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Radical rocket crafts

Today is the 50th anniversary of the first time people landed on the moon.  The 3 astronauts who went on that first moon mission were Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. 5 fun facts about the moon landing: The landing fulfilled a promise made by US President John F Kennedy in 1961 that they… Continue reading Radical rocket crafts

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25 DIY creative paint stamps

Stamping is a simple way for kids to be creative, and can be used to create lots of different shapes and patterns on paper or fabric.  You can display the artwork in your home, or use it to decorate greeting cards and wrapping paper.  Stamping is also great for strengthening fine motor skills. Paint stamps… Continue reading 25 DIY creative paint stamps

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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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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

Busy bags and travel kits · Drawing & colouring · Outdoor play · Recycled crafts · Small world play · Toys and games · Transport crafts · Wooden crafts

Totally cool car tracks

You don't need to spend lots of money on car tracks for your kids play with - just make your own! Car tracks can be made/drawn with: wood bricks cardboard textas washi tape wooden craft sticks and pegs magnets upcycled fabric Here are some of our favourite ideas for making your own car tracks at… Continue reading Totally cool car tracks

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Eggcellent egg carton animals

It's time for your kids to raid the recycling bin and use some egg cartons to make some of their favourite animals! What they will need: empty egg cartons paint googly eyes, pipe cleaners and scraps of cardboard and/or felt Then they will be ready to play! Here are some of our favourite egg carton… Continue reading Eggcellent egg carton animals

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