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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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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

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

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

Drawing & colouring · Felt crafts · Recycled crafts · Sewing for kids

DIY pencil cases & rolls

It's hard to believe it's nearly time to go back to school already! To celebrate, we are sharing some of our favourite pencil cases and pencil/crayon rolls that kids can make themselves from fabric or felt. UPDATE - We have now added another easy felt pencil case from Coloured Buttons How to make a pencil… Continue reading DIY pencil cases & rolls

Busy bags and travel kits · Button crafts · Colour recognition · Dinosaur crafts · Drawing & colouring · Felt crafts · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Paper crafts · Puppets · Recycled crafts · Toys and games · Wool/yarn crafts

Awesome road trip activity kits

We used to travel a lot when my brothers and I were kids, and the only travel game I remember playing was "I spy".  I'm sure some of these activity kits would have come in handy for us kids, as well as for my parents' sanity! Here are some of our favourite kids activity kits… Continue reading Awesome road trip activity kits