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

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

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

30/08/2019
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Make your Own Pine Cone Animals [VIDEO]

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