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Fantastical fairy tale crafts

"If you want your kids to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.  If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." ~ Albert Einstein Benefits of fairy tales for kids: storytelling - fairy tales teach them the basics of a story, such as beginning/middle/end, setting (time and environment), characters and character… Continue reading Fantastical fairy tale crafts

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Fun ladybug facts & crafts

Fun facts about ladybugs: Ladybugs are a type of beetle, and both male and female. Ladybugs can be red, yellow, orange, brown, pink, and even all black. Not all ladybugs have spots - some have stripes and some have none at all. Ladybugs defend themselves against potential attackers with their bright colours, and by releasing… Continue reading Fun ladybug facts & crafts

Fabric scraps crafts · Fine motor skills · Recycled crafts · Toys and games · Transport crafts

16 cool things to make with shoeboxes

Empty shoeboxes are a wonderful recycled craft resource that can be used to make a variety of cool things, including: dioramas doll houses & castles games & toys puppet theatres weaving looms Here are some of our favourite shoebox craft ideas for kids! Dioramas Decorate your shoebox with a themed background, then add cut out… Continue reading 16 cool things to make with shoeboxes

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12 beautiful tulip crafts

We are enjoying some gorgeous spring sunshine this week, and to celebrate, we have some beautiful tulip crafts for your kids to make. You can create your own tulips at home with: paper origami coloured card recycled egg cartons and buttons painted cardboard tubes recycled cardboard and wool/yarn handprints, potato prints and fork prints Here… Continue reading 12 beautiful tulip crafts

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Fun sock crafts for kids

Do you have some odd socks lying around at home?  Don't throw them out - upcycle them into some cute critters for your kids to play with! To make these critters, you will need: socks stuffing felt scraps, beads/buttons, thread, wool/yarn You can use socks to make: zoo animals - monkeys, lions, foxes, kangaroos pets -… Continue reading Fun sock crafts for kids

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