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Craft


Autumn Craft

There is inspiration all around us at the moment, to get us thinking and talking about art! I bet all your little ones are already talking about the riot of colours festooned on our deciduous trees in our streets. Take a moment to go outside in the beautiful autumn light and collect a handful of different sized and shaped leaves to use in our resist print, ‘Autumn Inspired Artwork.’ You will need the following: A canvas or A3 (or larger)...

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5 Easy Easter Craft Activities

In the lead up to Easter it’s pretty much a craft bonanza at our house. We have a few rules: It’s got to be kid-oriented and age appropriate (eg. no origami or glass blowing!) . This year my kids are 3 and 2 (and 10 weeks, but he doesn’t really count this year- sorry little man!). It should be an activity that the kids can do the majority of themselves so they can work on their fine motor skills, creativity and imagination....

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Eco Crayons

Update Sept 2021 – Congratulations EcoCrayons for taking out a swag of awards at the 2021 Ausmumpreneur Awards. First place – product design. First place – against the odds. Second place – sustainability. Third place – product innovation. Handmade in South Australia, natural, non toxic, plant based, biodegradable, plastic free.If those are words you love to hear when it comes to art and craft supplies for your kids...

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Easy Winter Craft Ideas

Here are a couple of quick and easy art activities inspired by Winter. SNOWFLAKE DECORATIONS You will need: PaperScissors Method: Start with a square. Fold in half to make a triangle, then fold the points upwards (check picture for reference) Then draw the snowflake design and cut out! Make a few in different sizes and decorate a wall or door! SNOWMAN SURPRISE You will need: Clear contactScissorsColoured card (or an old cereal packet you can...

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Make Your Own Car Shelf

Making and building things with your kids (or lets face is ‘for’ your kids, because they often bail half way through) is rewarding and fun. We recently found a version of this ‘hot wheels’ style shelf on Pinterest and thought we would give it a go. Not only was it easy, and fun, it was quick and the job was done for under $50. It’s a great gift idea or just an excuse for a trip to Bunnings and to spend an hour in...

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Nature Play Ideas for Home

Nature play has to be one of the most wonderful ways to connect with your child. Not only does it give opportunities to have lots of fun, get a little bit messy and to get outdoors, but it also lets you be creative together! Here is a list of all the ways we love to play in nature! Create a mud kitchen – Grab a few bowls, spoons, jugs, saucepans – anything in the kitchen that you don’t really need and add dirt and water. Instant mud kitchen!...

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Pumpkin Carving for Halloween

Halloween – you either love it or loathe it! But there’s no denying it’s growing in popularity every year in Australia. With so much marketing in the shops these days Mr 4 has been so inquisitive about what it is, but mainly how he to can get candy (thanks YouTube). So I decided this would be the year we go all out with Halloween celebrations and no better way to get in the spirit than with some pumpkin carving! Firstly, a few...

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Get Creative Decorating Pot Plants

We love to get messy with paint and finding new things to paint each week, and with the sun out if we can do it outside it’s a winner for us. The best news is little man has taken to Mumma’s plant obsession (can hardly contain my happiness) So with Spring Sprung and Mumma looking for any excuse to head to Bunnings we came home with these cute little pots ready to paint with all sorts of different patterns. I also thought putting a...

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Make your own face masks

This week we found a fantastic little project page through Spotlight (you can find the link here) where you can make your own face masks. Thankfully here in SA it isn’t quite mandatory to wear masks due to Covid-19 like it is elsewhere, but it may be worth preparing just in case and this seemed a cool way to get the kids involved and hopefully make something they will wear! Spotlight’s page have some fantastic tutorials and...

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Dream Scaping and Intention Setting

A nice way to support your school aged children in the transition back into school life, is to work with them on their goals.  This project is mixing love and art together to create a very cool collage Dream Scaping vison board. You don’t need much.  Love.  Plus the following items: MagazinesScissorsGlueA4 or A3 paperTime I always start this process with a connection to self, even if that is just closing your eyes and focusing on...

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Mindfulness in Art- Part 3

We explored Mindfulness in Art with our last instalment on Kids in Adelaide with the Shell Mobiles you created from your slow walks along the beach…or fast walks if your children are smaller and faster! In this instalment of Mindfulness in Art we are using nothing but our own bodies and our imaginations. This activity can be used from children as young as three to your teenagers, boy or girl! Regardless of age, it is engaging and teaches the...

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Mindfulness in Art- Part Two

We explored Mindfulness in Art with our last instalment on Kids in Adelaide with Nature Mandalas, with objects collected from the beach and the dunes. Thanks for the great images that came in with your beautiful mandalas…..amazing!! In this instalment of Mindfulness in Art we are using all the beautiful shells we collected for our nature mandala to create a mobile. A project like this is even more satisfying when you are on holidays, creating...

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Father’s Day Art Gift

Love Stones for Daddies The Fathers in this world hold their children in their arms and hearts and carry the thought of them all through their days. For this, we are so very grateful. Love Stones for Daddies is a beautiful gift idea for Father’s Day. It allows your child to think of all the things that they would love to do, or already do, with their Dads and they get to pick a love stone when ever the need arises – for sharing special times...

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Mexican Mirror- Art

We look all over the world to find inspiration for our art. In the Mexican markets, in the brightly coloured stalls, you can find mirrors made from tin foil. So, in true inspiring fashion you can create these beautiful pieces of art with your little ones. If you are thinking about explaining the art elements to your little one, then we are using lines as repetitions and patterns! You will need: Embossing foil (found at art stores) or you can...

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