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Autumn Leaf Painting

July 22, 2017 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Toddler Christmas Trees

November 20, 2015 Helen 0

Here’s a toddler craft that’s all about the process and my goodness, our toddler Christmas trees have so much to offer! exploration of paint and colour, playing with different materials to decorate their trees and […]

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. […]

Bubble Wrap Stamps

July 13, 2015 Helen 2

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 […]

Seashell Sensory Shaker

July 6, 2015 Helen 0

Give the Seashell Sensory Shaker a ‘shake shake shake’ and watch the shells and bubbles dance. Shake it some more and it becomes a musical instrument. A wonderful toy and discovery bottle that excites and entrances kids. My […]

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 […]

Paper Plate Snail

June 27, 2015 Helen 2

Inspired by Sue Hendra’s charming story  ‘Norman The Slug with the Silly Shell’, our Paper Plate Snail is all about letting imaginations sparkle to create snails with very silly shells. Paint zig-zags, spots, splats or stripes. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]