We have also been reading this beautiful book by Alison Jay, "If Kisses Were Colours". It's true I may possibly love it more then my little ones do! I find it beautifully poetic and the illustrations are enchanting and amazing. The text and illustrations together make this book a real little treasure and another one to add to the list of books to give as a gift when a new baby is born.
One of the colourful craft activities we did this week was paper towel butterflies. All you need is food colouring, paper towel, cotton tips and pipe cleaners. Put a couple of drops on food colouring in a shallow dish of water. Use cotton tips to dab the watercolour onto the paper towel. Leave to dry. When the paper towel is dry use half a pipe cleaner to fasten into the shape of a butter fly and your done!
Such a simple activity, not too much mess and uses most of the things you probably already have around the house. You can attach the butterflies to longer pipe cleaners to flutter them around, hang from string to make a mobile, or stick on a coloured background.