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St Davids Day Activity for Kids

St Davids Day Activity for Kids


St Davids Day Tuff Tray Activity


St Davids Day is celebrated annually on the 1st of March. People who live in Wales and who are of Welsh origin celebrate their Patron Saint - St David.
People celebrate by wearing traditional costume, parades and wearing daffodils and leeks.

The flag of St David is black with a yellow cross and will be flown more than usual on the day along with the Welsh Flag. 
During a battle against the Saxons St David told his men to wear a leek so they were able to distinguish who the enemy was. They went on to win the so the leek has become a Welsh symbol.

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Amy Louise
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Drip Painting Luminaries

Drip Painting Luminaries


Drip Painting Process Art for Kids - Rainbow Luminaries.


I have wanted to give drip painting a go for quite some time. With us getting through lots of baby jars each week with the twins - I washed a few out to make some Luminaries using this method. We made some Heart Luminaries recently and I light them every night! They are beautiful and I love that they were made by my daughter!

You will need:
Vivid Paints
Glitter Paints work brilliant too!
Glass Jars
Battery Operated Candles
Surface Protection


Drip Painting Process Art for Kids - Rainbow Luminaries.


Wash your jars out. If they have labels stuck to them, submerge in water and they will fall off with no effort. Consider the surface underneath your jars as the paint will drip down in blobs. We used large plastic jar lids (that I have saved off the baby porridge pots. I honestly drive my other half crazy - HA!). We actually used the blobs of colourful paint that fell on the lids to enjoy another Process Art activity, It wasn't planned which made the spontaneous additional activity rather fun!.


Drip Painting Process Art for Kids - Rainbow Luminaries.


Place your clean, dry jars in the centre of your lids, upside down. Begin squirting paint on the base of the jar. Keep squirting and you will see the paint ooze down the sides of the jar. It's actually quite a calming activity, even my preschool was fascinated by the paint falling down gracefully. The colours came together beautifully! 


Drip Painting Process Art for Kids - Rainbow Luminaries.


When there was enough paint added - we found that there was a pool of colours sitting at the top of the glass jar. Using our finger, we skimmed over the top to help push this paint over the sides. The swirls were so pretty on our fingers - I grabbed a piece of paper for us to do some printing with our fingers!

Drip Painting Process Art for Kids - Rainbow Luminaries.


It took all day and overnight for them to dry fully. I did manage to move them onto a different surface. I was conscious of the beautiful thick blobs of paint that were on the lids and was keen to make show my Preschooler another beautiful Process Art technique.


Drip Painting Process Art for Kids - Rainbow Luminaries.


Once they were fully dry I gave them a quick spray with some varnish that I purchased from a DIY store. It's great stuff and dries within an hour! We grabbed the battery operated tealights and popped them inside! They looked beautiful. I love all the vibrant colours and the mix of glitter really adds to the effect!

Drip Painting Process Art for Kids - Rainbow Luminaries.


They are great fun to make all year round. You can make them as little gifts for Mothers Day, enjoy the rainbow colours as part of St Patricks Day or make them just because. My preschooler has made sure Nanny has a set of them too! They look lovely with our heart luminaries. 
Now to think of something else we can utilise empty baby jars with. 

If you have a go at making some of these we would love to see them!! Be sure to get in touch!! 
We would love to add your photos!

Before you go two posts you HAVE to check out:
Jar Lid Marbelling Process Art


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Amy Louise
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Recycled Heart Suncatchers

Recycled Heart Suncatchers


Valentines Crafts for Kids. Recycled Crafts for Kids. Heart Crafts for Kids.

We have been recycling our Baby Breakfast tub lids to create some beautiful heart suncatchers! With twins we are getting through so many of these pots! Lids come in for different craft projects. We used them to make our PVA Suncatchers! So I have been putting the lids aside (just in case) - which as you can imagine has pleased my other half profusely! HA!

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Amy Louise
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Kindness Elves Review and Heart Wreath Craft

Kindness Elves Review and Heart Wreath Craft


The Kindness Elves Review - Heart Wreath Craft for Kids

We are loving the heart theme at the moment and can't get enough of them! Today we bring another lovely craft that is suitable for even the youngest of children. Not only is it a beautiful craft - it links in perfectly with The Story of the Kindness Elves.

Get the craft stash out, cut up your heart wreath shapes and let the children loose with the glue. I love crafts where children can just make and create as they please. No direction, no adult interference - just being given the opportunity to make something completely independently...... because lets face it - this is when children get the most out of activities.

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Amy Louise
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Healthy School gone one step too far

Healthy School gone one step too far


Healthy School Fail

Many schools are working hard these days to become a Healthy School. They encourage children to make positive choices to maintain a healthy lifestyle. From the air they breath, to the exercise they enjoy, to the food they eat, schools work together to promote better choices.

Some schools offer encouragement to get children walking to school as apposed to coming in the car. Not only is this great for health benefits but for the environment too!
Some schools do lessons teaching children about food groups.

You see all this is very positive and beneficial to the children. I don't think any parent/carer would be unhappy about their child's school having this approach. The message we should instil in the children is everything in moderation.

Children and their parents are still free to make choices, but the question today is - just how far should schools be allowed to promote making healthy choices.....

It appears some schools have taken the Strict Health Police approach and jump to conclusions and make presumptions about what some children are sent to school with in their lunchboxes.


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Amy Louise
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Shaving Foam Marbling Hearts

Shaving Foam Marbling Hearts



The shaving foam has been out again in our household - this time to make some marbled hearts! Not only is this activity great for the senses, children are free to explore as they wish and each time the process will give them a beautiful piece of artwork. There is no right or wrong way.

Heart crafts are not only fun for Valentines Day, but all year through. Whether you choose to make them for Mothers Day, Grandparents Day or just because - they make lovely decorations and the kids will have so much fun with the process.


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Amy Louise
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Snowflake Soup Winter Sensory Play

Snowflake Soup Winter Sensory Play


Snowflake Soup. Winter Themed Sensory Play for Kids.

Winter is in full force right now. Lots of people have had snow! We've had a few flurries here in the UK but nothing to get too excited about (there's still time - fingers crossed). Frozen is still very much a firm favourite with the youngsters of today and so these two factors have been inspiring the way we play.

Today we have been very busy making snowflake soup. This activity delighted my preschooler for such a long time! I even popped on the Frozen songs in the background just to add to the activity for her!

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Amy Louise
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