuss fans! It charts the story of a brother and sister… Read More

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dr seuss activities for kids

Did you know that it is Dr. Seuss day on the 2nd of March? Dr. Seuss was such a great inspiration: writing fun books so kids would fall in love with reading. It is no wonder there is a special day(some make it a week) set aside for Dr. Seuss inspired activities! Here are 25+ fun ideas if you want to celebrate the day too! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience and at no extra cost to you. Use a paper plate to… Read More

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Bubble Wrap Shamrock Man. Kids Craft for St Patricks Day.

Add a fun new twist to a classic St Patrick's Day Kids Craft. Make a Bubble Wrap Shamrock Man. It's time to kiss goodbye to our Valentine's Hearts and say hello to some Shamrocks, Leprechauns and Rainbows. St Patrick's Day wasn't a festival we paid much attention too, until me moved our family over to Ireland 7 years ago. Now our local parade is  a Spring highlight. As is decorating our home in the run up to St Patrick's Day. All three of my kids… Read More

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Do you know what happens to tissue paper when you pour water over it? Find out when you create your own Tissue Paper Canvas Art Project.  It seems to be one sick day after the other for somebody in our house right now. Hurry  up Spring, we are so sick of these Winter bugs now! To cheer my son up on a recent sick day, we sat down enjoy a Tissue Paper Canvas Art Project together. We decided on a Valentines Day theme for our… Read More

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