Do your kids come home from the beach carrying loads of seashells? I know mine do and to be honest I’m often known to pop a couple in my pocket myself, I normally have no idea what to do with them but I can’t resist pretty things! I had an idea earlier this week about using them to make some kind of seashell decorations and as chance would have it we made these one day and decided to decorate my son’s room in a seaside theme the next day. Room decorations at the ready – boom!
I love sharing sensory play ideas for kids and making puffy paint has been on my to do list for a while and when we finally got to try it out the other day I thought I’d try and give it a little twist: making scented puffy paint! We made these sweet puffy paint flowers and they smell like flowers too, how cool is that! Even better is that pretty much everything you’ll need to make these is probably in your cupboards already.
We love sharing fun crafts for toddlers and this simple handprint paper plate sun craft is in fact the first craft that my daughter was involved in for this blog – even though she was only one she was determined to join in too! This easy paper plate craft is simple to make, we’ve done it as a collaborative activity which would make it fun if you had a group of kids but it can easily be done with one child on their own making a really sweet keepsake.
There are two aspects to this activity that I really liked. Firstly, as my daughter is only 16 months old it became a bit of a collaborative art project between me, my daughter and my son, which also means that secondly, it’s actually really adaptable for different ages and abilities. I love this paper plate sun so much as it’s so cheerful and there are loads of other brilliant sun crafts for kids out there so at the end of this post you’ll find some more sweet sun crafts for kids from some of my other favourite craft bloggers.
Living near the beach is lovely but it does tend to get rather busy on hot days. This weekend we had an early visit there on our way elsewhere to avoid the crowds. We love sea crafts for kids and I’ve been trying to think of some seashell craft ideas that I can do with my toddler, we picked up some seashells and driftwood while we were there and bought them home to make something with later that evening. This is what we came up with!
A couple of weeks back I saw this DIY wall hanging on Tigerlilly Quinn hat I really liked, but I thought it might be fun to use things that we found at the seaside and use some driftwood rather than dowling rod. View Post