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

3D autumn trees cards crafts3D autumn trees cards crafts 30/08/2019

3D Autumn Tree Cards – Autumn Crafts

How To Make 3D Autumn Cards Decorate your setting this Autumn with these beautiful 3D Autumn Cards with a pop out tree. A fantastic activity for the kids! Art materials you will need: A4 yellow card A4 brown paper Scraps of coloured paper Scissors Pencil Glue stick Bird sticker To make these Autumn Cards, follow these simple instructions: Firstly, make a card: Cut an A4 sheet of card in half. Fold 1 piece in half to make a card. Fold A4 brown paper in half. Draw the template of the... Read More

bee bottles summer crafts 05/08/2019

Bottle Bees – Summer Crafts

How To Make A Bottle Bee Get crafty this summer and create your own bottle bee, whilst helping children understand the important job bees play in our planet. An ideal arts and crafts idea for children aged 5-7 years old. Art materials you will need:  Yogurt drink bottle  Yellow paint  Medium paint brush  Black fluffy pipe cleaners  Gold pipe cleaner  Medium sized wiggly eyes  Two pony beads  Clear plastic stationery folder  Glitter glue  Black marker pen  Pink felt tip  Yellow card  Pencil  Scissors  Strong glue To make a Bottle Bee,... Read More

summer Parasol Beachscape Card kids crafts 05/08/2019

Parasol Beachscape Card – Summer Crafts

How To Make A Parasol Beachscape Card Make this colourful sea-scape card with a 3D parasol – perfect to be used as an invitation for a summer party! Ideal for children aged 7-11 years old. Art materials you will need: Sheet of A4 yellow card Scraps of mid blue, orange, white and pale blue paper or card Scrap of red and white spotty scrapbooking fabric Orange and red felt tip pen One pink paper cocktail umbrella Gel glue Scissors Ruler Pencil To make a Parasol Beachscape Card, follow these simple... Read More

childminders summer selection 2019 catalogue 03/07/2019

Childminders Summer Selection 2019 Catalogue – Out Now!

We are extremely excited to announce the launch of our latest Childminders Selection Catalogue! Boasting a range of innovative resources selected for childminders, this year’s summer edition is sure to inspire! We have made it even easier for you to browse and find the right childminding resources that are age appropriate for all of the children in your care. Alongside the essential childminding resources and equipment for summer, we also have an exciting selection of curricular learning resources to support you in delivering those all-important early learning goals for the EYFS.... Read More