Crafts and Activities

Make your own Barnyard Blowouts

Make your own Barnyard Blowouts

Materials Barnyard blowout  Template Card board Desk punch Coloured paper for fine detail Instructions Photocopy our Template at 200 percent, and cut out. Trace onto card stock, cut out, and use a utility knife to cut on dotted lines. Make details from ...

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Make your own button bracelet

Make your own button bracelet

Collect pretty buttons and string them on elasticized cords for stretchy bracelets to be worn or swapped. Shank buttons (with smooth faces) overlap jauntily, while standard buttons, strung through the holes in their centers, lie flat against the wrist. Create ...

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Eggshell Flowerpots

Eggshell Flowerpots

Young gardeners can use eggshells as pots to start seeds and coffee-stirrer tags to foretell what will pop up where. Plant seeds according to package instructions, and nestle planters in an egg carton on a sunny windowsill, where they can ...

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Insect finger puppets

Insect finger puppets

Materials Glove, or sewn felt fingers Needle and thread Small buttons Scissors Iron Adhesive felt or felt scraps (optional) Toile rounds x 4 Method Create the insect body. Begin with the finger of a stray glove. Or, using a sewing ...

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Make your own Bottle Bank

Make your own Bottle Bank

Materials Empty bottle Scissors Double-sided tape Hot-glue gun PIpe cleaner Method Rinse an empty bottle with hot soapy water; let dry. Cut features such as eyes, ears, and nostrils from construction paper (ears should have tabs). Attach with double-sided tape. ...

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Love bugs

Love bugs

What you will need: Egg cartons Half red or pink pipe cleaners Red or pink cardboard Red or pink paint Craft glue Pair of wiggly eyes A pattern of a heart shape cut from cardboard Felt tip markers Scissors How ...

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How to make heartstrings

How to make heartstrings

What you will need: Cardboard tube or old toilet rolls Paintbrush and red paint Pushpin Needle Embroidery thread Beads with holes large enough for the needle to pass through     How to make it: Cute the tube in half ...

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Make your own slime

Make your own slime

Kids simply love slime! The gooey and gross are wonderful sensory activities for you to explore with your children. Here is an easy way to provide hours or learning and fun! What you will need: White glue 2 disposable cups ...

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Crafting with Shells

Crafting with Shells

We all collect shells on the beaches we visit each year, yet more often than not, they land up by sitting on a shelf somewhere and never really get displayed in any way around our homes. So, I went out ...

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How to make your very own dinosaur mask

How to make your very own dinosaur mask

The dinosaur world was very different from the one we know today. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t create your own dinosaur fantasy world in a garden or park with some cool, creative masks. Here is a video tutorial as ...

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