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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Autumn Leaf Painting

July 22, 2017 Helen 2

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 3

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 […]

Autumn Handprint Tree

August 12, 2016 Hels Bells 23

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Christmas Doodle Art

November 10, 2015 Helen 1

  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 3

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. […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Scrape Painting

July 12, 2015 Helen 4

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]