Materials: Paper plates (small size) Chenille sticks (pipe cleaners if you're old-school) Webs (bought from Riot but available at craft shops) Large pom pom and small pom pom per spider Googly eyes Craft glue Cotton tips Stapler Activity: 1. Adult cuts the inside circle out of the paper plate. discard outer circle. 2. Child spreads… Continue reading Scary Spiders on Sparkly Webs
Yesterday, Luke and I took our three kids into Southbank Parkland's (The Courier Mail Piazza) to visit the SNOW4KIDS PARK. This is an annual event but it was our first visit. Blaire's now heading for two and we thought they are all now at good ages to enjoy some snow play. We can't go on… Continue reading Outing review: Snow 4 Kids Brisbane
There are heaps of these bad boys over on Pinterest at the moment. You may have seen them. A lovely Preschool Mummy reader gave me the heads up via email. But here are some that kids actually made: Basic materials and quick process= child-friendly, accessible craft for the little ninja in your life!
We all remember those one-gram choc squares we'd burst out from the crinkly plastic packaging of our advent calendars as children. Most have fond memories. For others, the calendars left a sour aftertaste, which wasn't just the bitterness of cheap compound chocolate. Like the friend I had in high school whose parents would only buy… Continue reading An advent calendar with a literary twist!
I have had a few people ask me how I budget for craft. One of the ways I keep the cost of craft low is to shop in certain places. And I'll tell you some of them soon. But first: look at this lovely craft my preschooler and I made this week: Amazingly, it uses no… Continue reading For $6? A craft, a decoration, a sweet-free advent calendar.
Materials: Paper plates (small size) Chenille sticks (pipe cleaners if you're old-school) Webs (bought from Riot but available at craft shops) Large pom pom and small pom pom per spider Googly eyes Craft glue Cotton tips Stapler Activity: 1. Adult cuts the inside circle out of the paper plate. discard outer circle. 2. Child spreads… Continue reading Scary Spiders on Sparkly Webs – work together activity for children and parents.
Your kids will love getting their hands dirty and producing a cool little monster print, which may be used as a card, framed as a hanging picture, or displayed on a window (suitable for children aged 3-5). Materials: Green paint Black marker Medium-size googly eyes Craft glue Paper plate Glue brush or cotton tip… Continue reading Frankenstein’s Monster Handprint Art for toddlers and preschoolers!
Hi and welcome to day three of Creepy Craft week! Today's craft activity is suitable for children right up to school age (and beyond!), and it's really, really messy! So tape out some newspaper and get out the paint! This activity is a wonderful, engaging sensory experience for little ones. Materials: Sheet of poster… Continue reading Autumn Leaf Finger Painting
Yeah, yeah, I know - it's actually spring where I live. But with an abundance of fluoro orange and black plastic Halloween decorations threatening to overwhelm my decor (Who am I kidding? My home looks like the inside of Toys r Us after the Boxing Day sales), ahem, I thought it would be pleasant to incorporate… Continue reading Decorative Autumn Leaf Garland craft activity.
Bean, age four, had to have a blood test last week. He was a very brave boy. He was actually more interested in the collector's job, and looking at all of the cool things she had in her office. She was totally awesome and gave him a few little things to take home- label stickers,… Continue reading Dramatic Play- blood test lab!