22 Sep 2015

Bonfire Night Crafts

Bonfire night on the 5th November and is not just a great opportunity to learn about a uniquely British celebration celebration and the history behind it but also a good chance to get creative with some fun crafts. Firework Pictures Using black paper for the night sky, children can get […]

26 Sep 2016

Diwali Festival Crafts

Diwali is a 5 day Hindu festival that is also known as ‘The Festival of Lights’. It takes place between the 30th October – 3rd November 2016. Here, we have created some simple arts & craft ideas that are inspired from the colourful festival, only using a few basic materials! […]

07 Mar 2016

Comparing Seasons Using Painting...

Image source Many famous artists have used the seasons as a theme in their art. In this cross-curricular activity, Year 1 children use the artwork of Claude Monet to investigate the seasons and weather. The ideas can easily be adapted for use with other artworks, to fit with your topic […]

14 Oct 2015

Blackberry Paint for Autumn

This fun blackberry painting activity for early years and reception children can be a bit messy but it is lots of fun, especially when done outdoors in the autumn. It is super simple to set up. Some blackberries crushed using a pestle and mortar make a beautifully rich natural and […]

07 Oct 2015

A Halloween Optical Illusion

This Halloween cat optical illusion is easy for KS2 children to make using our downloadable printable. Not only is this a fun art activity for Halloween but also a good opportunity to demonstrate how the brain can create its own version of reality by interpreting things in different ways. To make this optical […]

05 Oct 2015

A Sensory Tray for Autumn

Younger children will love playing with this sensory tray for autumn which features a range of sensory experiences, learning and discovery opportunities. Please note: Conkers are toxic if eaten. Children should be fully supervised when playing with conkers and hands should be washed afterwards. There have also been concerns in […]

24 Sep 2015

How to Make a Diya for Diwali

Celebrate Diwali by creating your own festival of lights in your classroom! You will need Air hardening clay Ready mix paint Flameless tea lights To make a diya for Diwali With a block of air hardening clay, sculpt a small, hollow dish big enough for a tea light candle to […]

09 Sep 2015

Fun and Easy Crafts for Hallowee...

Our quick and easy crafts for Halloween have been picked to perfectly fill an afternoon with activity. From bats and pumpkins to masks and monsters, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Pipe Cleaner Spiders Roll pipe cleaners into a ball (around 4 pipe cleaners) and shape to look like a […]