Flowers are one of my favourite craft themes for Spring, and these papercraft flowers are so simple to make. You could make them yourself as a quick Spring craft, or as a fun activity for the kids. Choose different colours and patterns to mix up the look, and make each bunch look unique.
We’ve provided a printable template to save you some time and make this craft even easier to achieve.
This Pom Pom Painted Easter Egg activity is a fun way to get in some fine motor practice with the kids, and to explore painting with different materials. You could use the finished pictures to make Easter cards, or turn them into seasonal decorations for the home, or for your Easter Egg hunt.
The finished Easter Eggs look great with bold and bright colours!
Have fun making this Kaleidoscope craft with the kids. This simple kaleidoscope works best when it is held up to the light. Move the tube around to see the pretty colours, glitter and sequins dance around.
What is a Kaleidoscope?
A kaleidoscope (/kəˈlaɪdəskoʊp/) is an optical instrument with two or more reflecting surfaces tilted to each other at an angle, so that one or more (parts of) objects on one end of the mirrors are seen as a regular symmetrical pattern when viewed from the other end, due to repeated reflection (definition from Wikipedia)
Kaleidoscopes work by reflecting light, so this is a fun science project for kids, as they think about how the light bumps into the shiny surfaces, changes direction, reflects back and forth and makes the kaleidoscope work – with such cool results.
I’ve always been interested by the idea of pressing flowers, the results look so pretty. I hadn’t tried it until recently though, since using a traditional flower press can be such a long and drawn out process. Recently we were sent a microwave flower press to try out, and this speeds up the drying and pressing process so much, and makes flower pressing much more accessible for children to use in crafting. We used our pressed flowers to make some Springtime sun catchers to liven up our windows and I’m sure we will use it in many more projects to come.
These thumbprint popsicle stick flowers are a cute craft for kids to make in Spring or Summer time, and they would make a sweet home made Mother’s Day craft too. Finger print or hand print crafts always make a sweet keepsake as they are personalised with your child’s little fingers, thumbs and hands – adorable 🙂
To make this flower craft, all you need is a few simple materials, and these can be made with the kids in just a few minutes.
Spring time is here! If you are looking for some Spring Activities and Spring Crafts for children to keep the little ones busy, here are some great ideas. Spring is one of my favourite seasons, all the beautiful blossom and bright daffodils blooming are guaranteed to boost my mood. Here’s my ultimate list of Spring Activities for Kids!
Valentine’s Day is coming up, and since it coincides with February half term this year, you may be looking for some simple and fun crafty ideas to keep the kids busy at home for the week. Why not use Valentines Day theme for your inspiration… there are so many cute and loveable arts, crafts and baking ideas out there that your kids will love.
Here are a few of the best ideas that caught our eye. Get ready for some fun Valentines Day crafts with the kids!
While you’re at home with the family this Easter holidays, why not get creative to keep yourselves busy. Wayfair have a selection of Easter Craft Ideas on their website, including printable colouring pages, cute Easter cards to make, and bunny napkin folding!
Download this collection of three Easter colouring pages, featuring cute little chicks, bunny rabbits and lots of lovely Easter eggs. Colouring is great for keeping the children occupied, and I like to get involved and do one of my own too! Why not stick them in the window when you’re done, to bring a smile to passers by.
Little Brain Paint sticks are an amazing craft product. These are something I had heard of, but didn’t try until recently when we were sent a selection of their range to test out for some Easter crafts, and now I’m wondering why I didn’t try them before! The paint sticks are like glue sticks with paint, you twist them up in the same way, and they allow you to paint with vibrant beautiful colours and very little mess. They are just so handy, and are so much fun to use. We have all been enjoying them, from the toddler, through to the tweenagers and even me too.
The Little Brian Paint Sticks range includes metallic and day glow colours in stand alone sets, or larger sets with all of the colours included, in both normal and mini sizes. There are also chalk sticks which can be used on blackboards.
Summer is here, and that means outdoor fun and lots of time spent in the garden. If you’re looking for ways to entertain your kids this summer, these awesome backyard ideas should give you some inspiration for a fun and frugal summer that memories are made of. Cool features to add to your backyard this […]
Big Little Tent Festival was created last year during lockdown, since we aren’t able to be out there exploring just now, Caravan Club came up with this idea to allow families to have fun and continue the excitement of camping at home. The festival aims to bring the great outdoors to you – in the […]
Sink or float is one of the most popular classic science experiments for kids. It’s so easy to set up, and a great way to introduce them to basic experiments at home. This fun twist on the classic experiment uses surprise eggs to add another element of fun to the activity. This sink or float […]
Every child is different, and with these varied personalities and interests you will need different toys to best keep your child occupied and entertained. Recently, I was having this discussion with one of my mum groups about which toys are most used by our 4 year olds these days and it was really interesting to […]
Kaleidoscope Have fun making this Kaleidoscope craft with the kids. This simple kaleidoscope works best when it is held up to the light. Move the tube around to see the pretty colours, glitter and sequins dance around. What is a Kaleidoscope? A kaleidoscope (/kəˈlaɪdəskoʊp/) is an optical instrument with two or more reflecting surfaces tilted […]
We have all been stuck indoors for a while so it is always good to have some ideas of how to keep the little ones entertained during lockdown. We still have only a few months to go until things go back to normal – hopefully – so read on to get some inspiration. Anna and […]
It’s fantastic to see World Book Day grow year on year, teaching children about the joys of reading in a fun and playful way and getting them to engage with characters and literature is an amazing idea and it’s fantastic it has become so successful here in the UK. Truly highlighting the joys of reading […]