Self portraits are such a great way for kids to explore their sense of self as well their creativity. But younger children might find the idea of drawing a whole picture of themselves a little daunting - so this version is great as half the face is already there. We picked a photo, cut it in half and printed it out. Then drew back in the missing half for a wacky self portrait. You can also ask kids to surround the image with pictures of their thoughts and imagination which is a great way to talk about feelings and any worries they might have.
New work in the shop! Galah print.
I've got a stack more Aussie birds and animals to do. What's your favourite Australia bird or animal? Leave a comment below.
Some beautiful boho inspiration from apartmenttherapy.com pic by Kelli Collins. Colourful cushions, green wall and plenty of real plants. This would make the perfect bedroom for a teenage girl.
New in the shop this week - Sagittarius the bow and arrow zodiac print for a kid's room. This fun colourful print comes as shown or can be personalised with the babies birth statistics. Sagittariuns are born November 23 and December 21
This gorgeous green kids bedroom with a jungle theme looks like the most amazing space to play in. Faux foliage tiles are tacked to one wall with a dark green paint on another. Keeping the floor light ensures the space doesn't become too dark.
Pantone's pick of Classic Blue for it's 2020 colour of the year makes a beautiful backdrop for a space themed kids room. Team it with yellow and it's a perfect combination for a child's bedroom - not matter how old they are.
Summer is a pretty popular time of year to have a flamingo themed baby shower! Girly, pink and tropical it's the perfect party idea.
Soft greys and blues with just a little pop of colour combine to create a beautiful nursery decor idea.
From the top: A stylish seaside themed bedroom with Scandinavian decor. Sea ocean wave wallpaper and cute stuffed whale via clem around the corner. Whale tail wall hook from Colorful Cast And Crew. Paint in windy blue. Grandpa Whale hand made plush from Big Stuffed.
Whale finger puppet by Petit Felts. Whale rocker from Crate & Barrel. Dream Big Whale print by creative monsoon.
With Halloween just around the corner I had to share this great idea for pumpkin decorating! If you're familiar with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's work you'll probably know about her pumpkin sculptures, but I just loved this idea from handmadecharlotte as it combined that with her instillation work - the obliteration room. Paint a pumpkin white, cover it with colourful sticker dots! Love it.
I could not resist sharing some of these amazing melting ice cream drip cakes (also known as upside down ice cream cakes)! These ones have been loaded up with all sorts of other goodies but you can find a fairly straight forward set of instructions on Mom Loves Baking here.
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