Tag Archives: toddler crafts

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

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

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

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

Keeping my children's artwork - Little Hearts, Big Love

Keeping my children’s artwork

From the moment their chubby fingers could first hold a crayon, my children have loved drawing and colouring, and getting creative with paints, paper and glue to produce their mini masterpieces. Their artwork has taken over the door to our dining room and the side of the bookcase. I love displaying it.… Read more

Sea-themed crafts for preschoolers - Little Hearts, Big Love

Sea-themed crafts for preschoolers

We’ve been focusing on sea-themed crafts over the past week, creating a variety of fish and other sea creatures out of paper plates, plastic cups and bottles and toilet roll tubes. Most of these have been quite easy to make, although one or two have required a little more extra adult help, and both my girls have been having a great time with painting, sticking and gluing.… Read more

Making a bracelet using a pipe-cleaner and foam beads

Threading foam beads on to a pipe-cleaner is a great activity for toddlers and pre-schoolers as there are so many things they can learn through doing it. Threading the beads on to the pipe cleaner is great for improving fine motor skills plus it can also help them with counting numbers, and shape and colour recognition.… Read more

The Friday Focus 29/05/15

Hunting Shaun the Sheep, continuing with our three little pigs crafts and seeing the horses and lambs at the Chiltern Open Air Museum means that this week has felt like it has had a bit of an animal theme to it. We’ve enjoyed family time together, had a lot of fun and had a couple of stressful moments too but on the whole our half-term week has been a pretty good one.… Read more