8 Thrifty creative ideas

Honestly getting creative with children doesn’t require lots of money and resources there is so much you can do with things you already have in your home! I ran a series over on Instagram sharing every Wednesday an idea for getting creative with the things you already have in your home so no added cost necessary. I decided to share the ideas here on the blog too.

I hope you find some useful ideas!

Bubble wrap – check out this post for more details about bubble wrap printing.

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Muffin tin printing- for more details about printing with a muffin tin, check out my post about printing with things you have in the home.

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Explore paint inside a bag – this idea is not only thrifty but no mess too! If the child is age/stage appropriate allow them to put paint onto a piece of card or you can do this part. Then put the card in the plastic bag, seal it with a little tape and allow the child to explore spreading, scrapping and mixing the paint without getting messy. Once the child has finished, take the card to reveal the masterpiece!

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Scrape art – check out this post about our favourite creative activities including scrape art. 

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Cotton bud painting – instead of always using paint brushes try cotton buds, they make great dotty marks!!!

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Lego printing – Super simple – dipping the lego in the paint and printing onto paper, younger children will make random marks while older children enjoy making patterns.

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Printing on a freezer/sandwich bag – for more details check out my post about printing with things you have in your home.

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Mini paint pallet- another super simple one – put a little paint on a scrap of card and invite the children to mix their own colours and use them to paint a picture.

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What are your favourite thrifty creative ideas? Remember if you are on Instagram add to #thriftycreativemums to your pictures to share your thrifty ideas.

Enjoy getting creative! xxx

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