Easy Woven Fish Craft

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This delightful Easy Woven Fish Craft is perfect for little hands. The weaving process is great for building on fine motor skills and the results are rather pretty too!

A tactile craft that can be personalised and adapted to suit varying abilities. Very young children may prefer to simply cut and stick paper scales onto their fish. Some could also paint their fish as we have done so with a previous butterfly craft, which looks great against the paper weave and could add another dynamic to the fish – this could work well paired with the book Rainbow Fish.

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This colourful addition works perfectly within the home or classroom – could you imagine an under the sea themed bulletin board filled with these fanciful fish? and with our handy template (supplied towards the end of this post), the craft couldn’t be easier!

Easy Woven Fish Craft: Materials

Cardstock
Gluestick
Scissors
Black Marker
Cupcake Liners

While the strips can be cut by hand, a paper cutter is much easier and less time-consuming!

Easy Woven Fish Craft: Tutorial 

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Step 1. Download the template and print.

Step 2. Cut the fins off the fish and trace the body onto coloured cardstock and cut out.

 

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Step 3.  Fold the fish in half and cut strips into the paper.

Leave about an inch of paper all around the sides so that the paper does not tear while being weaved.

Step 4. Unfold the fish and set aside

Step 5. Cut strips of coloured cardstock about half an inch wide.

Step 6. Weave the strips of paper in and out of the fish.

Step 7. Cut the excess paper off the sides and glue to prevent the strips from moving.

Step 8. Cut out the big circular eye from the template and transfer it onto the woven fish.

 

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Step 9. Trace the fins you previously cut off the template onto the coloured cupcake liners and cut out.

Step 10. Glue the fins onto the back of the fish.

Step 11. Use a black marker to add a smile and detail to the large back fin.

And ta-da, the Easy Woven Fish Craft is complete!

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For more under the sea themed crafts, you may also enjoy our popular Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft, our awesome round-up of Under the Sea crafts and (my personal favourite) our Bubble Wrap Puffy Octopus!

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Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations

These gorgeous Recycled Cardboard Heart decorations are easy to make and are entirely process-led. Arty Crafty Kids will have the best time exploring various painting techniques to create their hearts, adding depth and texture as they layer their base with prints and embellishments. It’s entirely open-ended and they can reuse materials found in the recycling bin or bottom of the craft supply box.

Consider using bottle tops, paper rolls, bubble wrap and sponges for printing.

As well as sequins and glitter for a little bling.

Get Creative!

This craft is about enabling your Arty Crafty Kids to freely explore their creativity by experimenting with the materials they have to hand.

The Loren variety the better and there really isn’t a right or wrong; it’s all about having fun.

And while your children are busily creating their hearts, why not indulge in some crafting for yourself?

These hearts are a child version of a collection of heart bookmarks we recently created for the fabulous Red Ted Art, where all three designs can be downloaded for FREE!

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Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations: Materials  

Cardboard
Washable Paint
Paint Brushes – Bubble Wrap, Paper Rolls, Bottle Tops for printing
Glitter/Sequins
Embroidery Thread
Washi Tape
Hole Punch / Round Nose Pliers
Scissors

Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations: Tutorial 

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Step 1: Create the heart canvas’ by cutting out hearts shapes from a piece of cardboard.

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Step 2: Hand over to your Arty Crafty Kids, supplying them with paint and materials to explore.

Once the children have painted a base layer of colour, perhaps they could experiement with stamping.

They could try shaping paper rolls into hearts and creating heart prints.

Splat painting can be controlled by brushing a blunt knife against the brush.

Bubble wrap is fabulous for prints.

And bottle tops are great for stamping!

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Step 3: Perhaps add some washi tape?

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Step 4: Or even a little glitter.

To keep the glitter under control, we have a dedicated glitter tray and with a few boundaries in place, this helps to keep it contained and fun to use!

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Step 5: Add tassels to the bottom of the hearts (this step is entirely optional and can also be substituted with pom-poms if desired).

Tassels are very easy to make.

Simply spread your fingers out and wrap some embroidery thread around your fingers.

Gently slip the hooped thread off your fingers and cut one end of the hoop to create a bunch.

Remove two threads from the bunch and tie one around the centre, leaving two loose ends.

Fold the bunch over at the point of the knot and tie the second piece of thread around the bunch, wrapping it around several times as shown above and secure with a knot.

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Step 6: Fasten the tassel to the bottom of the heart, piercing a hole with a hole punch or round head pliers.

Before securing the tassel to the heart, add a few decorative beads to the thread.

To transform the hearts into decorations, they could be hung individually on the wall using string or thread together to create a unique heart garland.

I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy the process of creating their Recycled Cardboard Heart Decorations.

For more crafty inspiration this Valentine’s, take a look at our:

18 Heart Art Projects 

Squiggle Heart Art

Kandinsky Inspired Heart Art  

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3D Tissue Paper Flower

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 flowers that can be bunched to form a bouquet for Mother’s day (or any other special occassion), added to an Easter bonnet or used as a centre piece for the table – so many possibilities!

Using just few basic materials that you’re likely to already have stashed away in the craft cupboard, this is a craft that requires minimal set and allows for maximum creativity.

Sound good, let’s get started!

3D Tissue Paper Flower

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Supplies: 

Buttons – the bigger the better!
Colourful Tissue Paper 
Pipe Cleaner
Paper Straw
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First things first, we need circles, circles and more circles!

Tissue paper is a great material for cutting practice and in the context of our flowers, it doesn’t matter if the circles are cut to different sizes, irregular in shape or have jagged edges. They will all work and add texture to their flowers.

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Once the pile of tissue paper circles is bountiful, thread a short piece of pipe cleaner through the button holes.

You will notice that our buttons are not only rather cool, but they’re big too, making them easy for little hands to use.
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Select the smallest tissue paper circle and thread it onto the pipe cleaner.

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The best thing about our 3D Tissue Paper Flower craft is that it offers lots of the creative freedom for little ones. It doesn’t matter if the circles are perfectly circular or not, nor does it matter how they’re threaded onto the pipe cleaner!

One piece of paper can threaded in the middle, another to the far left or far right – however they find their way onto the pipe cleaner, they still come together to form a flower and the irregularities simply add to their individual and unique charm.

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Once your child has finished forming their flowers, twist the remaining pipe cleaner to form one ‘stem’.

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And then thread the 3D Tissue Paper Flower into a straw to add stability.

Scrunch the tissue paper up a little and shape it around the button to give it add texture and ‘flower’ appearance.

Your arty crafty kid will have now completed their first flower and with the first flower made, it’s time to start again.

I hope the kids enjoy our 3D Tissue Paper Flower craft and if you’re looking for more inspiration this spring, take a look at our Paper Plate Flower and collections of Spring and Easter Crafts.

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Toddler Valentines Heart Bouquet

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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 love the simplicity!

With minimal prep, our Valentines Heart Bouquet is a hands-on activity for little hands to scrunch, cut, sprinkle and stick.

Put them together and you have a gorgeous, colourful Valentines bouquet with a difference.

Here’s what you need…

SUPPLIES: Toddler Valentines Heart Bouquet 

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Red and Pink Stock Card
Tissue Paper
Glitter
Buttons
Sequins
Green Pipe Cleaners
PVA Glue

Toddler Valentines Heart Bouquet 

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The best way to to  create a symmetrical heart is to simply fold the card in half and cut out half a heart shape.

Unfold the card and you ta-da, you have a heart!

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Next, it’s time to decorate the hearts.

Offer your toddler or preschooler tissue paper, sequins, buttons, glitter or even paint, as well as some PVA glue, step back and watch the magic happen.

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Attach a pipe cleaner along the crease of the heart using PVA glue or sticky tape.

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Gather the heart flowers together to create a bouquet!

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I hope you and your kiddos love this simple Valentines Heart Bouquet and if you’re looking for more Arty Crafty Valentines inspiration, take a look at our messy heart painting, heart crown and love birds!

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Button Spider Easy Kids Craft

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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 can see, our example spider is modelling furry neon pink rock star legs!

I doubt you’ll find another spider quite like it…

Combine the craft with a spider web art project or set up a super fun “find the spider” Halloween game.

Either the kids will have enjoy playing with their furry creations.

Shall we make it?

MATERIALS: Button Spider 

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Let’s Make It! 

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Cut the pipe cleaners in half to make 4 seperate pieces.

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Thread two pipe cleaners into the button holes to make the first 4 spider legs.

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Turn the black button over and wrap one of the remaining pipe cleaners around the 2 legs on each side.

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Bend the pipe cleaner spider legs into shape and attach the googly eyes with PVA glue.

You should now have a rather cute looking button spider!

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Fine Motor Circle Art

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 motor activities.

However, when it comes to scissor skills, writing and all things fine motor…that’s when the fun begins!

She still can’t decide which hand to use and switches between the two for everything.

This activity is a simple one to help develop the fine motor skills necessary for cutting with scissors.

It also doubles up as a creative work of circle art that my toddler used to colour sort and arrange in size order.

It turns out that our Fine Motor Circle Art activity is a good all-rounder!

MATERIALS: Fine Motor Circle Art 

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Stock Paper/Card (US Link / UK Link )
Felt
PVA Glue
Scissors

Let’s Get Started! 

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Present a selection of stock card, felt and any other suitable materials you have to hand – maybe they could try cutting bubble wrap or cellophane? and get cutting!

Your arty kid may want to draw their circles first and try to follow the lines, or free-hand it as Miss O did.

Cut lots of circles using different materials.


TIP: The use of different textures and materials will make this activity more challenging, as your arty kid will have to adapt their cutting technique with each – Great for Fine Motor Development

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Keep cutting until there’s a good pile of circles!

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Next, begin sticking the circles onto a piece of stock card.


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Layer the circles until the card is full with circles!

As you can see, my toddler approached this task from the angle of colour sorting, whereas her sister went for pretty using contrasting colours.

I love that both of my children got something out of this activity, each focusing on different fine motor elements; Miss O cutting and Cakes, Sticking!

And of course, both children were left with a gorgeous piece of circle art.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this activity!

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Paper Plate Baubles

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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 baubles – as you can see they’re multi-coloured, just like Elmer’s colourful patchwork body.

The baubles are super easy to make and a perfect activity for multiple children of different ages. My girls immersed themselves into every element; cutting, sticking, making patterns and most importantly, they had an amazing time getting creative together.

Paper Plate Baubles: Materials

Paper Plates
Multi-coloured paper/foil/tissue paper or even felt
Pipe Cleaner
Black paper
PVA Glue
Scissors

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To get started, simply set the kids up with paper plates, a selection of colourful paper and glue.

It might be an idea to remove the rims off the paper plates before the kiddies start sticking. As you can see, we didn’t and it would have been much easier if we had!

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Pierce a small hole into the collaged paper plate, attach a pipe cleaner and secure to create a loop for hanging on the tree. Cover the hole with a little black square.

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And that’s it! Kids’ craft doesn’t get easier than that and from my perspective, there’s nothing better than giving the kids the opportunity to take the lead and let their imaginations flow.

Can you believe, this particular craft was initiated by 2 year old Cakes!?! I had no idea what she was up to until her big sister got involved with the cutting and sticking, making their paper plate baubles the perfect craft to include in the 10 Days of Kid-Made Christmas hosted by the wonderful Mama-Miss.

Arty Crafty Kids - Craft - Christmas Craft for Kids - Paper Plate BaubleFor more simple crafty Christmas ideas, take a look at our Toddler Christmas Trees and Christmas Doodle Art!

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Toddler Christmas Trees

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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 lots of fine motor work to strengthen the hands.

Cakes was so proud of her creations and absorbed from start to finish – I can’t wait to see her first Christmas decorations on the tree!

It couldn’t be easier for your toddler or preschooler to make their own Christmas trees. With minimal set-up, it’s an activity where you can take a step back and let the magic happen.

Toddler Christmas Trees: Materials

An old cardboard box
Paint
An array of different materials for decorating – sequins, pom-poms, tissue paper, yarn etc
PVA Glue
Scissors
Ribbon
Sticky Tape

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To get your toddler or preschooler started, simply cut up an old cardboard box into large triangular (Christmas Tree) shapes. Set them up with some paint and step back.

Cakes loved exploring the range of colours and mixing them up. It was fun to watch her master the paint brush and experiment with different techniques.

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Once the Christmas trees have dried, it’s time for phase two – DECORATING!

Cakes was fascinated by the sticky texture of the glue. She carefully selected her decorations and once she grasped how the glue worked, she was away. It was great to see her pincer grip in action and she often took a break from the sticking to sort and arrange the materials available, which is exactly what this craft is all about – exploration, freedom and creativity.

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To finish off, attach the ribbon with some sticky tape and proudly display your toddlers gorgeous work!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed our toddler Christmas trees and if you’re looking for more activities or crafts for your toddler, take a look at our process focussed ideas: Bubble Wrap Stamps and Sensory Art for Babies and Toddlers.

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Max and Marla

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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.

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Max and Marla with its beautiful illustrations and fun story line naturally lends itself to an open discussion with your child about the way the characters work together to overcome obstacles and their motivations for doing so; essentially, my five year old concluded that it’s about enjoying the process, playing and not giving up!

I was thrilled to see my child engage and connect with the story. I enjoyed our discussions and she was able to relate the central theme and message of the story to her own approach to tasks and activities.

The watercolour illustrations are thoughtful, fun and simply beautiful. They bring the story to life and were enjoyed by my elder child and toddler, who both fell in love with the adorable snowy owl Marla.

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Charmed by Marla, it seemed only fitting to put together a simple snowy owl craft that can be enjoyed by both preschoolers and older children.

Snowy Owl Collage : Materials 

A sheet of stock card
A sheet of white paper
Cuttings from an old book
Black & Orange tissue paper
Googly Eyes
PVA Glue

A copy of the Max and Marla
Book!

Snowy  Owl Collage

As an extension activity to Max and Marla
, the purpose of this craft is for kids of varying ages to create their own snowy owl independtly.

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To get started, prepare the body of the snowy owl by cutting a large oval shape from the book page. We used a page from the a book for the black print against the white, to represent the black flicks you would usually find on a snowy owl.

Next, cut out multiple black triangles from the tissue paper and circles for eyes. Also present the googly eyes to finish of the eyes.

And finally, cut two large wing shapes from the white paper and present all the materials, along with glue and a sheet of card for the base, to your child.

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Glue the oval onto a piece of card.

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Glue the wings onto the owls body and fill them in with black tissue paper.

Add a triangle for the beak, along with the circles and googly eyes.

Although a simple activity, its one that will appeal to a broad age group and a craft that could be replicated in conjunction within a group reading of Max and Marla. Going back to the book, I hope your fall in love with its charm as much as mine. Max and Marla has become a firm bed time favourite and is most definitely one for every preschoolers book shelf!

 

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Owl Suncatcher

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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 not Cute (Baby Owl)’, it was suddenly owl fever in the house, with the kids combining different colours to make the cutest of cute baby owls.

Simple crafts are always a popular with the kids, who could see the results very quickly as their owls took form. My eldest especially enjoyed practising her cutting skills.

To create our owl suncatchers, we used a laminator – a gadget I love using to preserve the kids paintings, school reports and photos. Using it to make suncatcher is a definite bonus!

Owl Suncatcher: Materials 

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Scissors

Owl Suncatcher
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1. Start by cutting out a large roundish shape and place it into the a central position into the laminating pouch. This will become the owls body.

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2. Using different colours of tissue paper, cut out the shapes for the wings, eyes and tummy and layer onto the body until the owl begins to take form.

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3. Fold the pouch over and laminate.

4. Trim the Owl to remove the excess pouch and display in the window!

We only made a few owls, but could you imagine how amazing they could look as a window display within a preschool or school?

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