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Handprint Alphabet – W for… Walrus

| September 15, 2012 | 13 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – W for… Walrus

Oooh we were looking forward to the Handprint W for a long time. Something irresistable about a walrus. Red Ted thought the “moustache” was the best bit! So here we are in our Handprint Alphabet Crafts series with W for Walrus! Some say that it looks a bit like the Dr Seuss Lorax. Mmmh yes. […]

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Kids Get Arty – Exploring David Hockney & Photo Montage

| July 18, 2012 | 27 Comments
Kids Get Arty – Exploring David Hockney & Photo Montage

Well… where did the last two months go?! Already it is Kids Get Arty time – our chance to explore an artists: looking at what the artist made and how the artists worked. Then have a go ourselves! For this Kids Get Arty session, we decided on David Hockney – hailed as one of the most influential British […]

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Daily Creativity: Nurturing the Artists Within – Memory

| July 8, 2012 | 13 Comments
Daily Creativity: Nurturing the Artists Within – Memory

Today’s Daily Creativity (see below re info on Daily Creativity) topic is MEMORY! Memory is just as important to a creative mind, as imagination is. Well.. maybe not just as important. But very important too. Afterall, from memory we recall shapes and colours, things we have seen, like landscapes, animals and patterns. We recall stories, smells and […]

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Art Lab For Kids – Giveaway

| July 6, 2012 | 103 Comments
Art Lab For Kids – Giveaway

Art Lab for Kids – Overview I have a wonderful Arty book giveaway for you today (open to both US and UK): Art Lab for Kids, by Susan Schwake. If you have been enjoying the Kids Get Arty challenges every 2 months (next link up on 18 July!), as well as our Daily Creativity series, […]

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Kids Get Arty: Exploring Klimt

| May 16, 2012 | 61 Comments
Kids Get Arty: Exploring Klimt

Welcome to the first of “Kids Get Arty” series. This were Red Ted and I start exploring The Great Artists together. It is a way for me to “rediscover” art and for Red Ted to see and explore art. I have put together some Arty Resources for you, from other art projects to art picture […]

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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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Exploring The Great Artists – 20+ Art Books For Kids

| April 16, 2012 | 59 Comments
Exploring The Great Artists – 20+ Art Books For Kids

There are a number of things that I am really passionate about doing with my kids – of course, there is LOTS of kids crafts – in particularly crafting with nature and with recycled materials. The other thing I am keen on, is to introduce my kids to art – or at least, make art […]

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Exploring The Great Artists – 30+ Art Projects for Kids

| April 13, 2012 | 86 Comments
Exploring The Great Artists – 30+ Art Projects for Kids

Introducing the Great Artist to my kids is something that has been on my agenda for a long long long time. My kids are only 4yrs and 2yrs old, so of course there is still plenty of time. However, this hasn’t stopped me buying lots of wonderful art books for children (amongst our current favourites […]

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Crafts Fun: Giving The Garden Shed A Makeover

| February 10, 2012 | 2 Comments
Crafts Fun: Giving The Garden Shed A Makeover

We have a “different” sort of guest post today – a fun idea of turning your garden shed into a creative space…  Crafts are great fun for kids, and they’re always keen for new ideas and new projects in which they can get themselves covered in paint. I’m sure at least some of the time, […]

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Kids Get Crafty: Tate Britain & Sea Monsters

| August 31, 2011 | 21 Comments
Kids Get Crafty: Tate Britain & Sea Monsters

Hello! Welcome back to Kids Get Crafty! I am very excited about today’s post, as it is something I have been wanting to do with my kids since they were born (Yes, that is how “sad” I am) – visit an art gallery and get crafty! Today we went to Tate Britain “quite by accident”. […]

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Kids Craft: Summer Picture Craft (Calendar Project)

| July 13, 2011 | 22 Comments
Kids Craft: Summer Picture Craft (Calendar Project)

Hello! Welcome back to Kids Get Crafty and today’s Summer Picture. As some of you may be aware, we are saving “one craft per month” for a Kids Art Calendar at the end of the year. As part of this we are working on our Four Season’s Pictures. So far we have winter, spring and […]

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Story+ Art = Great stART- Oliver Jeffers – The Way Back Home

| March 31, 2010 | 9 Comments
Story+ Art = Great stART- Oliver Jeffers – The Way Back Home

Finally, our first stART project inspired by Playing By the Book and  A Mommy’s Adventures – who have made some great booky projects! Do take a look, they are fab. We decided to “honour” Oliver Jeffers with our first arty porject and we picked The Way Back Home. It is a lovely quirky book featuring the […]

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