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winter festivals selection catalogue 09/09/2019

Winter Festivals Selection 2019 Catalogue – Out Now!

We are extremely excited to announce the launch of our latest Winter Festivals Selection Catalogue! As summer draws to an end, our thoughts turn to the festive excitement ahead! From colourful autumnal art & craft supplies and spook-tacular Halloween resources to cracking Bonfire Night crafts and wonderful winter supplies, you will find all the resources you need inside our brand new winter festivals catalogue to ensure your celebrations go off with a bang this 2019. To get your hands on a FREE copy of our brand new Winter Festivals Catalogue 2019, simply fill... Read More

sensory maths activities 02/09/2019

Sensory Maths Activities for Early Years

“There should be no such thing as boring mathematics” — Edsger Dijkstra Looking for new and creative ways to engage children in maths? Try our top sensory maths activities and ideas for early years! Whether you are shopping, baking, telling the time, budgeting or planning a trip, mathematics is an essential life skill which we use throughout everyday life – so it is extremely important to relay a positive attitude towards maths. By building essential maths skills from an early age, it enhances a child’s critical thinking, spatial awareness, problem... Read More

pine cone animal crafts guide 30/08/2019

Pine Cone Animals – Autumn Crafts

The children will love making their very own adorable pine cone animals this Autumn! Follow our simple step-by-step guide below to create a wonderful woodland scene – brimming with all your favourite woodland pine cone animals. How To Make Pine Cone Animals: Art materials you will need: Scissors Felt (orange, white and black felt works great for your fox) PVA Glue Wiggly Eyes Pine Cone How to make autumnal pine cone animals: Choose your favourite woodland creature (fox, owl, hedgehog, bear, deer, moose, raccoon…) Using a pair of sharp scissors... Read More

Make a magic wood autumn crafts 30/08/2019

Make A Magic Wood – Autumn Crafts

How to create a magical woodland setting Model your own clay fairy folk in a wicked woodland setting, adding spellbinding secret doors and tiny toadstools to create the perfect enchanting environment. An ideal arts and crafts project for children aged 7 – 11. Art materials you will need: Modelling clay Modelling clay boards Small rolling pin scissors modelling tool mini cutters cocktail sticks and a straw Wet wipes How to make a door: Cut a rectangle from some brown play dough and flatten it. Using the tools, cut and shape... Read More

create a fun harvest card 30/08/2019

How To Make Harvest Cards

Celebrate the harvest festival this year with this fun, creative activity – using arts and crafts from your cupboards! You will need: sheet of black card thicker coloured card dried lentils, beans, split peas etc… PVA glue paintbrush How to make a harvest card: Fold a sheet of black card in half to create a greetings card. Next, take a different coloured card and cut into a rectangle smaller than the front of the card ensuring there is space for a border. Pick out your chosen lentils and other various... Read More

Create an outdoor woodland scene using walnuts to make mice, owls and mushrooms 30/08/2019

How To Make Woodland Creatures with Walnuts

Celebrate the onset of Autumn with this fun activity. A leisurely walk with children always offers great opportunities to create and take inspiration from the world around us. You will need: walnut shell halves white modelling clay garlic press paints small paintbrush glue cocktail stick How to make the mice: Take a small amount of white modelling clay and roll into 2 balls for ears, squeeze them into a point and flatten. Stick the ears to the walnut shell. To make the nose, roll a small ball of clay and... Read More

Create an Autumnal card 30/08/2019

How To Make Autumnal Woodland Wishes Cards

Say hello to our woodland friends this Autumn and make these delightful cards using up your scraps of card and felt along the way! Art materials you will need: coloured card coloured felts patterned paper, ribbons and offcuts white fabric paint googly eyes scissors glue How to make a wise owl card: Take a sheet of light brown card measuring approx. 24cm x 17cm and fold in half to make a vertical card. On to a piece of paper draw an owl’s body, feet, wings and eyes using the image... Read More

leaf bowls autumn crafts 30/08/2019

Leaf Bowls – Autumn Crafts

How To Make Leaf Bowls With the colourful Autumn leaves falling, it’s the perfect time to make these beautiful DIY Leaf Bowls to decorate your setting or give as an autumnal gift. A great crafts activity for children aged 5-7 years old. Art materials you will need: Fimo Air Basic white clay Paint Leaf Modelling knife Rolling pin PVA glue Small Bow To make a leaf bowl, follow these simple instructions: Roll the clay to 0.5cm in thickness. Lay a clean leaf onto the clay and press down. Cut around... Read More

colour sorting trees autumn crafts 30/08/2019

Colour Sorting Trees Game – Autumn Crafts

How To Make Colour Sorting Trees Fun in the fall! Enhance the children’s mathematical skills with Colour Sorting Trees – a fun and engaging sorting game for Autumn. Follow our simple how to crafts guide below to discover how to create these beautiful colour sorting trees. Art materials you will need: 2 x sheets of A3 white card Light brown, dark brown, red, green & yellow card White paper Black pen Sticky tape Pencil Scissors Glue To make colour sorting trees, follow these simple instructions: Take 2 sheets of A3... Read More

Bubble Wrap Autumn Tree crafts 30/08/2019

Bubble Wrap Autumn Tree – Autumn Crafts

How To Make A Bubble Wrap Autumn Tree It’s time for some popping fun! The kids are sure to love creating these beautiful bubble wrap autumn trees – a fun, yet simple crafts idea for Autumn. Ideal for children aged 5-7 years old. Art materials you will need: Thick card Blue, green and black paper Glue Paints and paintbrush Bubble wrap Scissors To make bubble wrap autumn trees, follow these simple instructions: Glue some light blue paper onto thick card to make the sky. Cut some curved shapes from green... Read More