Creative Kate enjoys messy play

Off the back of Kate Middleton revealing her love of ‘messy’ crafts and playing with papier-mâché with George and Charlotte, Helen Hibberd, founder of Messy Me provides her top five winter messy craft ideas to do with kids.

Robin Hand Prints

I love these little robins… not many details on the link on how to make them, but they look super easy.  You just need some paint (red, brown and white) and possibly some card for the beak – or you could use orange paint (oh, and possibly a wipe clean tablecloth, apron and wet wipes / cloth to hand to clear up afterwards!).  We found the idea here

Eskimo Craft 

Another lovely idea for little ones – and not too many bits needed.  Some card, cotton wool, glue, pens – and googly eyes / pompoms if you want (although you could draw on the nose / eyes).  They used coffee filters for the fur lining, you could also use muffin cases if you don’t have coffee filters to hand.   More detailed instructions on how to make this lovely little eskimo here 

Polar Bear Craft

Another lovely idea which little ones with love – my little ones loved making anything to do with animals and this bear looks so friendly and cuddly!  Again, super easy…All you need is some coloured card or paper for the background and then some white and black paper to rip up to make the polar bear, glue and paint if you want to add in some snow.  This idea is from EasyPeasyFun, click here for full instructions and more pictures.

Winter Tree Finger Printing

We love finger printing here at Messy Me, and don’t know many children who don’t.  Again, not many things needed for this – some coloured paper, brown / black and white paints… (oh, and the wipe clean tablecloth / mat, apron and wet wipes or cloth may be good to have around for this one :-).  Click here for more details and pictures.

Two Ingredient Snow Dough

Little ones tend to love imaginary play.  Here’s a super easy recipe for ‘snow’. Here’s to adventures with small toys or just having fun burying things in the snow, making snow balls, mini snowmen… and they won’t get cold hands whilst doing it!  Click here for the recipe.

So, if the royals are happy to get their hands messy, you can too. Give it a go today and happy crafting!

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