Drawing & colouring · Hand print, fingerprint & footprint art · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · PIrate crafts · Puppets · Recycled crafts

Arrr-some pirate crafts

International Talk Like a Pirate Day has been celebrated on September 19 every year since 2002.  It was created by John Baur and Mark Summers in the USA. Fun facts about pirates: Guacamole was invented in 1679 by a pirate, William Dampier, before he became a round the world explorer. The Jolly Roger flag, which… Continue reading Arrr-some pirate crafts

Clay and salt dough crafts · Colour recognition · Drawing & colouring · Felt crafts · Literacy and numeracy · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Play dough · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · STEM activities · Wooden crafts

12 creative clock crafts

These creative clock crafts are great for teaching kids how to tell the time, as well as counting and number recognition. When teaching kids how to tell the time, they need to learn: time concepts - morning, afternoon, evening, midday/noon, midnight, o'clock, quarter past/to, half past that the numbers and lines on the clock represent… Continue reading 12 creative clock crafts

Bookmarks · Button crafts · Collage · Colour recognition · Fabric scraps crafts · Hair accessories · Jewellery · Nature art and craft · Paper plate crafts · Process art · Rainbow art and crafts · Recycled crafts · Sewing for kids · Toys and games

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

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

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

Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

Ocean inspired paper plate crafts

To celebrate summer here in Australia, we are sharing some of our favourite ocean crafts, all of them made with paper plates.  You can make under the sea scenes, as well as a variety of fish, jellyfish, crabs, whales, seashells, scuba masks, submarines and boats! Paper plate tissue paper fish craft from Crafty Morning Paper… Continue reading Ocean inspired paper plate crafts