It’s very easy and inexpensive to make your own watercolor paints. Here’s a ‘how to’ taken from my new book Art Spark with several ideas for homemade watercolor paint recipes and links to famous art example that use paint made from natural ingredients.
This easy to make homemade lavender playdough recipe is wonderful for calming, soothing sensory play, and is one of the favourites that’s included in my ebook The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book.
Lavender playdough recipe
Here’s a fun DIY bumble bee game. It’s great hands-on activity to play maths games or work on spelling.
Bumble bee game: math and spelling
Flower crowns are a lovely nature craft and forest school activity. You can use them on a nature walk to explore the plants you discover along the way and tell the story of your walk through the treasures you find. Flower crowns also make a lovely spring flower craft and a great headdress for a Beltane celebration.
Flower crown craft forest school activity
Take your learning outdoors into the fresh air! Here’s our archive of forest school activities for outdoor classrooms
35 forest school activities for outdoor classrooms
These simple leaf math games for preschool let you take your learning outdoors for some hands-on fun.
Here’s a glitter butterfly craft from our archive to celebrate the fact that we spotted our first butterfly in the garden this week!