We all love decorating our Christmas Trees with lots of lights and colourful baubles. But when you’ve got crawling babies or mischievous toddlers who want to touch everything, like our little boy above, then you need to think a little differently. That’s why we’ve come up with the safest Christmas Tree that can be adhered to any household surface, making it a fantastic alternative for tight spaces.
Find out more about our Christmas Tree Wall Sticker and pop it up before Santa arrives.
Try our gorgeous Spring Button Tree to celebrate the warmer season. It’s simple to make, and super cute!
All you need is a handful of buttons, a small canvas, some paints, glue and paint brushes.
Have a look at our adorable range of Designer Tree Wall Stickers here www.brightstarkids.com.au
These cute and quirky Recycled Robots will make great additions to the family. What a fantastic way to use up bits and bobs around the house, and what’s even better?… It’s free!
What you will need:
An empty tin
Bits and bobs for features – bolts, pins, screws, bottle caps, washers and more
Simply wash and dry an old tin and make sure it’s safe for the kids to handle (no sharp edges)
Start adding features – arms, nose, eyes, hair and any other characteristics you would like to see on your robot using the hot glue gun (best for glueing)
See some of our creations below and as always, have fun!
We’ve all heard that horrible phrase ‘Mum…… I’m bored’ a thousand times over and school holidays is the time when that becomes a regular occurance. It’s coming to the end of the break now, and this is when it usually gets the most trying. We’ve come up with a few ideas to “Beat the holiday blues”.
- Write a letter with the kids- this could be to Nan and Pa, who would love that!
- Buy a note book and get your children to write a diary about their holidays, or draw pictures if they are too young
- If the weather’s nice, do an outdoor treasure hunt. The kids will absolutely love this idea, especially if there are treats involved!
- Paint your toenails, this is great bonding time between mum and daughter
- Take the kids up the mountain or bush walking and collect leaves and flowers and make a collage
- Have a movie day at home with yummy food and blankets
- Collect shells at the beach
- Paint canvas art- you can get blank canvases pretty cheap these days. A big family canvas would be fun!
- Fly a kite in a park followed by lunch on a blanket
- Cooking- bake some cupcakes together
We’ve also added a free printable colouring in sheet inspired by our ‘Sky High’ Wall Graphics for your children to enjoy!
Caterpillar Felt Ball Fun- These gorgeous felt balls are fantastic for all kinds of crafty ideas. We’ve noticed rugs, coasters and centre pieces made from these at the markets and they look fantastic, but can be expensive! We thought the kids might enjoy these because of their bright colours and soft feel.
The felt balls can be purchased on EBay much, much cheaper, so why not have own Caterpillar Felt Ball Fun.
Items you will need:
1. Felt Balls
2. Needle and Thread
3. Pipe Cleaner
4. Self-adhesive eye balls
Collect your favourite Felt Ball colours, then chop down the pipe cleaner to create your caterpillars legs.
Tie a knot at the end of your thread and simply thread the Felt Balls on, you can make your caterpillar
as long or as short as you wish.
Tie the pipe cleaner around to create his crawly legs.
Stick the self adhesive eyes onto the caterpillars head and bring him to life.
Paper Flower Art is fun to do with the kids, these do take some patience though so probably children over the age of six would be best.
They look amazing when finished and there are endless colours and design ideas. They make a great alternative to giving someone you love a bunch of flowers, and they last forever!
You can find all the items you need to create Paper Flower Art at your local cheap shop or craft store.
Items you will need:
- Cardboard Pot
- Glue Gun
- Coloured paper
- Paint Brush
Paint your pot any colour you like and then glue a coloured or patterned ribbon around to spice it up a little.
Cut your paper into squares, then into a circular snail shape, then twist all the way to the end, release to see your flower shape unravel and glue the end to hold it’s shape. And finally, glue the stem into the centre of the flower.
Fill your pot up with as many Paper Flowers as you like. Cut some leaf shapes out of paper and glue those on too to create effect.
There are endless options of colour and style. We also made these for home. Gorgeous aren’t they!
Butterfly Art using paint swatches is our favourite craft idea so far.
There are so many colours to work with, this turned out to be so effective and would look beautiful in a little girls room.
There are so many different shapes you can get to pop out your colour samples, so don’t feel restricted to only butterflies.
What a lovely gift to give to a friend.
There are 4 things you will need:
Cardboard colour samples- you can find these in a paint shop or a hardware store and they are FREE!!!
Butterfly stamp punch-You can find these in most craft stores
A white or a colour of your choice Picture Frame
Button Art was so easy to do and looked amazing when we were finished.
What a way to use up buttons building up in Nanna’s sewing tin.
You can make your wooden letters look funky with all types of different styles of buttons, we
chose the simple pastel colours this time. You can also paint the letters first which would add effect.
These button names would make such a lovely gift for a new born or even to
fill in time with the kids. They could decorate their own names, mirrors, boxes etc.
3 Simple things you will need:
Buttons of course
Wooden letters from your local craft store ( you can use anything you like to glue buttons onto)
Glue ( We used a hot glue gun, if using this with young children, please supervise)
Have fun creating wonderful things with buttons!
Fun Canvas Art for kids is such an easy and rewarding crafty idea.
Guaranteed to brighten up any space.
There are four simple tools you will need:
3. Paint Brushes
4. 3m Tape
Simply press the tape down firmy, creating any pattern you desire.
Then get creative and paint different colours in each section.
Wait for it to dry, peel your tape off and it’s ready to hang!