How To – Create Your Own Paint!

So many arty activities use paint, and whilst an ARTventurer household is never without such a staple. I know many of you may not have quite as much me! With that in mind, here are some simple paint recipes for you to create your own paint at home.

This is the simplest paint recipe that we have – although at the moment I know flour is hard to come by so please be a responsible consumer and don’t go buying flour, particularly for this activity.
This one is LOTS of fun but it can be tricky to get right! You really need the heat so not one to be made with little ones but they will really enjoy using it!
Now this one has had mixed reviews for us as we have some non-jelly fans – but it is definitely worth a try if you have jelly at home. Plus it tastes AMAZING!!
This is our favourite for this fabulously sunny weather. Can be made easily using an ice cube tray and lolly sticks – or use an ice lolly mould if you have one handy. Just watch out for little ones popping ice into their mouths. It is a great sensory experience but please be mindful of choking hazards.

These are just some of our favourite painting recipes. Give them a go and send me over a picture if you do. Please don’t make any unnecessary journies for supplies, Stay home and keep safe.

Missing you all lots,

Linsey, and Arty Bear xx

Summer Holiday Hacks

Summer Holiday Hacks

SUMMER HOLIDAY CHECKLIST

It is getting to that point in the kids holidays now, where we are past the bliss of having lazy days and no structure. The sniping and bickering has definitely begun. If your kids are like mine and need to have some structure to keep them grounded – here is a handy wee Summer Checklist Hack to help keep them amused.

I have set a summer challenge for my girls to try and complete as many of these as they can – BUT – with the stipulation that they have to do them TOGETHER. Today they are off baking cakes with Grannie, while I have an office day.

Let me know how you get on and how many you can tick off.

If you have any other holiday hacks to keep the kids amused let me know!!

If you are looking for something to do and are in town tomorrow, pop into the Eastgate Centre and join us as we make some unique Lego Model Figures as a part of their Summer of Fun.

What a Busy July!

WOW! How are we just about half way through the summer holidays already?!

It has been an INCREDIBLY busy month for us here at ARTventurers Inverness. We had an absolutely brilliant time at KIDSFEST raising much needed money for kids in the area with MFR Cash for Kids. Along with the amazing Allana and Lynsey, who organise the whole event and LOADS of other fabulous local entertainers.

Just look at our AMAZING Banner from Kidsfest – we had a great time getting everyone involved in adding their own little piece of creativity.

We have also been running a variety of SOLD OUT workshops, which have been incredible for our First Summer – Thank you so much for coming along and getting painty and sparkly with us it has been SO MUCH FUN!. We also had birthday parties, home school workshops and planning for next term. It has been genuinely been AMAZING!! Not to mention Proud Ness and the Highland Games this weekend which just had THE best atmosphere.

Here is a wee gallery of highlights from the last few weeks 😀

Enjoy the rest of your holidays. Hopefully we will see some of you next week at BELLADRUM and the Bright Beauly Fair – where we will be doing our best to spread a little smile with kindness rocks.

Love Linsey x