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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 · 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

Bug crafts · Drawing & colouring · Hand print, fingerprint & footprint art · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Print making · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Seasonal crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

Beautiful butterfly crafts

Spring is here - at least it is where I am in South Australia!  To celebrate, we are sharing some of our favourite butterfly crafts for your kids to make, including: nature butterflies made with leaves, flowers and stones recycled butterflies made with cardboard, newspaper, toilet rolls and egg cartons painted butterflies made with sponges,… Continue reading Beautiful butterfly crafts

Bug crafts · Drawing & colouring · Monster crafts · Nature art and craft · Rock painting & decorating

Fun and friendly painted rocks

As we said in our previous post, rock painting has several benefits for kids.  It is a great way to get them outside and doing something active and creative.  It provides a wonderful sensory experience with the smooth feel of the rocks and the squishiness of the paints, and the materials you need are cheap… Continue reading Fun and friendly painted rocks

Bug crafts · Dinosaur crafts · Fine motor skills · Jewellery · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Puppets · Recycled crafts

Paper mache for kids

Paper mache literally means "chewed paper" in French.  The traditional method for making paper mache is soaking strips of paper in glue/paste and then placing them over a base/mould.  Once the paper mache is dry, it can be decorated with paints. ** IMPORTANT ** Make sure the glue is completely dry before painting your paper… Continue reading Paper mache for kids

Bug crafts · Fine motor skills · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts

Terrific tissue paper crafts

  Here are some of our favourite tissue paper crafts for kids! How to make tissue paper pom poms from One little project Mini tissue paper tassel garlands from Kids craft room DIY folded tissue paper butterfly from Fab DIY Tissue paper dragonfly craft from To be a kid again   Tissue paper and paper… Continue reading Terrific tissue paper crafts

Book based art and crafts · Bug crafts · Button crafts · Dinosaur crafts · Drawing & colouring · Fine motor skills · Painting · Paper crafts · Wooden crafts

Cool cupcake liner crafts

Here are some of our favourite cupcake liner crafts! Cute owl centrepiece display from Sugar bee crafts Mini cupcake liner garland from A kiss of colour Popsicle stick/cupcake liner ballerinas from Glued to my crafts Cupcake liner balloon craft from A little pinch of perfect Cupcake liner ladybugs from Fun-a-day Cupcake liner parrot from I… Continue reading Cool cupcake liner crafts