Wild Things Outdoor Activities from The Lonely Planet – these charming activities are all inspired by nature and the world around us. With the weather getting better and better it’s a great little booklet of ideas based on the above book.
#drawwithrob by Rob Biddulph – the kids’ book illustrator is showing kids how to draw various characters on his IGTV…including Sonic the Hedgehog along with his recognisable style of illustrations.
Thank You Wreath by Jennie Maizels – how about getting the kids to make this wreath to hang on your front door? If you don’t want to use real flowers you can make flowers from an empty egg carton like those featured below.
Egg Carton Flowers by by Merri Cherry – cheerful and bright these can be used to make 3-D cards, the wreath above or stick them on pipe cleaners or lolly sticks to make a bouquet. They may even adorn a magical homemade garden.
Edible Slime by Hobbycraft – a messy one but how much fun for the kids to make slime they can eat!
Fluid Art by 7 Days of Play – another messy one but with the wet=ather getting awarer again it’s one that can be done outdoors!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
• Washable, Tempera Paint
• White Non-Toxic Kid’s Glue
• Stick for mixing
(1) Choose at least 2 different colors (we used 4!), and in separate cups combine tempera paint with white glue at a 1:1 ratio until combined.
(2) In a single, empty cup, add the colors one by one (as much or as little of each as you like!). Now you’ll have a cup full of different colors. Give it a swirl with a mixing stick, but don’t mix it up too much!(3) Flip the cup full of paint directly on top of your canvas, lift the cup up and be mesmerized!
(4) Move, blow on, or tilt the canvas around so that the paint spreads throughout.
(5) Let it dry overnight, and enjoy the spectacular results! I cut them into shapes for a totally optional twist!
Nature Butterfly by Lots of Lovely Art – remember sticky back plastic? Well, it comes into its own in this charming craft. Collect anything you can find on your daily walk and get creating.
Pavement Chalk by Project Nursery – uh oh, potentially more mess but another one which can be done outside. Plus the kids will love the boxing element! We’ve laid out a bicycle course with ours and it has kept the boys entertained no end.
Make a Magazine – why not get the kids to make their own magazine. It could have a recipe, their top 3 recommendations of films, books, games, a comic story and maybe a game of some kind.
Make a Snakes and Ladders Game by Phoebe Rose Social – draw out a grid and let the kids make their own personalised game to play.
Easter Candy Bark by Simply Delicious – use up any left over chocolate to make this fun treat.