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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

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DIY tic tac toe games

Tic-tac-toe is a classic game where kids can learn: strategy needed to get three in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally, while blocking their opponent from doing the same being a good sport, whether they win or lose the game turn taking colour and pattern recognition Tic tac toe game pieces can be made with:… Continue reading DIY tic tac toe games

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

Book based art and crafts · Busy bags and travel kits · Dinosaur crafts · Drawing & colouring · Fabric scraps crafts · Fairy crafts · Felt crafts · Fine motor skills · Gardening for kids · Nature art and craft · Outdoor play · Painting · Paper crafts · Play dough · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sensory activities · Small world play · Toys and games · Transport crafts

Setting up small world play for kids

"Small world play is acting out scenarios (scenes from real life, stories and/or imagination) in a miniature play scene, created with small figures and objects. Anything from your own home or garden will do, there is no limitation to your creativity which is why it’s a truly inexhaustible subject!" (Little Worlds Big Adventures) There are many ways… Continue reading Setting up small world play for kids

Bug crafts · Busy bags and travel kits · Clay and salt dough crafts · Fairy crafts · Felt crafts · Hand print, fingerprint & footprint art · Nature art and craft · Painting · Paper crafts · Recycled crafts · Rock painting & decorating · Sewing for kids · Toys and games · Wool/yarn crafts

Valentine’s Day heart crafts

It is less than a week to go until Valentine's Day, so we thought it was time to share some of our favourite heart crafts for kids.  You can make Valentine's Day cards and gifts for family and friends using: recycled materials wool/yarn fabric scraps paper and card natural materials felt rocks & pebbles salt… Continue reading Valentine’s Day heart crafts

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Train crafts for kids

My son is currently obsessed with trains (or anything with wheels!), so today we are sharing some of our favourite train crafts for kids. You can make trains with: egg cartons cardboard tubes shoeboxes corks and buttons construction paper paint and sponges paint and rocks/stones wooden craft sticks, spools, blocks and crates Trains can also… Continue reading Train crafts for kids

Christmas crafts · Drawing & colouring · Felt crafts · Nature art and craft · Painting · Paper crafts · Process art · Rock painting & decorating · Seasonal crafts · Toys and games · Wooden crafts

20 creative Christmas nativity crafts

This is the last post in our series of Christmas crafts for your kids to try this year. Today we are going back to the true story of Christmas - the birth of the baby Jesus - and sharing some of our favourite Christmas nativity crafts that you can make from: decorated rocks/stones drawings and… Continue reading 20 creative Christmas nativity crafts