We did some wet-on-wet painting yesterday, and it made me think about the things I really like about it. I especially appreciate how it tends to give great results despite being so simple. Or maybe it’s BECAUSE it’s so simple that the results are great..? Either way, I thought it could be worthwhile sharing with … More Painting Wet-On-Wet: A Mindful Sensory Art Experience
Yesterday we made these little paper roll penguins, as a way of highlighting that it was World Penguin Day! There are 17 different species of penguin in the world (although some may say 16 or 18, as there are also several sub-species and other named variations, and some disagree on which ones that should qualify … More Making Paper Roll Penguins!
Yesterday we did a simple colour theory activity, inspired by some of the pretty ‘Easter trees’ that I’ve seen pictures of online recently. I’ll have to admit that we haven’t decorated much for Easter this year, so I thought it was high time we made some kind of colourful decoration to brighten up the place … More Colour Theory Fun: Painting Branches in Primary & Secondary Colours
Last Sunday, on St Patrick’s Day, we took inspiration from the visual language of the celebrations and created these rainbow window decorations, with frames in gold and green. We really enjoyed this little hands-on colour theory project, and it was a great opportunity to exercise a wide range of motor skills (such as scissor skills, … More Magic Rainbow Suncatcher Craft
If you’ve read our previous post about our visit to Wingham Wildlife Park, you’ll already know that we’ve got a bit of a flamingo thing going on here, as part of our ‘A to Z of animals’ study unit. After seeing those beautiful pink birds in real life at Wingham, I though it could be … More Making it together: Flamingo Craft!
As you may already know, Penguin is very keen on Shaun the Sheep and Big Cook, Little Cook. Another favorite show since toddlerhood is Teletubbies, and one of the clips he enjoys the most at the moment shows a group of kids making bubble prints. Perhaps you’ve seen it, too? The action of blowing is … More Oral Motor Fun: Making Bubble Prints
A few weeks ago we made a heart garland as part of our ‘advent calendar of activities’. And as it was looking so nice hanging in our big window, I’ve not really wanted to take it down. But the colours were more Christmas than Valentines, so yesterday we replaced it with a new version, which … More Making it together: Paper heart garland
Over the last couple of days we’ve been making pom-poms, and added Shaun the Sheep-style faces to them. Pretty cute, don’t you think? Making the pom-poms were a joint effort, while the black felt faces were cut out and fastened (with thread) by me. Penguin then made the eyes, and stuck them on using glue. The … More Shaun the Sheep style Pom-Poms!
For the 24th and final day in our Advent Calendar of Christmassy Activities I made a Gingerbread Man felt set for Penguin to play with. Or rather, for us both, to be honest! I cut the shape of a gingerbread man out of brown felt, placed him on a green piece of felt as base/background, … More DIY Gingerbread Man Felt Play
These little cards/gift tags which we’ve been making today were really more about the process than the final result. Making confetti, potato printing, painting, cutting, glueing, and finally sticking a star at the top if each tree! Still, I think they’ll look great under the tree, especially if used for a gift wrapped in a … More Christmas gift tags/mini cards