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Category Archives: craft

Chinese Drums

The Chinese rattle drum is one of the oldest style of toys in China, it is often found at festivals such as the Lunar New Year. Create your own, explore a little bit of history and enjoy the rhythmic sounds! Materials needed 2 small paper plates 2 beads Ribbons, string or even a shoelace Glue …

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Colour Changing Chameleon

Paper plates + water colours + googly eyes + a little imagination = a colourful afternoon craft activity! The possibilities are endless with this month’s craft, but our favourite in the colour changing chameleon! Materials Paper plates Water colour paints Googly eyes Paint brushes Pencil Scissors or craft knife Paper fasteners Method Take one paper …

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Paper Friends

Your children will love this friendship inspired craft! In celebration of International Friendship Day this year encourage your kids to have a go at making their own paper friends, which they can then share with their friends! Materials: Paints Paint brushes or sponges Paper Pencil Glitter   Method: Set out paint colours that you wish …

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Paper plate creations!

This month we made our own furry friends! A lamb and a bee were our creations, but there are endless creatures to be made! This makes a great sensory activity as well as building fine motor skills. Materials Paper plates Cotton wool balls Pencils, crayons, permanent markers Googly eyes Pipe cleaners Glue stick   Method …

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Moon Sand

For a fun alternative to the standard playdough recipe, why not try Moon Sand! The texture can go from crumbly to smooth with just a little manipulation – just like wet sand. This is a fantastic sensory experience for your little ones and only requires 3 ingredients! Ingredients 2 cups of Cornstarch ½ cup of …

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DIY wrapping paper!

Often when a child receives a gift they are thrilled and shriek with excitement whilst playing with… the wrapping paper. Children just have this intense fascination with wrapping paper and presents. The idea of gift giving and receiving is one we learn and enjoy from a young age. Why not make your gifts that little …

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