Printable Activities – Fun For Kids

Printable activities are great fun for kids, we’ve been printing lots for the girls since our new printer arrived this week. It can be a struggle to keep kids busy indoors without screens as the weather turns miserable. I’ve been looking at printable activities we can do to keep them amused. There is so many printable activities out there for children of all ages.

Printable Activities – Masks

Our favourite finds this week are Izzy’s Skye (Paw Patrol) Mask we printed out. We found this fantastic Skye mask on the Nickelodeon site. We printed the mask & stuck it on card before we cut it out, stuck the pieces together and added string. It literally took 5 minutes so it was lovely and quick to make and Izzy was over the moon!

Nickelodeon Skye Mask - Paw Patrol

Izzy couldn’t wait to wear her mask and wondered around the flat wearing it for the rest of the day. She was excited to show Eva our make when she came home from school too!

Printable activities for kids - Sky Mask

 

We also came across lots of fantastic free printable activities from the ichild site. They have a fantastic Holly Mask Izzy has been colouring, we still need to cut it out but Izzy refused to cut it until she was completely finished.

Holly Mask - iChild printables

Handwriting Sheets

We’ve used the ichild site quite a few times this week looking for different printable activities. Handwriting sheets are another activity we have been printing. Izzy has been practising letters at home for the last few months and she loves a handwriting sheet so she can show off her pencil control. We love the pirate one’s!

ichild Pirate handwriting sheets

Colouring Sheets

ichild also has some fantastic colouring sheets. Keeping with our pirate theme this week we found this fantastic Skull Flag to printout & colour.

ichild skull pirate flag printout

Printable activities have kept the girls busy this week, especially Izzy and we’ve had lots of fun. We love these great printouts and will be hunting for more!

What site do you use for printable activities?

A Crafty Easter Half Term – Our Top 3 Makes

We’ve had quite a crafty Easter half term so far!

Our awesome friends Slim & his mum spoilt the girls with a ton of crafty gifts to keep them busy across the half term. I’ve also been building up our stash over the last few months so the girls have had tons of fun deciding what to make. We’ve been using the Bendon Craft project idea book from the giant craft jar, some we have adapted & made a little differently too!

Bendon craft projects idea book

Our Top 3 Makes

Peek-a-boo Puppet

Peek-a-boo puppet

The first craft the girls decided they both wanted to make at the same time was a peek-a-boo puppet from the crafts projects workbook included in the GIANT craft kit the girls received. These are cute little chicks in eggs and so simple to make even Izzy was able to literally get stuck in gluing the pieces on. Izzy mastered using the scissors thanks to this craft and it was finished within minutes.

Simply cut out an egg shape, use wonky scissors to cut it in half & stick each half on the front of the peg making sure the egg joins together. Then cut out & draw/decorate you chick & stick it to the back of the peg. Both girls really enjoyed making these and they are pretty cute too!

 

Owl Mask

Owl Mask

After that the girls decided to do different things, with Eva making necklaces using foam shapes & pipe cleaners (no photo’s please!) and Izzy deciding to make an Owl Mask using one of the templates from the craft kit. Izzy loves owls and was telling me to cut out purple paper for the eyes (yes the dodgy eyes are my doing haha!) and cutting out the eyebrows herself. Whilst Eva was busy cutting all the fluff off a pipe cleaner (I have no idea why I wasn’t allowed to know.. it was a top secret make it seems!) Izzy was stealing it all to add to her mask haha!

 

Pot of Flowers

Tiny bouquets

 

Love this little flower pot Izzy made this morning! 🌸🌵 #crafts #toddlercrafts #flowers #flowerpot #sparklycrafts #eastercrafts #artsandcrafts #kidscrafts

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Our absolute favourite make this week, which you may have already spotted over on Instagram, is the Pot of flowers Izzy made (and the monster to hide in them of course!). We adapted the idea using the craft project book and decided it was much easier to use foam flowers, push pipe cleaners through the middle & twisting it to secure the flower. After making several of these we found a metal seasoning pot which already had holes in the top and covered it in Washi tape before popping the flowers in. Izzy then decided it needed a butterfly on the front and eventually even a monster!

Of course Izzy! We were missing a monster hiding in the flowers.. how could I forget.. #toddlers #monster #monsterintheflowers #crafts #toddlercrafts #monstercrafts #monstervflowers #flowercrafts #artsandcrafts

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These crafts were simple yet fun to do and easy enough for Izzy to do most of the work. We will be using the craft kit & crafting project book again over the Easter half term and see what other makes we can come with!

Will you/are you having a crafty Easter half term? What crafts have you made/will you be making over the Easter half term?

 

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