craft express – salt painting

I just discovered salt painting!

craft express salt painting

All you (the kids!) need to do is make a glue design on paper (dark paper works best), coat with salt, then gently paint the salt with water/food colour on a paintbrush and watch it spread.

Kids will love the process AND the end result.

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craft express – animal silhouettes

This little activity is soooo easy yet so effective.  All you need to do is google “images of ____ silhouettes”, find what you love (it could be anything, not limited to animals), print in desired size and cut out. Trace on back of scrapbook paper, cool wrapping paper or even vintage wallpaper and cut out again. Frame, and voila!

craft express – loo roll snakes

We know you love some loo roll craft as much as we do so here is another fab idea to use up all those rolls!

Follow this tutorial to whip up your own googly eyed darlings, just like these.

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craft express – clothes peg dragonflies

All you’ll need to whip up these little beauties is some wooden clothes pegs, textas or paint for the detail and some paper for the wings.  If you have “google eyes” in your craft collection then you can use those too!  Otherwise just use white paper with black texta.

You’ll need to help little ones cut out the wing shapes to attach to the peg, or you can draw them onto a sheet of paper and glue the painted peg to the paper (as seen below).

You can also add buttons, glitter or other details – whatever you have available!

Easy peasy.

 

 

craft express – fingerprint art

All you’ll need for these little cuties is a stamp pad, some fingers and a pen to add detail. If you want to get a bit fancy you can add snazzy paper like the fox’s ears below. Easy peasy.

All images courtesy of Pinterest.

craft express – leaf art

Collect leaves and or flowers of all shapes and sizes.  Dry for a few days between the pages of a heavy book or in a flower press.  If you don’t have time for the drying process, green leaves will also work however may not sit quite as flat on the page.

Play around with the shapes of the leaves until you find a design that works.  Glue leaves into place and add details such as eyes, arms or legs.  For older kids you can also introduce the writing element to this activity.

And here is the not-so-express version … just in case you want to fill in the afternoon.  How fabulous do these look?  Love.

craft express – dinosaur plate

courtesy of fabmums.com

1. Paint the plate a colour of your choice.

2. Draw the sections on the back of the paper plate like in the image: body, legs, tail, neck and head. Cut the sections out.

3. Attach the dinosaur’s body parts with glue (staples also work well)

4. Open the paper clips in an L shape and attach one side to the back of each leg to make the dinosaur stand up.

Find all this a bit too hard?  Grab this instead!