Craft

10 Crafts for Kids

10 crafts for kids to keep the boredom at bay this summer

Summer is still in full force and although we have lots of free play my kids love getting crafty and making stuff, as well as free art time each day so this week I’m featuring 10 Crafts for Kids.

First off check out the guest post by Growing Book by Book on creating super worms as part of our story book summer series.

Simple and fun crafts are great for the youngest children and experimenting with colour at the same time is always fun – A little pinch of perfect has a fun beach ball for kids to make

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Books

Story Book Summer – Superworm

Superworm - creative art with yarn bring the book alive as part of Story Book Summer on Rainy Day Mum

This week’s Story Book Summer is all about Bugs and Butterflies today I’m welcoming Jodie from Growing Book by Book to share a fun activity/craft based on the book Superworm by Julia Donaldson.

Hello Rainy Day Mum readers! My name is Jodie from Growing Book by Book and I’m so happy to be guest posting today.

I can’t believe it took me so long to discover author, Julia Donaldson. But, I’m so glad that I did. Her books have become instant hits in our house. One of our newest favorites is Superworm.

The Book

Superworm is the story

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Story Book Summer – Bedtime in the Jungle

Bedtime in the Jungle - handprint collaborative craft for all the family as part of the Story Book Summer on Rainy Day Mum

This week on Rainy Day Mum as part of our Story Book Summer we’re welcoming other bloggers to come and share a favourite Jungle Book and create a craft or activity based around the book. Today I welcome Amanda from Fun Handprint Art and Artsy Momma who is going to share a fun craft for the book Bedtime in the Jungle.

Hi, I’m Amanda and I am excited to be sharing a handprint elephant craft with all of you as part of Jungle week here on Rainy Day Mum. I have two kids who are ages 3 and 6.

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Books

Story Book Summer – Trunk Trouble

Trunk Trouble - craft and motor activity for young kids as part of Story Book Summer on Rainy Day Mum

Welcome back to our Story Book Summer Series – This week is all about Jungle’s my second favourite place after Under the Sea, today I welcome OneMommy from There’s Just One Mommy sharing a creative craft for the book Trunk Trouble.

Hello Rainy Day Mum readers! I’m so excited to be able to share with you today! In the blogging world I use the nickname OneMommy. I’m a stay-at-home mom from Ohio, and this year I’m planning to homeschool both the first grader and kindergartner. I blog over at There’s Just One Mommy, where I share crafts and learning

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Books

Story Book Summer – Zoe’s Jungle

Zoe's Junge - book based activity as part of Rainy Day Mum's Story Book Summer Jungle Themed week from Hand Made Kids Art

Kicking off the second week of Story Book Summer I am delighted to welcome Jamie from Hand Made Kids Art to launch our Jungle week with Zoe’s Jungle. Last week saw a week of Under the Sea Book Based Activities and this week we have some Jungle themed book based activities to encourage Early Literacy in kids and a love of reading.

Hi, I am Jamie from Hand Made Kids Art. I am the mother of Lil B (5 years old), M-Woww (3 years old) and Jellybean (3 months old). At Hand Made Kids Art we engage in a

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Books

Story Book Summer – Sea Turtle Journey

Sea Turtle Journey - bringing the book alive through creative stamping using homemade stamps as part of Story Book Summer on Rainy Day Mum

It gives me great pleasure to welcome Kim from The Educators’ Spin On It to join us for the 4th post in the this weeks Story Book Summer on the theme of Under The Sea. She’s sharing a book that is very very dear to my heart Sea Turtle Journey – that I have shared with children in Greece and Costa Rica whilst working on Sea Turtle projects in both the countries – and bringing it alive for you with a cute craft.

I am so excited to be a part of this series on Rainy Day Mum. Living in

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Create

Celebrate Summer – Ice Paints

Keep Cool and get creative making your own ice paints

Keeping cool and getting creative is a lot of fun in the summer – we’ve been trying our hand at some ice painting using the creation of the paints to practice some colour theory mixing primary colours to make secondary colours as well as using fine motor skills.

Ice is a great medium to paint with in the summer, it melts adding in changing states and some science learning as well as get creative with some process art in the garden. With T we’ve been working on colours and it would appear she’s a kinetics learner mixing colours, pouring

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Books

Story Book Summer – Coral Reef

Watercolor and Salt Reef bring alive One Small Square:A Coral Reef for kids

 

Today in our Story Book Summer Series I am thrilled to welcome Terri from Creative Family Fun to share another Under Sea Themed Book and Craft with you here.

Hi, I’m Terri at Creative Family Fun and I’m excited to be here at Rainy Day Mum! We live in the middle of the United States, so we don’t often get to see the ocean. We do a lot of virtual traveling, where we use books and activities to explore the world. This time, we went on a fun coral reef exploration. The book we used was

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Craft

7 Summer Arts and Crafts for Kids

7 Summer Arts and Crafts for Kids to keep them from saying "I'm Bored Mom!"

With long summer days arts and crafts are great for kids as they can get busy and have fun whilst being entertained and avoiding the “I’m Bored Mum!”. So this week I’m sharing 7 ideas for fun summer arts and crafts to do with the kids.

First off – after a trip to the beach how about dying your sea shells beautiful pastel colours you could then use them in other crafts over the summer or even in counters for garden games.

Create a Tin Can Lantern that you can then use on a camp out or for an

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