Fabric scraps crafts · Felt crafts · Sewing for kids · Toys and games

How to make your own dolls

If you are looking for a creative, eco-friendly alternative to mass produced plastic dolls, why not try making your own?  All you need are some fabric scraps, felt, buttons, ribbon and wool/yarn to make your own delightfully unique dolls to play with. Doll making has some wonderful benefits for kids, including: the opportunity for kids… Continue reading How to make your own dolls

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Book based art and crafts · Collage · Costumes · Process art · Recycled crafts · Robot crafts · Toys and games

Radical recycled robots

Your recycling bin is the perfect source of junk art materials for your kids to make their own radical robots!  They can get really creative using their own combination of: aluminium foil bottle tops and lids cardboard boxes, spools and tubes egg cartons paper bags plastic bottles and whatever other bits and pieces you can… Continue reading Radical recycled robots

Sensory activities

Make your own natural, kid-safe slime!

Slime seems to be all the rage at the moment, with hundreds of different slime recipes on Pinterest.  The standard slime recipe consists of borax and white school glue, but they are not the best ingredients for younger kids to be playing with. Borax can cause skin irritation and white school glue contains chemicals. The… Continue reading Make your own natural, kid-safe slime!

Bug crafts · Busy bags and travel kits · Clay and salt dough crafts · Fairy crafts · Felt crafts · Hand print, fingerprint & footprint art · Nature art and craft · Painting · Paper crafts · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sewing for kids · Toys and games · Wool/yarn crafts

Valentine’s Day heart crafts

It is less than a week to go until Valentine's Day, so we thought it was time to share some of our favourite heart crafts for kids.  You can make Valentine's Day cards and gifts for family and friends using: recycled materials wool/yarn fabric scraps paper and card natural materials felt rocks & pebbles salt… Continue reading Valentine’s Day heart crafts

Book based art and crafts · Busy bags and travel kits · Colour recognition · Drawing & colouring · Felt crafts · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Play dough · Rainbow art and crafts · Recycled crafts · STEM activities · Wooden crafts

Cool ways to learn colours

There are so many different fun ways for kids to learn about colours. You can do colour exploration, matching and mixing activities with toddlers, preschoolers and older kids using: paint and liquid watercolours loose parts, including buttons and glass gems paint chips wooden clothes pegs and craft sticks paper, paper plates and cardboard stickers egg… Continue reading Cool ways to learn colours

Bird crafts · Cooking · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Paper crafts · Recycled crafts · Wooden crafts

20 fabulous bird feeders

If you are looking for a fun activity to get your kids outdoors, these bird feeders are a great project that you can do together.  It's also a great opportunity for your kids to do some bird watching and learn more about the different kinds of birds that are attracted to your garden and the… Continue reading 20 fabulous bird feeders

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