Rudolph Gift Box - Christmas Crafts 22/10/2020
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Rudolph Gift Boxes – Christmas Crafts

This arts and crafts activity is perfect for the season of giving! Get creative and make these Rudolph Gift Boxes for friends and family. Suitable for ages 5 to 7 years old. Read the simple instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: A4 brown card Double sided-tape Craft knife Metal ruler Medium sized red pom-pom Eye stickers Pipe cleaners Twine or wool Black marker pen Strong glue Gluestick Instructions for your Rudolph Gift Boxes: Print out a template of a triangular box and glue it to brown... Read More

Symmetrical Snowflakes - Winter crafts 21/10/2020
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Symmetry Snowflakes – Winter Crafts

These Symmetrical Snowflakes are a brr-illiant arts and crafts activity for this winter. Get as creative as you like! Hang these snowflakes from any window to make the ultimate winter window display. Suitable for ages 0 to 5 years old. Read the simple instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: White/cream card Gold cord Hole punch Scissors Glue Decorations (e.g. sequins, plastic jewels, stickers, scraps of textured card, foam shapes etc.) Instructions for your Snowflakes: Before making your snowflake, discuss the topic of symmetry with the child.... Read More

snowflake game winter crafts 20/10/2020
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Snowflake Game – Winter Crafts

Create a Snowflake Game this winter If the weather outside is frightful, why not create your own winter activity inside with this wonderfully fun DIY Snowflake Game. An ideal craft project for young children, which also helps them practice addition. Simply follow the instructions below to make this Snowflake Game and enjoy. Art materials you will need: Blue patterned paper A3 black card / mount board White card 12 x blue buttons Black pen Pencil Scissors Glue 2 x dice How to make this Snowflake Game: Use a pencil to... Read More

Santa Suit Baubles - Christmas Crafts 19/10/2020
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Santa Suit Baubles – Christmas Crafts

Have some fun this Christmas with these fab Santa Suit Baubles. Perfect to hang off the Christmas tree or even a window! Suitable for all ages. Read the simple instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: Coloured card – in red, black and gold Gold cord Scissors Glue Instructions for your Santa Suit Baubles: Cut out a circle of red card, approx. 8cm in diameter. It may help to draw around a circular object, such as a cup. Cut out a thin (1cm wide) strip of black... Read More

5 Top Tips to increase Role-Play for toddlers 16/10/2020
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How To Encourage Toddler Role Play

This article has been written by mum of two and youth theatre leader Jen, from Raising2Children, who shares her top tips on how to increase and encourage toddler role play. There are many role-play benefits for children and these benefits are eloquently listed in the ‘importance of imaginative play’ blog post. As I write this article, I am envisaging a 3-year-old. However, every child has different abilities which can be celebrated and validated. So, focusing on ‘stage’ rather than their ‘age’ is key in toddler role-play. 5 Top Tips To... Read More

diwali umbrella elephant crafts 15/10/2020
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Elephant Umbrella – Diwali Crafts

Celebrate Diwali with this colourful elephant based on a traditional Indian umbrella decoration, fun for all the kids! Read the simple instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: A paper bowl Paint A brush Coloured card Patterned paper Sticky tape Beads 2 x wobbly eyes Felt pens Thin ribbon or wool Sequins Glue Instructions for your Elephant Umbrella: Paint a cardboard bowl on the inside and outside then leave it to dry. Cut out 2 matching elephants. Glue them together with a piece of ribbon taped between... Read More

Diwali Decoration 14/10/2020
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Diwali Centrepiece Decoration – Crafts

This Diwali Decoration is the perfect arts and crafts activity this Diwali! Diwali lanterns are lit and hung inside and outside homes to celebrate the Festival of Light. Try making your own Diwali design as a table centrepiece. Follow the simple instructions below to get started! Art materials you will need: A cardboard plate A glue stick Coloured paper Scissors Glitter glue Acrylic gems or sequins LED tea lights Instructions for your Diwali Decoration: Cut a circle from coloured paper to fit in the middle of your plate. Cut out... Read More

Mummy Pen Pots - Halloween Crafts 07/10/2020
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Mummy Pen Pots – Halloween Crafts

These Mummy Pen Pots are a fab arts and craft activity this Halloween time for the kids. Protect your pens and pencils by keeping them in these spooky Mummy Pots! Suitable for ages 5 to 7 years old. Read the simple how-to craft instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: Glue Scissors White fabric/bandages white and black card Googly eyes coffee cans Instructions for your Mummy Pen Pots: Glue some white card around the outside of a coffee can, to cover up the writing! Add a rectangle... Read More

Pom Pom Hedgehogs - autumn crafts 06/10/2020
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Pom Pom Hedgehogs – Autumn Crafts

These Pom Pom Hedgehogs are a fab arts and crafts activity for autumn time with the kids! It’s easy and simple to make with just a few craft materials required. Suitable for ages 5 to 7 years old. Read the simple how-to instructions below to get started on your Pom Pom Hedgehogs: Art materials you will need: Brown wool Beige and black felt fabric Cereal box card Scissors Glue Instructions for your Pom Pom Hedgehogs: Draw around a ring-shaped template onto card twice and cut them out. Put the two... Read More

Fun Flappy Owls - Autumn Crafts 05/10/2020
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Fun Flappy Owls – Autumn Crafts

These Fun Flappy Owls are a great autumn activity for the kids! Suitable for children aged 0 to 5 years. Read the simple instructions below to get started! Art materials you will need: Two paper plates Brown paint Thick paintbrush Two bottle tops Two eye stickers or googly eyes Silver glittery card Scraps of coloured paper Glue stick Strong glue Two paper fasteners Scissors Instructions for your Fun Flappy Owls: Cut a paper plate into an owl shape. With the other paper plate cut out two wings. Paint the owl... Read More