It’s time for another Pinterest Picks post and what a busy week we’ve had! This week we dedicated the blog to Craft Week and we’re delighted at how many of you joined in. We had super posts from Goriami, Seb’sMummy and Redtedart and loads of you got in touch to say you were feeling inspired!
I promised that I would include a roundup of the fab craft activities you’ve shared with us, so here goes.
Rainy Day Mum‘s blog is packed full of ideas to inspire and this week she has shared with us her tutorial for Halloween crafts. She is also a co-host of this year’s World Animal Day blog hop, so be sure to check it out for many more inspiring projects. I love Rainy Day Mum’s post on how to make colourful butterflies- definitely one to try with the toddler this weekend.
Here Come the Girls is a lovely blog dedicated towards “crafts, cooking and chaos” which fits quite nicely with most parents I think! This post is all about number recognition and it’s a lovely pre-schooler’s activity. I also love this Fairy Garden Discovery Bottle project and I know the toddler would love to make this cardboard box police car!
It may be a way off yet, but this Father’s Day project from The Mummy Adventure was just too lovely to pass over. Of course this could be adapted for any special occasion and we all know what’s just around the corner… Of course I mean Diwali (what were YOU thinking?) and that leads me on to this beautiful Rangoli pattern project from Jennifer’s Little World. I love this idea so much. Jennifer also shared a simple salt dough craft for Diwali too.
So if you’re anything like me, Autumn will bring a smile to your face because of all the crafty possibilities it brings! And I’m not the only one. The super duper Red Ted Art has some fabulous projects on her blog, as ever, and how great are these Pine Cone Aliens from Mummy Mummy Mum? I love Red Ted Art’s Physalis Fairy lights and vow to make these this year.
As Red Ted Art explained in her guest post this week, crafting with children provides vital stimulation and educational opportunities for children, and these fun science experiments for Halloween are just perfect for inquiring minds. This project was shared by Science Sparks, which is a fantastic site!
So before I tell you about the Pinterest boards that have really caught my eye this week, I
need to give a special thanks to Michaela at Adventures of a Yorkshire Mummy. She really got behind us this week when she created a collaborative board called Creative Challenge. I shall continue to add to this, so keep an eye on it!
Other boards to look out for include, in no particular order:
Rainy Day Mum’s Autumn/Fall Activities and Crafts; Jbmumofone’s Crafty Crafty, Halloween Ideas; and Christmassy Loveliness; Rebecca Enlgish’s Cardboard Creations; Yorkshire Mum; Jennifer Schmelder’s Kids Activities; Red Ted Art; Kid Blogger Network Activities and Crafts; 20 Must Follow Mums and The Artful Parent.
All of these boards provide such great inspiration for you and your little ones!
Finally, I must thank some great contributors on our Facebook page. We had some fab photos shared with us from Emma, Jayne, Caroline (Our Secret Baby), Lisa (Diary of a Milkshake Mummy), Vicx and Red Ted Art.
What a fantastic Craft Week! I hope you’re feeling inspired to do more with your kids now- I know I am! Don’t forget to find our Rainy Day Activity board and our Seasonal Activities and Crafts board too. As ever, if you see a board that you’d like to share, get in touch on Twitter or Facebook and let us know!