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Brilliant bookmarks

Today we are sharing some of our favourite bookmark crafts for your kids to keep their place in the books they read. They can make these bookmarks out of: wooden craft sticks fabric felt ribbon wool/yarn buttons paper/card How to make a no sew fabric bookmark from Swoodson Says Make a bookmark in 5 minutes… Continue reading Brilliant bookmarks

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Setting up small world play for kids

"Small world play is acting out scenarios (scenes from real life, stories and/or imagination) in a miniature play scene, created with small figures and objects. Anything from your own home or garden will do, there is no limitation to your creativity which is why it’s a truly inexhaustible subject!" (Little Worlds Big Adventures) There are many ways… Continue reading Setting up small world play for kids

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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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