Kids handy? Create Easter Carrots with hands

Want a hand with Easter preparations? Create these cool Handy Carrots with your kids. You could make a bunch of carrots by doing one for each family member. Hook them up side by side to create a Handy Carrot bunting!!

Sam

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Materials: Green card, white card, orange tissue paper, scissors, glue.
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Step 1: Trace around your child’s hand. Cut it out.
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Step 2: Draw a carrot shape onto the white card. Cut it out.
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Step 3: Stick the cut out hand onto the top of the carrot shape. This will be the leaves and the carrot top.
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Step 4: Cut off any pieces of tissue that hang over.

Quote for the day …
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible”
Walt Disney

Kids excited? Do 20 minutes of Easter craft & they will be!

Are your kids getting excited about a visit from the Easter Bunny? Help them decorate the home with these great Easter Chickens. So simple to make and the results are joyful.

Sam

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Materials: Paper plate, yellow paint, 2 joggle eyes, orange card, glue, scissors, yellow feathers, marker, yellow paper.
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Step 1: Paint the paper plate yellow. Leave to dry.
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Step 2: Draw 2 chicken feet on the orange card. Cut them out.
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Step 3: Draw two strips (approximately 3.5 cms wide) on A4 yellow paper.
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Step 4: Cut the yellow strips out.
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Step 5: Fold the yellow stripes back and forth until all the strip is folded. Fold both strips. These are the chicken legs.
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Step 6: Glue the orange feet onto one end of the folded strip.
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Step 7: Draw a double triangle shape on the orange card as shown. Cut this out and fold it into a beak shape.
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Step 8: Glue feet and legs onto the plate. Glue eyes and beak on.
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Step 9: Turn plate over and glue on feathers to make wings. Leave to dry.

Quote for the day …
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style.”
Maya Angelou

Getting Blown Around? Take paper plate windmills for a spin

Kids love to see things move. Especially with things they make themselves.  Create this windmill and watch it spin. Split pins are sharp so watch little hands during this activity. Can you find other things together that spin? Go on a hunt!!!
Sam

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Materials: 2 paper plates, markers, scissors, various paint colours, 1 split pin.
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Step 1: Mark out both plates as shown with a circle on one and a long triangle shape on the other plate. On the circle plate, mark the middle with a smaller circle.
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Step 2: On the smaller circle mark out the windmill fan shape. Cut all pieces out.
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Step 3: Cut out the fan like this.
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Step 4: Paint both pieces in your choice of colours. You may like to use textas, crayons or pencils instead of paint. Leave to dry.
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Step 5: Place the windmill circle shape at the top of the long triangle shape (at the smaller end) and put the split pin through both pieces of card.
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Step 6: Spread the split pin at the back of the windmill
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Step 7: Decorate your windmill. I used Sharpie markers to draw some flowers at the base of the windmill.

Quote for the day …
“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination”
Albert Einstein

 

Love the smell of flowers? Find out what your kids think!

Stop and smell the flowers every now and then and appreciate the small things in life. Take time out to create some beauty with simple things. Kids are going to love raiding the bathroom cupboard for the supplies in this art activity for 4 – 9 year olds.  While you do this craft you can talk about the sense of smell with your child and what it means to them and how they use it.
Sam

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Materials: Cotton buds(tips), scissors, PVA glue, 2 green pipe cleaners , cotton wool balls and a coloured button, piece of A4 coloured card and a some vanilla essence or perfume.
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Step 1: On the A4 coloured card lay out the design you wish with your cotton buds. Leave a little room at the base for the stem and the middle for the centre of the flower.
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Step 2: Glue all cotton buds down to form petals. With the green pipe cleaners make a straight stem. Cut a piece or use second piece to form a leaf.
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Step 3: Add a few drops of vanilla essence or puffs of perfume to a cotton ball and glue it in the centre of the flower and then glue a button on top. Leave to dry.

Quote for the day …
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
C.S. Lewis

All at sea? Make a stuffed jellyfish!

Feeling like an underwater adventure? Make these stuffed jellyfish with your kids. These jellyfish are a 3D buzz to make. Fantastic as room decorations to create underwater seascapes. These stuffed jellyfish are simple and joyful.

Sam

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Materials: 2 large (A3) white art paper, roll of coloured crepe paper, stapler, marker, paint, scissors, paintbrush, 2 large joggle eyes, glue, string, newspaper.
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Step 1: Mark out a semicircle and cut two sheets out together so they match.
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Step 2: Cut out 12 strips of crepe paper approximately 45 cm in length
Step 3: Paint both semicircles.
Step 3: Paint both semicircles.
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Step 4: On one side attach with glue each of the crepe paper streamers so they hang from the base. Let them dry.
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Step 5: Staple around the edge of both semicircles leaving a large hole to stuff newspaper in.
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Step 6: When completely stuffed staple remainder of hole shut. Attach some string from the top to hang.
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Step 7: Glue on eyes and draw on a smile.

Quote for the day
“Every morning you have two choices: Continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them”
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