Craft and Activities · halloween

Scary Spiders on Sparkly Webs

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

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Five minute Ninja Turtle ornaments your kids can make by themselves!

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!

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An advent calendar with a literary twist!

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!

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For $6? A craft, a decoration, a sweet-free advent calendar.

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.

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Scary Spiders on Sparkly Webs – work together activity for children and parents.

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.

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Frankenstein’s Monster Handprint Art for toddlers and preschoolers!

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!

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Decorative Autumn Leaf Garland craft activity.

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.