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Handprint Alphabet – M for Monkey

| July 7, 2012 | 8 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – M for Monkey

Yep. There could be NO OTHER than M for Monkey. Not a single other animal was being entertained my Red Ted. Monkey it is. Worried our monkey would look like our Gorilla, I had a quick look to see what other’s made and we saw Fun Handprint Art’s monkey. That was it. Red Ted wanted […]

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Handprint Alphabet – L is for Ladybird

| June 30, 2012 | 9 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – L is for Ladybird

Today we came back to a v simple but rather lovely handprint craft: the ladybird!! Pip Squeak was delighted. Red Ted, ahem, liked the red bit.. he actually wanted a lion. But we did a lion some moons ago, so, this mummy, fancied something different. Do take a peak though at our handprint lion!!! This […]

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Handprint Alphabet – K for Kingfisher

| June 23, 2012 | 15 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – K for Kingfisher

Just a quick post today… as being a busy busy beeeee… we are onto K for….. KINGFISHER. We tried doing a K for Kangaroo with a baby Joey. But we failed miserably. It just didn’t look like a kangaroo.. so we went back to the drawing board and came up with a KINGFISHER. I let […]

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Daily Creativity – Simple Things That Nurture Creativity

| June 16, 2012 | 9 Comments
Daily Creativity – Simple Things That Nurture Creativity

Welcome to my new series: Daily Creativity… this is a simple series that aims to nurture creativity and nothing else. There is no real goal other than exploration, having a go, practising techniques, stimulating and in a small way each day, developing creativity. It is called “daily”, not because I will post “daily”, but because many of […]

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Handprint Alphabet – J for Jellyfish

| June 16, 2012 | 20 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – J for Jellyfish

Welcome back to the handprint alphabet series. Today we looked at “J” for…. Jellyfish. We settled on jellyfish pretty quickly and I was relieved not to have to figure out how to do a handprint jaguar….. We had great fun doing the jellyfish! For the handprint jellyfish, we left the thumb “clean” and only painted […]

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Handprint Alphabet – I is for Impala

| June 9, 2012 | 9 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – I is for Impala

This we decided to make an “I for Impala” in our Handprint Alphabet series. Funny how we came back from holiday and Red Ted was eager to have another handprint session go…. he really is loving doing these. We discussed what different things start with I before we settled in “Impala”. I showed him a […]

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Handprint Alphabet – H is for Hippopotamus

| June 2, 2012 | 8 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – H is for Hippopotamus

The Handprint Alphabet continues and this week we come to H. H prooved a little of a conundrum – H for House? H for Hare (but surely a child will always “see” a Bunny or Rabbit making it confusing)? H for Hand (haha that would have been a nice cheat, if a little boring). H […]

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Handprint Alphabet – G is for Gorilla

| May 26, 2012 | 7 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – G is for Gorilla

Red Ted had a special request for this one – a handprint GORILLA! Yikes. How do we do a handprint gorilla – now there is a challenge and a half! I think Red Ted now thinks we can make ANYTHING out of handprints. Bless him. Maybe we can… so long as we try? What do […]

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Handprint Alphabet – F is for Flamingo

| May 19, 2012 | 12 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – F is for Flamingo

And the handprint alphabet series continues! Only another 20 letters to go (what was I thinking?!) – but – the children are VERY happy and they are really enjoying all the print making. Today, I overheard Red Ted and Pip Squeak discussing how they could make other animals from their handprints – “This could be […]

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Handprint Alphabet – E is for Elephant

| May 12, 2012 | 8 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – E is for Elephant

Now, this is a very special handprint craft letter – the letter E for Elephant! Why, is this so special, I hear you ask? Well.. I saw the gorgeous Cheshire Mum do this exact same handprint elephant a few weeks ago and it was this handprint that may be think “of course, my kids would LOVE […]

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Handprint Alphabet – D is for Dinosaur

| May 5, 2012 | 14 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – D is for Dinosaur

And the Handprint Crafts continue with D for Dinosaur – I am really loving seeing quite how much both the children enjoy doing these, Red Ted always jumps up with pleasure when I say “shall we do some more Handprint Letters”? Check out the rest of our Handprint Alphabet… A, B and C already there! […]

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Handprint Alphabet – C is for Crocodile

| April 28, 2012 | 14 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – C is for Crocodile

Well.. another week has passed ALREADY and we are on to C… Would you like to do a Chick (as Red Ted has chicks at school) NO! Would you like to do a caterpillar (as we have some caterpillars at home) NO! Would you like to do a cake (because we like cake) NO! How […]

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Handprint Alphabet – B is for Bee (and “Biene”)

| April 21, 2012 | 17 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – B is for Bee (and “Biene”)

Well.. we are back with our Handpring Alphabet – we got crafty and had a go at a “B” letter.. there is the classic Butterfly (to which Red Ted shouted “No”), there are Boats (tempted to use that as S for Ship), Books and all sorts.. but when I suggested “Bee”, Red Ted said “yes […]

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Handprint Alphabet – A for Alien

| April 14, 2012 | 26 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – A for Alien

Red Ted (4yrs) will be going to “big school” this September… and I thought it would be fun to support him with some Handprint Alphabet crafts. Mainly because both Pip Squeak and Red Ted LOVE printing with their hands.. and apart from a “great start” two years ago with our Handprint Fish, we don’t really […]

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