Here is a fun and easy arts craft for first graders that teaches both about the Chinese New Year and some basic math skills, courtesy of to Education.com Red Envelopes One of the best-known Chinese New Year traditions is the practice of giving red envelopes. In Chinese culture, the color red symbolizes good luck. This activity […]
Energizer® has teamed up with Secret Life of Pets to offer customers the chance to win special The Secret Life of Pets plush toys. To celebrate this offer, they challenged us to make our own special bed for our Secret Life of Pets toys, and the kids had lots of fun decorating and creating our own […]
The run up to Christmas is such a WONDERFUL time of year to get crafty with the kids – the days grow shorter, the cold weather draws in. Blustery winds blow or rain pelts down on us. Time to retreat into the warm indoors, make a nice cup of hot chocolate and get crafty with […]
There are so many creative advent calendars around these days – it’s no longer just a chocolate, or a picture behind a door. We really like some of the toy advent calendars that are around like the Playmobil or LEGO ones, but if you wanted to focus on quality time with the kids this advent season […]
It’s important for children’s development for them to get outdoors and have plenty of time to play and explore. We’re lucky in the UK to have so many great woodland spaces, and we’ve been working with the Woodland Trust to help spread the word about their work and the importance of preserving our woodlands. The […]
Remember how I told you to go ahead and buy that big pack of pipe cleaners because you would have plenty of use of them? Well, today I have another 10 ways for you to use those pipe cleaners. So roll up your sleeves and let’s get to crafting! 10 MORE Pipe Cleaner Crafts
Kaleidoscope This simple kaleidoscope works best when it is held up to the light. Move the tube around to see the pretty colours, glitter and sequins dance around.
DIY chalk Did you know that you can make your own chalk? And it’s easy! This chalk is made into giant sticks, which is great for little hands to grab hold of, and perfect for pavements and patios. You can create a giant masterpiece and then let the rain wash it off.
Did you know that you can transfer printed text to washi tape? I only found out recently. It’s so cool! This might be the easiest washi tape craft for kids EVER! It’s perfect for making labels that won’t damage toys, but it’s also great for learning spellings and sight words in a fun way.
If you’re looking for a fun 4th of July craft to make this summer, why not try this simple handprint American Flag 4th of July Craft. If you’re not in the USA, you can adapt this basic idea to make other flags too, to celebrate any national event, or sporting occasion. Doesn’t it look cute?