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When you think of Autumn, what colours do you think of? For me its hues of red, orange, gold, amber and brown. After a gorgeous walk in Stadt Park with Miss 3.10, we decided to use the maple leaves we Read more…


There are endless benefits to exposing children to the arts. Study after study cite the positive impact that exposure to the arts has on kids: increased community and school engagement, higher literacy levels, better fine motor skills, greater empathy, just to name a few. Never once have I seen a study saying that the arts don’t benefit kids!


A guest post by Maggy Woodley of Red Ted Art It is well known that toddlers love to listen to stories and fairy tales. To extend storytelling time, we prepared a number of simple crafts perfect for toddlers and preschoolers Read more…


What I love about setting up observational art, is that everyone can go about it in their own way. On a peaceful Sunday afternoon, H (10, Z (3.8), E (18 months) and I got creatively inspired by the sunflowers i’d Read more…


When we lived in Canberra, we regularly visited Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles at the National Gallery of Australia. Inspired by this, we got very messy to make some Pollock inspired process art.


I’m always on the hunt for taste safe paint option, especially when it comes to Mr E (16 months) so when we had a punnet of sour raspberries on our hands, we decided to utilise them for painting…


Painting ice cubes is one of our favourite summertime activities. Whilst i’d usually use non-toxic washable paints with my eldest two, I opt to use simple food colouring with my youngest (16 months)⁣


I was looking back on old photographs yesterday and realised I haven’t done any process based art with the children for a little while – lets blame the school holidays for that one! We’ve done very similar trees in the Read more…


When Z was very small, we used to do huge messy art projects together and they were awesome! Here she is at 18 months, getting fully stuck into some process art with bubble wrap and non-toxic acrylic paints. Going back Read more…