Here’s an idea for DIY art caddy. Colourful and practical and made from left-over materials it’s proving a great way to store art materials and have them easily available for the children to use when they want to create.
What colour is a dragon? Do they have wings? Do they breathe fire? All of ours were made from bits and pieces we had in our making box and each is unique, based upon the young artists’ impressions of what the dragon essentials are. They do have one thing in common though – they’re all scary!
Dragon craft ideas: make a model dragon [Read more…]
We’re joining in with TinkerLab’s Creative Challenge today with an egg carton treasure box make-over. As soon as Rachelle laid down her challenge to see what we could make with egg boxes my girls were united and divided. Both wanted to make treasure boxes, but each with a very different style to match their individual passions. My princess-loving 5yr old made a treasure box fit for the crown jewels, while my adventurous 9-year-old went for a pirate box. Here’s how they transformed their egg cartons.
Make an egg carton treasure box [Read more…]
How to make a child’s hat couldn’t be simpler but with a creative kid involved the results are super fun and oh so stylish!
How to make a child’s hat [Read more…]
My lovely B is celebrating her ninth birthday this weekend. She’s having a book-themed party completed with Mad Hatters Tea party.
In honour of her birthday I’m featuring some of our favourite creations from my Queen of Junk Modeling – that’s her Giraffe above. [Read more…]
When Father Christmas brought L a longed for Zhu Zhu pet, big sister B decided he needed to be more upwardly mobile with his very own customised vehicle, so here’s her tutorial on how to make a Zhu Zhu pet car.
Made using just the materials we had in our making box, it’s also a great illustration of how junk modelling is a wonderful way for children to set themselves a challenge and problem-solve their way until they achieve what they set out to make.