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Fun ladybug facts & crafts

Fun facts about ladybugs: Ladybugs are a type of beetle, and both male and female. Ladybugs can be red, yellow, orange, brown, pink, and even all black. Not all ladybugs have spots - some have stripes and some have none at all. Ladybugs defend themselves against potential attackers with their bright colours, and by releasing… Continue reading Fun ladybug facts & crafts

Bug crafts · Button crafts · Colour recognition · Fine motor skills · Painting · Print making · Process art · Rainbow art and crafts · Recycled crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

25 DIY creative paint stamps

Stamping is a simple way for kids to be creative, and can be used to create lots of different shapes and patterns on paper or fabric.  You can display the artwork in your home, or use it to decorate greeting cards and wrapping paper.  Stamping is also great for strengthening fine motor skills. Paint stamps… Continue reading 25 DIY creative paint stamps

Bird crafts · Book based art and crafts · Bug crafts · Painting · Recycled crafts

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

Bug crafts · Busy bags and travel kits · Button crafts · Felt crafts · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Rock painting & decorating · Sewing for kids · Toys and games · Wooden crafts

DIY tic tac toe games

Tic-tac-toe is a classic game where kids can learn: strategy needed to get three in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally, while blocking their opponent from doing the same being a good sport, whether they win or lose the game turn taking colour and pattern recognition Tic tac toe game pieces can be made with:… Continue reading DIY tic tac toe games

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

Bird crafts · Bug crafts · Fairy crafts · Fine motor skills · Rainbow art and crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

20 fun pom pom crafts

Who can resist pom poms?  They are bright and colourful and so easy to make!  Plus you can use them in so many ways: mobiles and garlands gift tags ornaments/decorations pencil toppers and key rings fun toys for kids to play with   Here are some of our favourite pom pom crafts for kids! Pinecone… Continue reading 20 fun pom pom crafts

Bug crafts · Fine motor skills · Hair accessories · Jewellery · Seasonal crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

Finger knitting for kids

Finger knitting is a simple, fun craft for kids, which is quicker and easier than traditional knitting, and can be done with 1, 2, 3 or 4 fingers. It is calming and relaxing, helps with concentration, and strengthens fine motor skills. Some of the things kids can make with their finger knitting include: jewellery hats […]

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 · 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