Crafts

Two painted fairy houses nestled in a buddleia tree stump

#30DaysWild – Creating fairy houses for imaginative play

​My girls love fairies and looking for fairy houses in the woods. We decided to create our own little fairy village in the garden. These little fairy houses are simple…

A homemade butterfly feeder in the garden

#30DaysWild – Making a butterfly feeder

We don’t see many butterflies in our garden although I’ve spotted caterpillars on the nettles a few times. I’m quite keen to attract some more butterflies to the garden if…

A leaf print (left) and a dragon doodle using the outline of the leaf print (right)

#30DaysWild – Leaf printing inspired doodles

Leaf printing is a fun way to create nature art. There are various different ways of doing leaf printing. My girls enjoy painting leaves and then pressing them face down…

Two cardboard masks covered in leaves, grass and flowers

#30DaysWild – Making nature masks

Our #30DaysWild activities have been restricted to the garden lately due to my big girl being unwell. These nature masks are simple to make and decorate with natural items found…

A starry night glitter jar

Making a starry night glitter jar

I’ve been meaning to make a calm-down glitter jar with the girls for quite a while now ever since reading Life with Baby Kicks’ post on the one she made…

The finished butterfly with leaves and petals stuck to the wings and a border of sticky back plastic around the butterfly shape which is used to stick it to the window

#30DaysWild – Making a nature butterfly suncatcher

We’ve had another day indoors with a poorly Jessica so have been bringing nature inside once again for our wild activities. We’ve made suncatchers before using sticky-back plastic and tissue…

Sophie's leaf monster with dandelion arms

#30DaysWild – Making leaf monsters

I’ve had a poorly little Jessica at home today so instead of getting out and about for our wild activities, we’ve focused on an indoor activity. During our day out…

Sophie's finished nature picture

#30DaysWild – Creating a nature picture

Combining getting outdoors with the opportunity to glue and get creative is always a winner with my girls. They both have nature books and love collecting twigs and leaves to…

The finished egg box flower garden

Creating an egg box flower garden – a simple craft for preschoolers

Spring is well and truly here – even if the weather doesn’t always seem to agree! Our recent crafting activities have been inspired by the flowers that are starting to…

Three parrots made from blue cardboard, with coloured feathers (blue, purple and green) and tail feathers made of different coloured craft sticks

Simple craft stick parrots

This year we are part of the Tots100 #BostikBlogger family. Each month we are sent a box of craft equipment from Craft Merrily to help us get creative. This month,…