20 12, 2014

Hand and Footprint Reindeers

December 20th, 2014|Categories: A Little Delightful, crafts|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

I am not sure how or why this isn’t already on my blog – because ever since Noah was two we have been making these hand and footprint reindeer and they are one of my all time favourite Christmas activities! 
They’re also super easy, you just need some brown paper (I use two shades) and some googly eyes (you can also just draw the eyes on!). Some red marker or glitter glue for the red Rudolph nose and some glue or tape. 
Trace your kiddos foot on a piece of paper and cut out. If using […]

22 10, 2014

lemonade playdough

October 22nd, 2014|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

 

 
We have been enjoying the spring weather! Though I do wish it would make up it’s mind! We have had a hot 36 degree day, followed by a cooler 26 degree day, followed by a couple of days of rain. Never the less, Spring is the perfect time to let nature inspire our playtime and we really enjoyed making our Spring paper plate sun catchers the other day! Continuing on with our little spring time theme, we made this lemon scented playdough which was a real treat for the senses!
I used my favourite cooked playdough […]

13 10, 2014

spring time paper plate sun catchers

October 13th, 2014|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

These are gorgeous and super easy, and fun to make, too!
The kids and I went out to collect some pretty spring time flowers and leaves to make some paper plate sun catchers to hang from the window. 

We found a beautiful range of colours and textures and sizes on our little flower and leaf hunt! Just perfect for creating a colourful masterpiece.
 
What you need:
Paper plates
Clear contact paper
Flowers and leaves
Scissors
Ribbon
Hole punch
Cut the middle out of your paper plates. I found the easiest way to do this is to poke a hole and then pop the scissors […]

1 10, 2014

colour me happy :: how to dye chickpeas

October 1st, 2014|Categories: A Little Delightful, crafts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Recently I dyed some chick peas for the kids for a little bit of fun imaginative and sensory play.
They’re such a great size and very different to the texture of our rainbow rice! 
It’s easier than you may think to dye pasta and rice, and the result is fun and vibrant and irresistible! 

You will need:
Dried chickpeas {you can get these from the supermarket or a bulk foods grocer will have them cheaper – if you are in Perth Kakulas in Northbridge is a great spot for things like this!}
Food dye {I use a gel paste […]

9 04, 2014

{printable} Easter Bookmarks

April 9th, 2014|Categories: crafts, printables|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Hi everyone!Today I am sharing some printable Easter bookmarks :o}Decorated with very cute kid drawings or super adorable fingerprint art they make a lovely little gift for friends, family or teachers this Easter! :o} You know I’m a big fan of my kids fingerprints so we went with that this year!Cute little bunny and chicken!We will laminate them so they last longer, too :o} and make lots more of course so there’s a spare or two that I get to keep!They print 4 to an A4 page and are best printed onto thick white cardstock.Download […]

6 04, 2014

{craft} little easter chickens

April 6th, 2014|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The other week I had the pleasure of helping out in Chloe’s kindy class and volunteered to take some stuff home to help with prep for Easter crafting. The kids are making these little chickens in kindy to take home and Chloe and I got to be the craft testers to see how they’d turn out which she was super excited about. To make these chickens, you will need:orange felt – cut your little chicken feet and beaks outgoogly eyesstyrofoam ballsfeathers or yellow tissue paper {or both!}pva glue + paintbrushFirst we made the feathery chickens. Cut […]

1 04, 2014

{DIY} decorative glass bottles

April 1st, 2014|Categories: crafts, diy|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

 I wanted to share this quick and easy little way to decorate those popular glass milk bottles {or mason jars with handles or anything glass really – let your creativity run wild!} with something we probably don’t think much of {except during back to school time where most of us probably really don’t like it} – contact paper.I shared this photo a couple of months ago of some back to school afternoon tea prep for my kids and so many of you asked where I got our apple milk bottles so I thought I’d […]

21 01, 2014

10 Australia Day crafts and activities!

January 21st, 2014|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great start to the week! There’s still plenty of time to find a few crafts or activities to do in the lead up to Australia Day and here I’ve put together 10 awesome ideas! Some of these we have done before and some from around the net that we’re hoping to do. I hope you find something that you’d love to do with your kids this week! :o}1. Make paper plate Koalas and Wombats2. Colour in an Aussie flag – thanks so much to Kerina at Living on a Latte and her […]

15 01, 2014

create packs : encouraging open ended creativity

January 15th, 2014|Categories: crafts|Tags: , |16 Comments

You would already know my kids like to craft from much of the content that is shared here on the blog. You’ll know that I do, too. And although things have been really busy lately with a new baby and Christmas and holidays visiting family, we are still crafting most days, though a little differently. As much as we love and continue to make things that have an ‘end result’ to achieve, such as rocks that look like bugs or paper plates that look like koalas, we are big big big on open ended creating […]

17 12, 2013

{craft} home made clay ornaments

December 17th, 2013|Categories: crafts, diy|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

I have been seeing gorgeous ornaments using home made clay all over lately so I had to give it a go!It is made with bicarb soda (baking soda) and cornflour (cornstarch) so quite it’s very easy to get all the supplies you need! And it’s much easier to make than I though it would be, and while using this home made clay, it brought back memories of being in 2nd grade where we made these too but with our handprints – I still have mine all these years later, so I’m fairly certain these ornaments […]