Painting is a favourite activity here for my littles.
As a result, there is one word to describe the rate at which the painted masterpieces pile up.
Every few weeks, the pile starts taking over our art studio (read: laundry) and something MUST BE DONE.
One of my random Mum skills happens to be finding new ways to repurpose kids’ art.
We got creative with science to make this Mother’s Day card.
My creative sister from another mister, Susie from Handy with Scissors, is forever inspiring me to “give junk a chance.” She creates amazing projects out of things destined for the recycling bin. This week, Susie challenged us to get creative with containers as @get.creative.with guest judge. Here are 8 amazing ways to craft with containers.
Did you have any egg decorating traditions growing up?
Every Easter, I’m determined to nail the whole egg decorating business and never quite succeed.
Well, by golly, by gosh, this year I think I’ve nailed it. #modest
We had a go at egg decorating with floating chalk and the results were pretty rad.
Nothing like an Easter Hat Parade to have you scrambling for the glue gun and pom poms.
Here’s a cute and simple DIY for some Easter Bunny Ears using pipe cleaners, a headband and paper. (And pom poms should you so desire. Because pom poms.)
Paint chip crafts have been celebrated in the #getcreativewith challenge on Instagram this week.
The crafty ladies from Little Button Diaries and I were stoked to have Rossa from @curiouslittlepeople on board as Guest Judge for the week.
Last week, Little Button Diaries and I asked the crafty people of Instagram to #getcreativewith cardboard. The number of fun and colourful ideas generated was just insane.
Here are 13 ways to get creative with cardboard.
The crafty ladies from Little Button Diaries and I have birthed a new Instagram baby, @get.creative.with.
A new theme will be set each week, encouraging and inspiring families to get creative with various materials, art processes, bits and pieces.
The theme for our very first week was PAINT. There is SO MUCH inspiration under #getcreativewith.
Check out some of these ways to get creative with paint.
Here are 11 creative ways to entertain the kids when pregnant and refuse to bend down to pick things up/ can’t move too quickly/ want to just sit in the one spot for an extended period (aka Being A Billion Weeks Pregnant.)
Okay, so I’m partial to a bit of exaggeration and I’m sitting at 35 weeks pregnant.
But that’s just a few shy of a billion, right?
3 pregnancies in three-and-a-half years means that this old body is protesting with a crazy combo of aches and pains.
Coupled with this insane heatwave and we’ve been sticking close to home of late.
(A polite way of saying that the motivation and energy required to organise and shepherd a toddler and preschooler out of the house is fairly non-existent.)
Apparently these little people expect to be entertained on a daily basis. What’s with that?
Create this rooster craft for Chinese New Year with a simple art process.
Last week I introduced Miss 3 to the process of tissue paper bleeding and it just about blew her mind. Just quietly, it also blew my mind as to how long it kept her engaged.
We then turned the finished artwork into roosters to herald the imminent arrival of the Year of the Rooster.