Dried pulses collage


I found some out of date pulses in the back of my kitchen cupboards. Rather than throwing them away, I decided to take them to toddler group. We simply stuck …

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Paper plate jelly fish


Lots of jelly fish around at the moment. Try making this jelly fish from half a paper plate, some brightly coloured strips of paper and plenty of paint!

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Balloon printing


Half inflate balloons, dip in paint and use for printing. It gives a lovely effect. Warning: will be messy!      

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Space rocket collage


I can never get my little boy to do the art and craft activity, he’s not interested. My mum suggested that we do something that he is interested in (obvious …

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Paper plate sheep- easy animal collage

Paper plate sheep


I was going to do this with cotton wool, but I found some old wool and polystyrene bits that I thought would work well. The first picture is the example …

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Spring blossom printing picture

Blossom printing picture


I painted the branches and the children printed the pink blossom. Simply created by the underneath of a plastic drinks bottle dipped in pink paint

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Kite collage

Kite collage


White card kite shapes a decorate (actually done because we had lots of bits cut out and left over from the fish collage– recognise the colours and the “seaweed” tail?!) …

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fishy under the sea easy collage

Fish collage


Just photocopied a picture of a fish (kindly drawn by my husband) and decorated with fish scales and green tissue paper seaweed.  

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Dinosaur handprint painting- with baby or toddler

Handprint dinosaur painting


I just prepared a dinosaur template made out of thick card. The children drew round using felt pen, then used handprints to make stegosaurus dinosaur (Rowan decided he wanted handprints on …

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Caterpillar paper circle collage picture

Caterpillar paper collage


Just paper circles used to make a spring caterpillar picture. If you look closely, you can just about see the caterpillar’s face drawn on.

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Easter eggs and straw- easy Easter collage

Easter egg collage with straw.


We used shredded paper from a craft shop, but you could easily used shredded bank statements- even better shredded yellow and brown paper! Simply a card shape cut out and decorated.

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