According to tradition, Chinese fire crackers are lit on Chinese New Years in front of houses and stores to scare away the evil spirits! Use these simple materials to create your very own fire cracker decorations and get festive for the New Year!
Get festive this Christmas with our beautiful scratchboard antlers. It’s that time of year when we can dress up and enjoy the silly season! These scratchboard antlers are so simple to make and with the addition of some sequins and glitter glue you’ll be ready to sparkle in no time.
What better way to celebrate Bird Week (23rd-29th October 2017) than by getting out into nature and getting closer to our feathery friends! In order to find a bird you must first BECOME a bird - transform with these bright paper wings and then spot some birds with your own DIY binoculars.
What would we do without our talented, caring, helpful, encouraging, nurturing Early Childhood Educators?! Every day they are helping to mould our future generations and what better way to show your appreciation than with a handmade card!
We know, we know – those fidget spinners are not the most loved items around for teachers at the moment! However, what if you could create a science lesson that allowed your students to not just play with the spinners but create their own and discover the science behind them?
Need another school holiday craft idea? We know how hard school holidays can be sometimes, especially when it’s just too cold to go outside. Here’s one great idea that could keep your young ones amused for at least an hour :) This is a simple, mess free craft that will require very little supervision depending on the age of your children.
Origami is an ancient Japanese form of paper folding or sculpting. It’s also a great way to introduce children to geometric construction. Depending on the age of the child and their prior knowledge, you can begin conversations about angles, symmetry, pattern, bisecting lines and even tessellation!
This activity is perfect for NAIDOC Week. Research the beautiful headdress made by Torres Strait Islander women and then create beautiful, bright flowers with this simple fold and cut method. Use your flowers to decorate a headband and then you can wear your amazing creation!
This activity is great for juniors – and the older kids will love it too! By using book covering as a backing adhesive, the process of decorating is made even simpler. This artwork is beautiful when held up to the light or displayed on a window.
Lighting a candle to remember those we have lost is a common custom for people all around the world. These special Lanterns are the perfect way to pay your respects and commemorate with craft this ANZAC Day
The perfect decoration for cards, easter bonnets or table centrepieces, these adorable origami Easter bunnies are so simple to make you’ll want to create a whole family of them!
This practical and natural craft idea will look so beautiful sitting on your kitchen bench. Try using smaller river gravel instead for a completely different look.
This activity is not only fun to do with the family but also lends itself to help the development of image recognition for younger children and promotes cognitive and fine motor skills.
Encourage learning with colour and word recognition with this super simple craft activity!
Using these simple activities you can incorporate art into your next STEM lesson. An important tool for creative thinking!
Bring Halloween Pumpkins to life with this light-catching decoration.
Macrame, like most crafts, is all about learning a couple of simple techniques and repeating them over and over. You’ve just gotta have patience.
And the awesome thing about macrame is, once you learn this knot you’ll be able to make so many macrame creations!
Celebrate the land of the Irish and learn about a new culture with these 4 St. Paddy’s Day craft ideas!
The festive season is here, our Christmas tree is up and we are getting into the festive spirit! When it comes to decorations, we all agree the best decorations are the homemade ones. That’s why we’ve decided to create our own unique keepsake to hang on the tree this year!
It’s the weekend! Hooray! You would love to do some craft with the kids…but you would also love to do something that you enjoy making too. Well here is a great idea that both you AND the kids will love!
I believe that every child needs a craft box/cupboard/room/area. It doesn’t have to be huge or have every bit of craft you can imagine, it just needs to be the start of creative play.
I was talking to my 7 year old son about painting and we started thinking about what we could add to paint to make a really cool textured painting, that was way more interesting than regular paint! Jake decided that wood shavings would be a great idea because in his words, “they would be sticking up and looking quite good and spiky”. I suggested sand which he agreed was also a good idea- it’s so nice when your children still think your ideas are good!
“Mum, Mum it’s Book Week!”
I start seeing flashbacks to last year and wonder how I can create or recycle another costume in record time. After all, book week is a time for children to really appreciate reading, the authors and illustrators, and learn about the importance of imagination…even if I am running seriously low on time and supplies!
Kid’s crafts are nearly always presented to you in the form of a beautifully designed and photographed image. We are guilty. We love to showcase our products full potential… But what is the reality for you?