Here are some of my favourite kids craft ideas!!

Tennis/Golf Ball Painting
Coat tennis or golf balls in different coloured paint, roll up a piece of paper and put it in a tube, add the balls into the tube, seal and shake. Remove the paper and voila!!


Paper Towel Butterflies
To make your own butterflies, gather up some white paper towels, food colouring and pipe cleaners. Mix your food colouring with water in separate bowls. Fold your paper towel in half, in half again, in half again and in half again. Allow your child to dip each corner of the folded paper towel into the coloured water. Let the excess water drip back into the bowls. Open up the paper towel and lay flat to dry. Once dry, gather along the centre of each paper towel, wrap a pipe cleaner around the centre, flatten the body and curl the antennas!

Straw Painting
Grab either normal paper or in this case I used a canvas. Pick whatever paint colours you want and put them in their own bowl. Add some water to the paint to make it more runny. Add the paint onto the paper or canvas, grab a straw and blow the blobs of paint to make firework type shapes. Some were a bit hard to blow so after we finished we took the end of the straw and swished it around in the paint that hadn't spread very well to "help it along"!! I couldn't take pics as we were doing it but here is the finished product!!

Melted Crayon Drawings
Set an electric fry pan onto minimum (warm to touch but not hot) and place a piece of paper on it to warm up. Get a supply of crayons (or things like oil pastels that melt really well). Once the pan has warmed the paper start drawing away and watch as the crayons/pastels etc melt as you draw. You have to press a little hard with some of the crayons as they are more difficult to melt but you get the idea! Mia LOVED doing this craft!!

Bubble Wrap Painting
Mia LOVED this craft idea and it is so easy! All you need is paint, a paintbrush, paper and some bubble wrap. If you want, cut out some shapes out of the bubble wrap. You don't have to do this you can just use cut up bits of bubble wrap if you prefer. Add paint to the "bubble" part of the bubble wrap, put the bubble wrap paint side down on the paper, press lightly around the shape and then peel off. You can't make out the shapes we used too well on Mia's page because she loaded some of them with too much paint and pressed a bit too hard but you get the idea!!