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Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft

November 23, 2017 Hels Bells 0

If you’re looking for an easy, cute and fun Christmas Craft for your preschooler, then you’re in the right place! This Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft is perfect for little hands and great for encouraging […]

Colour and Create Christmas Paper Bauble

November 21, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Homemade is best-made at Christmas time and with three festive designs to choose from, this colour and create Christmas Paper Bauble will add some individual gorgeousness to the Christmas Tree! Each template creates two baubles and can […]

Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft

November 8, 2017 Hels Bells 0

With our Christmas crafting in full swing, we’ve been making paper plate Santa’s, Rudolph’s and even Elves. However, in my search for further inspiration, I noticed that Mrs Claus is hugely unrepresented and virtually non-existent within […]

Paper Plate Christmas Elf Craft

November 7, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Every Santa needs some little helpers and this Paper Plate Christmas Elf Craft can be perfectly paired with any Santa Claus craft you might be planning over the Christmas season. It’s super easy, using minimal […]

Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland Craft

November 4, 2017 Hels Bells 0

This gorgeous Christmas Tree Garland Craft is entirely process led. Using the scrape painting technique to create a unique and colourful tree canvas, kids are free to decorate their trees using glitter, sequins, buttons, yarn, […]

Paper Plate Santa Claus

October 31, 2017 Hels Bells 2

The build up to Christmas has begun and we’re kickstarting the feative season with a NEW Paper Plate Santa Claus craft; swapping the white fluff with a lushious beard of paper ringlets! I love the […]

Paper Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

October 26, 2017 Hels Bells 3

Are you looking for a fun and easy craft this Thanksgiving Holiday? Our design your own Paper Thanksgiving Turkey Craft is the perfect activity for children of all ages, with feathers to color, design or […]

Playful Pup Newspaper Art Project

October 19, 2017 Hels Bells 2

They say that you’re either a cat person or a dog person, and following the success of our recent ‘Cool Cat Newspaper Art Project’ post,  it would appear that more than just a few of you […]

Cool Cat Newspaper Art Project for Kids

October 12, 2017 Hels Bells 19

I am a self-confessed cat lady and admire their poise and multiple (or split) personalities, for they can be playful, fierce, dopey, aloof and incredibly loving all in one day (or sometimes within minutes). And with […]

Adorable Forest Animal Crafts

October 10, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Animals crafts are always well received in my home and when Autumn hits, we begin thinking the critters who will soon be bedding down for the Winter or are awoken earlier to take advantage of […]

Halloween ABC Fingerprints

October 5, 2017 Hels Bells 3

My kids love alphabet games and word play. We often pass the time on long car journeys with a power session of I Spy All things A (for example) and each person contributes a word […]

Easy Paper Witch Craft

September 29, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Halloween doesn’t have to be scary. It can sweet and cute like our Easy Paper Witch Craft. I love her rosy cheeks, jeweled wart on the end of her nose and glittery black hat. And this […]

Spooky Silhouette Tree Kids Art Project

September 27, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Scrape painting is an incredibly simple, but effective art technique that is perfectly suited to this Spooky Silhouette Tree Kids Art Project. Using just a little paint and scraps of leftover stock card, kids will have a […]

Kid-Friendly Halloween Crafts

September 24, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Spooky, not scary is how we do Halloween! And to help keep your Halloween crafting with the kids cute and fun, I have collated a spooktacular collection of Kid-Friendly Halloween Crafts for you to enjoy […]

Paper Tube Handprint Bat

September 20, 2017 Hels Bells 1

WARNING – you will need a stockpile of loo rolls as this paper tube handprint bat is so easy and cute, there’s no way your Arty Crafty Kids will be happy with just making one! My […]

Paper Plate Witch

September 11, 2017 Hels Bells 2

September has arrived and we’re in Halloween countdown mode. It’s not all about the spooktastic festivities, for we have another big event to celebrate – the 4th birthday of our very own Halloween baby! She’s […]

Autumn Cardboard Glitter Tree

September 9, 2017 Hels Bells 0

When it comes to kids crafts, recycling and reusing is the way forward. It encourages creativity and kids love the process of transformation, for a box or bottle top can become anything the imagination desires. […]

Creative Fall Crafts for Kids

September 4, 2017 Hels Bells 1

Autumn is upon us and our seasonal crafting is in full swing. Today I have the pleasure of featuring 30 Fabulously Creative Fall Crafts for Kids that offer lots of cutting, sticking, gluing, painting and […]

Adorable Apple Crafts for Kids

September 3, 2017 Hels Bells 1

Apple season has arrived and today I have the pleasure of featuring 24 Deliciously Sweet Apple Crafts for Kids. There’s a certain charm to apple crafts, with their gorgeous deep green and red colours… and […]

Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft

September 1, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Today I have the sweetest, most adorable Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft you will ever see! it even comes with spikes that can be stroked and arranged to form pretty patterns. Little hands will be kept […]

Black Glue Autumn Tree Art

August 29, 2017 Hels Bells 4

Autumn is the season of colour. Big bold and beautiful colours, and our Black Glue Autumn Tree Art attempts to capture as many of those glorious shades as possible, creating something that I think is rather […]

Recycled Cardboard Owl Craft

August 27, 2017 Hels Bells 2

Owls owls owls, who loves owls as much as we do? My girls are obsessed by their fluffy cuteness and even have an owl themed bedroom! For fellow enthusiasts, I have a super easy Recycled […]

Bleeding Crepe Paper Art

August 22, 2017 Hels Bells 2

While Bleeding Crepe Paper Art produces cool abstract and colourful prints, it falls into the genre of ‘process art’. So what is process art? to put it simply, it’s all about the creative process rather […]

Easy Apple Collage Craft

August 20, 2017 Hels Bells 3

Apple season has arrived and today I have an incredibly easy Apple Collage Craft to show you that’s perfect for very young children and preschoolers. Offering a fine motor work out with lots of painting, […]

Mixed Media Newspaper Lion Craft

August 18, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Newspaper is an amazingly dynamic base for mixed media art, adding depth and texture to projects. It’s accessible, inexpensive and if you’re keen to try something new, then this super cute Mixed Media Newspaper Lion […]

Beautiful Coloring Bookmarks

August 17, 2017 Hels Bells 1

Love to read? Love to Color? combine the two, and you have a match made in heaven. Today I have the pleasure of sharing 6 Beautiful Coloring Bookmarks for you to color till your hearts […]

Four Seasons Transformation Rock Game

August 8, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Todays Four Seasons Transformation Rock Game takes an interactive and hands-on approach to engaging children in seasonal change observations and discussions. With a simple turn of a pebble, children can work through all four seasons, […]

Bubble Wrap Autumn Tree Craft

August 4, 2017 Hels Bells 1

Leaves are beginning to fall, which means only one thing…Autumn is on its way! Autumn is the season of colour and it’s by far my favourite season. Who doesn’t love scrunching through leaves, the crisp […]

Easy Handprint Sunflower Craft

August 1, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Sunflowers in full bloom is a glorious sight. There’s a certain amount of excitement that surrounds the moment a sunflower first begins to sprout; marking the beginnings of a very tall journey till the moment […]

Creative Rock Crafts for Kids

July 30, 2017 Hels Bells 0

Rocks, Rocks and more Rocks. If your children are anything like my own, then they’ll be avid rock collectors! We could be at the beach, park or simply pass a gravel drive way and almost […]

Super Cute Unicorn Crafts

July 20, 2017 Hels Bells 2

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 10

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 1

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 4

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 4

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 1

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 5

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 2

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 2

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 […]

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