Book based art and crafts · Literacy and numeracy · Painting · Paper crafts · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · STEM activities · Transport crafts · Wooden crafts

Train crafts for kids

My son is currently obsessed with trains (or anything with wheels!), so today we are sharing some of our favourite train crafts for kids. You can make trains with: egg cartons cardboard tubes shoeboxes corks and buttons construction paper paint and sponges paint and rocks/stones wooden craft sticks, spools, blocks and crates Trains can also… Continue reading Train crafts for kids

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Drawing & colouring · Felt crafts · Recycled crafts · Sewing for kids

DIY pencil cases & rolls

It's hard to believe it's nearly time to go back to school already! To celebrate, we are sharing some of our favourite pencil cases and pencil/crayon rolls that kids can make themselves from fabric or felt. UPDATE - We have now added another easy felt pencil case from Coloured Buttons How to make a pencil… Continue reading DIY pencil cases & rolls

Book based art and crafts · Bug crafts · Fine motor skills · Monster crafts · Puppets · Wooden crafts

Wonderful wooden spoon puppets

Puppets are not only fun for kids to play with, but they also help to develop their imagination and creativity, social & emotional skills, language skills and fine motor skills. Find out more about the benefits of puppets for kids here. Wooden spoons are perfect for making different kinds of puppets, including: people, dolls and… Continue reading Wonderful wooden spoon puppets

Bead crafts · Fairy crafts · Jewellery · Mother's Day crafts · Painting · Wooden crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

Beautiful bead crafts for kids

In today's blog post we are sharing some of our favourite wooden bead crafts for kids. These are great activities for kids to express their own unique creativity and style by painting and decorating the beads, then putting them together to make a range of gorgeous jewellery and accessories, including necklaces, bracelets, key chains, fairies… Continue reading Beautiful bead crafts for kids

Colour recognition · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Process art · Rainbow art and crafts · Seasonal crafts · Sensory activities · STEM activities

Sensory play with ice

When it's hot outside these school holidays, why not cool your kids down with some fun sensory play with ice?! You can try: coloured ice activities, like stacking, smashing and colour mixing excavating things from ice doing science experiments with ice adding other sensory elements to ice (eg flowers, shaving cream, spices) painting on and… Continue reading Sensory play with ice

Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

Ocean inspired paper plate crafts

To celebrate summer here in Australia, we are sharing some of our favourite ocean crafts, all of them made with paper plates.  You can make under the sea scenes, as well as a variety of fish, jellyfish, crabs, whales, seashells, scuba masks, submarines and boats! Paper plate tissue paper fish craft from Crafty Morning Paper… Continue reading Ocean inspired paper plate crafts

Busy bags and travel kits · Button crafts · Colour recognition · Dinosaur crafts · Drawing & colouring · Felt crafts · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Paper crafts · Puppets · Recycled crafts · Toys and games · Wool/yarn crafts

Awesome road trip activity kits

We used to travel a lot when my brothers and I were kids, and the only travel game I remember playing was "I spy".  I'm sure some of these activity kits would have come in handy for us kids, as well as for my parents' sanity! Here are some of our favourite kids activity kits… Continue reading Awesome road trip activity kits