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Marble Painting – More Rainy Day Messy Art Fun!

Marble Painting - Messy Art Fun, perfect for a rainyday - Our Little House in the Country #kidsactivities #marblepainting #rainyday #messyplay #kids

Another rainy day meant another afternoon of messy art fun!  Today we used our marbles to create fantastic works of art and most importantly had a lot of fun doing it! What we used: marbles paint trays (we used a printing tray and a lid of a shoe box – couldn’t find my 2nd printing tray!!!!) card cheap and cheerful

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Bubble Painting with Straws – Indoor Messy Art Fun, Perfect for a Rainy Day

Bubble Painting- Messy Art Fun, Perfect Activity for a Rainy Day - Our Little House in the Country #art #kidsactivities #messyplay #bubblepaint

Today we had a really thundery afternoon, with lots of heavy rain downpours – a perfect day for messy art.  I had been planning on doing some bubble painting with straws for awhile now as I love to do this in school and I knew that Doodles and Oodles would absolutely love it!  Little did I know that we would

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Summer Butterfly Collages: An Invitation to Create – using materials as a stimulus

Summer Butterfly Collages, an invitation to create, using materials as a stimulus - Our Little House in the Country

  I love to wander around “Euro” or “Pound” shops looking out for bits and pieces to use in art projects or play activities. On one such trip recently I found these card butterfly cut outs.  I’m not a huge fan of using templates and cut outs but I find if they are used in the right way they can

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Print Making – A Simple, Step by Step Introductory Guide to Print Making with Children

Over the years I have given several art courses for teachers, offering ideas for the classroom.  I recently came across some of my old files and they got me thinking about some of the most successful and fun courses I have facilitated.  One of them was a course I gave in Print making for teachers of Primary School children (ages

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