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Bubble Wrap Printing

May 4, 2017 Hels Bells 2

Bubble Wrap Printing is a fun and easy art process for kids, with endless possibilities. Kids can play with colours and patterns to create frame worthy works of art or transform them into snakes, lizards, […]

Four Season Handprint Tree

May 3, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Following the success of our crazy popular Autumn Handprint Tree, we’ve been working our way through the seasons to create a Four Season collection of Handprint Trees. The response to our handprint trees has been […]

Black Line Exploration

April 26, 2017 Hels Bells 0

We’ve become huge fans of resist art and are gradually working our way through the mediums. The black oil pastel is my personal favourite and the thick, bold, slightly smudged black lines used within this […]

Plastic Bottle Stamping

March 15, 2017 Hels Bells 3

For this months process art challenge we’re getting arty with a spot of plastic bottle stamping. Plastic bottles come and go with daily use, yet I have never (until now) noticed the variety of shape […]

Bluebell Footprint Art

February 22, 2017 Hels Bells 0

When the bluebells appear, Spring is on its way and there’s nothing more beautiful than seeing an entire woodland floor covered in bluebells. My kids love wading through the bluebells each spring, which has inspired today’s bluebell […]

Cherry Blossom Handprint Tree

February 22, 2017 Hels Bells 0

If you’ve been following Arty Crafty Kids for a while, you may have noticed that we LOVE our tree crafts. Craft is a fantastic way for children to interpret their observations of seasonal change and […]

20 Rainbow Kids Art Projects

February 17, 2017 Hels Bells 1

We LOVE rainbows here at Arty Crafty Kids and with Spring and St. Patricks day just around the corner, we’ve shelved the heart activities to focus entirely on Rainbows, and if you’re looking for inspirational […]

Craft Stick Canvas Art

February 15, 2017 Hels Bells 1

The clue is in the name, but craft sticks are not often associated with ‘process art’ and subsequently, this months craft stick theme for the monthly process art challenge left me scratching my head. I […]

Bubble Wrap Spring Blossom Tree

February 8, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Bubble wrap is one of our favourite materials to craft with. It’s fun, dynamic (it’s also very cheap to buy or can be recycled from packaging), and combined with paint, the prints are fabulous! As […]

Finger Print Spring Blossom Tree

February 8, 2017 Hels Bells 1

The days are getting longer, and beginning to feel a little warmer and even the daffodils are emerging; spring is in the air and we’re getting into the spirit with our first craft of the […]

Easy Butterfly Kids Art

February 3, 2017 Hels Bells 0

This easy butterfly kids art project is one of those that happened off the cuff, on a dark rainy afternoon. We had the paints out and my preschooler poured herself some paint and began spreading […]

Straw Blowing Rainbow Art

January 31, 2017 Hels Bells 1

Every now and then we put an idea together that comes with a little extra WOW factor. This simple straw blowing rainbow art project definitely has the wow factor, as well as the fun factor and […]

Rainbow Scrape Painting

January 27, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Today’s Rainbow Scrape Painting is inspired by the gorgeous book “My Color is Rainbow” written by Agnes Hsu – a mum, entrepreneur, author, creative and the mastermind behind the awesome, Hello Wonderful blog. My Color […]

Heart Coloring Pages

January 12, 2017 Helen 1

Welcome to the launch of Arty Crafty Kids – Coloring Pages for Adults (and their kids!) – and I am delighted to kickstarting our collection with these gorgeous and unique detailed Heart Coloring Pages for […]

Messy Heart Painting

January 6, 2017 Helen 0

What’s not to love about this super fun, super easy Messy Heart Painting art project!?! With a set-up of time of LESS than 5 minutes using materials you’re likely to already have at home, this […]

Handprint Valentine Heart Tree

December 31, 2016 Helen 1

With the season of love approaching, we’ve certainly poured a lot of love into this Handprint Valentine Heart Tree. I adore how it turned out! And for my ambidextrous daughter, who finds scissors rather tricky […]

Creative Play Woodland Trees

December 3, 2016 Hels Bells 0

Today I will be showing you how a simple process art session can inspire imaginations and be transformed into a magical moment of creative play. Now, I have to admit. We didn’t set out to make […]

12 Stunning Arty Crafty Snowflakes

November 29, 2016 Hels Bells 1

I absolutely adore this collection of stunning arty crafty snowflakes. Such amazing colours and shapes, as well as a whole variety of techniques to choose from! Have your  kids ever explored quilling? Watercolour resist? or […]

Easy DIY Art Journal

November 11, 2016 Hels Bells 2

I think most people are in agreement, that when it comes to gifts, whether it’s for Christmas or a Birthday, or ‘just because’ days, home-made gifts are the best! This cute DIY Art Journal was […]

Winter Bubble Wrap Tree Kids Craft

November 3, 2016 Hels Bells 7

Winter is on its way and snow is expected to follow. Well that’s what my kids think and if yours are anything like mine, then they’ll be super excited by the prospect of snow. Unfortuantely, there’s […]

Baby Bubble Wrap Art

October 16, 2016 Hels Bells 7

At six months, my baby boy may not be able to crawl or walk or talk yet, but he can create art using bubble wrap! I call it Art. It’s actually more about the process and […]

Winter Handprint Tree

October 11, 2016 Hels Bells 0

Winter is on its way and as a follow-up to our hugely popular Autumn version, we now have a Winter Handprint Tree to show you! I adore how this turned out. And my girls enjoyed […]

Oil Pastel Resist Spider Web

September 24, 2016 Hels Bells 0

Oh my goodness, I adore how this Oil Pastel Resist Spider Web turned out! I love the blast of colour that stems from the centre of the web. It puts me in the mind of a […]

Clay Footprint Keepsake

September 19, 2016 Hels Bells 1

My baby boy is 6 months! Where has the time gone…? I’m a huge fan of keepsake crafts, more so now that my girls are older. They love looking back at their clay keepsakes, comparing […]

Watercolour Yarn Kids Process Art

September 15, 2016 Hels Bells 3

Forget the end product, kids art projects are all about the process. The messy sticky hands, the endless brown toddler creations, the tactile exploration of texture and different mediums. It’s simply a hands-on process of figuring stuff […]

Watercolour Autumn Tree

September 6, 2016 Hels Bells 0

There’s a certain charm about using recycled printed word as part of a tree craft. I often tell the kids that if trees had the power of speech, they would have some amazing tales to tell. At […]

Spooky Twilight Handprint Tree

September 5, 2016 Hels Bells 1

It’s September, which means it’s officially AUTUMN! The season of glorious twlight nights, harvest and our favourite holiday – Halloween! My kids love the idea of Halloween and our Spooky Twilight Handprint Tree is designed to […]

Fine Motor Circle Art

August 27, 2016 Hels Bells 1

Fine Motor Circle Art is all about the process and less about the end product. My six year old is ambidextrous and bizarrely, this tends to put her at an advantage when it comes to gross […]

Handprint Apple Tree

August 25, 2016 Hels Bells 1

Apple stamping is a classic Kid Craft. I bet this is something you did as a child and have tried with your own children? I know that I have fond memories of this activity and […]

Recycled Frog Craft for Kids

August 17, 2016 Hels Bells 0

Our Recycled Frog Craft for Kids inspired by the super duper fun book Oi Frog. Have you read it yet? My kids LOVE Oi Frog! Its simple story line is just plain silly and fun, with an emphasis […]

Autumn Handprint Tree

August 12, 2016 Hels Bells 5

I LOVE how this Autumn Handprint Tree turned out! Isn’t it pretty? My girls are loving Autumn crafts right now, especially when there’s paint involved. I think it has something to do with all the fun […]

Autumn Splatter Tree

August 3, 2016 Hels Bells 1

We’re half way through the Summer holiday and we’re already talking about Autumn. While the sun shines (well mostly between our notorious British showers), Miss O has noticed a seasonal change. The leaves are changing […]

Footprint canvas

July 25, 2016 Hels Bells 0

I am so excited that I finally get to share this footprint canvas with you! I love everything about it. It’s definitely kid art at its best! The kids worked together from start to finish. Yes, […]

Christmas Doodle Art

November 10, 2015 Helen 0

  We love to doodle, we love simple art ideas and LOVE colour! making this Christmas doodle art idea an instant success with the kids. Using just a few materials and with a preparation time […]

Leaf Chalk Art

October 27, 2015 Helen 1

Leaf Chalk Art is an incredibly simple art activity for kids and a super way to extend those autumnal nature walks, where the kids inevitably return with an arm full of gorgeous yellow, orange and red leaves. […]

Calming Watercolour Art

August 3, 2015 Helen 0

One of the things I love about being a parent, is introducing my girls to the art and craft activities I did as a kid. I can vividly recall making squiggles and colouring in all my […]

Bubble Wrap Stamps

July 13, 2015 Helen 1

With a set up time of less than five minutes, these Bubble Wrap Stamps kept toddler Cakes entertained for hours. She loved them! Perfect for tiny hands to hold, Cakes didn’t waste any time exploring the […]

Scrape Painting

July 12, 2015 Helen 3

Scrape painting is a super art process for colour mixing! using just red, yellow and blue paint the kids created bold and colourful works of art with an amazing range of new colours. They played with shapes […]

Toddler Fingerpainting on Tinfoil

July 2, 2015 Helen 1

Process art doesn’t get better than Toddler Fingerpainting on Tinfoil. My toddler had a blast dipping her fingers into the paint, swirling it and sliding her hands across the entire tinfoil canvas to create a […]

Nurturing your Child’s Creativity

June 27, 2015 Helen 0

Creativity extends beyond the arts and crafts. It’s a way of thinking. A way of doing. It’s that special little something that drives your child from milestone to milestone, to explore and experiment; combining their […]

Wallpaper Handprint

April 23, 2015 Helen 0

Having kept rolls and rolls of wallpaper for that inevitable rainy day, we challenged ourselves to create something special for the girls new playroom and I think we did just that, with our very simple […]

Splat Painting

March 22, 2015 Helen 1

Splat painting is an amazingly fun art process for kids! there’s something about flying paint splattering in various directions that leaves kids gripped with anticipation and excitement. Process art is all about the experience of collating […]

Mixed Media Paper Roll Printing

March 17, 2015 Helen 1

Mixed Media Paper Roll Printing is a great art process for kids and super easy to set up. Who doesn’t have an old paper roll to hand? Combing it with mixed media enables children to […]

Wax Resist Art

March 8, 2015 Helen 1

The beauty of wax resist art lies within its simplicity and versatility. It could be a really fun way to explore letters or numbers, patterns or used to create home-made cards, gifts or simply a […]

Footprint Ladybird Keepsake

February 7, 2015 Helen 4

Crafting with a very young toddler can be time critical, which makes our 5 minute Footprint Ladybird Keepsake absolutely perfect for short attention spans. My 15 month old really enjoyed the sensation of paint on […]

Watercolour Flower Card

February 4, 2015 Helen 6

Since learning to write, Angel has been making cards for everyone, everyday and for no reason other than for fun. Our Watercolour Flower Card is a heart-warming card perfect for any occasion. With its simple design, […]

Sensory Art for Babies and Toddlers

January 30, 2015 Helen 6

Adapted from our very popular Cling Film Art technique, babies and toddlers can now enjoy this sensory art process too! Cakes is 14 months and loved smoothing out and moving the lumps and bumps of the […]

Handprint Heart Kid Art

January 27, 2015 Helen 1

I love process art, you never quite know how it’s going to turn out or how it will be received by the arty kids. Angel took complete control of her Handprint Heart Kid Art and I’m sure you’ll […]

Love Rocks

January 21, 2015 Helen 0

We spent the first day of 2015 making footprints in the sand, chasing waves and collecting stones off the beach; coming away with at least a pocket full (or two) of special finds. Within the […]

Rainbow Colour Mixing

January 20, 2015 Helen 0

Supporting World Prematurity Day – 17th November 2014. Angel was born seven weeks premature with a condition called Tracheo Oesophageal Fistula. Within a few short hours of birth, she received life saving surgery; the scariest most […]

Watercolour and Ink

January 19, 2015 Helen 0

We’ve applied Watercolour and Ink to recycled book pages many times to create gifts for loved ones and they always go down a storm! everyone loves them and we love creating them. I affectionately regard […]

Autumn Leaf Painting

January 19, 2015 Helen 1

Autumn is the season of colour and leaves. This craft is an exploration of Autumn colours and my little lovely adored mixing the paints to match the shades of our leaves; experimenting with different ratios […]

Painting with Nature

January 19, 2015 Helen 0

A section of our garden is currently full to the brim with wild flowers, showcasing various shades of reds, yellows, violets, pinks as well as orange and white – we love it! Angel can never resist […]

Cling Film Art

January 19, 2015 Helen 4

I first published Cling Film Art on our former site ‘Craft Ideas for Kids’ in 2014 and it’s inspired a huge stream of mess-free processes that can widely found across Pinterest. We’ve used this process time […]

Circle Print Art

January 19, 2015 Helen 0

Who knew that such magic could be made from old bottle tops and toilet rolls? The perfect preschool craft to explore shape, colour and texture, creating a spectacular piece of art in the process! It […]