Arts and Crafts

Kandinsky for Kids Lines and Circles

Invite your child to look at a famous work of art and then set them the challenge of creating their own mini master piece. Make a start with our creative Kandinsky for Kids Lines and Circles Art Activity. In an attempt to broaden our artistic horizons we have been busy looking at pictures of famous works of art together. It has been enlightening to hear my own kids thoughts and opinions as we have looked through art books and websites together. And it has been… Read More

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Are you looking to inspire your child and develop their thirst for knowledge from an early age? It's never too early to introduce them to STEM activities. Start now with these fund hands-on Halloween STEM activities. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. STEM activities involve 1 or more of these disciplines to teach your child about the world around them. Introducing your child to fun STEM activities from a young age is a great way to encourage their interest in these… Read More

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Autumn Leaf Monsters

Are you looking for a quick and simple activity for your kids to enjoy this Fall? Head out together and gather some leaves. Then come home and have fun turning them into Leaf Monsters with a little help from some silly sticky eyes. It sometimes feels like I am never off the school run. Afternoons are the busiest with 3 different pick up times due to our differing after school activity schedules. So it can be hard to squeeze in a spot of quality time… Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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