Let the imagination of your children run wild by creating their own dinosaur. This is a super simple activity but yet every creation can be greatly different. I have used pom poms and paint, your kids might like to explore using a variety of other things to decorate. This art activity is suitable for children aged 3 – 8 years. Enjoy this little journey!
Quote for the day … “Why fit in when you were born to stand out! Dr. Seuss
Want a little sunshine in your life? Make a Sun on a String to brighten your day. Spend some time with your kids ripping crepe and tissue paper. This is a fun activity in itself! While their fingers are busy use this time for some one on one chatter. Making sunshine with your children is a joyful experience you will remember. Sam
Quote for the day … “To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong. Joseph Chilton Pearce
Are you a night owl? Try creating these paper plate beauties with your children. Every owl will be unique. Encourage your kids to experiment with their ideas using colours and paints. Be brave! Let your child play with the paints, mixing the colours to see what they can make. Art activities with kids are an exploration. The only mistake is not starting. This is a brilliant activity for kids aged 4 to 7 years.
Quote for the day … “When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Your mind transcends limitation, consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world.” The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Contact paper is loads of fun when you are being crafty, but not so much fun when you are trying to cover school books! Keep sharing the love this weekend for Valentines Day by creating these Sticky Hearts. This art project is suitable for 3 – 10 year olds. (Children will need help removing backing from contact paper)
Quote for the day … The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. Audrey Hepburn
Valentines Day is this weekend. Let those crafty kids get excited and make Mum, Dad or special friends caterpillar cards. Allow them to explore their thoughts and share their creative side with those they love. Enjoy being a love bug!!!! This art project is suitable for 4 – 10 year olds. Sam
Quote for the day … Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw
Add some colour to your life with these bracelet creations. This art activity involves threading and is a great challenge for little toddlers. It is a joy to watch your children’s face as they concentrate. Sort your beads and straws into groups by colour as an initial activity. My eldest son would stick his tongue out in concentration as he threaded his beads!! This project is suitable for kids aged 2 – 6 years.
You will love seeing your son or daughter wearing their bracelet with pride!!
Quote for the day … “The key to enjoying the journey is being open to the unknown” Kristine Carlson
Kids love to learn how to write their name. Show them a fancy way of displaying their initial letter. Stickers are fun to use and help with fine motor control. Enjoy watching them learn how to peel and stick!! For older children use buttons to help with patterning skills. This art activity for children is suitable for 2 -8 year olds.
This makes a great decoration for your artful kid’s bedroom door!
Quote for the day … When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. Dalai Lama
Feathers are great to play with. Use them to tickle your toddler and let them tickle you back. Have you heard your child giggle recently? I love it!!! This art activity is suitable for children from 18 months to 7 years.
Bugs are fun to find with your little people. Make this woolly snail and then go and search for some real ones in the garden or at the park. Maybe find other bugs and insects along the way. Explore the world and remember the joy of discovering for yourself. This art activity is suited to kids aged 2 to 6 years.
Quote for the day … “Action is the real measure of intelligence.” Napoleon Hill
Butterflies come in all colours, shapes and sizes. Help your child to create their own magical work of art. Does the thought of using glitter stress you out? Too much mess? Go outside, put newspaper or a plate down before you start and let them go for it. Kids love sparkle!
Tell me you don’t enjoy it too after trying this activity. Fun for kids aged 2 – 5 yrs.
Quote for the day … “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” Thomas Jefferson
These flowers make a great little Valentine’s gift. Stick them on a card or place them inside one. They can be a little tricky to make but the end result is worth the extra effort. This art activity is suited to kids aged 4 to 7 years. Be an artful hero for those you love today!
Quote for the day … “Action expresses priorities” Mahatma Gandhi
Flowers can always bring simple joy into your life. Have fun creating your own Patty Flower Field and bring this joy into your home. Make them colourful and put them up as murals around the house. I personally love the part where you scrunch crepe paper pieces into balls and I think kids aged 3-7 years will too.