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.
The 3in1 Harvest basket is an simple, adaptable craft which can be used to make a free-standing decoration for your sideboard, a greetings card, or even a set of place-card holders for your Harvest table.
A Rangoli is a bright and colourful design usually made on the floor near the entrance to a house to welcome guests. At Diwali, Hindus draw bright Rangoli patterns to encourage the goddess Lakshmi to enter their homes. This fun activity is from a lovely parent and toddler group my son attends each week. This week the craft and cooking activity were based on the Diwali celebrations which will take place this weekend.
Use real leaves your child has collected collected on nature walks. Clean and dry for a couple of hours. Sandwich them between 2 pieces of clear contact paper to make this easy placemat.
Create your own little ocean in a jar and learn a little about taking care of the sea.
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.
Flowers are such fun to make and children find them really satisfying. Whether you are making them to celebrate the arrival or spring, as gifts for someone special, for a special events or just because you can, I have included a variety of different types and styles in this post. There’s even a rather special flowerpot activity to put your creations into or to plant a real bulb or some seeds in.
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.
With the colder weather setting in, teach your little one about taking care of garden animals like birds by making bird feeder snacks.
Here is a good seaside activity to do using coloured sand to make an original artwork. Sand Painting is a fun and easy way to create something really worth treasuring. Have a look at the instructions below and I’ll bet you’ll be heading down to the beach for some sand really soon!
Summer is here and with it comes the school holidays. Children are home and most likely getting bored. So, what do you do for those weeks that are not planned as the annual family holiday? How do you keep them busy and yourself sane? Fear not, you can beat summer boredom.