New Colourful Gallery Wall

Gallery wall Filled

We’re currently planning some decorating at home, so I’ve been busy getting samples of paint and trying them on the walls. Looking in the garage I find I have dozens of these sample pots since I never throw them away afterwards if there is still paint in them – after all they can be useful […]

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New Expanded Children’s Wall Art Department

Wall Art

One of my main goals during 2014 was to expand the Children’s Wall Art section of the Artful Kids store. So much of the artwork generally made available for children is somewhat uninspiring, so I wanted to put together a collection of artwork that offered something a little different. I started that process in 2014, […]

Inspirational Gifts for a Creative Christmas

Finding unusual creative gifts for friends and relatives at Christmas can be something of a challenge. Most of the main stores have the usual tried and tested creative kits, so finding something a little different that the recipient hasn’t already been given by someone else can be difficult. At Artful Kids we actively seek out […]

Annual Round-Up 2014

Annual Roundup 2014

Yes it’s that time of year again – it comes round so quickly. I can’t believe that Artful Adventures is now 5 years old! Things have changed a great deal here over the last 5 years. Artful Adventures was launched originally as the business blog for Artful Kids, and while it has remained that, it […]

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The Art Wall Evolves….

After a long, I might say unplanned break, I’m finally back and blogging again. I think that’s the longest break I’ve ever had, though I suspect more might be on their way as Christmas approaches. There has of course been lots happening behind the scenes, and hopefully I’ll have time to share some of the […]

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Creative Activities with the Kaleidograph

kaleidograph

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

Cardboard Table Side2

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 […]