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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

Book based art and crafts · Busy bags and travel kits · Drawing & colouring · Fabric scraps crafts · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Monster crafts · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Paper crafts · Play dough · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sensory activities

Amazing alphabet activities

With these amazing alphabet activities, your kids can learn how to make letter shapes, match upper case and lower case letters, identify initial letter sounds, and put letters together to make words. You can make alphabet letters with: pipe cleaners fabric scraps paper and cardboard stickers, markers, pencils and paint mud, shells and rocks wood… Continue reading Amazing alphabet activities

Bead crafts · Clay and salt dough crafts · Fabric scraps crafts · Felt crafts · Fine motor skills · Jewellery · Paper crafts · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Wooden crafts · Wool/yarn crafts

20 nifty necklaces for kids

You don't have to spend a lot of money on jewellery for kids - just make your own!  Threading bits and pieces onto necklaces is also great for strengthening fine motor skills. These nifty necklaces are made from: wool/yarn, ribbon, cord, string dyed pasta puzzle pieces felt recycled cardboard and foil scrap paper rocks and… Continue reading 20 nifty necklaces for kids

Book based art and crafts · Fabric scraps crafts · Felt crafts · Nature art and craft · Play dough · Puppets · Recycled crafts · Sensory activities · Small world play · Wooden crafts

Farm small world play for kids

Our blog post Setting up small world play for kids has been so popular, we thought we would break it down into different types of small worlds.  Today's theme is farm animals. Small world play gives kids wonderful opportunities to act out real or imagined stories using small objects that can fit into a small play… Continue reading Farm small world play for kids