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Ready for some speedy craft? Make these super plate cars with your kids and watch them zoom into action

Ready for some speedy craft? Make these super plate cars with your kids and watch them zoom into action. Make different coloured cars using various coloured tissue paper and stick them to the bedroom walls and make a race track around the room.
Sam

Make a speedy car
Materials: paper plate, red tissue paper, paper glue, black paper,white paper, scissors.
Make a speedy car
Step 1: Cut paper plate in half.
Make a speedy car
Step 2: Cut red tissue paper into rough rectangles
Make a speedy car
Step 3: Cover inside of plate with glue and attach the crepe paper pieces until it is completely covered.
Make a speedy car
Step 4: Cut out two circles and a simple headlight shape from black paper.
Make a speedy car
Step 5: Glue the wheels and headlight on as shown.
Make a speedy car
Step 6: Cut out two rectangle shapes from the white paper and glue them on for windows. Let it dry. Make a road out of the rest of the black paper.

Quote for the day …
“Don’t forget to play”
Marc Johns

Feeling hot and bothered? Make these paper daisy fans with your kids and chill

Feeling hot and bothered?
Make these paper daisy fans with your kids and chill. Take a moment in time to make and create these works of art.
Sam
Make Paper Diasy Fans
Materials: Various A4 coloured paper, white paper, scissors, paper glue, coloured markers.
Make a daisy chain fan
Step 1: Concertina fold one sheet of coloured paper lengthways.
Make a paper daisy fan
Step 2: Cut a small piece of same coloured paper to wrap around one end to form a fan.
Make a paper daisy fan
Step 3: Glue this to the fan. Spread out fan.
Make a paper daisy fan
Step 4: Draw three or four flower shapes on the white paper.
Make a paper daisy fan
Step 5: Colour the centre of each flower with colours of your choice.  Colour and cut out five leaf shapes.
Make a paper daisy fan
Step 6: Glue flowers on first and then place and glue on leaf shapes. Let it dry.
Make a paper daisy fan
Finished fan ready for cooling mummy.

Quote for the day …
“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”
Nora Roberts

Heard the buzz? Make Eggy Bees with your kids

Are you having a buzzing day?  Make these Eggy Bees with your kids and watch them buzz with excitement. Egg cartons are fantastic to use for various craft animals. Why not try creating a frog, dragonfly or a cow. Your inventions are never-ending. Just some basic craft supplies and your imagination.
Sam
Make an Eggy Bee
Materials: Egg carton, 2 goggle eyes, yellow paint, black paint, 2 black pipe cleaners,1 glitter pipe cleaner, paintbrush, PVA glue,scissors
Make an eggy bee
Step 1: Cut out 2 egg holders from the egg carton.
Make an eggy bee
Step 2: Paint it yellow. Let it dry.
Make an eggy bee
Step 3: Paint black stripes across the egg cups evenly spaced. Let it dry.
Make an eggy bee
Step 4: Concertina fold black pipe cleaners and cut 4 equal pieces for the legs and 2 smaller pieces for the antenna.
Make an eggy bee
Step 5: Attach these legs with PVA glue or sticky tape.
Make an eggy bee
Step 6:  Fold the glitter pipe cleaner into wing shape and leave a piece sticking down so that it can stick into the egg carton along the back.
Make an eggy bee
Step 7:  Stick the long piece of the pipe cleaner behind the head and fold it under so it is out of sight.  Insert the two shorter black pipe cleaners for antennae.
Make an eggy bee
Step 8: Glue on the goggle eyes and you are done.

Quote for the day …
“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.”
Mary Oliver

Want to brighten your day? Make beautiful sparkling flowers

Feel like watching nature sparkle? Make these beautiful sparkle card flowers with your kids. Hang them by the window and watch the sun catch the glitter.  It will certainly brighten your day.

Sam

Flower craft materials
Materials: 4 empty toilet rolls, paint (I used red and purple) paintbrush, PVA glue, scissors, glitter, ruler.
Paint cardboard rolls
Step 1: Paint two toilet rolls purple (or colour of your choice) and two toilet rolls red. Depending on the print on the toilet roll you may need two coats of paint. Let it dry.
Cutting flower petals
Step 2. Cut the rolls into pieces, approximately 2 cm apart. As you cut the roll will bend. That is fine because you want to bend it slightly.
Flower petals
Step 3: Collect your petals
Glue petals together to make flower
Step 4: Place petals into a flower shape, alternating the colours. Glue the edges together to form the flower. Let it dry.
Add glitter to edge of flowers
Step 5: Add glue to edges by dipping them in glue. Coat the edges in glitter. Let them dry and watch them sparkle.
Make sparking flower crafts with kids
Step 5: Add glue to edges by dipping them in glue. Coat the edges in glitter. Let them dry and watch them sparkle.

 

Quote for the Day

“Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it.”

C.S Lewis

Thinking out of the box? Make Woolly Snakes

Feeling inspired to create something a little out of the box? Make these woolly snakes with your kids and jump start their imagination. Use various colours of wool to gain desired effects. Have fun!!!

Sam

Woolly Snake
Materials: colourful bundle of wool, PVA glue, 2 buttons, old cereal box, marker, small pair of red cardboard (for the tongue), scissors.
Make a woolly snake
Step 1: Mark out a snake shape on the inside part of an old cereal box with a marker.
Woolly snake art
Step 2: Cut out the shape.
Make a woolly snake
Step 3: Spread PVA glue over half the snake shape
Wooly Snake
Step 4: Start wrapping wool around the snake. Try not to overlap the wool. Repeat this with the top part of the snake.
Woolly snake
Step 5: After the snake is covered, cut smaller pieces of wool and wrap on a diagonal line to create more of a head shape. Glue on two buttons for the eyes.
woolly snake tongue
Step 6: Mark out on red cardboard a tongue shape.
Woolly snake art
Step 7: Cut it out the tongue and glue onto the head. Let it dry.

Quote for the Day

“If you have good thoughts…they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

Matilda- Roald Dahl

Explore the ocean? Make simple foil fish with your kids

Explore the ocean world with your kids by making these simple foil fish! Get creative and add a little sparkle by getting the kids to decorate their own using their vivid imagination. See how many different designs they can come up with. Enjoy!!
Sam

FoilFish01
Materials: old cereal box, tin foil, markers(Sharpies), paper glue, scissors.
FoilFish02
Step 1: Use one side of the cereal box and draw a fish shape onto the cardboard with a black marker.
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Step 2: Cut it out.
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Step 3: Place the cardboard fish onto the tin foil and draw another fish shape onto the foil about 2cm wider than the cardboard fish.
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Step 4: Cut the foil fish shape out.
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Step 5: Place the cardboard fish on top of the foil fish shape. Gently fold the foil over the card. In some places you will need to make a small cut in the foil (at the tail) so that the foil will sit flat.
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Step 6: Use the paper glue to gently glue foil flaps down.
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Step 7: Use markers to decorate your fish!!

Quote for the day
“We all can dance when we find music that we love”
Giles Andreae

Want to swan around? Make these graceful swans with your children

Want to swan around?  Enjoy creating these joyful, graceful paper plate swans with your children. They would look great on a mural with lily pads and a pond. You could also paint the swans black and add some glitter to make them sparkle.
Sam
PaperPlateSwan01
Materials: paper plate, black marker, handful of white feathers, PVA glue, small amount of red paint, scissors, small paintbrush
PaperPlateSwan02
Step 1: Using a marker or pencil, mark lines on the paper plate as shown. A ruler may help to make the straight line (the back of the swan).
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Step 2: Cut out the shape.
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Step 3: Using red paint carefully paint the beak shape. Let it dry.
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Step 4: Draw the eye on with black marker. With PVA glue attach the white feathers (going in one direction) along the back of the swan. Let it dry.

Quote for the day …
“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”
JK Rowling

Feel like giving a roar? Make spaghetti lion heads with your kids.

Feel like giving a roar? Make these fun spaghetti lion heads with your kids and give them something to roar about! Remember variations can always be made – colour your spaghetti for  a multi-coloured mane. Make different expressions on the lion’s face. Celebrate each masterpiece!!
Sam
SpaghettiLion01
Materials: handful of raw spaghetti, yellow paper, black marker, small piece of white paper, scissors, PVA glue, A3 white paper.
SpaghettiLion02
Step 1: Mark a circle head shape, including ears onto the yellow paper.
SpaghettiLion03
Step 2: Cut two small semi circle shape pieces out of white paper and glue them into the ears.
SpaghettiLion04
Step 3: Mark whiskers and nose on the face and glue on the goggle eyes.
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Step 4: Cut out face shape.
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Step 5: Glue face shape in the middle of the A3 paper. Break raw spaghetti pieces to fit around the face and glue on with PVA glue to form the mane.
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Step 6: Make these various lengths. Let it dry.

Quote for the day …
“Where there is kindness there is goodness. Where there is goodness there is magic.”
Cinderella

 

Want to be spellbound? Enjoy watching the patterns of colour come together making this crafty rainbow serpent.

 Make a Rainbow Serpent 

Want to be spellbound? Enjoy watching the patterns of colour come together in this simple but crafty rainbow serpent. You could paint the scales or use dot painting as other ideas. Depending on the ages of your children will determine the level of patterning and scale collage. Have fun creating beautiful pieces of art.

Sam

Make a rainbow serpent
Materials: Various coloured pieces of paper, paper plate, 2 goggle eyes, paper glue, large circle punch, scissors, tin foil.
Make a rainbow serpent
Step 1: Cut out a snake shape from the paper plate. Start from the outside and cut at a slight angle and evenly spaced until you reach the centre and leave a larger space at the middle for the head.
Make a rainbow serpent
Step 2: Either cut out or use a large circle punch to make circles for the scales.
Make a rainbow serpent
Step 3: Collect a range of different coloured dots.
Make a rainbow serpent
Step 4: Glue the dots onto the serpent as scales and make sure to include circles of tin foil to make the scales shine.
Make a rainbow serpent
Step 5: After the serpent’s back is covered in beautiful, shiny scales either paint the head or colour it in.
Make a rainbow serpent
Step 6: I used a green Sharpie pen for the snake’s head. Cut out a tongue shape from the left over paper and glue both the tongue and the eyes onto the serpents head.

Quote for the day …
“I wish to live a life that causes my soul to dance inside my body.”
Dele Olanubi

Want to be spoiled this Mother’s Day? Help your kids create a vase of flowers

Happy Mother’s Day for Sunday!!

Enjoy helping your kids to make this creative treat. Hang it on the fridge or cupboard. Make one for Grandma as well, she’ll love it.  Using water colours can be fun. Try experimenting with the amount of water added and watch the different shades appear. Spray a light sprinkling of perfume for a little something extra.

Sam

Make a Mother's Day vase
Materials: Black paper, various other colours of paper. One large A3 white paper, black marker, scissors, paper glue, set of watercolour paints.
Make a Mother's Day vase
Step 1: Cut a piece of black paper into a square of rectangle shape. I used 16cm by 17cm.
Make a Mother's Day vase
Step 2: On the other pieces of coloured paper mark out 2 cm by 2cm squares.
Make a Mother's Day vase
Step 3: Cut out the squares.
Make a Mother's Day vase
Step 4: Arrange the coloured squares onto the black paper. They could be in an ordered or scattered arrangement.
Make a Mothers Day vase
Step 5: Glue the black paper onto the A3 sheet of white paper near to the bottom.
Make a Mother's Day vase
Step 6: With a pencil first draw some messy flowers arranged in the vase. Go over the lines with a marker pen. Rub out pencil marks.
Make a Mother's Day vase
Step 7: With watercolours paint in the stems and flowers and let it dry.
Make a Mother's Day vase
Completed vase!

Quote for the day …

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”

Sir Edmund Hillary 

 

Made your mark? Create easy penguin footprints with your kids!

Make your mark!!! Create these easy penguin footprints with your kids. These could be turned into gift cards or used for school projects about Antarctica. You could make a colony of them for a wall display. So simple, so easy, so joyful!!!!

Sam

Make a penguin
Materials: black card, orange paper, white paper, glue. 2 goggle eyes, pencil (for tracing).
Make a penguin
Step 1: Trace your child’s foot with a pencil on to the black card.
Make a penguin
Step 2: Tidy up the pencil marks after you remove the foot from the card. Cut out the footprint.
Make a penguin
Step 3: Measure the white paper against black foot and draw an oval shape covering the middle section of the foot. This will create the tummy area of the penguin.  Draw a triangle shape onto the orange paper and cut it out.
Make a penguin
Step 4: Glue on the white tummy, beak and the two google eyes. Let it dry.
Make a penguin
Finished Penguin

Quote for the day …
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
Dr Seuss

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

Rocket_Collage01
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