Tag Archives: preschool crafts

Children’s Art Galleries – saving and storing your children’s creations

Both my girls love to draw, “do making” and generally get creative. Jessica, in particular, can be quite prolific. Every day she brings home new pictures for me in her school bag. I keep a few key pieces in the girls’ artwork folders but I can’t keep it all.  Sometimes I take photos of the children’s creations but it’s difficult to keep track of them in amongst all the other photos I take.… Read more

Tissue paper hearts – a simple Valentine’s craft for kids

Getting crafty with cardboard, tissue paper and glue is the perfect way to spend a rainy winter’s afternoon. Having a theme often helps provide inspiration for crafts. With Valentine’s Day coming up, our craft activities have been all about hearts. This year we are part of the Tots100 #BostikBlogger family. We were sent a box of crafts from Craft Merrily to help us get creative.… Read more

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...

Spyglass

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