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Super Cute Unicorn Crafts

July 20, 2017 Hels Bells 0

With the Unicorn craze in full swing, we’re jumping on that sparkly colour filled  bandwagon with a gorgeous round-up of 18 Super Cute Unicorn Crafts for kids.  As always, I subscribe to the ‘variety is […]

Black Glue Sunflower Art

July 11, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Black Glue Resist is the ‘must try’ technique for the Summer. I adore the brilliant sheen of the black glue against the watercolour paint, making the design almost pop out from the page! The possibilities are […]

Kandinsky Inspired Rock Art

July 10, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Kandinsky’s Squares with Concentric Circles is perhaps his most recognisable work and is commonly used by teachers as an introduction into the topic ‘famous artists’. You might be surprised to learn that this piece was […]

Mixed Media Paper Unicorn Craft

July 3, 2017 Hels Bells 1

Who doesn’t love unicorns? the world seems to have gone Unicorn crazy with a number of bizarre and colourful trends sweeping the internet; Unicorn hair, unicorn cakes, unicorn poop (what’s that about!?!) and after receiving […]

Woven CD Hot Air Balloon

June 26, 2017 Hels Bells 2

CD weaving is a new process for us and we’re in LOVE. It’s easy, relaxing and produces beautiful results, that have so far inpsired funky CD Snails and now a Woven CD Hot Air Balloon. […]

Interactive Paper Plate Sailboat

June 22, 2017 Hels Bells 0

My kids love interactive crafts and we’ve just added a super fun Summer themed Interactive Paper Plate Sailboat to our growing repertoire. Kids will be unable to resist the lure of singing ‘Row Row Row […]

Cactus Coloring Page

June 15, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Sharpen the pencils, as I have another free coloring page for you to color! Now I have to admit, the ‘cactus’ theme for this months challenge had me scratching my head a little – I […]

Easy CD Snail Craft

June 7, 2017 Hels Bells 1

This easy peasy CD Snail Craft is the brain child of my 7 year old little lovely. I adore how she utilised the craft materials to create unique and funky shells for her snails! While on the […]

Black Glue Jellyfish Art

June 6, 2017 Hels Bells 3

Resist art is an amazing process for kids to try and having experimented with oil pastels, hot glue and crayons, I can tell you with absolute certainty that black glue rocks!  Just take a good look […]

Under the Sea Crafts for Kids

June 4, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Are you looking for some fun and easy under the sea crafts for kids? If so then your’re in the right place as we have it covered right here, with 24 awesome ocean themed crafts […]

Paper Plate Rainbow Fish Craft

May 28, 2017 Hels Bells 1

Inspired by the gorgeous picture book ‘The Rainbow Fish’, we’ve created our very own ADORABLE paper plate Rainbow Fish craft. The more observant of you will  notice that our rainbow fish is less rainbow and more […]

Puffy Bubble Wrap Octopus

May 27, 2017 Hels Bells 3

Under the sea themed crafts are dominating social media channels right now and we’re more than happy to go along with that to craft one of the most interesting (and intelligent) deep sea creatures  – […]

Paper Plate Goldfish Bowl Craft

May 24, 2017 Hels Bells 2

Our adorable paper plate goldfish bowl craft forms part of the super fun (and unique) #collectivenouncraft series hosted by the fabulous ZingZingTree. I’m sure you’re familiar with the collective nouns for sheep (herd), ants (colony) […]

Paper Plate Watermelon Book Bag

May 21, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Ahead of every Summer we spend more time than usual browsing the shelves of our local book store, looking for inspiration for the all important Summer reading list. We all have one and there’s nothing […]

Moana Inspired Turtle Coloring Page

May 17, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Today’s free Moana Inspired Turtle Coloring Page is inspired by the amazing Polynesian tattoo art found throughout the film. In pacific cultures, tattoo’s are deeply meaningful and are unique to each person. They tell a story […]

Weather Changing Cloud Craft

May 10, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Here in the south west of England, our April showers have extended into May and we’ve had lots of conversations about the rain and why it falls, how does it fall, what creates thunder storms and […]

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 […]

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft

April 30, 2017 Hels Bells 1

Our rather worn copy of the The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been well loved and read many times (complete with actions) over the years. The kids love pretending to munch through the ice cream and cakes […]

Black Line Exploration

April 26, 2017 Hels Bells 1

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 […]

Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft

April 24, 2017 Hels Bells 3

With Summer in our sights we’re turning our creative hands to some super cool under the sea themed crafting, kick starting our collection with this adorable Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft! My kids love fishy crafts […]

Simple Baby Play Ideas

April 18, 2017 Hels Bells 1

Motherhood is a shock to the system. When your first child is born you enter a world full of new terms and presumed common knowledge, developmental concepts and a never ending list of do’s and don’ts. […]

Detailed Butterfly Coloring Page

April 16, 2017 Hels Bells 1

This month I’ve joined a group of incredibly talented coloring enthusiasts to create a new butterfly themed coloring page as part of a monthly challenge, and oh my goodness you’re in for a treat! As […]

3D Tissue Paper Flower

April 12, 2017 Hels Bells 0

The kids are going to love this tactile 3D Tissue Paper Flower Craft! It’s a craft that focuses entirely on threading and cutting, giving kids a fabulous fine motor work out while creating gorgeous paper […]

25 Super Cute Easter Crafts

March 28, 2017 Hels Bells 0

It’s the season of cute fluffy things and if your pinterest feed is anything like mine, it will be over flowing with ridiculously Cute Easter Crafts. Bunnies and Chicks can be found everywhere, and with […]

Pop Up Paper Plate Bunny

March 23, 2017 Hels Bells 1

This Pop Up Paper Plate Bunny is super fun and easy to make. Perfect for Easter crafting with the kids this Spring, who will just LOVE playing with their Easter Bunny creations! It’s a great […]

Sunflower Coloring Page

March 21, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Sunflower Coloring Page There’s something about sunflowers that makes me happy. I think they make everyone happy and when sunflower season arrives, there’s nothing more exciting for kids (and adults!) than to watch their flowers […]

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 […]

Pop Up Paper Plate Chicks

March 14, 2017 Hels Bells 1

These Pop Up Paper Plate Chicks are super fun and easy to make. Perfect for a spot of Sping crafting with the kiddies, who will just LOVE playing with their creations. It’s a particularly good […]

Easy Spring Crafts for Kids

March 1, 2017 Hels Bells 2

I love, love, LOVE Spring! The warmer days, bouncy lambs, budding flowers and cherry blossom trees – what’s not to love? it’s a time of renewal and today I am delighted to be sharing 25 […]

9 Fun Easter Crafts

February 28, 2017 Hels Bells 2

I am delighted to welcome the wonderful Maggy from Red Ted Art on the blog today, with 9 Fun Easter Crafts for kids you will adore! Hello! I am pleased to share some fun Easter […]

Colourful Spring Paper Plate Flower Craft

February 27, 2017 Hels Bells 1

Today I have the pleasure of showing you our Colourful Spring Paper Plate Flower Craft – it’s simple, vibrant and perfect for little hands! The kids will LOVE the process of tearing, scrunching and sticking; offering a […]

Super Adorable Bunny Crafts

February 24, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Spring is in the air, Easter is on its way and I have a fifteen super adorable bunny crafts to show you! All fifteen crafts have been carefully chosen for their simplicity and cuteness, and […]

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 […]

22 Rainbow Kids Crafts

February 11, 2017 Hels Bells 1

Rainbows, Rainbows and more Rainbows, 22 of them to be exact! We love rainbows at Arty Crafty Kids and I have put together a collection of the happiest rainbow kids crafts around. I hope you […]

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 […]

Rainbow Paper Plate Bag

February 8, 2017 Hels Bells 3

Today’s cheerful Rainbow Paper Plate Bag craft has been inspired by ‘The Story of the Kindness Elves’, written by Anna Ranson (from the fabulous blog ‘The imagination Tree’) and Benjamin Byrne. So let’s dive straight […]

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 2

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 […]

Easy Paper Plate Rainbow Craft

January 29, 2017 Hels Bells 2

As an adult, I still get excited when a rainbow appears in the sky and my children, literally, shriek with delight. We love rainbows and if you haven’t already guessed, they’re a huge source of […]

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 […]

Toddler Valentines Heart Bouquet

January 22, 2017 Hels Bells 2

There’s a certain charm about toddler and preschool crafts, and this kid-made Valentines Heart Bouquet is guaranteed to melt the heart! I love the random sprinkle of glitter and button here or there. And you will […]

Valentines Love Tree Coloring Page

January 19, 2017 Hels Bells 0

There’s a certain charm about hand drawn coloring pages. The combination of irregular lines and free flowing design, not only makes them unique, but interesting too and I hope you can see that a oodles […]

Glittery Clay Christmas Ornaments

December 19, 2016 Hels Bells 0

This Christmas, it’s been raining glitter. Armed with their shaker pots, my kids have loved adding a little sparkle to most of their crafts (who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle?) and these cute glittery […]

Paper Plate Rudolph Reindeer Craft

December 17, 2016 Hels Bells 0

“Rudolph the red nose reindeer, had a very shiny nose” or a very fluffy nose, like our paper plate Rudolph Reindeer Craft. I adore the simplicity of this festive craft and it’s one that children […]

Twig Christmas Tree Ornament

December 9, 2016 Hels Bells 1

How cute is this Twig Christmas Tree Ornament? Can you believe it can be made by  kids and we’re not talking Big Kids. With a pinch of prep, these charming twiggy Christmas Trees can be made by […]

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 […]

3d Paper Plate Christmas Tree

November 14, 2016 Hels Bells 2

With Christmas just a few weeks away, we’ve officially got our Christmas craft on and today I’m showing you this rather cool 3D Paper Plate Christmas Tree. This simple craft was a HUGE hit with […]

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 […]

16 Easy Winter Crafts for Kids

November 6, 2016 Hels Bells 3

Be prepared for some serious cuteness within this collection of easy Winter crafts for kids. With a selection of winter animals and snowmen to choose from, along with a some gorgeous snowy art projects you […]

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 […]

22 Simple Christmas Decorations

October 25, 2016 Hels Bells 0

Christmas has this magical ability to bring out the inner crafter in everyone! I believe most of us like and appreciate a ‘homemade’ quality at Christmas. Especially if they’re pretty and sparkle! To help nurture […]

Baby Footprints Christmas Tree

October 18, 2016 Hels Bells 0

The countdown to Christmas has begun and I couldn’t be more excited for it’s the season of sparkles, glitter and lots of crafting! It’s also a time to be with and celebrate loved ones. It’s a […]

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 […]

No Sew Felt Owl Finger Puppets

September 29, 2016 Hels Bells 22

Wowee where do I begin? These adorable Owl Finger Puppets have gone down a storm in my owl mad household. For one, they’re NO-SEW, which makes them incredibly easy to make and can be put […]

Button Spider Easy Kids Craft

September 25, 2016 Hels Bells 0

Our button spider is not only cute, it’s quick and easy too, making it an ideal Halloween kid craft for little fingers. They can be personalised with different colours to give them some character. As you […]

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 […]

Yarn Trinket Bowls

September 18, 2016 Hels Bells 0

These Yarn Trinket Bowls are our quirkiest craft to date. And you’re going to LOVE how they came to be…. During a clay modelling session, my toddler abruptly ran off in mid-flow and returned with […]

Watercolour Yarn Kids Process Art

September 15, 2016 Hels Bells 4

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 […]

20 Easy Halloween Crafts

September 12, 2016 Hels Bells 0

Halloween is on the horizon and soon the monsters, ghouls and all things spooky will come out to play. Well I say spooky, I don’t actually believe that Halloween has to be spooky – especially […]

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 […]

Paper Plate Scarecrow

August 31, 2016 Hels Bells 0

When it comes to craft materials, I am a self confessed hoarder of anything that ‘could’ be reused later on. And that ‘later on’ could be days, weeks or even years! The kids love rummaging […]

25 Owl Crafts for Kids

August 30, 2016 Hels Bells 1

I love Autumn for many different reasons. It’s the season of trees, leaves, woolly jumpers and OWL crafts! Yes that’s right – OWL crafts! They are quite literally everywhere. Pop onto any crafty facebook page or check out […]

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 […]

Cardboard Tube Apple Trees

August 22, 2016 Hels Bells 0

When it comes to toddler crafts, there’s one golden rule to follow – Keep.It.Simple And toddler craft doesn’t get easier than these charming little cardboard tube apple trees. You wouldn’t believe how much play and activity […]

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 […]

Recycle Owl Craft Jar

August 15, 2016 Hels Bells 0

This little owl craft jar is all about making recycling fun. We use jars for for our paintbrushes, sequins, buttons, pom-poms and  anything else that will fit in a jar! They’re just so handy! And […]

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 […]

Tissue Paper Rainbow Fish

August 11, 2016 Hels Bells 3

I’m sure you’re already familiar with the picture book ‘Rainbow Fish?’ If not, it’s a really sweet book that’s established itself as a preschool classic. The illustrations are stunning, inspiring this simple Tissue Paper Rainbow Fish. Used […]

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 […]

Paper Plate Dinosaur

July 31, 2016 Hels Bells 1

Following a recent visit to the Natural History Museum in London, the girls became dino mad! We’ve read a ton of books about dinosaurs. We’ve watched documentaries about them and pretended to be stomping chomping T-Rex’s […]

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, […]