Yesterday morning I made up some fresh playdough and coloured it using liquid watercolours as we had run out of food colouring. Normally I would add the colour whilst the playdough mix is on the stove, but this time I added it at the end. Once the colours were mixed into the playdough I then … More Rainbow playdough with liquid watercolours
This morning, my children and I worked together to make a sun catcher chandelier to hang from the ceiling in their study/learning space. The room itself has an almost ceiling to floor window on one wall which we thought would be the perfect spot to hang the chandelier. We used some garland clear beads that … More DIY Sun catcher chandelier
Yesterday afternoon we took our art supplies outside, something I think we will try to do more often, whenever possible. It’s so inspiring to create surrounded by nature. Playdough, plasticine (kiddie clay) and loose parts and some molding and cutting tools. This is an Ikea Raskog three shelf cart sold as an all purpose cart … More Taking art outdoors
Taking our art materials with us in an art caddy when out and about is something we love to do. They are not always used but I think its nice to have art materials available if one of my children are feeling inspired by their surroundings. I wonder who else does this? After a big play … More Art at the park
I purchased some wooden eggs recently for painting over the Easter long weekend. Both of my children (4 years and 2 years) just loved this. Wooden egg painting is not only lots of fun but is easy to do.
We had a busy week this week and my eldest wasn’t feeling that great, so there was lots of art, painting, water and sand play and gardening as my children find these types of activities therapeutic. MY TODDLER: My toddler loves glitter (glitter shakers) and crayons on paper. A simple touch and feel sensory activity. … More Activities in October, week 2
I am an avid reader, having only just received two new reads, Tinkerlab and The Artful Year and have already marked several pages in both books of activities that I am wanting to try with the kids. Almost every page has a tag. Tinkerlab has been around for a while whereas The Artful Year book … More What I am Reading