Creativity and self-expression are vital for your toddler’s self-esteem. Activities to help your child be creative and to use self-expression. Art and crafts ideas.
Do you find it too difficult to carve a pumpkin? Here are some kid-friendly ways to decorate your pumpkin without using a knife. These ideas use paper scraps, paint, glue and other crafty bits and bobs. You can even use those cheaper, less than perfect looking pumpkins for these as you are going to cover them anyway.
During Harvest, our thoughts turn to pumpkins, apples and squashes. Here is the perfect toddler craft that is easily adapted to suit all three!
Stage a spooky scene by assembling a colony of these winged creatures made from miniature pumpkins and craft foam.
The Diya is a common feature of the celebrations which accompany the festival of lights or Diwali. This is a simple way to make paper diya decorations to hang in the window or doorway.
At this time of year it is great fun to be indoors doing arts, crafts and baking. This post pulls together all the harvest/ autumn/Halloween inspired activities from this site in one easy collection! Although it says 31 days of crafts and activities, there are a lot more as some posts have loads of ideas in them too! I hope you enjoy this time of the year as much as I do and that you'll
For a brief few days pumpkins during October, jack-o'-lanterns will flicker across many countries, the happy result of wicked imaginations, fun-filled family afternoons, and lots of elbow grease. If your family is raring to carve a pumpkin this year, we've got the scoop on how to do it right.
The practise of decorating eggshells is quite ancient, with decorated, engraved ostrich eggs found in Africa which are 60,000 years old. Easter eggs, which are also called Paschal eggs, are eggs that are sometimes decorated. These eggs are usually used as gifts at Easter. The oldest known traditions include dyeing and painting chicken eggs. We have found
During Autumn and Winter, we spend more time indoors and the days get dark and long. Many festivals and special events are celebrated around this time and candles or lights are often a feature of the celebrations. Here are two simple lamps to make with your toddler.
Having a lazy Saturday morning? Have some fun with your breakfast by painting it first with our edible paint mix; then eat it!
This is a simple craft for young children. Using some basic materials and inspiration from nature, you can create a beautiful blossom branch to welcome the arrival of Spring.
This activity is really simple and lots of fun. It can provide a platform for teaching your child about insects and other creepy crawlies, as well as exploring shapes in nature. It is also a great way to get your little ones imagination going when you introduce imaginary bugs.