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Activities for kids: Pinterest Thursday

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Activities for kids: Pinterest Thursday

Grab your paint, grab some stones and let’s get going! Today were focusing on rock painting. This activity is SO much fun, your kids will love it. As with all kids crafts, these will make great gift ideas for Mothers day, Fathers day and for grandparents.

The best stones are roundish, flatish and bigish – like the pebbles that you find on a beach. If you don’t have beach access, try your garden. Alternatively you can buy nicely shaped stones at most garden centres.

Wash the stones, and let them dry. Let the fun begin!

Pet rocks


Story stones: although the example picture here doesn’t show painted stones, the idea remains the same. Paint different pictures on stones, mix them up and put them in a box. Let he kids randomly pick some stones, lay them out and tell a story using the picture prompts! This a very creative exercise and will provide hours of fun.


Pet rock ladybugs


Draw on pebbles: this is a very relaxing activity. Once done, these will spruce up a garden or flower pot nicely. Use a large decorated stone as a door stop. Pack the decorated stones in a spiral in your garden. The uses are endless and is a very rewarding activity.


No paint? No problem! Let the kids create shapes and animals using pebbles and stones. Fun, fun fun!
This type of craft makes beautiful photographs.


For original source information, go here.

Pinterest Thursday: Activities for kids

Today I’m focusing on fun stuff to do with toilet rolls, tissue boxes and cardboard. Your kids will be ecstatic with these activities, and the best is they provide hours of entertainment once done.

This is a great way of keeping the kids away from the telly! Some of these are also great as party props.

Toilet roll tree: use colorful fingerprints to decorate the tree.

Use colourful fingerprints to decorate the tree

Toilet roll airplane: Paint the airplane once your done.

fun for kids

Tissue box monsters: use as storage, will keep kids giggling.

Cardboard boats

Cardboard tree: the possibilities here are endless, just add some creative ideas to the mix!

Large cardboard props: these require more time and effort, but it is absolutely worth it!

Cardboard dinosaur robot – great kids costume for Halloween or a dress up party.

Cardboard city: this can grow large depending on your space – could potentially be a continues project to keep the kids busy for months.

Cardboard rocket: Blast off! Tons of fun – would make a great party prop for cute pictures.

Cardboard plane: this is fantastic. Decorate it once its build!

Have fun!

All of these pictures and their original source can be found here.

Activities for kids: Pinterest Thursday

Today I will be focusing on hand print ideas. The kids are sure to enjoy these activities! Because of the personal nature of a hand print or tracing, this type of art also makes FANTASTIC gifts!

Hand print farm animals

Paint activities for kids - hand prints


Hand print Autumn tree

Handprint art for kids - paint fun

Hand trace card

This is great fun and also makes a beautiful card for Mother’s Day or for grandparents as a gift.

Make a card for mom or dad

Hand print tree – gift idea for Father’s Day

Make this for father's day


Hand trace fish

Coloured paper fish


Make your own Nemo


For more ideas feel free to look at my “activities for kids” board on Pinterest. Thanks to all the Pinterest users for sharing these great ideas!


Activities for kids: Pinterest Thursday

Every Thursday (yes I picked a random day of the week) I will post interesting ideas that I find on Pinterest. Specifically ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS.

We all need some fresh ideas every now and again.  Spending creative time with your kids can be very rewarding, so let’s get those creative juices flowing!

Paint sealed inside a Ziploc bag and then taped to a glass door or window: mess free painting anytime.

Activities for kids

Drop small blobs of liquid paint onto your paper, then blow with straws. After the paint has dried, add silly faces!

Originally from Creative crafts by Thelearningbus Cen

Activities for kids

Bubble Wrap Painting. What fun!

Originally from Kiddo Fun by Jenn C

Activities for kids

Parents, don’t forget to also have fun. Get in there and get colorfully dirty!

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.  -Pablo Picasso

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