24 01, 2013

{craft} Australia Day paper plate crafts

January 24th, 2013|Categories: crafts|Tags: |3 Comments

It’s nearly Australia Day! We had planned on a day out yesterday but opted to stay home and play, draw, craft and head to the park instead! Perfect :)We decided to do some Australia Day crafty fun, and so made these paper plate wombats and a koala :o} All you need is:paper platespaint {brown and grey}googly eyesbrown felt/paper for wombat nose and earsblack felt/paper for koala nosegrey felt/paper for koala earsgluePaint your paper plates. We used sponges just because it’s fun.When dry, attach eyes, nose and ears to your wombat or koala face with glue. Then allow […]

19 11, 2012

{craft} Very Hairy Caterpillars

November 19th, 2012|Categories: crafts|Tags: |0 Comments

I am guest posting today over at Lime Tree Kids!!Go and check out how you can make these super cute very hairy caterpillars here :o}you can also check out the other bug fun we have been having here :o} x

5 11, 2012

{craft} bumble bee puppets

November 5th, 2012|Categories: crafts|Tags: , |1 Comment

The kids have had a ball with their bumble bee puppets! You will need:yellow and black paper {preferably thick like cardstock}Gluegoogly eyespop sticksclear cellophanetapeCut different sized bumble bee shapes {ovals} out of yellow paperCut thin strips out of black paperLet the kids glue the black strips onto the yellow paper – don’t worry about overhang we will trim them up afterwardsGlue on some eyesAllow to dryCut out some cellophane wings and when the bees are dry, trim the excess from the black strips.Use sticky tape to attach the cellophane wings to the back of the […]

28 10, 2012

{craft} very hungry caterpillars

October 28th, 2012|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , |11 Comments

Do you love “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” ?It is a big big favourite in our house, so when I saw these cute caterpillars made with buttons via pinterest I knew we’d have to make them look like The Very Hungry Caterpillar!Only problem is I didn’t want to use that many buttons, they’re not the cheapest and although we could have re-used them after for another project, I decided to abandon the idea.Until I remembered I had bought these round wheel looking pasta shapes from an Italian deli {our supermarket doesn’t sell them!} for another […]

25 10, 2012

{craft} rock bugs

October 25th, 2012|Categories: crafts|Tags: |3 Comments

This craft was super fun and the kids had a ball. They are still playing with their rock bugs, making little houses for them and pushing them around in a pram.Oh, and don’t forget how they have to sit at the dinner table to watch them eat dinner {Chloe may have also fed one some feta – and it had to have a bath – and some paint came off – note to self I should seal them!}We just gathered up some rocks from our outdoor collectionand we painted them with our craft paint and […]

22 10, 2012

{craft} watercolour butterflies

October 22nd, 2012|Categories: crafts|Tags: , |2 Comments

More bug fun!These were nice and easy, Chloe and I did them together while Noah was at school.Chloe loves painting, and watercolours are so easy because you can just pull them out, no mixing or squeezing or anything involved. BUT, she is very heavy on the water as she is still learning – so I knew this would be perfect for her because you need a lot of water in order to get the paint dabs to spread to make the pretty patterns you want on your butterflies :o}Here we go!This is what you […]

18 10, 2012

{craft} paper plate spider webs

October 18th, 2012|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Over the weekend we made some paper plate spider webs! We had some lovely friends visiting and staying with us so this was just a quick and easy craft I did with the kids and they really enjoyed it :o}Super easy, all you need is this: Paper PlateTwinehole punchPlastic kids embroidery needle {I bought mine from Spotlight}Ok I lied you also need some scissors, tape AND a spider – you could make one or use a plastic one :o} Cut out the middle of a paper plate.Use the hole punch to punch holes all around the […]

28 08, 2012

{review} funky elephant trunks – special offer + a giveaway!

August 28th, 2012|Categories: crafts|Tags: , |32 Comments

I’m really exicted to share this lovely company with you.Funky Elephant is an Australian based company that specialises in trunks {boxes} full of fun craft and activity ideas to do with your kiddo aged 3-7 years old. Based on the subscription you choose {they offer 2, 6 and 12 month} you will get a trunk full of all the necessary supplies and instructions to complete the craft activities for every month of your subscription, delivered to your door! We had the great pleasure of trying out a trunk, and you know what? It couldn’t have come […]

13 08, 2012

dinosaur wrap up

August 13th, 2012|Categories: crafts|Tags: |0 Comments

We had so much fun doing our dinosaur theme. There is so much you can do and the kids never seemed to tire of all the dino activities. Here is a wrap up of all the things we did :o}Our Dino table – with books and dinosaurs to enjoy through the theme.Some dinosaur sensory tubs1 with pebbles for inside and one with sand for outsideSome dinosaurs made from painted cardboard and wooden pegs. We hung these up from the ceiling :o}Digging for dino bonesDinosaur fossil playdough{printable} folded paper dinosaursWe went to scitech to see the Dinosaur exhibit! I […]

9 08, 2012

{craft} paper plate dinosaurs

August 9th, 2012|Categories: crafts|Tags: |3 Comments

This is another craft from our very awesome craft book {Usborne Little Children’s Book of Things to Do} that a lovely friend gave us. I loved the idea of using paper plates to make dinosaurs, you only need one plate per dino and it’s super easy :o} In the book they used white plates and painted them and then glued on a face but I found these coloured plates at the $2 a while ago so decided to go super not messy and just used foam stickers to decorate. Too easy!Cut each plate in half.On […]