Melted bead suncatchers with The Artful Year

I have such a pretty project to share with you today: how to make melted bead garlands – one of the wonderful activities from Jean Van’t Hul’s new book The Artful Year.

How to make melted bead suncatchers and garden garlands - so pretty!

How to make melted bead suncatchers

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Chinese New Year activity :: sensory painting

This Chinese New Year activity takes inspiration from the traditional colours of the festival for some sensory, process painting.

Explore colour and texture with this sensory process art Chinese New Year activity

Chinese New Year sensory process art

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Symmetry art: Valentine love hearts

Symmetry art is a classic childhood painting activity and it works so well as a Valentine craft. Here’s one of our favourite Valentine ideas, mixing maths and art.Symmetry art Valentine craft for kids - great art and maths lesson! | NurtureStore :: inspiration for kids

Symmetry art: love hearts

To start you’ll need lots and lots of love hearts. We used white card to make ours. Folding the  card in half makes it easier to cut out your shapes, as you’ll want both halves of the heart to be the same size so the symmetry magic works. The children can of course have a go – the hearts can be any size they like. Read more »

7 kids games with chalk :: Simple Play

Today’s topic in our Simple Play :: complex learning series focuses on playing with chalk. Read on for my favourite ways to use chalk, with ideas for art, games, math, literacy, action games and puppets.
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Cool things to do with a big roll of paper

Day sixteen of our Simple Play :: complex learning series is all about cool things to do with a big roll of paper.

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