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!
Get ready for the bright Spring days ahead with our Bubble Wrap Baby Chicks craft from our contributor Nicola from CraftyKidsAtHome.com
Like In the Playroom, we are big fans of using bubble wrap in our activities over at Crafty Kids at Home. It is definitely our favourite junk material to breath new life into, after it’s safely brought our online shopping home to us. Have you used it before in your activities?
With Spring around the corner, here’s an easy and cute Spring craft for kids to make. They can customise it and decorate however they would like to personalise their own Spring chick however they like!
I’m delighted to have been invited by the lovely Anna to write a guest post for In the Playroom, one of my favourite crafting and lifestyle blogs
As you’ll all know Anna is a fantastic crafter and it’s safe to say that she understands the pleasure that can be gained from creating something beautiful and unique from scratch. Many of Anna’s projects are primarily aimed at children so I thought I would take this opportunity to encourage mums to discover what crafting can hold for us adults.
I’m also a mum, to two year-old cheeky chappie Oliver, and there’s nothing that I love more than having a crafty afternoon with him when I’m not working. However, it is also nice (and necessary!) to find time for yourself and I’m here to tell you that crafting can be a brilliant escape from the never-ending eat, sleep, change nappy routine! Not only will time put aside for yourself provide a mental break, if it is spent creating something then the satisfaction of doing so can both stimulate and refresh even the most tired of baby brains!
But where to begin? If you’ve never crafted before (beyond children’s paint pots and the likes) then it can be easy to be a little overwhelmed by the craft projects showcased on various websites.
Here are my five top tips for getting your creative juices flowing:
With Dr Seuss’ birthday coming up on March 2nd, and World Book Day coming up on March 3rd this year, it’s the perfect time for some Dr Seuss crafts! My kids love The Cat in the Hat, if yours do too then try this simple Thing 1 and Thing 2 handprint craft inspired by these characters from the book.
Easy Dr Seuss Thing 1 (or) Thing 2 Handprint Craft
Threading with beads is great fine motor practice for little hands, and with Valentines Day approaching, what better use for your beaded pipe cleaners than to turn them into heart ornaments! Pipe cleaners are great for this type of ornament as they are so flexible and easy to shape, so you could make lots of different versions of this craft for any season of the year – pipe cleaner beaded candy cane ornaments are also really popular at Christmas!
Paint samples are such a trendy commodity in the craft world right now! The stores generally
have them free and as long as you do not clear the shelves, they are happy to let you take them! Using a few differently colour paint samples, you can easily create this simple flower craft with kids.
These are great for Spring time, and you could adapt this idea to make cards too – these paint sample flowers would work perfectly for the front of a Mother’s Day card.
This crazy easy octopus craft uses a toilet paper roll and can be changed up and themed for all kinds of holidays and seasons of the year. With this red and pink theme it’s perfect for Valentines. You can pair it with a cute saying like “lots of legs… I mean lots of love!”
Guest post from Dave at YourCub.com Do you love to play with your children? I know I do. But many of the toys that my preschooler likes to play with will only keep me engaged for a few minutes. You’ll find that the more educational and creative the task or the toy, the longer we […]
We all need a little help keeping our kids busy during this stay-at-home period, and Bing has plenty to offer to help out families with this. As well as over 100 episodes available on iPlayer, Emmy award-winning and BAFTA nominated family favourite Bing offers pre-school children and families multiple ways to keep busy and entertained during this […]
Activity and images provided by WAHACA AT HOME Make your own Piñata Looking for the perfect way to stop your kids smashing up the house? Here’s our step by step guide to making your own Piñata. STEP 1: Assemble your equipment You’ll need flour water newspaper balloons string scissors glue paint tissue paper and lots of […]
Right now we are in unprecedented times, with households across the UK going into our second month of ‘lockdown’ due to the Corona Virus outbreak. This break from the norm can be quite stressful for children – we don’t know when this situation is going to end, when we will see our families and friends […]
In case you’re in need of extra inspiration to fill these days during the lock down, here’s a quick list from Muddy Puddles who have shared some simple ideas that will help make the most of this time… Muddy Puddles is offering NHS and other health service workers 40% off on top of their online […]
Playing with your child helps with their confidence, development and overall wellbeing. Many parents make the mistake of trying to take the control of how their child plays. However, you should let them experiment with unstructured play, which allows them to go at their own pace and usually revolves around their interests at that moment. […]
Entertaining children is one of the toughest tasks. In order to maintain their full attention, they have to be mentally and physically engaged, but the task can’t be too challenging from the get-go. Initiating entertainment and maintaining entertainment is a challenge, no doubt, but it can be done. In a time where instant gratification is […]