Introducing our newest branch……

…say hello to Emma who will be launching ARTventurers baby and preschool classes in Selby, Tadcaster and Goole!

We’re really excited to have Emma on board – she’s the mum of two little ARTventurers of her own and with a degree in Early Years Education and over 10 years experience as a nursery leader we just know she’s going to be a brilliant addition to the team!

You can find out more about Emma’s ARTventurers classes, events and parties in Selby, Tadcaster and Goole on her webpage and keep up to date with all the news over on her branch Facebook page too!

Our top 5 Must-Do Painting Activities for Babies and Toddlers!

At ARTventurers we LOVE to paint! Here’s our top five must do painting activities for you to try at home with your baby or toddler!

To join in the painting fun at our classes you can find out where your nearest ARTventurers branch is HERE

How to make Marshmallow Play Dough!

At ARTventurers we LOVE playdough – it’s super easy to make and it’s GREAT fun to play with….just think about how all of that squishing and squidging and modelling, cutting and creating can help to develop fine and gross motor skills and aid coordination as well as firing up little imaginations!

Try this fab marshmallow playdough recipe – playdough with a twist! It’s a bit like fondant icing, smells GORGEOUS and is super stretchy too! Plus all of the ingredients are edible – though please make sure you supervise small children playing with it at all times!

Full recipe and “how to below”

 

 

You’ll need :

(makes one large ball)

Half a tablespoon of coconut oil

15 large marshmallows

Food colour

Half a cup of cornflour

Half a cup of flour (plus a bit more if needed!)

 

Heat the coconut oil gently then add the marshmallows to the pan

Stir constantly until the marshmallows have melted right down – this does take a little time but keep stirring otherwise they’ll start to stick to the pan!

Add a few drops of food colouring and stir in

Add and fold in half a cup of cornflour

Then add and fold in half a cup of flour

You might find if it’s still a bit sticky and running that you need to add a bit more flour at this stage – fold in some more flour until it starts to form a dough and come away from the sides of the pan

Place onto a lightly floured board and let it cool down

Knead well until it’s the a fondant-icing type dough and ready to play!

 

Share your marshmallow playdough photos with us on social media! #artventurersfun