How Big Are My Dinosaur Teeth?

Dinosaur Teeth! I am delighted to be writing the first article in our new book series The Magic Tree House. We read ‘Dinosaurs Before Dark’ and we really enjoyed the great storyline based in the time of the dinosaurs! After reading the book we decided to go to a museum to learn more about dinosaurs...

How to Make this Swirling Seascape Art for Kids

Swirling Seascape Art is a great way to introduce children to creating abstract shapes with paint.  Take the motion of ocean waves, swirling foam and ebb and flow of the tide as an inspiration.  Using paintbrushes, cardboard scrapers, toothbrushes and fingers, this is a great way to experiment with paint as a fluid medium.  An ideal...

How to Explore Nature and Art with Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

Van Gogh is one of my favourite artists and I find his work both colouful and bold.  He loved painting sunflowers and did a range of different still life paintings featuring these colourful flowers. Van Gogh is one of my favourite artists and I am hoping to go to the Van Gogh museum in the Netherlands next year....

How to Create This Book Inspired Monster Art

We are making Monster Art!  The book we are reading this week is the brilliant Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley.  This excellent book encourages children to face their night-time fears and make the monster ‘Go Away’.  The illustrations are bold and cleverly build up until you can tell the monster to go,...

How to Make a Cool Fingerprint Castle Keyring

A castle keyring has got to be one of the coolest things we have made this month!  We love castles and where we are spoilt for choice here in Northumberland as there are over 70 castles!  You can find out more at the Visit Northumberland website.  I think I have visited about 30 of them...

A Wonderful Way to Celebrate Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl Day and Esio Trot Books written by Roald Dahl have always been favourites in our family, especially the more famous books such as James and the Magic Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate factory.  It was only after buying the complete series in a box set that we actually read Esio Trot and...

Enjoying an Autumn Nature Walk

As we rush through the last few weeks of summer I am aware that September is looming and Autumn (or Fall) will soon be here. I always find Autumn is the season of reflection. I find myself looking back on what we have achieved over the past few years and it brought me to this...

9 Amazing Valentines Day Cards for Kids to Make

Valentines cards! I all love those homemade cards and the memories they create as well!  Let’s celebrate all things to do with love and hope. Why not create some happiness in February with some new ideas? We are thrilled to share this wonderfully personal and colourful post with Maggy from Red Ted Art. Valentines Cards...

How to Make Light Up Christmas Memory Baubles

Christmas memory baubles are the perfect way to making meaningful decorations that will last for beyond Christmas!  We are thrilled to be back for another post in the 10 Days of a Kid Made Christmas and love sharing our book inspired ornament with you today. The book that inspired our creativity this time was The...

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