Free Mother’s Day card printable & top tips!

This is my second Mother’s Day as a mummy and this year I will be making sure we complete lots of lovely craft activities together so I thought I would share a couple of ideas and a FREE printable with you too whilst also sharing a few hints and tips along the way to help you get the perfect prints at home!

In our baby and toddler art classes in Stockport, we will include a footprint activity most weeks so that you have lots of lovely keepsakes to take home and share with the people you love. Over the course of the term, parents become absolute pros at creating the perfect print but there is a top tip I’d like to share with you all to help you at home…..use a sponge!

First, create a pattern on a plate or tray with your paint,

Press your sponge on top to soak up the painty pattern,

Press your child’s foot onto the sponge and then place your child’s foot into position on the template you’re using,

You can gently rock your child’s foot to ensure a good coverage and don’t forget to lightly press the toes down too!

So now you know how to create the perfect footprint with your baby, here is a free Mother’s Day card idea for you to print off and try at home using the rainbow butterfly idea above! Have fun and don’t forget to share your Mother’s Day cards with me on my Facebook page.

We made the press!

We made the press!

How exciting! ARTventurers Stockport has made it into the press this morning!

As the country gets ready to celebrate VE Day 75, Team ARTventurers have been busy creating resources and sharing ideas to enable families to celebrate and commemorate safely from home. An incredible timetable of activities has also been created so that your little ones can boogie, experiment, juggle, and stretch their way through the celebrations.

It has been wonderful to see how the people of Stockport have been preparing too and I have loved spotting people’s decorated windows on my daily walk. I wonder if some of those houses contain future Stockport ARTventurers? Perhaps your child has loved all things arts and crafts during lockdown and perhaps they have been a fan of getting really messy. Why not join our waiting list and ‘Like’ us on Facebook to find out when the most colourful baby and toddler classes in Stockport will be starting!

Please remember to stay safe and look after yourselves and each other, and most importantly enjoy the day!

Love, Nicki x x x

Creative play at home!

April 2020….I think we’ll remember this time forever!

For lots of us it is a worrying and a stressful time but in amongst everything that is going on we can still find moments of absolute joy and those moments will often involve the little people in our lives. Our children are coping brilliantly and dare I say it….they are really enjoying this time at home with us!

I am nearing the end of my maternity leave and my husband has been furloughed, so for us this time has been precious! We have spent the last few weeks with all of our energies focussed completely on Paige (our 7 month old IVF miracle) and it’s been just wonderful! But like you, there have been times where I’ve worried about providing the right kind of activities to help her development (after all, that’s why we attend local baby classes isn’t it? Well that…… and seeing other people to have a conversation with an actual adult hehe!).

That’s where ARTventurers comes in! We have provided lots of tried and tested edible paint ideas that you can try at home and the best part….they use stuff that you probably already have to hand (because nipping to the shop is a thing of the past at the moment😃).

Take a look at these simple suggestions and maybe try one or two of them. We’ve tried the frozen ice lolly paint and the jelly paint so far!

I can’t wait to meet you all at our baby and toddler classes in Stockport but until then, I’d love to hear all about your arty fun at home so leave a comment to let me know how you’re getting on.

Lots of love,

Nicki x x x