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.
Have you heard the research that the best art for babies is bold black and white images? The contrasting pictures are believed to help a baby focus their vision and develop their still fuzzy eyesight. There are lots of black and white art for babies available in books and as posters but why not make your own? Creating some baby art is a lovely way for siblings (or in our case cousins) to give a gift to a new baby in the family.
The School Gardening Club have been busy this week working on a Mothers day craft, which is 18th March for those of us in the UK. Giving flowers is always popular and if you decorate a flower pot to present it in, even better. Here’s how the children made their pots.
Mothers day craft: decorate a flower pot [Read more…]
We’re sharing suggestions for gifts that are easy for the children to make and lovely for someone else to receive, and encourage the children to join in with the spirit of the season and give a little something to those they love.
This money box is so easy to make even a finger-painting baby can help make one.
How to make a money box [Read more…]
Welcome to the second post in our series of ideas for child-made Christmas presents: how to finger knit a brooch. We’re sharing suggestions for gifts that are easy for the children to make and lovely for someone else to receive, and encourage the children to join in with the spirit of the season and give a little something to those they love.
This brooch is do-able for a child from around five upwards, with a little help with the sewing, and an older child (seven-ish) could try all by themselves. You can make the brooch in any colour wool that you choose and it can be put together in the space of an hour. It’s great fine-motor practise for nimble fingers too.
How to finger knit a brooch [Read more…]
We’re bringing you some ideas for presents children can make this week. However young your children are we’ll have an idea for you that lets them get creating and join in with the spirit of giving gifts to those they love.