Fabric scraps crafts · Felt crafts · Sewing for kids · Toys and games

How to make your own dolls

If you are looking for a creative, eco-friendly alternative to mass produced plastic dolls, why not try making your own?  All you need are some fabric scraps, felt, buttons, ribbon and wool/yarn to make your own delightfully unique dolls to play with. Doll making has some wonderful benefits for kids, including: the opportunity for kids… Continue reading How to make your own dolls

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Book based art and crafts · Collage · Costumes · Process art · Recycled crafts · Robot crafts · Toys and games

Radical recycled robots

Your recycling bin is the perfect source of junk art materials for your kids to make their own radical robots!  They can get really creative using their own combination of: aluminium foil bottle tops and lids cardboard boxes, spools and tubes egg cartons paper bags plastic bottles and whatever other bits and pieces you can… Continue reading Radical recycled robots

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

Busy bags and travel kits · Button crafts · Colour recognition · Dinosaur crafts · Drawing & colouring · Felt crafts · Fine motor skills · Literacy and numeracy · Paper crafts · Puppets · Recycled crafts · Toys and games · Wool/yarn crafts

Awesome road trip activity kits

We used to travel a lot when my brothers and I were kids, and the only travel game I remember playing was "I spy".  I'm sure some of these activity kits would have come in handy for us kids, as well as for my parents' sanity! Here are some of our favourite kids activity kits… Continue reading Awesome road trip activity kits

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

Fine motor skills · Paper plate crafts · Recycled crafts · Toys and games · Wooden crafts

Magnificent marble runs to make

Your kids can design and make their own magnificent marble runs with some simple things you probably have at home, including: paper plates & straws cardboard boxes & tubes other recycled materials wooden craft/dowel sticks Here are some of our favourite marble run ideas! Paper plates Design a paper plate marble maze from Buggy and… Continue reading Magnificent marble runs to make

Book based art and crafts · Hand print, fingerprint & footprint art · Painting · Paper crafts · Paper plate crafts · Puppets · Recycled crafts · Toys and games

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