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Helpful kids books for mental health support

These books are fantastic!!
We love books and love to share the good ones!!

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I highly recommend these books, not only do we make fun stuff, i love sharing books that are helpful and world use, after studing art therapy, i found these fantastic books for kids found on book depository or Amazon…. and booktopia in Australia.
I love getting new ones, there is one of being green with the planet.
By Dr Sharie Coombes. Child & family psychotherapist.
Illustrated @katieabey who is an amazing rainbow human who i want to meet!!!!

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Rainbow sensory oats

Rainbow oats!!!!!  Coloured oats! Simple. Fun …… sensory play!!! Endless possibilities for all ages! We found really cheap bags of oats @colessupermarkets & @woolworths_au for around $1 per bag, so use as many as you’d like!! …….. and our fantastic @kmartaus play tray.
Add any amount of oats to ziplock bag or use Tupperware if you want to aswell and a plastic free option, add food colouring or paint & a splash of alcohol based hand sanitiser,  swish around until oats are covered, lay out on tray to dry, times can vary due to weather temperatures.

We made such beautiful colours!!

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Words we love

These words are quite big ❤️……we are a big fan of words & affirmations here so these are so beautiful to decorate, these are from @spotlightstores and will look amazing in the art studio space!! Ideas are endless in how to paint and decorate them, surprisingly one isn’t rainbow ) We used @globalcolours too!!

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Rainbow water play

Because water play is one activity that all 3 kids of mine are totally relaxed with and play together so well no matter the ages!! Inspired by the amazing @friendsartlab this is perfect for hot Sydney days as we head into the main part of summertime!!

This is soothing and calming and unlimited time spent playing here!!! These clear plastic containers are such a bargain at @kmartaus and have tiny rubber grips underneath!!!! (And coloured bowls for scooping water) Awesome fluro paints from @cleverpatch We added coloured crystals to also add to the sensory part & colour sort into bowls.

We added plastic animals for fun too!!

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Inspirational book

New year inspiration!

Book inspiration!!!!! Learn how to focus your creative energy and make things by implementing small yet powerful changes in everyday life! @amytangerine is a colourful inspirational goddess!!! We couldn’t resist adding sparkly jewels to our cover. We are thinking ina creative way, after using our @micador painting paper pad, upcycled the cardboard backing for your kids painting board, overtime it looks amazing filled with all their art experiences, little marks,  i think we will write an affirmation on ours and hang it proudly in the kids art studio, we love upcycling here!!!!

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Baking paper stars

Baking paper magic, inspired by the amazing @ohcreativeday ….. we have used this paper a few times in different crafty projects so it’s something you can make and pop away for a rainy day! Painted baking paper, once dried, its fun ripping it up and ready to use for collage craft.
We use our @globalcolours paints from Sydney,  all colours available online to purchase too! Hope you love our crazy bright neon creations!!!!

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Story stones

Story stones!!!!

These are something we really treasure because they hold stories that children have created, a few different ways to use these but one, we pop them in a basket, a child chooses however many they like and then tells a story out loud or write about anything using the images from the rocks that they picked out!

These make such special gifts and little holiday fun activities!  We bought our stones @bunnings but you can also find them in nature & paint markers to draw the pictures are from @lifeofcolour.pens These are lovely for mixed age groups because they can be such simple story telling or elaborate stories. …… and a clear spray of any varnish to make them last!!!

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Sparkly unicorn

Sparkle like a unicorn for the new year!!!

Unicorns!!! We love unicorns!!! Template made from a coated cardboard @riotartandcraft and decorated with textas from @micador and a stash of sparkling jewels were from @krafterskorneraus at our local dollar store!!!

#rainbow #rainbowcraft #paperart #papercraft #getcreativewith #finemotorskills #learning #kidslearning #creative #creativekids #craftykids #learningthroughplay #handmade #kidscraft #craftykids #craftclass #artclass #teachart #kidsart #teachcraft #diy #diycrafts #unicorn #unicorncraft #artsupplies #arttherapy #texta #micador #artteacher #jewels #polkadots

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Wooden star decorations

These are so much fun, we found the best salad spinner at IKEA and their mala paints are the perfect consistently for spinner art, we cut ours out the wooden stars with a bandsaw, I feel lucky that we have that machine, but otherwise, paper ones are still another version of the crafty activity!!!…. and cutting them out from cardboard boxes.
We also made some cute bright stars using watercolour paints from @micador to get that beautiful rainbow stripe.

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Paper baubles

Christmas paper baubles!
Ripped up paper glued in layers in rainbow of course…….

.. we used the cardboard templates & glitter glue from @riotartandcraft and used stickers from @zart_art

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Handmade wrapping paper

Handmade Christmas paper is the best!!!
I know it can be a little bit more effort but they always look so beautiful!!
Our ones, we used @micador watercolours & dabbers from @zart_art paper roll is from @ikea_australia
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Paddle pop stick tree

Mini paddle pop sticks, aren’t they cute ☺….. perfect size to make a Christmas tree! Our fun coloured paddle pop sticks are from @krafterskorneraus

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Shadow boxes with a festive vibe.

Sweet little shadow boxes with a Christmas theme.
Cute plain boxes, mini houses & mini trees from @riotartandcraft
Watercolours from @micador look how vibrant those colours are!!! ….white floam from @zart_art …..

We used these very cute cake toppers in our shadow boxes, its always fun, I love that these could be used for craft and baking, for amazing inspo and dupplier, check out @xoxodesign_au
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Christmas stars & tree

Fill your own decorations,  what a fabulous idea, endless possibilities for these but we couldn’t go past confetti & pom poms from @krafterskorneraus❤❤❤

#paint #confetti #processart #colour #paperart #paper #papercraft #cardboard #cardboardcraft #christmassy #craftmas #christmas #christmascraft #xmas #craftyxmas #christmasspirit #kidscrafts #childrenscrafts #christmastree #tree #creativekids #craft #crafty #rainbow #kids #children #teachart #artteacher #kids #homeschool #pompom

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Reindeer food

Reindeer food, so much fun to make, a secret recipe of oats, glitter &  paper confetti …. mixed with love and ready for little Christmas gifts for the kids friends at school.
We used supplies from @krafterskorneraus the oats are from @woolworths_au and our favourite watercolours @micador were used to make the rainbow tags.
All the ingredients are biodegradable and that’s,why we loved using the bio glitter from @earth_glitter

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#reindeer #confetti #processart #colour #paperart #paper #papercraft #cardboard #cardboardcraft #christmassy #craftmas #christmas #christmascraft #xmas #craftyxmas #christmasspirit #kidscrafts #childrenscrafts #christmastree #tree #creativekids #craft #crafty #rainbow #kids #children #teachart #artteacher #kids #homeschool #confetti

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Pom pom Christmas tree

We love Christmas crafts!!!

These fun stencils from @kmartaus We used as the base for some rainbow add ons, with those fun paint dabbers from @zart_art for the background pattern, they are sparkly paints in the sun, they look so pretty and the cute pom poms from @krafterskorneraus made the final tree look super bright!!!

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Gold Christmas star

Christmas stars!! We could make hundreds of star decorations but this one was a fun upcycling one.
Used a postbox from a delivery for some upcycling,  Jackson Pollock inspired paint splatter using @globalcolours Shiny gems from @spotlightstores and,pretty bio glitter from @earth_glitter

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Christmas tinker tray

Christmas tinker tray! Christmas tinker trays filled with fun treats and treasures to make some festive crafts, we made a giant cardboard Christmas cake, upcycling boxes from @bunnings!!!!

We also made some Christmas necklaces but the idea is to leave out and see what your little ones create,  sometimes it’s about the process not the final product

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Rainbow Christmas tree decorations

The best fluro watercolours @micador used for our Christmas decorations. ….. they are such a bargain $5 @bigwaustralia and they have been used so much!!! These decorations are from @riotartandcraft every year there so many cute new ones which we love collecting.

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Reindeer cards

Confetti cards, we used these @kmartaus stencil Christmas cards and made a cute confetti shaker, cut up fluroesent paper added into clear plastic film bags from @krafterskorneraus
Which we used sticky tape on the back to secure the bag…… they will look sweet up on the window too!!
Adding rainbows fun with these pony beads from @spotlightstores
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Paint Christmas baubles

These were soooo fun, they wanted to keep going but we ran out of baubles, these are from @riotartandcraft and paints from @ikea_australia we popped them in a tray while they drip and dry!!


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Paper window Christmas decorations

Each year when school finishes up, that in between time of going crazy waiting for that big bearded man to arrive!!!

we create………..
….window art with the kite paper, confetti dots or cut up tissue paper or you can use crepe paper, coloured celephane as well. We found the little paper characters from @riotartandcraft  and cut them up. But you can create your own patterns, even stars look beautiful. This time we used paper plates and painted them black for contrast and cut up black cardboard for larger frames.

#paperplate #paperplatecrafts #christmassy #christmas #christmascraft  #processart #xmas #xmascraft #craftychristmas #crafty #windowart #craftmas #holidays #paper #papercraft #paperart #schoolholidays #childrenscraft #kidscraft #kidsart #creativekids #cardboard #craftykids #gnomes #elves

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Christmas rainbow sign

This was fun, a gorgeous plain wooden Merry Christmas sign from @kmartaus Australia & tree from @woolworths_au …. ofcourse we rainbowed it up!!! Using @micador fluro watercolours are the best!!!!!

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Washi tape Christmas tree cards

Washi tape, it’s so much fun and we have so many gorgeous colours and patterns in our crafty stash but thought we would handmade Christmas cards would be nice!!!

We found washi tape & cards

@riotartandcraft
@kmartaus
@spotlightstores

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Paint chip card Christmas decorations

Paint chip card tree’s!! Simple fun crafts using polka dot stickers!
Thanks @bunnings for never telling me to not grab so many card samples,  hahaha…. they make great projects!!

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Giant paper Christmas tree

The finishing touches on our paper…….. Christmas tree polka dot sticker decorating project, we rolled out a big sheet of brown craft paper and similar to ikea paper. Draw on a tree with anything!  We found stickers at office supplies and ebay or online teaching and craft supplies. How beautiful does it look with decorations!

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Geo Christmas decorations

Christmas geo shapes!! The best fluro watercolours @micador used for our Christmas decorations. ….. they are such a bargain $5 @bigwaustralia and they have been used so much!!!

#christmastree #childrencrafts #kidscrafting #christmas #christmascraft #kidspainting #paint #creativechildhood #creativekids #kidsart #kidspaint #crafty #craftykids #rainbowpaint #childrencrafts #kidscraftproject #art #micador #craftmas #woodentoys #woodendecoration #woodentree #watercolour #geometrical #glitter #geo #xmascrafts #crafts #fluro

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Pom pom Santa beard

Can’t beat white cotton balls and paper plates for cute Santa Christmas crafty projects!!! Every child has to make some sort of childhood craft activity with good old cotton balls, hehehe… sweet memories of these as a child and clag glue, Australian crafters will understand right… paper plates & cotton balls from @colessupermarkets

#paint #paperplate #processart #colour #color #paperart #paper #paperplatecraft #cardboard #cardboardcraft #christmassy #craftmas #christmas #christmascraft #xmas #craftyxmas #christmasspirit #kidscrafts #childrenscrafts #christmastree #creativekids #craft #crafty #santa #santaclaus #cottonballs #santabeard #glitter

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Spray paint Christmas baubles

Spray paint baubles!!!! So beautiful & bright!!! We used the fluro pump sprays from @kmartaus and the empty baubles cases from @lincraft these were so fun and pretty. Each year we love making baubles for our Christmas tree!

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#decorating #decorations #trees #tinkertray #christmassy #christmas #christmascraft #processart #xmas #xmascraft #craftychristmas #crafty #kmartpaint #craftmas #holidays #paint #schoolholidays #childrenscraft #kidscraft #kidsart #creativekids #bauble #craftykids #sensory #stars #craftsupplies #glitter #toddleractivity #baubles #christmasbaubles

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Wooden Christmas stars

Our pretty stars! These are basic MDF from @spotlightstores and we painted them white and layered each colour, our tip, add 1 colour, wait to dry, add the next and so on! Stop paints from going murky & yucky colours. Then, added white posca marks over the top when finished!! We used global paints from their website and,made in Sydney Australia.  Support local always!!

#star #xmas #christmas #treedecorations #starcraft #kidscraft #craft #artteacher  #kidsart #childrenscraft #xmas #christmas #christmascraft #craftmas #poscamarker #posca #tree #christmastree #santa #schoolholidays #holidaycraft #globalpaint #paint #kidspaint #acrylicpainting #art #craft #craftlesson #teachart