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Fabulous fabric scrap crafts

Do you have a pile of fabric scraps lying around at home?  Don't throw them away! You can turn them into some fabulous things, like: hair accessories dolls, games and toys keychains and bracelets hot/cold packs and small bags wreaths bookmarks flowers belts bunting and wall hangings twine Here are some of our favourite fabric… Continue reading Fabulous fabric scrap crafts

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Bird crafts · Costumes · Fairy crafts · Feather crafts · Felt crafts · Fine motor skills · Nature art and craft · Painting · Process art · Seasonal crafts · Sensory activities

Beautiful pine cone crafts

Do you have pine cones lying around on the ground near your home?  Why not get the kids outside to collect some of them and make some beautiful pine cone art and crafts!  Just add a few other natural or inexpensive craft materials to turn them into: mobiles and decorations animals and birds fairies and… Continue reading Beautiful pine cone crafts

Bead crafts · Clay and salt dough crafts · Fine motor skills · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Print making · Sensory activities

Creating with clay

Creating with clay is a wonderful sensory experience and strengthens fine motor skills, as kids squeeze it, squash, it, roll it and mould it with their hands.  Air dry clay is easy to work with and dries naturally - no need to bake in the oven! You can create things with clay by adding natural… Continue reading Creating with clay

Collage · Colour recognition · Drawing & colouring · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Play dough · Print making · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sensory activities

Magnificent mandala art

Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning "circle" and is a spiritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism representing the universe.  Mandalas have been used for centuries for meditation and creating art. Some of the benefits of mandala art for kids: expressing creativity and feelings calming and relaxing developing fine motor skills, focus and concentration learning maths… Continue reading Magnificent mandala art

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

Bookmarks · Fine motor skills · Nature art and craft · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Rainbow art and crafts · Recycled crafts · Wooden crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

Wonderful weaving looms

Weaving is a simple, fun activity kids can do with scraps of wool/yarn and their own homemade looms.  Looms can be made from: cardboard paper plates, cups and straws wooden craft sticks and embroidery hoops recycled CDs branches, sticks and twigs hula hoops Some of the things kids can make with weaving include: bookmarks accessories… Continue reading Wonderful weaving looms