Tag Archives: preschool crafts

Tissue paper “stained glass” Christmas decorations

One of my favourite crafts to do with my girls is creating “stained glass” decorations using tissue paper and sticky-back plastic.  It takes a little time to set up but is a lovely simple craft for the girls to do and can be adapted to fit different themes and season.  This time, we made a Christmas tree and star to decorate the windows for Christmas.… Read more

Making clothes peg dolls

With all the lovely weather we’ve been having this summer, we’ve spent very little time indoors doing crafts.  Last week we had a couple of rainy days though, and used it as an opportunity to make some clothes peg dolls.

Three dolls made from clothes pegs, pipe cleaners and scraps of wool and fabric

These little dolls are simple to make – although my girls needed a little assistance with a few of them steps.… Read more

Arts and crafts with kids: our wishlist from The Works

My girls love to sit down together and do some “making” and we often have themed craft weeks to help give me ideas for projects that we can work on together.  As a result, our craft cupboard needs to be kept well stocked with all the little things that we use regularly.   The Works is one of our go-to places for refilling our craft cupboard; they have a fabulous selection of kids’ craft supplies which are great value.… Read more

Insect themed crafts for toddlers and preschoolers - Little Hearts, Big Love

Insect-themed crafts for toddlers and preschoolers

Our latest craft theme was insects and we’ve been busy creating various mini-beasts out of paper plates, egg cartons, craft sticks and other materials.  Here you can find out how to make all the different mini-beasts in our insect-themed crafts.  Some of them are fairly simple to make with just a little assistance needed; others are a bit more complicated – but they’ve all been a lot of fun to make.… Read more

Spring crafts for toddlers and preschoolers

The flowers are starting to appear in our garden and our crafts lately have been all about spring flowers too – creating a flower crown, making flowery pictures and creating our own mini garden as part of our spring crafts sessions.  Here’s our latest mini creations:

Spring crafts for toddlers and preschoolers - Little Hearts, Big Love

Paper plate spring flower crown

This pretty spring flower crown is easy to make – although little ones may need an adult to do the first part for them.… Read more

Easter crafts for toddlers and preschoolers - Little Hearts, Big Love

Easter crafts for toddlers and preschoolers

Both of my girls love getting creative and with Easter just around the corner, we’ve been busy sticking, gluing, painting and printing and having fun with some Easter-themed crafts.  Here are some of the Easter crafts we’ve been doing lately:

Easter crafts for toddlers and preschoolers - Little Hearts, Big Love

Paper bowl birds’ nests

These cute birds’ nests are perfect for putting small eggs in ready for Easter and are very easy to make.  We started off by painting the outside of the bowls brown using a mixture of brown paint and PVA glue and then sticking small twigs and pieces of brown pipe cleaner on the outside.  The paint and PVA glue mixture wasn’t great for sticking the twigs on – we found that drizzling glue all over the outside of the bowl was much more effective, although it did take a little longer to fully dry.… Read more

Pirate crafts - Little Hearts, Big Love

Pirate crafts

Ahoy there, shipmates! With Jessica havin’ a couple o’ pirate party days at preschool this week, we’ve been a-focusin’ on pirate crafts, makin’ ourselves a fine treasure chest, spyglass an’ treasure map. So avast ye, me hearties, sit ye-selves down, and we’ll tell ye the tale of how we did it…

Pirate crafts - Little Hearts, Big Love - make ye-self a treasure map for yer booty, a spyglass to keep watch for scurvy knaves and a treasure map...


Every good pirate needs a spyglass when they be on the look-out in the crow’s nest an’ this one be easy t’ make with just a couple o’ cardboard toilet roll tubes an’ a plastic or paper cup.… Read more

The Friday Focus 28/08/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

The Friday Focus 28/08/15

With all the rain this week, we’ve been spending a lot of time indoors doing crafts together. Our theme for the week has been “mini-beasts” and we’ve been creating ladybirds and butterflies out of paper plates, spiders and caterpillars from egg boxes and pipe cleaners and various mini-beasts out of the foam shapes that came with the latest issue of the CBeebies Art magazine.… Read more

The Friday Focus 21/08/15

We’re now into our second week of potty training and I have been so proud of how well Jessica has done this week. She finished her first sticker chart earlier this week and the second is filling up rapidly. She gets a little “potty present”, such as some new crayons or a comic, each time she fills in a row of stickers and we’ve now reached the point that she is getting a potty present every other day – time to stop once this sticker chart is filled, methinks!… Read more

Peg aeroplane - Up in the sky: themed crafts for toddlers and preschoolers - Little Hearts, Big Love

Up in the sky: themed crafts for toddlers and preschoolers

Every so often, we have a theme week for crafts. It makes it easier for me to think of ideas (or find some on Pinterest!) This week, we’ve taken inspiration from Mama vs Teacher’s linky Imagination Matters, using “in the sky” as the prompt for our crafting endeavours. Most of our creations have been simple enough for both Jessica and Sophie to join in with, without too much assistance being needed from Mummy.… Read more