One of his favourite things to do is paint.
Over the years I’ve learned not to worry too much about the mess but rather to roll with it and just enjoy the process.
IKEA squeeze paints are great because he can dispense the paint himself and it cleans up in a jiff. It says right on the package insert that it may stain most surfaces but I’ve never had an issue wiping it off the floors, the walls, washing it out of hair, off the bathroom counters/light switches, or from between little toes.
For added security you could always lay out a plastic table/craft cloth, garbage bags, or newspapers. (We do have one particular dress that didn’t fair well after it was covered in paint so maybe “play clothes” or a smock would be a good option.)
IKEA also sells these cool little foam rollers. They are sturdy and come with a flat roller and another with texture. We’ve painted with them again and again so I can attest to their quality. Just give them a brief rinse when finished, let air dry, and then store for more fun next time.
Hanging out with my little buddy while he gets creative (and I drink coffee while it’s still hot ☕️😍) also happens to be one of MY favourite things to do.
What are some of your fav creative things to do with your kids in the home? I’d love to hear some fresh ideas or some tried and true go-to’s in the comments below. ❤️
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We are welcoming fall with a fun watercolor craft. Super duper kid friendly. My daughter was able to help with each step.
We collected leaves on our daily walk and then got started on the craft!
My friend Sarah shared this video the other day and I was so excited to try it out! It shows you all the steps. We tested this craft and give it 2 thumbs up.
Helpful tip: place the leaves bumpy side up to get the best impression on the paper.
-cup of water
-scissors -White crayon
-Watercolor paint (We use Prang, it washes off easily)
#watercolor #crafts #diy #craftsforkids #weareprang #hellofall #fallcraft #rainydayactivity #ejfranklinartloft
It was fantastic to be back at Kids Get Crafty today, and what a brilliant start to the term. The children had so much fun making Goldilocks interactive picture books 😍
Finally finished my project for the girls play room. Let’s just hope the flowers survive lol #crafts
Amazing day yesterday at the Knitting and Stitching show with mini Klumsylima. Our favourite stalls were @trend_patterns
thank you to both for engaging with a tired 9 year old and inspiring a love of craft... She's already asked to go again next year and was up at 7am drop spinning her yarn! #knittingandstitchingshow #craft #craftsforkids
🕸️ Getting Halloween Pottery Parcels ready for delivery 🕸️
Some future artists at one of the kindergartens on the DHL campus made these pictures of the Post Tower. What do you think? Next stop the Louvre? 🖌🎨👩🏾🎨👨🎨🖍 At DHL Consulting we believe that diversity enriches our teams, and that includes being a parent. That’s why we offer flexible working models for people with children. You can read more on the diversity page of our website and in our FAQs, link in bio!
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🎃 Yay, the first load of Halloween Pumpkins are all glazed and ready to go home... Aren't they just beautiful?!..... More spooky awesomeness to come..... 🎃
Tusen tack till alla som var med och tävlade! Vilka fantastiskt roliga idéer ni tipsat om 👍🏻👍🏻Vinnare i tävlingen är @lena_latto
med önsketema återbruk. Ett pysselpaket med idéer och innehåll för att kunna pyssla med vad som finns hemma. Den här idén kommer jag absolut försöka omvandla till ett temapaket! Tack Lena 💗Många tävlande önskade Halloween-tema 🎃 Och vet ni vad, jag bestämde mig för att snabbt som attan fixa ett Halloweenpaket i shopen. Klicka på länken i @pysselexpressen
så kommer ni direkt till Halloweenpaketet. Det säljs bara den här veckan och jag packar och skickar så fort jag bara hinner så att ni ska ha pyssel till Halloween. @lena_latto
får paketet på bild 2. Skicka ett meddelande med din adress så kommer paketet på posten. Ikväll kommer bilder på ett spökhus som jag och tjejerna pysslade ihop. Går att fixa med materialet i Halloweenpaketet om du blir sugen på ett likadant. Ha en fin måndag🎃
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We have started decorating some of our paper plates ready for Halloween. We started with Monsters and Ghosts 👻 We used scraps, paper, googly eyes and nappy liners! I had only got the green bits out for the monsters, but Boo soon requested pink for lips and cheeks & ‘sparkly’ for earrings. Squidge decided hers would be King of the Monsters so clearly he had to have a crown. I love how they turned out! I’ll share another picture when we’ve finished them all xx #paperplatecrafts #ideasforparents #craftsforkids #halloweenactivities #halloweencrafts #paperandglue #squidgeandboo
Check out our stories for a quick recipe on how to make this fun, easy, long lasting #playdoh
This is my little Hero. She had a different name before she met an even littler colourful fish. To read their story follow this link https://1drv.ms/w/s!ArUeZS9Hj_1IrjLVGoKY01deQZ_3
To check her out in Crochikit follow this one
Shams is eager to share his story now! Here's the link to his story https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/a6d180f1-59f9-436d-892e-466f250f4dc7
Happy reading 🤓!