5 websites to bookmark for your next messy session.
When it comes to art and crafts, I do not have a creative bone in my body. But toddler arts and crafts? Well that's a whole different ball game. I think it's the teacher in me that enjoys preparing the activities and watching my daughters' imagination go crazy.
If you're looking for some easy craft activity inspiration for a variety of age groups, these are my favourite pages to follow:
Easy to follow craft and activities to keep even the most adventurous toddler entertained.
I also recommend going to your local cheap shop and stocking up on craft goodies. We have a large storage box full of odds and ends ready to go, which allows us to adapt most activities to what we already have.
Most importantly, try to let go of your inhibitions and let the kids get messy and interpret it their own way. It doesn't matter what the activity is, my daughter will always end up doing finger painting. I embrace this and make sure we are painting outside with the hose on standby, or have a drop sheet down to minimise the clean up.
What tips do you have for getting crafty in your house?
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