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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

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Hand print, fingerprint & footprint art

Fun fingerprint art

Fingerprint art is great for: strengthening fine motor skills teaching kids how to draw simple, fun pictures learning letters and numbers creating beautiful keepsakes and gifts Here are some of our favourite fingerprint art ideas! Fingerprint art from A to Z fine motor finger isolation from The OT Toolbox Transportation vehicles fingerprint art from hello,… Continue reading Fun fingerprint art

Drawing & colouring · Hand print, fingerprint & footprint art · Nature art and craft · Painting · Paper crafts · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Wooden crafts

Last minute Father’s Day crafts

Wishing all the dads a Happy Father's Day! Here are some of our favourite Father's Day crafts, including cards and gifts. Father's Day cards Easy origami shirt Father's Day card from hello, Wonderful Toilet roll Father's Day cards from Pink Stripey Socks Finger painted Father's Day card from Clare's Little Tots Happy Father's Day handprint… Continue reading Last minute Father’s Day crafts

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Strictly no elephants book and crafts

Strictly no elephants by Lisa Mantchen and Taeeun Yoo This is a story about a young boy and his pet elephant, who are turned away from the local pet club, so they start their own with a collection of other unusual pets, including a skunk, hedgehog, penguin and shark.  There are some wonderful lessons about… Continue reading Strictly no elephants book and crafts

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Flora and the flamingo book and crafts

Flora and the flamingo by Molly Idle In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance. With a twist, a turn, and even a flop, these unlikely friends learn at last how to dance together in perfect… Continue reading Flora and the flamingo book and crafts

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Hermit crab books and crafts for kids

Sharing a shell by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks is a story about a hermit crab who finds a new shell.  At first he shares it with the anemone and bristle worm who come along and offer to help him by scaring off fish and keeping the shell clean. But soon he decides the shell… Continue reading Hermit crab books and crafts for kids

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Penguin books and crafts for kids

Two of my favourite children's picture books are Lost and found and Up and down, by Oliver Jeffers.  They tell stories about the friendship between a boy and his penguin, the time they enjoy being together and the importance of being there for your friends when they need you. Penguins are fascinating creatures.  Did you… Continue reading Penguin books and crafts for kids