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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

25/09/2019
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How To Make Your Own Slime for Halloween [VIDEO]

What could be better than concocting up your own slimey creation for Halloween? We have everything you need to turn your potions into slime and cast your spells! Add paint, glitter or even glow-in-the-dark paint to create the ultimate Halloween slime this year. Simply follow our easy step-by-step crafts guide below or watch our video tutorial and get creative with the children this Halloween. How To Make Your Own Slime: Art materials you will need: PVA Glue Magic Slime Potion (all the ingredients in one handy tub) Coloured Glitter Spoon... Read More

Diwali garland and rangoli picture - crafts 25/09/2019
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Flower Garland & Rangoli Picture – Diwali Crafts

Create a Flower Garland and Rangoli Picture for Diwali Celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali this year by creating a colourful flower garland and rangoli picture! An ideal arts and crafts project for children aged 7-11 years old. Simply follow these instructions to make a Flower Garland and Rangoli Picture this Diwali. Art materials you will need: Tracing paper Thin card Pencil Tissue paper (variety of colours) Drinking straws Scissors Wool Thick darning needle How to make a Flower Garland: Transfer flower templates onto a thin piece of card. Use... Read More

Rocking Diya diwali crafts 25/09/2019
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Rocking Diya – Diwali Crafts

Create a Rocking Diya for Diwali Celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali (Festival of Lights) this year with this fun Rocking Diya crafts project for kids! An ideal arts and crafts project for children aged 5-7 years old. Simply follow these instructions to make a Rocking Diya this Diwali. Art materials you will need: Green paper plate Coloured card (white, yellow and orange) Coloured plastic jewels Scissors Glue How to make a Rocking Diya: Fold the paper plate in half (this will be the base for your rocking Diya). Decorate... Read More

Diwali Lantern crafts guide 23/09/2019
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How To Make Diwali Lanterns – Crafts

Create your own Diwali lantern this festive season! Brighten up your classroom or home with this Diwali Lantern, the perfect arts and craft for the festival of lights. Art materials you will need: A 2 Litre plastic bottle cardboard bowels scissors ruler PVA glue glue brush tissue paper sequins and gems ribbon LED tea light How to make a lantern: Carefully cut away an 8cm section from the middle of a 2 litre plastic bottle, leaving the top and bottom pieces aside to make the lantern. Ask an adult to... Read More

Create your very own Diwali Diya 23/09/2019
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Make Your Own Diwali Diya – Crafts

Celebrate Diwali this year and create a dazzling delightful diya – the perfect arts and crafts activity for the festival of lights! You will need: Red, yellow and green modelling clay glitter PVA glue paintbrush tea lights or LED tea lights How to make your Diwali Diya: Firstly, break a piece of coloured clay from the block and roll to create a ball. Once nice and smooth, use your thumb and push into the middle of the ball, gently pushing the edges away to make a little pot and ensuring... Read More

Autumn squirrels crafts 18/09/2019
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How To Make Autumn Squirrels – Crafts

Create an Autumn squirrel As autumn arrives, squirrels are busy collecting food supplies for the coming winter. Make your own autumn squirrels using the templates provided. Art materials you will need: Egg carton Coloured felt – orange, grey and brown glue Scissors Paints paintbrush googly eyes How to make an Autumn squirrel: Cut a section of egg carton and paint it with your chosen coloured paint for example, grey. Cut a face and tail from grey felt, and glue them on. Add a light brown nose and googly eyes. Repeat... Read More