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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cardboard Zombie Halloween Craft

September 16, 2017 Helen 8

Have you noticed that Zombies lack representation within the kids’ craft niche? Witches, vampires, and ghosts can be found everywhere, but if you fancy trying something different, like a Zombie, then you will struggle to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 3

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft

April 24, 2017 Hels Bells 4

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Paper Plate Love Birds

January 9, 2017 Helen 9

It’s the season of LOVE and we’re getting our Valentine’s craft on with these adorable paper plate love birds. They are so easy to make and kids can get really creative with their designs; adding colour […]

16 Kids Valentine Heart Craft Ideas

January 3, 2017 Helen 0

From an arty crafty perspective, Valentine’s is one of my favourite seasons –  I just adore the excess of hearts and today I intend to share that love with a gorgeous collection of unique and colourful […]

No Sew Felt Owl Finger Puppets

September 29, 2016 Hels Bells 23

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 1

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paper Plate Scarecrow

August 31, 2016 Hels Bells 1

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

50 Nature Crafts for Kids

August 10, 2016 Helen 2

Why are sticks and stones so irresistible to kids? Beach, woods, park or a simple walk to shops – it doesn’t matter where my children go, they will ALWAYS return home with a pocket or two […]

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 […]

Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees

December 10, 2015 Helen 0

Cupcake liners have become an unexpected favourite when it comes to crafting and the inspiration for these charming cupcake liner Christmas Trees came from my five-year-old, who turned stacking the cupcake liners into a game. […]

Paper Plate Baubles

December 9, 2015 Helen 8

This year, my kids are totally into making their own Christmas decorations, which means everything is shiny, sparkly and very colourful! Inspired by several readings of Elmer’s Christmas, the kids put together these gorgeous paper plate […]

The Thing About Yetis

November 25, 2015 Helen 0

The Thing about Yetis is a ridiculously cute picture book by Vin Vogel. My children fell in love with the fluffy, sometimes ‘crabby’ character with all its amusing expressions and antics. It’s an easy book for young […]

Toddler Christmas Trees

November 20, 2015 Helen 1

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 […]

Clay and Melted Crayon Snowflakes

November 14, 2015 Helen 0

I cannot believe how easy these Homemade Clay and Melted Crayon Snowflake Ornaments are to make! When I stumbled across Happy Hooligans stunning White Clay Dough Ornaments, I had to try it out with Angel and […]

Magical Stick Wands

October 25, 2015 Helen 0

With a small amount of prep the day before, we devised the perfect craft for Angel to do with her best friend during their play date. The girls had a blast from start to finish […]

Day of the Dead Mask

October 24, 2015 Helen 1

When our ChalkOla chalk makers arrived through the post, i’m not sure who was more excited – me or the kids! The bright neon colours are so inviting and inspired an abundance of creative ideas. Having learnt about […]

Paper Plate Owl

August 14, 2015 Helen 4

If you take a look around the blog, you may notice that we LOVE colour – the brighter the bolder the better! And my kids paper plate owls are certainly colourful, and probably the craziest looking […]

Owl Suncatcher

August 10, 2015 Helen 1

There’s a certain irony about making a suncatcher on a rainy day, but that’s exactly what we did! Our impromptu owl suncatchers were a huge hit with the kids and coupled with a reading of ‘I’m […]

Paper Plate Triceratops

August 2, 2015 Helen 5

    Right now, our household is dinosaur mad! we’ve been reading about dinosaurs, watching dinosaur programmes and making lots and lots of dinosaurs, and this paper plate triceratops is a firm favourite. I love […]

20 Amazing Animal Paper Plate Crafts

July 27, 2015 Helen 2

I love animal paper plate crafts and the aim of the this round-up is to leave you feeling super inspired and wanting to do each of every one of this amazing collection! They’re all easy […]

Paper Plate Flower

June 30, 2015 Helen 0

Today we’ve created a Paper Plate Flower Picture and there’s so much to love about this craft. It’s simple, colourful, offers an opportunity for children to practice their cutting skills. The tissue paper centre adds […]

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. […]

Candy Wrapper Butterflies

April 17, 2015 Helen 2

As part of the #junkplay challenge we’ve put together this simple craft using recycled candy wrappers!  I’m a huge fan of simple crafts and our Candy Wrapper Butterflies do not involve any sticking, painting or anything else remotely […]

Messy Handprint Bowl

April 3, 2015 Helen 0

Kids art and crafts come hand in hand with mess and of course, messy hands! I have many photos of my kids covered in paint, mud, flour, chocolate…and the list goes on. I’m sure you […]

Toadstool Fairy Garden

March 25, 2015 Helen 5

This charming Toadstool Fairy Garden is the perfect craft to stimulate imaginations and encourage small world play. Made from a recycled egg carton, kids can take their Toadstool Fairy Garden for a play anywhere! Angel hers […]

Easy Preschool Butterfly Craft

March 13, 2015 Helen 9

When it comes to simple preschool crafts, the humble toilet roll often takes centre stage –  who doesn’t have the odd paper roll to hand? Our Easy Preschool Butterfly Craft is perfect for younger children. […]

Recycled Plastic Bag Flower

March 1, 2015 Helen 1

Our gorgeous recycled plastic bag flower has been created as part of the 60 Day Junk Play Challenge hosted by Best Toys 4 Toddlers. The Junk Play Challenge is all about recycling common materials usually destined by […]

Upcycled Magazine Bangle

February 11, 2015 Helen 2

I have to say, we LOVE how our upcycled magazine bangle turned out. It’s the perfect craft for giving some old costume jewellery a new lease of life; for kids to get creative and make something […]

Paper Plate Heart Crown

January 31, 2015 Helen 0

Angel declared herself a queen the other day and since every queen needs a crown, we created our rather super Paper Plate Heart Crown! with just a few materials, this craft couldn’t be easier. Great for […]

Clay Heart Fingerprint Keepsake

January 28, 2015 Helen 4

As a mummy to girls with a three and a half year age gap, I’m well aware that time passes quickly and as such, I love to create everlasting keepsakes. Cakes is 14 months old […]

Valentine Heart Suncatcher

January 25, 2015 Helen 6

This year, for some unusual reason I cannot explain, Valentine’s day has captured Angel’s imagination (maybe it’s do with all the lovely crafts about!), she’s requested to make everything from Valentine’s cards to Valentine’s Jewellery; her […]

Paper Roll Penguin

January 24, 2015 Helen 0

What is about Penguins that make them so adorable? We love a good penguin craft and our easy peasy Paper Roll Penguins, with their heart shaped faces definitely have the ‘cute’ factor! Paper Roll Penguin: Materials […]

Paper Roll Cats

January 20, 2015 Helen 0

Paper toilet rolls are just awesome. We have used the humble loo roll in so many of our crafts and always find something new to make. Today we’ve created a family of paper roll cats! […]

Paper Plate Lion

January 19, 2015 Helen 0

Our Paper Plate Lion is not only cute, but really easy and fun to make! Using a range of scrap materials, preschoolers can explore and experiment with different textures to create a wacky and wild lion’s […]