Crafts

The finished Easter basket filled with pink glittery eggs

Easter crafts: creating an Easter basket with glittery eggs

The daffodils are popping up, the weather is getting warmer and Easter is on the way. This month’s #BostikBlogger craft box provided the perfect inspiration for some Easter crafts. My…

A heart made from scrunched up tissue paper and glue

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…

Two dolls made from wooden clothes pegs, scraps of fabric and pieces of wool

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…

Making grasshoppers using clothes pegs and craft foam

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…

Jessica with her egg box spring flower garden and a close up of the egg box spring flower garden

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…

A paper bowl nest with twigs glued to it and paper birds inside covered in feathers looking after small chocolate eggs

Easter crafts for toddlers and preschoolers

Both of my girls love getting creative. 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…

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’…

Two aeroplanes - one blue, one red - made from a peg and craft sticks

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, “in the sky”…

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…

{Paper-bowl turtles: 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…