Creative Activities with the Kaleidograph

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One of the newest additions to Artful Kids is the Kaleidograph. For those of you who haven’t come across this before, the Kaleidograph is a pattern making toy which is very simple in it’s concept but lots of fun to use. We always like to road test new products here where we can, and I […]

Here Comes Summer

Artwork created on the iPad by my 4 year old

Well I hope so anyway. As the weather has started to improve thoughts go to creative activities suitable for outdoors. Summer is the perfect time for so many creative activities with or without children. Messy activities can be taken outdoors where damage can’t be caused, there are pavements and patios to draw on, land-art to […]

Cardboard Creations

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I love the amazing versatility of cardboard. It’s a fantastic material for creativity, being cheap, light, strong, and sustainable. We have lots and lots of it at home, since all the stock for the Artful Kids store arrives in boxes of various shapes and sizes, and we manage to recycle and re-use a large quantity […]

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New Children’s Art Display Products in Store

With Christmas and New Year now well and truly over, and pretty much everything back in stock again in the Artful Kids store, I’ve been turning my attention to adding some new products. Choosing what to get can be difficult – there is so much choice out there, so many fantastic products. However I’m always […]

Christmas Greetings

Christmas Drawing Detail

Well I was hoping to have got another seasonal creative project on here before Christmas arrived, but it’s crept up without my even noticing. Last year we shut up shop early to concentrate on preparing for our own Christmas, but this time we stayed open, and I think everyone left their Christmas shopping to the […]

12 Creative Stocking Fillers

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It can be difficult sometimes to find creative stocking fillers that are original and a little different, so I thought it might be helpful to offer a few suggestions. Of course all are available from Artful Kids, and we also post internationally (with the exception of a few countries). Free delivery is available in the […]

4th Birthday Round-up of Creative Projects

Anniversary Round-up

I can’t believe it’s been 4 years since Artful Adventures first began. In that relatively short time there have been lots of changes both to Artful Adventures itself, but also to Artful Kids and to our family life. The last 12 months have seen me posting less frequently – more owing to lack of opportunity […]

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Creative Cards for Christmas

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Is it too soon to be talking about Christmas?? I’ve been trying to get organised and start preparing things in a quiet way, so that I don’t end up with having to do everything at once in December. One of the things I’ve been trying to do is get our Christmas cards organised this year. […]

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Children’s Artwork Mobile

Featured Artwork Mobile

This project offers an alternative three-dimensional way to display children’s artwork. It’s a simple concept with multiple potential variations so you can make it as basic or as complicated as you like. I love it’s kinetic qualities, but unfortunately this made it astonishingly difficult to photograph properly, so all I can say is that the […]

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New Arrivals

New Arrivals

The last few weeks have been incredibly busy with having the kids at home for the holidays while trying to run both a home and a business. For me, this time of year is all about trying to prepare as much as possible for Christmas – making sure everything is well-stocked, adding new lines, organising […]