Poppies

Poppies

V.E Day is fast approaching and so it’s time to decorate our windows in remembrance. Poppies are such an easy thing for little people to create and are clearly recognisable too.

There are LOADS of ways you can create poppies for display including painting hands, balloons or old CDs.

If you’d like to have a go at CD Printed Poppies, just click the link for a short video showing you how! You just need some old CDs, red, black and green paint, some paper and some scissors if you’d like to cut them out to display. They look really effective and are super simple too!

Poppies
Finished poppies

We’re running a full day of activities on Friday in our Facebook group if you’d like to join us. Just head to The Big Neighbourhood V.E Day 75 Family Festival At Home! and there’ll be information on what will be happening and when throughout the day. We can’t wait!

Stained Glass Window Painting

Another week of lockdown is nearly over and I’m sure, if your little ones are anything like mine, they’ve eaten you out of house and home, played with everything going, coloured in the entire outside using chalk, tried to poison you with their baking and are still desperately searching for some activities to do! Don’t they ever seem to get tired?! I bet you’re now looking for some Easter activities to keep them occupied over this unusual weekend. We’re happy to help!

Stained Glass Window Painting is a lovely activity that can be themed around absolutely anything. Our colourful example by ARTventurers South Manchester is Easter based. However, once Easter is over you could create a giant rainbow to thank the NHS. You could create a bear for the Going On A Bear Hunt idea that communities are taking part in. Or you could create absolutely anything else your littles fancy.

All you need are some masking tape, washing up liquid and washable children’s paints and you’re ready to go!

Use the masking tape on your window to create the outline of your design. Mix the paints you need with a drop of water and washing up liquid in a palette or in pots. Paint your design and leave it to dry – it will need a few coats to look vibrant and effective. Once it’s completely dry you can remove the masking tape and voila, your stained glass window is complete.

How to create a stained glass window painting

We hope you have fun with this and other Easter activities and it occupies your little ones for a wee while. We’d love to see some photos if you have a go – you can send them to jo@artventurers.co.uk or pop them in our community group on Facebook here.

Stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing you on the other side.

Lots of love,
Jo and ARTy Bear
xxx

Baby class, Toddler class and Messy Play in Lincoln, Retford and Gainsborough!

Looking for a baby class, toddler class, messy play or party entertainment in Lincoln, Retford or Gainsborough?

Meet Jo – local mum and owner of ARTventurers Lincoln West, Retford and Gainsborough

(complete with one of her gorgeous kitties, Winnie!)


Jo is a trained Secondary English and Media Studies teacher and runs our award winning ARTventurers art classes for babies, toddlers and children in the Lincoln, Retford and Gainsborough areas – plus creative birthday parties and events too! We’re all about learning and development through art and creative play – lots of opportunities to create, explore, paint, sing and dance…and make messy memories together!

So if you are looking for a creative class for your baby and toddler then pop over to Jo’s website to find out where her classes run near you!

Much more than messy play!

Now our new term of ARTventurers is firmly underway I thought it was high time I posted about some of the fun we have, but also about one of the most important questions I get asked.

A question I’m asked regularly is, “Is it a messy play class?” and the answer is most definitely no, ARTventurers is much MORE than a messy play class! Yes, we’re all about learning through play and there is usually (ok, always) mess involved, ha ha, but in our older classes particularly we focus on art based activities and encourage the children to experiment with different mediums and techniques too. We try to offer opportunities for children to explore different colours, textures, shapes, sizes and to talk about what’s going on around them as they do it. We encourage cutting, sticking, spreading, rolling, sprinkling, scooping, pouring and LOADS of things that help both fine and gross motor skill development whilst still being loads of fun. Talking about what they’re doing, why they’re doing it, the different things they’re seeing and exploring helps their language and communication, as well as helping them to explore and develop their social skills with the other children in the class. The structured start and end to each class helps them to understand and appreciate routines and also allows us to use music and movement too and the weekly theme presents plenty of opportunities for different types of activities, both messy and creative.

So when people ask, “Is it a messy play class?” you’ll understand why our answer is always, “No, we’re much MORE!”

Here are a few photos of our lovely Baby and Little ARTventurers exploring over the last week or so.

Baby class, Toddler class and Messy Play in Lincoln, Retford and Gainsborough!

Looking for a baby class, toddler class or messy play in Lincoln, Retford or Gainsborough?

Meet Jo – local mum and owner of ARTventurers Lincoln West, Retford and Gainsborough

(complete with one of her gorgeous kitties, Winnie!)


Jo is a trained Secondary English and Media Studies teacher and runs our award winning ARTventurers art classes for babies, toddlers and children in the Lincoln, Retford and Gainsborough areas – plus creative birthday parties and events too! We’re all about learning and development through art and creative play – lots of opportunities to create, explore, paint, sing and dance…and make messy memories together!

So if you are looking for a creative class for your baby and toddler then pop over to Jo’s website to find out where her classes run near you!