I’m joining in with the 20 Days of a kid-Made Christmas fiesta today and sharing an idea for some DIY clay heart decorations, which are so pretty for hanging on the Christmas tree or as some festive bunting. Here’s the DIY clay recipe and how to make the heart decorations.
A glorious, recycled dragon craft – perfect as a Chinese New Year dragon puppet, or for storytelling any time.
How to make a Chinese dragon puppet
Today it’s NurtureStore’s turn to share an idea in the Creative Christmas Countdown hosted by Creative with Kids. A big festive hello to those of you visiting from the interactive Advent calendar and welcome to NurtureStore. While you’re here you might like to take at look at some of our other creative, crafty Christmas activities or sign up for our weekly Play Planner.
For today’s Creative Chistmas activity I’m sharing an idea to make a Christmas Tree for the feathered friends in your garden. Christmas is a time of year when we can really encourage children to think of others and give gifts to those they love. How about spending some time with your kids, giving thanks for the natural world and helping them put together a Christmas feast for the birds?
Here are four easy ideas you can use to make a bird feeder – and if you make them all, you can hang them together on a tree outside to make an Christmas tree that gives your feathered friends a festive feast.
How to make a bird feeeder: popcorn chain [Read more…]
Here’s a super art technique to try with kids that’s just right for winter months: wax crayon water paint frosty pictures.
Wax crayon water paint frosty pictures [Read more…]
Turn a simple cardboard box into a fabulous Winter Wonderland for lots of creative imaginary play and storytelling.
Winter wonderland imaginary play [Read more…]
This is an easy homemade white clay recipe that’s perfect for making a snowflake mobile. Add glitter for extra sparkle!
Snowflake mobile with homemade white clay recipe
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…]