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18 Outdoor Art Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Inside: This collection of outdoor art activities is full of hands-on fun and exploration. Each idea invites toddlers and preschoolers to use their 5 senses as they get creative with a variety of materials! There are days when the outdoors is calling your name. Your art table in the classroom is ready to greet the… […]

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Easy and Fun Toddler Fish Craft

Inside: Put together an easy and fun toddler fish craft that is mostly process art. Mold a paper tube into the shape of a scale and invite the children to use them with paint, stamping all over the paper! This toddler art might look like a craft, but it’s really process art. And you know… […]

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Learning the Color Yellow with a Fun Collage Activity

Inside: Learning the color yellow is fun with this collage activity. Download the free printable, sort small pieces, and glue the yellow ones onto the sun! Learning colors with toddlers and preschoolers does not need to be complicated. In fact, the easier activities seem to be more inviting, not to mention less stressful for teachers… […]

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Colorful Mother’s Day Gift Wrap Made by Kids

Inside: Learn how to make Mother’s Day gift wrap with bubble prints. This is a fun process art activity that involves blowing colored bubbles onto white lunch sacks. Perfect to wrap a homemade gift! Oh my goodness. I have fallen in love with this sweet Mother’s Day gift wrap – made with colored bubbles! Simply… […]

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Photo Flower Magnet Toddler Mother’s Day Gift

Inside:Looking for a super simple toddler Mother’s Day gift? Paint a flower canvas piece, add the child’s photo and a magnet, and you have a sweet keepsake for mom! I love those moments when I am shopping for nothing in particular, and there is the perfect item for a future activity. Yep, that was me… […]

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How to Put Together a Frog Art Activity that Builds Counting Skills

Inside: Build counting skills with a fun frog art activity! After painting the pieces, place the frogs on a timeline to count and then glue onto the log. Free printables included! I love that math can happen just about anywhere, including the art table. We had so much fun with our ladybug craft  and when we… […]

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How to Turn a Toddler Frog Craft into a Puppet

Inside: This toddler frog craft involves two steps: mixing colors with golf balls and squeezing watercolors. The end result is a puppet that can be used as a prop during circle time. Free frog printable included! During our pond theme I wanted to make some sort of prop for my toddler circle time. I’ve mentioned… […]

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Fireworks Spin Art Paintings!

It’s Bonfire Night here in the UK on November 5th which is a traditional time to gather for a family fireworks display, warming food and hot chocolate around a huge bonfire while an effigy of Guy Fawkes is burned on top. A fabulous historical and traditional event that is plenty of fun, if not very… […]

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Easter Egg Pebble Craft

Make a super simple yet beautiful invitation to create with nature and make this Easter Egg Pebble Craft together! Perfect for a range of ages (including adults!) to make gorgeous decorations or gifts for Spring. We LOVE crafts and play activities that use materials from nature as they truly produce the most beautiful results! We’ve… […]

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DIY Chalk Spray Paint Recipe

Make some DIY chalk spray paint for some outdoor art and creativity with a fun twist this summer! Such a simple recipe using just three ingredients for hours of playful, creative fun! How to make DIY chalk spray paint: Materials needed: 1 cup Cornflour (Corn Starch) 1 cup warm water Gel food colouring or ready-mixed… […]

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Scented Puffy Paint Recipes

Here are six awesome DIY scented puffy paint recipes to make at home or in the classroom for creative arts projects for kids! They take just 2 to 3 minutes to whip up and smell totally amazing, a feast for all the senses! I absolutely LOVE homemade art materials as it’s so fun for the… […]

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Printing with Cherries Process Art

Try printing with cherries for an unusual art tool for kids to experiment with! Printing with cherries creates wonderful dot art or pointillism, and is very effective as a fun and unique art activity to try out. Printing with Cherries! We have a cherry tree growing in our garden and often the unripe cherries are… […]

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Magnetic Counting Fish Game

Make learning fun with this magnetic counting fish game to go along with the popular counting rhyme  “1 ,2, 3, 4, 5 Once I caught a Fish Alive!” Fine motor skills, counting, ordering, creativity and singing in one exciting playful maths activity! We love to sing lots of songs together and especially love nursery rhymes… […]

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Easy Toddler Easter Bags with Free Printable Labels

Inside: Put together easy toddler Easter Bags that they will love making! The process involves cookie cutters and lots of stamping onto bags. Add handles and the free printable bunny labels and they are ready for an egg hunt! Finding Easter ideas that are toddler friendly can be a challenge. Am I right? If you’ve… […]

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15 Toddler Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Inside: Looking for some fun toddler Easter egg decorating ideas? These alternatives to traditional Easter egg dyeing are perfect for toddlers, while also adding some fun new designs to your decorations. Dyeing Easter eggs with young toddlers can be a bit of an experience. The tiny cups, the little metal hooks to pick up the… […]

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Colorful Preschool Butterfly Art Painted with Marbles

Inside: Looking for a colorful preschool butterfly art activity? The wings on these butterflies are painted with marbles – a fun technique that involves lots of moving and balancing! Marble painting is a favorite with our preschoolers. Perhaps that’s why this technique has been used in some of our favorite activities, such as black and white… […]

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How to Create Rainbow Collage Art for Classroom Display

Inside: Get the entire group of preschoolers busy with this rainbow collage art. This activity strengthens color recognition skills and makes a lovely piece for classroom display! As we enter spring, I like to add a variety of color activities to our rainbow theme. We’ve spun rainbows, we hung them, we’ve even driven cars through… […]

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Toddler Color Mixing Spin Art

Inside: After reading the book Mouse Paint, try this fun toddler color mixing art activity. A fun way to explore the colors of the rainbow! There are so many fun and easy ways to introduce toddlers to color mixing. It can be done in a bag, with paper tubes, with brushes, with cars … seriously,… […]

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13 Easy and Fun Spring Crafts for Preschoolers

Inside: If you are looking for some fun spring crafts for preschoolers, crafts that encourage exploration, you will love this collection! From flowers to butterflies to weather … these activities will work well at your spring art table. I confess that I start planning our spring theme earlier than the other seasons. I am ready… […]

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How to Create a Toddler Rainbow Activity with Toy Cars

Inside: Looking for a super easy and fun toddler rainbow activity? Grab those toy cars and drive them through puddles of paint, making a rainbow on sheets of paper. A fun action art idea! Toddlers love to move. I’m sure that’s no surprise to you all. I have an especially active group of 2 year… […]

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