Arts and Crafts

Card Tube Animals - Animal Crafts 13/08/2020
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Card Tube Animals – Animal Crafts

These card tube animals are a great activity for the kids, using left over card tubes from around the house! Suitable for ages 0 to 5 years old. Read the simple instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: Cardboard tubes PVA glue Scissors Paints and paintbrush Googly eyes Instructions for the Card Tube monkey and elephant: Draw around the head, arm, face and tail templates onto a cardboard tube and cut them out. Paint these pieces and a cardboard tube with brown paint, and add a lighter... Read More

Rock Pool - Summer Arts and Crafts 07/08/2020
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Rock Pool – Summer Crafts

Take the children on an imaginary trip to the seaside this summer and make this fabulous rock pool. Collect recycled materials such as egg boxes, foil pie cases and scraps of craft foam and wool, and in no time at all you’ll have created your very own sealife centre! Suitable for ages 5 to 7 years old. Read the simple instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: A piece of thick card Newspaper Egg boxes Masking tape PVA glue & water A plastic container Large brush for... Read More

Kite Suncatcher - Summer Craft 02/08/2020

Kite Suncatcher – Summer Arts and Crafts

Have some with these Kite Suncatchers this summer! Fun for all the kids to get involved with. Suitable for ages 7 to 11 years old. Read the simple instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: Coloured card Ribbon or string Tissue paper PVA glue and glue brush Clingfilm Scissors Glue Instructions for your Kite Suncatchers: Draw a kite template twice onto coloured card and cut out the shapes. Cut out lots of bow shapes from coloured card. Glue them into pairs with a piece of ribbon in... Read More

childminders arts crafts essentials 11/04/2018

Art & Craft Essentials List for Childminders

Struggling to keep the children engaged? Keep the kids entertained for longer with fun and messy hands-on art and craft activities in your childminding setting – perfect for those dreary rainy days! Awaken the children’s imagination and inspire their creativity with arts and crafts! It is essential to offer lots of creative and messy play opportunities in your childcare setting, as research has shown that arts and crafts play an important role in enhancing a child’s development and learning – helping to develop their confidence, creativity, imagination, social skills, coordination, motor... Read More

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Creating Classroom Displays – Twinkl Guest Post

This article has been written by primary school teacher, Heather McAvan, who talks about the struggles with creating classroom displays in primary schools. One of the things I have always struggled with as a teacher is making displays and things to brighten up my classroom, I’m just not creative in that way! I was lucky enough to work with a really creative teacher a few years ago, we made such a great team as I was good at the more academic stuff and she came up with really fun ideas... Read More