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Eggcellent egg carton animals

It's time for your kids to raid the recycling bin and use some egg cartons to make some of their favourite animals! What they will need: empty egg cartons paint googly eyes, pipe cleaners and scraps of cardboard and/or felt Then they will be ready to play! Here are some of our favourite egg carton… Continue reading Eggcellent egg carton animals

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Book based art and crafts · Bug crafts · Busy bags and travel kits · Fine motor skills · Hand print, fingerprint & footprint art · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Wool/yarn crafts

Friendly spider crafts for kids

These friendly spider crafts would go well with the song "Incy Wincy Spider" or the book "The very busy spider" by Eric Carle. You can make spiders from: paint cardboard and paper plates egg cartons, tin cans and bottle caps pegs and pipe cleaners wool/yarn pine cones, rocks and sticks Here are some of our… Continue reading Friendly spider crafts for kids

Book based art and crafts · Busy bags and travel kits · Dinosaur crafts · Drawing & colouring · Fabric scraps crafts · Fairy crafts · Felt crafts · Fine motor skills · Gardening for kids · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Paper crafts · Play dough · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sensory activities · Small world play · Toys and games · Transport crafts

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

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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

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

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

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