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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Max and Marla

November 5, 2015 Helen 0

Max and Marla is a gorgeous story about Max and his pet owl Marla. A simple story with a strong message: to become a ‘true Olympian’ it takes teamwork, perseverance and most importantly, friendship. Max and Marla with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sensory Play

February 23, 2015 Helen 0

We’ve only recently discovered Water Beads and oh my goodness, the fun my kids had! What I love about sensory play, in general, is that it’s incredibly open ended. I had no idea their play would […]

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 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 […]