Crafts

A pirate spy glass

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…

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…

Papery Peep – May

I blame The Reading Residence for it. A year ago, I don’t think I even knew what washi tape was and now I am no longer able to walk past…

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

Three Little Pigs themed crafts

Jessica saw the Three Little Pigs performed at the Duplo Valley puppet show at Legoland on a recent visit. The story seems to have really captured her imagination ever since.…

Paint inside a ziplock page with white marks where a picture has been 'drawn' on

Ziplock bag painting

I love painting with my girls but sometimes I’m just not in the right frame of mind for dealing with the mess that it generates. Ziplock bag painting seemed to…

Papery Peep – March

This year I’ve set myself a reading target of one book a month and so far I’m managing to stay on track with this. This month’s #BringBackPaper papery challenge from…

Jessica's finished paper plate aquarium

Paper Plate Aquarium

Paper plates are a key item in our craft box. They are so useful as a paint palette whenever Jessica is doing painting or as the basis of a craft…