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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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Paper mache for kids

Paper mache literally means "chewed paper" in French.  The traditional method for making paper mache is soaking strips of paper in glue/paste and then placing them over a base/mould.  Once 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

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20 toilet roll crafts for kids

Toilet paper rolls are so versatile - there are just so many different things you can make with them, including: Amazing animals Brilliant bugs Crazy creatures DIY toys, games and activities Ornaments and organisation   Here are some of our favourite toilet paper roll crafts for kids! Amazing animals Paper roll fish from The craft… Continue reading 20 toilet roll crafts for kids

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Giraffe crafts for World Giraffe Day

Today we are celebrating World Giraffe Day - a special event initiated by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) to celebrate the tallest animal in the world on the longest night or day of the year (depending on which hemisphere you live in) - 21 June. It is also an event to raise awareness of the… Continue reading Giraffe crafts for World Giraffe Day

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Wonderful woolly crafts for kids

With the weather getting colder here in Australia, now is a great time for your kids to try some crafting with wool/yarn.  Wool/yarn crafts are particularly good for developing fine motor skills, as well as learning basic knitting, weaving and wrapping skills.  Plus they are a fun way to make some little dolls or critters… Continue reading Wonderful woolly crafts for kids