Painted ladybird stones


My youngest made these at school (he’s aged 5). They used acrylic paints and then were varnished. They can then go outside to decorate your garden. Younger children can just …

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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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Colour mixing


I left my eldest with just primary colours (yellow, blue, red) to experiment with. Which colours can you make Sammy?

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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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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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Easter egg rolling painting pattern

Easter egg rolling


This was a disaster! I have done something similar with marbles to create a lovely firework picture, so I thought I would try with polystyrene eggs.¬†Unfortunately¬†they were too light and …

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Bubble painting

Bubble painting


Only do this with children who know the difference between sucking and blowing! You need to experiment a little with the texture of the paint, but basically water down some …

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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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handprint animal bug painting with babies

Handprint flying bug calendars


I like calendars that use handprints, they are so lovely to keep as a precious memory of your little ones. We made the handprints first, then glued the bug’s body …

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Valentine heart potato printing


I was quite surprised how well the heart shape turned out. Rowan really enjoyed this and we now have heart shapes potato prints on some of our cupboard doors!   …

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