Arty Crafty Kids Autumn Box

Arty Crafty Kids Autumn Box - A themed art and craft monthly subscription box for kids! This month is jam-packed with awesome Autumn themed crafts for kids #autumncrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #autumn #subbox

“We help parents unplug their kids from modern technology and spend quality time engaging in fun art and craft projects”

This month we’re proud to introduce the Arty Crafty Kids Autumn Box to our subscription series.

Every month, we bring the fun by making it easy to engage kids in arts and crafts with unique and fun ideas, easy to do projects, online printable templates and the Arty Crafty Box with all the materials delivered to your door!

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Arty Crafty Kids Autumn Box: What’s inside? 

Arty Crafty Kids Autumn Box - A themed art and craft monthly subscription box for kids! This month is jam-packed with awesome Autumn themed crafts for kids #autumncrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #autumn #subbox

This month we’ve introduced the Tinker Tub to our subscription box.

The new Tinker Tubs are designed to expand and challenge your Arty Crafty Kids creativity!

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Every tub is different, filled with random and unusual loose parts. Children are encouraged to freely explore the contents; experimenting with printing, sticking and using the materials to add interesting and fun textures to their fabulous creations!

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Art can take many forms and this month we’re encouraging our Arty Crafty Kids to explore the beauty of outdoors with this simple Nature Weaving activity.

Perfect for building fine motor skills, Arty Crafty Kids will also use their creativity to assemble their natural treasures into a colourful woven work of art.

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We’re big fans of Hedgehogs and this month we’re turning cutesy handprints into cutesy little hedgehogs!

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We adore Autumn Handprint Trees and this beautiful keepsake suncatcher will cast glorious rays of Autumn Colours.

Unplug the kids from modern technology and spend quality time engaging in Art & Craft projects!

Enjoy 50% off your first box with the promo code: 50FIRSTBOX

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Rainbow Paper Collage Art Project

Arty Crafty Kids | Art Ideas for Kids | Rainbow Paper Collage | A fabulous rainbow paper collage activity that promotes cutting skills & colour play within a free rainbow template for kids to follow #rainbowart #preschoolart #craftsforpreschoolers #kidscrafts #scissorskills

This simple Rainbow Paper Collage Art Project is perfect for preschoolers and young children working on their colour recognition, scissor and line skills and of course, for children who simply LOVE rainbows! With the aide of the template provided, children can cut and place their coloured/patterned papers within the lines to create their very own rainbow.

It’s an activity that many children will be able to complete independently, where they will naturally think about colour sequencing and patterns. This has the potential to be enhanced if block coloured paper is mixed with patterned paper, as they’re likely to create their own sequences within the lines themselves.

My four-year-old sang an adapted version of the ‘I can Sing a Rainbow’ song in midst of crafting, which she sang on her own accord. It was a joy to hear and helped her to remember the order of colours to make a rainbow.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art Ideas for Kids | Rainbow Paper Collage Art Project | A fabulous rainbow paper collage activity that promotes cutting skills & colour play within a free rainbow template for kids to follow #rainbowart #preschoolart #craftsforpreschoolers #kidscrafts #scissorskills

Rainbow Paper Collage Art Project: Materials

Coloured Paper – Rainbow Colours
Patterned/textured/glitter paper – consider recycling paper from magazines, Christmas/occasion cards or wrapping/packaging paper
PVA Glue
White Cardstock
Printer
Scissors
Rainbow Template – this can be found towards the end of the post

Rainbow Paper Collage Art Project: Tutorial

Arty Crafty Kids | Art Ideas for Kids | Rainbow Paper Collage | A fabulous rainbow paper collage activity that promotes cutting skills & colour play within a free rainbow template for kids to follow #rainbowart #preschoolart #craftsforpreschoolers #kidscrafts #scissorskills

Step 1: Prepare the paper with the Arty Crafty Kids – it’s a great way for them to practice their cutting skills. While we cut our paper into squares and rectangles, any shape will work. Even torn paper or scrunched up tissue paper!

 

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Step 2: Print out the template onto white cardstock.

I often recommend using a cardstock base for projects. Little ones are often generous with their applications of glue and paint, and cardstock tends to absorb it quite well without turning their art into a soggy mess!

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Step 3: Stick the paper onto the template, following the lines provided.

 

Arty Crafty Kids | Art Ideas for Kids | Rainbow Paper Collage | A fabulous rainbow paper collage activity that promotes cutting skills & colour play within a free rainbow template for kids to follow #rainbowart #preschoolart #craftsforpreschoolers #kidscrafts #scissorskills

Step 4: Continue sticking until the rainbow is complete.

 

Arty Crafty Kids | Art Ideas for Kids | Rainbow Paper Collage | A fabulous rainbow paper collage activity that promotes cutting skills & colour play within a free rainbow template for kids to follow #rainbowart #preschoolart #craftsforpreschoolers #kidscrafts #scissorskills

While the objective of the project is to create a ‘rainbow’, there’s nothing more charming than an adapted rainbow of mixed colours and sequences.

Your Arty Crafty Kids will have their own ideas of how a rainbow should look and it’s always fun to go with the flow to see what magic happens.

Rainbow Paper Collage: Template

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This template, and many others, is also available in our Arty Crafty Kids Club Members Area Free 10-Day Trial – Sign Up Here

For more activities like this Rainbow Paper Collage Art Project check out:

Rainbow Heart Art  

Scrape Painted Rainbow 

Rainbow Fish 

 

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Arty Crafty Kids | Art Ideas for Kids | Rainbow Paper Collage Art Project | A fabulous rainbow paper collage activity that promotes cutting skills & colour play within a free rainbow template for kids to follow #rainbowart #preschoolart #craftsforpreschoolers #kidscrafts #scissorskills

 

 

Fingerprint Heart Valentines Day Tree

There’s nothing sweeter than a handprint keepsake craft from your little one and with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, this Fingerprint Heart Valentines Day Tree will certainly win hearts.

It can be created as a stand-alone piece of art or adapted to make a Valentine’s Day card.

And its simple process is great for preschoolers and young children.

My four-year-old happily painted her own hand and arm to create the tree shape; creating a mixture of fingerprint heart and pink, purple and brown (she loves mixing paint to create brown) spotty foliage.

So gather your paints, paper, and Arty Crafty Kids and let’s get creative!

Fingerprint Heart Valentines Day Tree: Materials and Tutorial

White Cardstock
Paint – Brown, Red, Pink, Purple (or any colour of your ACK’s choosing)
A Hand!
Tissue paper
Pencil
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Step 1: Draw around your ACK’s hand and forearm with a pencil.

Alternatively, paint the hand and forearm to create a print.

The former option is great for children less fond of the sensation of paint on their skin.

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Step 2: Fill the arm outline with brown paint.

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Step 3: Apply paint directly to the tip of the finger.

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Step 4: Press the painted fingertip down firmly onto the cardstock at a slight angle.

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Step 5: Repeat the former step and join the two prints to create a ‘heart’ shape.

Fill the tree with gorgeous fingerprint hearts, using various colour combinations.

Encourage your Arty Crafty Kids to vary the amount of paint they apply to their fingerprints and reuse the fingertip to create 2nd or even 3rd prints without adding paint…

What happens to their prints?

More Valentine’s Day Crafts…

I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy creating their Fingerprint Heart Valentines Day Trees.

If you are looking for more further inspiration, take a look at our…

Valentines Heart Bouquet 

Watercolour Valentines Handprint Tree 

Hot Glue Resist Heart 

16 Valentines Day Heart Crafts for Kids 

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Autumn Cardboard Glitter Tree

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Cardboard Autumn Glitter Tree | A colourful Autumn tree craft using cut up recycled cardboard to assemble a tree. Great fine motor activity for young children!

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. Today, I have a simple and rather sweet Autumn Cardboard Glitter Tree to show you, that reuses an old cardboard box to create a shapely geometric tree that requires a little thought to assemble… I suppose it could be considered a puzzle.

And while we have chosen to use glitter to decorate our cardboard leaves, if glitter is not for you (as not everyone loves it or the potential mess), it could easily be replaced with paint, tissue paper or better yet, perhaps an old piece of art work could be cut up into leaf shapes.

Maybe you could try all of the above with the kids!

For our glitter tree, here’s what you need!

Autumn Cardboard Glitter Tree: Materials and Supplies

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Cardboard
Glitter
PVA Glue
Stock Card
Scissors

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Cardboard Autumn Glitter Tree | A colourful Autumn tree craft using cut up recycled cardboard to assemble a tree. Great fine motor activity for young children!

Step 1. Cut up an old cardboard box into smaller segments and create several long triangular shapes or varying lengths and widths.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Cardboard Autumn Glitter Tree | A colourful Autumn tree craft using cut up recycled cardboard to assemble a tree. Great fine motor activity for young children!

Step 2. Assemble into a ‘tree’ shape and secure with glue.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Cardboard Autumn Glitter Tree | A colourful Autumn tree craft using cut up recycled cardboard to assemble a tree. Great fine motor activity for young children!

Your Arty Crafty Kids may wish to play around with the cardboard pieces before committing to a final shape.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Cardboard Autumn Glitter Tree | A colourful Autumn tree craft using cut up recycled cardboard to assemble a tree. Great fine motor activity for young children!

Step 3. Next, cut out a number of ‘leaf’ shapes of varying shapes and sizes.

This will be great scissor practice for little hands!

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Cardboard Autumn Glitter Tree | A colourful Autumn tree craft using cut up recycled cardboard to assemble a tree. Great fine motor activity for young children! Step 4. Place the cardboard leaves into a tray, cover one side with a generous amount of PVA glue and then cover with glitter, using Autumnal shades of red, gold, green and orange.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Cardboard Autumn Glitter Tree | A colourful Autumn tree craft using cut up recycled cardboard to assemble a tree. Great fine motor activity for young children!

Step 5. Once the leaves are dry, shake off the excess glitter and then add the cardboard leaves to the tree, securing with more PVA glue.

My kids attached a few leaves directly on onto the backing card and others on the tree.

The Autumn Cardboard Glitter Tree is now complete! 

For more fabulous Autumn crafts, check out: 

Autumn Handprint Tree 

Autumn Bubble Wrap Tree 

Autumn Leaf Art

24 Creative Autumn Crafts for Kids

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Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Cardboard Autumn Glitter Tree | A colourful Autumn tree craft using cut up recycled cardboard to assemble a tree. Great fine motor activity for young children!

Adorable Apple Crafts for Kids

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 what better way is there to kick start Autumn craftiness and celebrate, than with an apple theme.

Since variety is the spice of life, you will find inspiration for little and big hands; crafts to do with the kids and others that are entirely process led. And of course, there will be ample cutting, sticking, glueing, painting and even weaving to give their fine motor skills a thorough workout.

Shall we take a look?

24 Adorable Apple Crafts for Kids

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1. Beautiful Paper Apple Craft by Fireflies and Mudpies

2. Apple Stained Glass Window by Kinder Craze

3. Pinecone Apple Trees by Buggy & Buddy

4. Super Sweet Yarn Wrapped Apples by One Little Project

5. Cute Apple Bag by Hello Wonderful

6. Easy Peasy Handprint Apple Stamped Tree by Arty Crafty Kids

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7. Stunning Woven Paper Plate Apple by Non-Toy Gifts

8. Cute Apple Stamped Bugs by Box of Ideas (printables included!)

9. Yarn Apple Garland by The Best Ideas for Kids

10. Cardboard Apple Picking Tree by The Craft Train

11. Gorgeous Fabric Apple Garland by Positively Splendid

12. Easy Peasy Apple Weaving Craft by Hello Wonderful

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13. Stuffed Paper Bag Apple Craft by Buggy & Buddy

14. Simple Toddler Paper Tube Apple Craft by Arty Crafty Kids

15. Adorable Saltdough Apple Picture Keepsake by Teach-Me-Mommy

16. Yarn and Pom-Pom Apple Tree by I Heart Crafty Things

17. Great Sewing project for kids – Bean Bag Apple Craft by Make it your Own

18. Red themed Apple Cardboard Collage by Arty Crafty Kids

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19. Clay Apple Pinch Pots by Red Ted Art

20. Tissue Paper and Button Tree by I Heart Crafty Things

21. Simple Apple Stamping Craft by Premeditated Leftovers

22. Suncatcher Apples by Twitchetts

23. Paper Woven Apple by Paper and Glue

24. Unique and gorgeous Nature Apple Craft by Mother Natured

Adorable Apple Crafts for Kids

And that concludes are wonderful collection of Apple Crafts… did they leave you feeling inspired?

For more Autumn themed crafts, you may also enjoy:

Autumn Handprint Tree 

Bubble Wrap Autumn Tree

Cardboard Owl Collage Craft

50 Nature Crafts for Kids

 

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Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft | Super cute Hedgehog craft for kids. Perfect for Autumn crafting and woodland animal topic at preschool. #animalcraft #kidscraft

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 busy with all the sticking, gluing, cutting and painting involved, working on their fine motor skills while having fun – making this a great woodland themed animal craft within a preschool and early years setting.

This little cutey was inspired by my friend Andreja’s (the creative force behind the gorgeous kids’ craft site Easy Peasy and Fun)  Paper Plate Hedgehog, which comes with an Autumnal (and very clever) leafy twist.

Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft: Materials and Tutorial 

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Paper Plate
Construction Paper
Googley Eye
Brown, Pink, White and Black Paint
PVA Glue
Scissors
Paintbrush

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Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft | Super cute Hedgehog craft for kids. Perfect for Autumn crafting and woodland animal topic at preschool. #animalcraft #kidscraft

Step 1. Take a single paper plate and cut it in half.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft | Super cute Hedgehog craft for kids. Perfect for Autumn crafting and woodland animal topic at preschool. #animalcraft #kidscraft

Step 2. Using one-half and back of the paper plate, divide it into a body and head area, painting the respective areas brown and pink

The Arty Crafty Kids may need to do some colour mixing to achieve the desired shared either using white to lighten or/and mixing primary colours to create a brown.

Of course, the colours can also come straight from a bottle, but colour mixing is always fun!

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Step 3. Cut an A4 sheet of construction paper into strips and then cut along the paper in a zig-zag formation to create triangles. 

As you can see, we decided to use two different colours to create a spiky pattern.

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Step 4. Working with the curves and grooves of the paper plate, begin sticking the construction paper onto the paper plate.

If you have used different shades, this is a great opportunity for Arty Crafty Kids to create basic patterns with their triangles.

Step 5. Once the Arty Crafty Kids have reached the flat area of the paper plate, simply fold the bottoms of the triangles and glue this area directly onto the paper plate to create a ‘spiky’ lift.

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Step 6. Once the body is full of gorgeous spikes, add a googly eye, a cute black nose and a little smile!

And the Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft is complete!

For more Woodland Animal ‘craftspiration’ take a look at our gorgeous collection of Woodland Animal Crafts.

The Arty Crafty Box

Did you know that Arty Crafty Kids now has a monthly Art and Craft subscription box, where every box is a creative adventure for kids?

Take a peek inside our boxes and when you order, get 50% off the first box by using 50FIRSTBOX at checkout!

 

The Arty Crafty Box is packed with creative, playful and engaging art and craft projects for kids, complete with all the necessary materials and easy to follow instructions.

In addition to this, every box includes an Artspiration booklet that’s filled with how-to-draw tutorials and drawing prompts to enhance your Arty Crafty Kids creativity and FREE access to our online members’ area that contains exclusive art and craft templates, colouring pages and more!

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Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft | Super cute Hedgehog craft for kids. Perfect for Autumn crafting and woodland animal topic at preschool. #animalcraft #kidscraft

 

Super Cute Unicorn Crafts

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | 18 Super Cute Unicorn Crafts | 18 super cute Unicorn Crafts for kids

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 the spice of life’ approach and have chosen an eclectic range of crafts to suit a broad age group. There’s even a couple that may tickle your fancy!

So be prepared for lots of bright colours, glitter, sparkle, magic and simply adorable Unicorn craftiness.

Sound good? let’s take a look!

18 Super Cute Unicorn Crafts

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | 18 Super Cute Unicorn Crafts | 18 super cute Unicorn Crafts for kids

  1. I simply adore how the ‘blow paint’ technique is used to create the colourful unicorn mane and if you like the Unicorn, then you will be sure to LOVE the other creatures within this ‘Blow Painted Creatures‘ post from The Pinterested Parent.

2. The next on our list is this a very simple, but adorable ‘Unicorn Hand Puppet‘ from I Heart Crafty Things – isn’t it cute?

3. This ‘DIY Stained Glass Unicorn‘ from Oh Happy Day ticks all the boxes – beautiful, colourful and easy to make!

4. If your children have a fancy dress party to attend, enjoy dressing up games or if you’re thinking ahead to Halloween, then this ‘Unicorn Costume’ from Hello Wonderful is the one for you. And guess what? it’s no-sew!

5. This cute ‘Over the Rainbow Unicorn Puppet Craft’ is one of ours and comes with a free template! Unicorn’s can dance, jump, and slide down the Paper Plate Rainbow.

6. The final craft within this section is a ‘Shoe Print Unicorn’ from Fun Handprint Art Blog is perfect for small children, especially preschoolers!
Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | 18 Super Cute Unicorn Crafts | 18 super cute Unicorn Crafts for kids

  1. Discover how to make this gorgeous ‘Origami Unicorn Bookmark’ from the amazing Willow Day.

2. These ‘Sprinkle Pooping Unicorns’ from Hello Wonderful would be a magical addition to a Unicorn themed party!

3. Create a fun ‘TP Roll Unicorn Marionette‘ with Red Ted Art. I love the conker hooves!

4. We all love a little bling and kids’ can accessorize with this cute ‘Unicorn Necklace’ from Meri Cherry Blog.

5. Continuing with the party theme, why not add a ‘DIY Unicorn Pinata’ to the festivities. It even comes with a free printable template! (by Hello Wonderful).

6.  This easy peasy ‘Mixed Media Unicorn’ is the perfect craft for small children and is great way to re-purpose common household materials.

 

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | 18 Super Cute Unicorn Crafts | 18 super cute Unicorn Crafts for kids

  1. I love interactive crafts and these adorable ‘Unicorn Paper Hand Puppets’ by Make Film Play will be sure to inspire magical play.

2. Here’s another one for you… this ‘DIY Unicorn Hobby Horse’ by Adventure in a Box is surprisingly easy to make and will become something I’m sure your child will cherish forever.

3. This ‘Unicorn Mobile’ by Hattifant will look beautiful on display within a childs room or nursery.

4. I love a good ol’ paper tube craft and these ‘TP Roll Unicorns’ from MollyMoo are just amazing!

5.  Here’s another simple ‘Paper Bag Unicorn’ from I Heart Crafty Things.

6. And finally, we’re finishing off this collection with a ‘Recycled Unicorn Money Box’ from Willow Day.

I hope you LOVE and adore each every Unicorn craft featured within this collection 18 Super Cute Unicorn Crafts.

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Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | 18 Irrestibly cute simple Unicorn Crafts for Kids

Under the Sea Crafts for Kids

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 for your kids to try this Summer!

Within this eclectic collection you will find mermaids, starfish, swimming jellyfish, a rocking submarine and a super cool puffy bubble wrap octopus.

Shall we take a closer look?

24 Under the Sea Crafts for Kids 

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Under the Sea Crafts | 24 Awesome Under the Sea crafts for kids

  1. We’re kick starting this deep sea collection with an incredible life sized mermaid, isn’t she beautiful? This would be a great project for older children!
  2. This cute as button starfish craft certainly has the cute factor. Great for preschoolers working on their fine motor skills.
  3. How adorable is this swimming jellyfish? you should see the jellyfish getting funky in the video…
  4. These paper plate and yarn jellyfish would look great as part of an under water display at preschool. A great little craft for kids working on their scissor and threading skills.
  5. This puffy bubble wrap octopus is just amazing and uses a very simple art process to create awesome prints.
  6. Here’s an easy peasy paper plate fish inspired by the popular preschool book – The Rainbow Fish.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Under the Sea Crafts | 24 Awesome Under the Sea crafts for kids

7. I adore this simplicity of this simple shell Jellyfish craft.

8.  If you’re looking to mix up the fish crafts, then you should definitely check out these paper  plate puffer fish!

9. Super corny I know, but the kids should definitely make this rocking submarine to the Beatles classic “We all live on a yellow submarine”.

10. This cute paper turtle craft is great a introduction to basic quilling techniques.

11. My oh my, do I need to point out obvious when it comes these gorgeous egg carton mermaids? They are all kinds of fabulous and I can totally see them being a huge hit with kids of school age.

12. And from school age to little kids… here’s a simple narwhal craft designed for scissor practice.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Under the Sea Crafts | 24 Awesome Under the Sea crafts for kids

13. Did you know that the collective noun for goldfish is glint? A slightly useless bit of trivia that inspired this adorable interactive Goldfish Bowl craft.

14. I hope you have plenty of paper plates to hand, as you will need them to create this gorgeous shoal of tropical fish!

15. “Chomp chomp” with these super fun paper plate puppet sharks!

16. We love all things bright and colourful, and just adore these crazy looking paper plate jellyfish!

17. These cardboard fish are great for creativity and fine motor skills.

18. You will love the simplicity of these textured starfish!

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Under the Sea Crafts | 24 Awesome Under the Sea crafts for kids

19. We can’t have a post about the deep blue sea without a big blue whale!

20. Can you guess how this rather surprised looking puffer fish was created?

21. We love recycling cardboard boxes and I hope this cardboard aquarium gets the creative juices flowing.

22. Fun, easy and brilliant. I’m amazed at how these seahorse puppets were made using a paper tube!

23. And while we’re talking about paper tubes, how cute is this paper tube mermaid?

24. To conclude this amazing collection of under the sea crafts for kids, we’re finishing off with a woven paper fish! A great craft for preschoolers working on their fine motor skills.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our round-up of 24 Under the Sea Crafts for kids, do you have a favourite?

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Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Under the Sea Crafts | 24 Awesome Under the Sea crafts for kids

Weather Changing Cloud Craft

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 so on, which has inspired our weather changing cloud craft.

Our cloud is a fun and interactive play and create activity for preschoolers. It has proven to be a great way to extend weather observations and engage in weather themed dialogue with the kids, and above all else, it’s a little bit of arty crafty fun for a rainy afternoon.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Weather Changing Cloud Craft

With our free printable, our craft couldn’t be easier and with just a few basic materials the kids will be making rain clouds in no time!

Here’s what you need…

Weather Changing Cloud Craft 

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Stock Card – White, Blue and Yellow
Grey Paint
Cotton Wool Balls
Blue Yarn
PVA Glue
Split Pins
Stapler

Download our free template here: Weather Changing Cloud Template

To see our weather changing cloud craft in action, check out our nifty video below and if you LOVE what you see, sign up to a new YouTube channel to keep up to date with our latest video crafts.

 

Weather Changing Cloud Craft Tutorial: 

To begin, cut out a large cloud shape from the white card.

Download Weather Changing Cloud Template. Cut out the individual parts and then draw them around them on the yellow and blue card to create the sun, lightening bolt and raindrops.

You will notice that we’ve created a half sun…this wasn’t a mistake! the half sun will allow it to be hidden for when the rain falls and lightening bolts!

Create a little ‘rain’ pocket at the back of the cloud using left over card (check out the video to see how) and table to secure.

Attach the sun and lightening bolt with split pins, give them a spin and twist and they should move!

To create the rain, simple glue the rain drops onto a piece of blue yarn and attach to the cloud with staples.

The back of the weather cloud should now look a little like this…

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Weather Changing Cloud Craft

Next, conceal the staples and split pins with cotton wool balls. They will add a puffy cloudy texture and then add some grey paint to the area near the lightening bolt and rain.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Weather Changing Cloud Craft

Next it’s play time!

Drop the rain and lightening bolt to create a storm.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Weather Changing Cloud Craft

And then tuck them away for when the sun comes out!

It didn’t occur to me until after we completed the weather changing cloud craft that a rainbow would have been a nice addition to the activity! Well I say me, it was actually my daughter who painted that when the sun and rain combine, there’s always a rainbow to be seen in the sky…

I take note for next time, but maybe this is something you could add!

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Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft | Easy Jellyfish craft for kids - perfect for an under the sea theme at school or preschool!

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 and have a long list of sea creatures they would like to create, so watch this space over the next few weeks as we have a lot to do!

Today’s paper plate jellyfish craft was the brainchild of Miss Cakes (3 years old) and she had some rather specific requests:

The Jellyfish had to sparkle.

It needed BIG eyes.

And, most importantly, the dominant colour had to be green.

I love how it all came together and from an educational perspective, our Jellyfish craft encompasses lots of fine motor work with some very valuable cutting practice and lends itself to some fabulous creative play.

Sound good?

Let’s check it out!

Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft 

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Paper Plate
Washable Kid Friendly Paint
Glitter Shaker Pots
Ribbon
Felt
PVA Glue
Scissors
Stapler

To see all the fun Miss Cakes had creating these gorgeous Jellyfish check out our YouTube Video and Subscribe to see all our crafts in action!

Tutorial:

  1. To begin, arm the arty crafty kids with a paper plate and some paint, and take a BIG step back.
  2. Once they’re finished decorating their paper plates, offer a little glitter to add some seaside shimmer. If you don’t have any glitter or would prefer not to use glitter – as it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, try adding some shiny sequins and embellishments instead.
    Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft | Easy Jellyfish craft for kids - perfect for an under the sea theme at school or preschool!
  3. Trim the paper plate to a ‘jellyfish’ shape and then turn the paper plate over.
  4. Cover the freshly cut edge with a generous amount of PVA Glue.
  5. Cut a number of strands of ribbon to various lengths.
  6. Add the ribbon to the paper plate, ensuring they’re nicely spaced out.
  7. Cut out a pair of white and black circles to create eyes and add them to the jellyfish.
  8. Finish of with a hanging hook using a small piece of ribbon and secure with a staple.

As you can see by the video, Miss Cakes had a blast with this paper plate jellyfish craft and while she needed a little bit of help, older children will enjoy the independence of this craft.

For more easy paper plate crafts, check out our Paper Plate Love Birds, Rainbow Bag and Pop-up Chicks!

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