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Autumn Leaf Painting

July 22, 2017 Helen 1

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 […]

Autumn Splatter Tree

August 3, 2016 Hels Bells 1

We’re half way through the Summer holiday and we’re already talking about Autumn. While the sun shines (well mostly between our notorious British showers), Miss O has noticed a seasonal change. The leaves are changing […]

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 0

  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]