Out of space? Make a rocket collage with your kids that is outer space!

Need more space? Take a trip into outer space making a rocket collage with your kids.

Use different colours of paper and different materials to create various effects.

Paint pictures of planets and space creatures to form murals.

Sam

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Materials: Tin foil, black card, various coloured paper, yellow crepe paper, red crepe paper, PVA glue, paper glue, scissors.
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Step 1: Draw a grid of 10 green 10 white squares (approx 2cm by 2cm).
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Step 2: Cut out 20 squares of equal size.
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Step 3: Have fun at this stage with patterning!!
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Step 4: Glue squares on a backing card as shown.
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Step 5: Draw an outline of the jet blasters at the base of the rocket.
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Step 6: Tear small pieces of crepe paper (I used yellow and red) and scrunch them in tight balls.
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Step 7: Stick the scrunched balls into the outline.
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Step 8: Cut 2 larger triangles 6cm by 3cm.
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Step 9: Cut out star and moon shapes from the tin foil.
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Step 10: Cut 2 small triangles 3cm by 2 cm.
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Step 11: Cut a third triangle with a base of 4cm for the top of the rocket. Glue the moon and stars around the rocket. Hang and display!!

 Quote for the day …
“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather recognizing and appreciating what we do have”
Frederick Keonig

Are you a star? Make a String of Stars

Call me crazy but I think paddle pop sticks are so amazing.

Yes the humble paddle pop stick.

They can be used to create picture frames, small planter boxes and pencil containers.

Save the mess and buy plain coloured paddle pop sticks and decorate yourself or purchase the multi-coloured ones for quicker crafts for kids.

Sam

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Materials: 24 coloured paddle pop sticks, PVA glue, fishing line, scissors, coloured cellophane.
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Step 1: Start by making a simple triangle and glue all corners.
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Step 2: Make a second triangle and glue onto the first triangle facing the other direction.
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Step 3: Glue all paddle pop sticks into star shapes. Use 6 sticks per star. Complete all stars and let dry.
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Step 4: Cut out coloured cellophane and glue onto the back of the stars. Cut off any excess cellophane and let it dry.
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Step 5: Attach a piece of fishing line to the back of the stars in a vertical line evenly spaced. Hang it on a wall or by the window to let the light shine through.

Quote for the day …
“Remember this, that very little is needed to make a happy life.”
Marcus Aurelius

 

Want to clown around? Make Pom Pom Clown Faces with your kids

Kids love to have a laugh and clown around. Have fun with them with this easy craft idea.  Kids can create their own clown face out of simple materials like paper plates and pom poms. Enjoy creating various expressions on the clown faces. Hang them up on the wall to create spaces full of colour!!!!

Sam

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Materials: Paper plate, coloured pens various coloured pom poms, PVA glue, blank paper, 2 goggle eyes.
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Step 1: Cut on this line. You will be using the large piece of the plate. The smaller piece of the plate can be saved for future craft activities.
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Step 2: Draw a triangle on the blank paper. The base should be the same length as the plate.
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Step 3: Using a variety of colours decorate the hat. I used coloured Sharpie pens but you could get really creative and use glitter glue or other things that sparkle like pieces of tin foil.
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Step 4: Glue the hat on the plate with PVA glue.
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Step 5: Add the goggle eyes.
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Step 6: With PVA glue add on the pom pom hair.
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Step 7: Draw on a mouth with a funny expression.
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Step 8: With PVA glue add on a pom pom nose. The finished product will make you smile!!!

Quote for the day …
“It takes nothing to join a crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.”
Hans F Hansen

Are you imaginative? Make a Hatching Chick on a Stick

Have some fun making these Chicks on Sticks!! Kids love to use their imaginations. Design their own patterns and use different materials to create different effects on the eggshell. Put them in a vase for the Easter table or use them as decorations around the house.

Sam

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Materials: 2 goggle eyes, yellow card, white card, yellow and orange feathers, orange paper,large paddle pop stick,marker, various coloured pieces of paper to decorate.
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Step 1: On the yellow card draw half an egg shape and a chicks head shape. Cut these out.
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Step 2: Glue goggle eyes onto the head shape. Cut out triangle shape on orange paper and glue onto head under eyes for the beak.
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Step 3: Place a strip of glue on the front side of the head at the base and glue the head behind the half egg shape.
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Step 4: Cut out various shapes in different coloured pieces of paper.
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Step 5: Glue the cut out pieces on the shell. You could also use crayons, glitter or paint. Get imaginative!!! Cut off any remainder pieces to fit the egg shape.
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Step 6: Glue on feathers behind egg and head. Glue on large paddle pop stick at the base.

Quote for the day …
“Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do”
Steve Jobs

Like sparkles? Make a Sparkly Bunny Face with your kids

Show your cute and fluffy side this Easter by creating this Sparkly Bunny Face favourite.  Enjoy spending this fun time with your children and encourage them to add their own individual touches to each masterpiece.

Sam

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Materials: Cotton wool balls, 2 paper plates, 2 glitter pipe cleaners, 2 goggle eyes, 1 pink pom pom, 1 pink pipe cleaner,PVA glue, white card, pink paper, stapler.
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Step 1: Cut 1 paper plate in half and shape 2 bunny ears from this.
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Step 2: Staple the two ears to the other plate.
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Step 3: Put the pink paper up to the ears and measure out the inner bunny ear.
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Step 4: Cut the shapes out and glue them on to the lower part of the ear.
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Step 5: Squeeze PVA glue onto the face and place pulled cotton wool balls over the glue. Do this in sections as the glue does not have time to run.
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Fill the entire plate with the cotton balls.
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Step 6: Attach joggle eyes and pom pom nose with PVA glue.
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Step 7: Cut 3 even pieces of pink pipe cleaner into 3 centimetre pieces. Leave one straight and glue this heading vertical from the pom pom nose. Curl the other two pieces and glue them curling up as the mouth.
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Step 8: Cut glitter pipe cleaners into four 10 centimetre pieces and attach these with PVA glue to one end under the pom pom nose. These are the bunny whiskers. Leave to dry.
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Your completed Sparkle Bunny will look something like this.

Quote for the day …
“Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly”
Van Morrison

Hear something? Make a Peep with an Easter card

Shout out a “Peep” for Easter. Make these super cute Easter pom pom cards with your kids. These take no time at all to make, yet will provide simple joy to your loved ones.

Sam

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Materials: 2 large yellow pom poms, 2 smaller yellow pom poms, orange marker, 2 small goggle eyes, plain white card, Easter stickers PVA glue.
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Step 1: Glue 2 large yellow pom poms a few centimetres from the bottom of a blank white card.
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Step 2: Glue 2 smaller yellow pom poms slightly off centre on top of larger pom poms. These will be the chicken’s head.
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Step 3: Glue joggle eyes (5mm) onto each head. Draw a beak, legs and feet with the orange marker. Attach your Easter stickers. I used” Peep! “from the local discount shop.

Quote for the day …
“When you do something beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps”
John Lennon