creative kids – liquid chalk paint

Most kids love a squirty bottle.  Whether it’s in the bath full of bubbles, at the table full of sauce or, in this case, outside and full of chalk paint!

The recipe for paint is right here.  For an extra dash of excitement, the kids can add vinegar and watch it FIZZ!  This activity is great fun for kids of all ages.

chalk paint

craft express – peg christmas trees

Look what we made today …

Using this stuff …

All you will need are some old boxes (any cardboard would do), a few little gems from the craft box (think pom poms, glitter, confetti, star stickers) and some wooden pegs.

Simply cut out* cardboard triangles (you can get a bit fancy here if you like), colour in or paint, glue on decorations of your choice and clip wooden peg to the bottom.

* Obviously littler ones would need assistance with cutting out but the rest is manageable for any age from toddlers to grown ups.

 

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 – egg carton caterpillar

We have egg cartons coming out the wazooo at the moment.  So I was a tad excited to find this easy, peasy project.

image courtesy of balancinghome.com

Just paint your egg carton, glue on googly eyes (which by now you’ll probably have in the craft box but, if not, just cut out white circles and add a black dot in the middle) then add curled pipe cleaners for antennae.  Done!

craft express – halloween stamping!

Although we don’t celebrate Halloween in our home I’m going to get my boys to do this activity whilst I explain the tradition a little more to them.

The beauty of potato stamps is that you can make whatever shape, pattern or image you like!  Simply cut out a raised section, or dig out a section, in the shape you want.  It’s really only limited by your little one’s imagination.

These jack-o-lanterns are a great starting point!  Easy peasy.

colouring in fun

Few things make my heart sing more than colouring in with my kids.  It truly is one of my favourite past times.  Much to my delight, my 2 year old has just started showing lots of interest in colouring, so he and my middle sized have spent the day tucked in out of the rain and adding colour to the quirky illustrations from the fabulous scrufnuts colouring books.

It’s looking like an unusually cold and wet weekend ahead for many of us so I thought I’d share a few of our favourite colouring pages.  If you’d like to download them, simply click on the image and then print from the page.

courtesy of dover publications

Other stuff you might love …

french colouring book – polka dots

french colouring book – cuties

honeysticks beeswax crayons

 

 

 

 

 

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.