fireworks pictures bonfire crafts 09/10/2019
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Sparkly Fireworks Picture – Bonfire Night Crafts

Create Sparkly Fireworks Pictures for Bonfire Night Create a dazzling firework picture for bonfire night using glue, glitter and sequins! An ideal arts and crafts project for young children. Simply follow these instructions to make a sparkly firework design this Guy Fawkes night and get creative. Art materials you will need: Card (black) PVA Glue (white) Glitter (various colours) Sequins Paintbrush Newspaper (or splash mat) How to make sparkly fireworks pictures this bonfire night: Cover your work surface with newspaper or a splash mat, and place a sheet of black... Read More

firework crown bonfire crafts 09/10/2019
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Make A Firework Crown – Bonfire Night Crafts

Create a Firework Crown for Bonfire Night Get the little ones excited for Bonfire Night and make your very own colourful DIY Firework Crown! An ideal arts and crafts project for children aged 5-7 years old. Simply follow these instructions to make firework crowns this Guy Fawkes night and get creative. Art materials you will need: Coloured Card (in red, orange & yellow) Holographic Card Scissors and Glue Felt Stars or Stick-On Stars Sticky Tape Pencil & Stapler Tape Measure How to make a firework crown this bonfire night: Measure... Read More

shooting stars bonfire crafts 09/10/2019
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Make Shooting Stars – Bonfire Night Crafts

Create Red Rockets, Sun Sparklers & Silver Catherine Wheels for Bonfire Night Bring some extra sparkle to Bonfire Night this year with these colourful homemade fireworks crafts. Made from recycled foil dishes and cardboard tubes, these DIY shooting stars are easy and cheap to make, but look as good as the real thing for Bonfire Night! An ideal arts and crafts project for children aged 0-5 years old. Simply follow these instructions to make red rockets, sun sparklers and silver catherine wheels shooting stars this Guy Fawkes night. Art materials... Read More

space storytime set product review 08/10/2019

Space Storytime Set – Product Review

This review has been written by early years consultant, Anne Rodgers, from ATR Consultancy. EYR Space Storytime Set Review I recently received a lovely space storytime set with all space related activities and toys inside it. It reminded me of learning about when man landed on the moon as a small child at school and being fascinated with how that could happen. This story time bag contains two lovely little puppets of a star and an alien that can go with singing time; ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ and ‘5 Little... Read More

30/09/2019
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Make Halloween Cards – Halloween Crafts

Make these spooky Halloween cards to use as party invitations or decorations! This craft activity is suitable for 5-7 years. Read the simple instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: Sheet of A4 orange card Sheet of A4 black card 2 yellow buttons Scraps of pink corrugated card and blue 3 paper straws 1 sheet of yellow acetate film Scissors Glue stick Ruler Pencil STEP 1: Firstly, fold the orange piece of A4 in half to create the background to the card. Using the templates trace and... Read More

30/09/2019
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Make Your Own Spooky Pizza Box – Halloween Crafts

Create a spooky 3D Halloween Scene by recycling a pizza box. This craft activity is ideal for children aged 5-7. Follow the instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: Pizza box A3 black card Yellow and orange card Blue metallic self-adhesive film Scissors Glue stick Autumn leaves STEP 1: Cover the outside of the pizza box with blue metallic self-adhesive film and decorate the inside of the pizza box to create the background. STEP 2: Use the templates to sketch the outlines of the haunted house, the... Read More

30/09/2019
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Make Your Own Hanging Paper Monsters – Halloween Crafts

Have fun with coloured cards, free your imagination and create funny Halloween hanging monsters. This fun craft activity is ideal for children aged between 7-11. Follow the instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: A3 green and orange card Black and white card Scissors Glue stick Coloured fake fur or feathers Stapler STEP 1: Get inspired by the monster pictures and sketch the outline of a monster body onto the green or orange card and then cut out the monster shape. STEP 2: Cut different shapes out... Read More

30/09/2019
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Make Your Own Spooky Bats – Halloween Crafts

Get ready for Halloween by making these spooky bats! An ideal activity for 5-7 year olds; follow the instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: Black wool and scissors Scraps of cardboard Large black pom poms Self-adhesive googly eyes Double-sided sticky tape Wooden lolly sticks STEP 1: To make the large bats we made some black woolen pompoms. We cut out two circles of card each measuring 6cm in diameter and then cut a smaller circle 2cm in diameter in the middle to create a doughnut shape.... Read More

30/09/2019
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Make Your Own Haunted House – Halloween Crafts

Get imaginations running riot and create a magnificent haunted house out of spare boxes and coloured card. Art materials you will need: Cardboard boxes in different sizes A juice carton Black paint Paintbrush Black, orange & yellow card Glue and scissors Black pencil/pen White tissue paper STEP 1: Glue 2 or 3 different sized boxes together and leave to dry. The top part of a juice carton makes a good top section for the house. STEP 2: Paint the boxes black and leave to dry. Add a second coat if... Read More

Autumn Crafts Competition for early years 27/09/2019

Autumn Crafts Competition 2019

WIN a Festive Arts & Crafts Pack – worth £100! It’s competition time and we want to see the children’s autumn crafts projects. There is no better time to get crafty than autumn! So make the most of the beautiful fallen leaves and add some brilliant autumnal colours or spook-tacular Halloween displays to your primary school, nursery, pre-school or childcare setting. How To Enter We have 3 awesome prizes up for grabs and all you have to do is complete the following 3 simple steps: Send your photo of the... Read More