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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

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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".┬á 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

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Friendly monster crafts for kids

To be honest, I'm not really a fan of Halloween or Halloween crafts, but thought I would get into the spirit of it with some friendly monsters for your kids to make. ­čÖé Friend]y monster watercolour blow art with straws from Adventure in a Box Make monster sculptures from Pink Stripey Socks DIY monster mugs… Continue reading Friendly monster crafts for kids

Book based art and crafts · Hand print, fingerprint & footprint art · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Puppets · Recycled crafts · Toys and games

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. ┬áThere are some wonderful lessons about… Continue reading Strictly no elephants book and crafts

Bird crafts · Book based art and crafts · Drawing & colouring · Feather crafts · Felt crafts · Hand print, fingerprint & footprint art · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Puppets · Wooden crafts

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

Bug crafts · Dinosaur crafts · Fine motor skills · Jewellery · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Puppets · Recycled crafts

Paper mache for kids

Paper mache literally means "chewed paper" in French. ┬áThe traditional method for making paper mache is soaking strips of paper in glue/paste and then placing them over a base/mould. ┬áOnce the paper mache is dry, it can be decorated with paints. ** IMPORTANT ** Make sure the glue is completely dry before painting your paper… Continue reading Paper mache for kids

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Creative paper bag crafts

Here are some of our favourite things to make with paper bags! Paper bag crowns from Art Bar Blog Where the wild things are paper bag craft from Red Ted Art Paper bag octopus from Kids activities blog DIY owl from an empty paper bag from Krokotak DIY paper bag animal puppets from 86 lemons… Continue reading Creative paper bag crafts