Resolutions with kids :: Word of the Year

Are you making resolutions with your children this new year? I love the energy that crackles at this time of year. All the hopes and dreams and possibilities. By nature I’m a planner and a list maker so I love to start the new year with a resolution of some kind. In the past we’ve made a wish tree and wishing wands but today we decided to try something different. Combining art with good intentions we created our Words of the Year..


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Make a wish tree with New Year fairies

A lovely New Year craft fir kids - make a fairy wish tree
Are you making new year’s resolutions with your children? We always do and I have lists of the girls’ plans going back a few years now. It’s lovely to look back and see what they were aiming for each time – learning to swim, riding a bike without stabilisers, learning to fly (still working on that one!). This year we have some New Year fairies who are helping us with our wishes – not just plans for ourselves but also wishes we’re making for friends and family and even wishes we’re sending out into the universe for those we don’t know. Here’s how we made our New Year fairies and how our wish tree works. [Read more…]

Make a four seasons calendar

Gorgeous four seasons calendar kids can make for a New Year craft
Start the year as you mean to go on and have some creative fun making a four seasons calendar. It’s a great way to try out four completely different art techniques with your children and welcome in the new year.

I’m claiming no credit for this idea at all, as L made it at school and brought it home as a Christmas gift for the family, but I thought I’d share as I think it’s beautiful and she is really pleased with it.

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Resolutions and fireworks :: New Years Eve for kids


New Year’s Eve will soon be here. Are you celebrating with your children? Here are my three favourite ideas that we use to bring children into the party. Even if they can’t make it though ’til midnight they can still make special resolutions and enjoy some fun – and edible! – child-friendly fireworks.

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