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Kids Crafts: Summer Colours

| July 25, 2012 | 18 Comments

Spinning TopWelcome back to kids crafts and our four seaons crafts focussing on COLOUR! We started it a few months ago with our Winter Picture, full of light blues and whites. Followed by Spring Picture with pink blossoms, light greens and yellows. Today, we look at Summer and what summer means to us!

If you love exploring the seasons, you can also check out last year’s four seasons project, which included bubble wrap and finger printing!


(Pip Squeak covered in face paint)
Materials: black card, contact paper, tissue paper, scissors.

(You can also make your life a LOT easier by getting the “colour Kiwi Crate“, no fiddly cutting out of black boards and trying to get the contact paper on)

As per the other seasons, I prepared the black frame and contact paper and cut out the “black silhouettes”. In this case – children with the kites. Red Ted also asked for some ducks to go swimming on his lake.

We were quite tempted by reds and oranges, but were worried that it would look the same as Autumn (to come), so we focussed on our recent holiday to Austria – we swam in blue lakes, that had little sandy beaches, under bright blue sky and sunshine. The trees were green. And there were kites in the sky! (We also had a VERY handy PaddlePak with us, read all about it here).

tissue paper collahes,/p>

Above: Red Ted (as always) was quite adament on “creating a picture” – he didn’t seem to understand, that it was just about the colours and that it didn’t matter where they go. However he a grand job – can you see the children flying kites on the yellow beach? The ducks on the blue lake (we actually swam with some baby ducks in the lakes!). He put a sun in the corner with rays.

Below: Pip Squeak on the other hand enjoyed the cutting up and then throwing all her bits of tissue paper all over the place!

tissue paper collages

All of Red Ted’s together.

Pip Squeak’s together!

clothes pins

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 I hope you liked our four seasons project  to date and that you have a go too!

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  1. Pinkoddy says:

    That’s a really good idea doing seasonal colour. I need to start doing colours with my youngest.

    Thanks for hosting.

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you! It is a lovely way for us to come back to the Seasons every few months too! I am pleased that Red Ted can identify the Seasons and tell me what happens in each one!

  3. Liz Burton says:

    What a great job!!

    I love that Red Ted always wants to ‘make sense’ of his pictures – Ruby is just like that too!!

  4. Red Ted Art says:

    It must be an “age” thing? Somehow wanting to order everything?

  5. The Monko says:

    yep those colours totally say summer. I love the idea of thinking about colour with the seasons. Its so relevant and brings the seasons to life.

  6. amber says:

    These are so pretty I just pinned them .

  7. Sian says:

    blue is the colour of summer : ) or so we hope!
    lovely as ever : )

  8. The sunshine in Red Teds is fab. Great summer colours

  9. That sounds like a completely idyllic holiday and lovely pics as a result! It’s been a while (been so busy!) but happy to be here and happy to be looking at everyone’s fab links! xx

  10. I love these Maggy, beautiful! xx

  11. Wow, those are really beautiful. I love the colors.

  12. Amanda says:

    How beautiful! Covered in face paint is great fun for kids.

  13. Isil says:

    I absolutely love these calender pictures!

  14. Cindy Jo says:

    Seeing all the things you do for and with your children, they must be very happy children.

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Awe thank you! I do hope so! But remember you see a very “One sided us”… we have our regular share of strife too!!!!

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