Creative Projects

Tied Sock Caterpillar!

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Creative Projects | 0 comments

Tied Sock Caterpillar!

That’s right–you can make your own caterpillar stuffed animals right at home with simple supplies most parents have at home. No more throwing away those old socks that don’t have a match. Instead, turn them into little caterpillars! These caterpillars are so easy to make, and you only need 6 things: 1) An old sock (the longer the better!) 2) A long piece of yarn 3) Stuffing 4) Pipe Cleaners 5) Googly Eyes 6) Glue It’s that simple! So let’s get started: 1) Gather all your materials in one place. It just makes things easier. 2) Stuff the sock until it’s almost all the way full. 3) Tie a double knot on the bottom of the toe of the sock...

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Self-Inflating Balloon

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Activity Ideas, Creative Projects | 0 comments

Self-Inflating Balloon

    I’m sure we all remember doing this one in our elementary school science classes. They were fun then, and they’re sure fun now. So, in case you forgot all the elements, here’s a quick guide to making your own self-inflating balloons!         What you’ll need: A plastic bottle One balloon 2 teaspoons of baking soda 1 tablespoon of vinegar Put the two teaspoons of baking soda INTO the balloon. That’s right. Get one of your little guys to hold that balloon open while you pour in the teaspoons of baking soda. It’s easiest to put two fingers on either side of the opening and pull open. Then, put the tablespoon of vinegar into...

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Make It Rain

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Activity Ideas, Creative Projects | 0 comments

Make It Rain

Remember sitting by the window on a rainy day, watching the water drop down the glass and sighing, wishing you could be outside instead of cooped up in your living room? When I was growing up, I was always outside, and finding something fun to do on a rainy day that didn’t make my mom want to pull out all her hair (I guess it wasn’t cool of me to leave my toy horses all over the stairs) was always tough. Here’s something you can do with your kids on rainy days–make it rain inside!   Okay, I don’t mean make it literally rain, but your kids will love to watch the weather change inside a glass jar! What you’ll need:  One glass jar or just a standard...

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Fruit Love Bugs

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Creative Projects | 0 comments

Fruit Love Bugs

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Handprint Dragon

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Creative Projects | 0 comments

Handprint Dragon

Five handprints combined with some paper shapes (cut out using our template) produce this fantastic, fierce dragon – a fantastic craft for Chinese New Year or a China theme, a fairy tale theme, or even St George’s Day or St David’s Day. You will need: Coloured paper Handprint Dragon template Glue Small white circle stickers Black pen Large sheet of paper What to do: Print our template out onto card. Cut out and use it to draw and cut out a head, mane, tail and two legs from coloured paper. Draw around your hand 5 times on coloured paper, and cut out. Glue the handprints in a line across your large sheet of paper to form your dragon’s body,...

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Paper Plate Beetle

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in Creative Projects | 0 comments

Paper Plate Beetle

Quick and easy and great for younger children, this paper plate beetle is a super minibeasts craft idea and a useful way of teaching legs and pincers. Instructions below. Also useful as a scarab beetle for an Ancient Egypt theme. You will need: Small paper plate Black paper or card Paint (we used blue but you could use any colour) Black marker pen Glue Instructions: Paint your paper plate and leave to dry. With the black pen draw on the markings of your beetle. From black card cut two small straight black legs, two longer straight middle legs, two bent front legs and two pincers. Glue these to the underneath of the plate rim. Original Source:...

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