Crafting is something many children love to do, and it is a great way to get them off their technology and do something a little different. However, aside from the usual painting, colouring, and crafts sets you can buy, sometimes it is nice to get a little creative, and crafting with things you find outside can be a great way to help little ones use their imaginations. So here are some of the fun ways to craft with things you find outside.
Being a Mum means we are busy. I know this only too well being a Mum to a 5 year old myself myself. It’s hard to keep everyone happy with a to-do list that never ends and children to entertain. But this is where a little bit of preparation can take you a long way. Children are the one thing we can’t put to the bottom of our list. It’s a good idea to prepare yourself with some activities for when you need them entertained. Here’re a few ideas to try. Remember preparation is key
AD | Includes gifted item and affiliate links (marked with *) Erin loves a craft, and we spend a lot of time doing this every single week. Buying craft kits, or even just various craft items, can mean being left with lots of plastic packaging or bits that you don’t use. We’ve recently been introduced to some great products, called Re, Cycle, Me. These are craft sets that aim to turn garbage into things such as art, games or even a princesses for a party! These sets come with a bit of a difference though.
AD | Collaborative post We’re half way through the summer holidays and I’ll be honest, I’m running out of ideas of things to do with Erin at home. While we have had some fantastic days out to places like Holt Country Park and Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, I have tried to make sure that we have some ‘at home’ days to relax a bit and do some things that aren’t quite as exhausting. One of Erin’s absolute favourite crafty type thing to do at home is what we call ‘sticking’. I have a couple of boxes
AD | Gifted During the week when Erin is at nursery I know that she is doing lots of fun and creative things with her friends and teachers and I don’t have to worry about screen time. However, now that we’re in the middle of the summer holidays I am constantly looking for new things to do with Erin that don’t include sitting and watching videos on YouTube too often. While I have no problem with Erin using her tablet for some down time I obviously don’t like her being on it all of the
AD | Gifted item We are very lucky to have a large back garden and when the weather is nice, we are out there as much as possible. With the help of the nursery she goes to, Erin is becoming really interested in nature. She loves to look for bugs and the garden and we’re always talking about what flowers and plants we can see when we’re out and about. I have to be honest and say that I’m really not very good at outdoor activities and I sometimes struggle with thinking of things to
This is the first year that Erin has been walking (more like bulldozing) her way around and over the summer, I felt like there was loads of things for us to do. It was always nice to get out of the house while the weather was nice but it got me thinking about what we could do in autumn, when the weather starts to get wet and miserable. Here are 10 free and cheap things to do with toddlers in autumn Kick up leaves in the park Last autumn Erin was only just starting to move