At the beginning of autumn we made a paper plate wreath which we decorated with real leaves which we really enjoyed doing. To celebrate Christmas, or more importantly, the fact that I’ve got a stack of paper plates, I thought we could try to make a paper plate Christmas wreath. I’ve seen some really cool Christmas wreaths on Pinterest but understandably a lot of those seem beyond the skills of a three year old! So being inspired by the holly on our walk to playgroup I thought we would make a little holly wreath.
Crafts for kids
I discovered today at my son’s playgroup that they’re doing Christmas crafts, which as far as I’m concerned totally gives me the green light to get stuck into Christmas crafts at home, woo-hoo! After a busy day we needed an activity that was fun but could be done by a slightly knackered preschooler. This bubble wrap snowman fitted the bill perfectly and helped increase the excitement levels about winter arriving shortly!
Painting with foam is a great way for kids to get a hands on messy play or sensory play and as the mother of a three year old boy I know how popular dinosaurs are! Believe me I’ve learned more about dinosaurs in the last year than I did in the previous 35! This dinosaur messy play painting creates a cute marbling effect that you will want to use yourself once the kids are in bed.
As a mum I make a lot of stuff with my kids, but I do wonder sometimes if I lean too much towards the arts and crafts side of things, heck, I even had to quickly google to see if there’s a difference between engineering and construction for this post. (Don’t tell my Civil Engineer dad!) I love these engineering activities for kids though which I’m hoping will inspire me to do a few more engineering activities at home too!
Last week in Tuesday Tutorials MulticraftingMummy linked up a really cool post called ‘We’re going on a P hunt‘ where she used water beads. I’ve never used then before so thought it might be fun to try out ourselves. Being water beads an ocean sensory play tub seemed the best idea for an easy introduction to using them!