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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

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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

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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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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

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10 string art projects for kids

String art is usually made on pieces of wood, but you can also make string art with embroidery hoops, cardboard and even recycled milk bottles! Some of these projects use embroidery floss, but you could also use wool/yarn to make the colours stand out better.  You can choose to weave single threads between the nails,… Continue reading 10 string art projects for kids

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20 fun pom pom crafts

Who can resist pom poms?  They are bright and colourful and so easy to make!  Plus you can use them in so many ways: mobiles and garlands gift tags ornaments/decorations pencil toppers and key rings fun toys for kids to play with   Here are some of our favourite pom pom crafts for kids! Pinecone… Continue reading 20 fun pom pom crafts