Winter is often a time when the more colourful blooms of the garden go into hiding until spring. These outdoor garden ideas are just the thing to help you embrace your winter garden and sprinkle some joy over those dreary days.
Grab a sheet of plywood and a paint brush and let your creativity flow with these great kids room decorating ideas from Resene. Choose from fun bookends, a mobile or a motorway, and paint to match your existing decor, or start afresh, to create a special space for your child.
If you're looking for craft materials just have a look in your bin. Save all your egg shells for a few weeks and you can make some egg shell mosaics. This intricate egg craft can be made simpler for smaller children by making an abstract picture.
Celebrations are all about making a little noise - especially when it comes to Chinese New Year. Give the kids a noisemaker with this homemade hand drum to herald in the New Year!
Arrrrr, me hearties! Paint this colourful Jolly Roger flag to adorn your child’s make-believe pirate ship, or hang it from his bedroom door to let everyone know that a pirate dwells within. Use it for a themed pirate party in place of balloons on the front gate or hoist it proudly over your little pirate’s bed. Make it as simple or as detailed as you like and let your child join in with the painting, the sewing and the hoisting!
Halloween is a great excuse to put up some spooky decorations around the house and do some Halloween-inspired craft projects. This easy mandarin jack-o'-lantern is a practical alternative to the traditional carved pumpkin variety. Plus it looks great lit up with a tea light candle.
If you want to add a handmade touch to this year’s festivities, it’s time to get a move on! Add some handmade sparkle to your Christmas tree with these easy beaded ornaments. If you’re not great with a freestyle bend to get them into shape, try using a cookie cutter as a template.
A few of my favourite things is an innovative art and craft project to inspire your childrens artistic talents and creativity. Create a keepsake board that records your happy family memories together, or get some great ideas on what makes your child smile!
Want to keep your kids busy for ten minutes? Try one of these easy craft activities for kids of all ages including stamping, painting and edible necklaces.