2 03, 2012

last of the ocean theme

March 2nd, 2012|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , |5 Comments

I know it has taken forever to finish this theme up. We have been having a lot of fun with it and there is a lot to do. But we’ve also had to break it up a lot and put it aside for a week here and there for Australia Day, Back To School, Valentine’s day and of course Noah’s birthday too.We did a few other ocean themed activities and crafts and I thought I’d just stick them all here to share with you.–We drew some cute ocean creatures onto paper and then laminated […]

30 01, 2012

contact paper fish

January 30th, 2012|Categories: crafts|Tags: |5 Comments

A very easy and simple craft we have been enjoying lately involves contact paper! During Halloween we made a contact paper pumpkin, and since then we’ve been making all sorts of contact paper crafts. For our ocean theme we thought it would be great to make a fish. For something like this, I found it easiest to cut out the shape we wanted the end product to be first.We used a mix of green and navy blue tissue paper squares as well as some aluminium foil squares for a bit of fishy shine!Then, sticky side […]

25 01, 2012

aussie bush ocean creatures

January 25th, 2012|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

After making our aussie bush garland we also made some ocean creatures – which is why we started collecting the gumnuts, jacaranda pods and leaves in the first place. On one of our walks we noticed that the jacaranda pods looked like stingrays. We then decided to hunt for more things that could resemble an ocean creature {since that is our theme at the moment} and worked out that leaves could look like eels or sea snakes and gumnuts could look like jellyfish or octopus. We just glued googly eyes onto the jacaranda pods and the […]

22 01, 2012

ocean sensory tubs

January 22nd, 2012|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , , |10 Comments

We have been having so much fun with our ocean theme lately, and there is really a lot to do that revolves around this theme. We have also been tying some of our activities or crafts with our Australia Day fun, learning about ocean life, our beaches and of course enjoying that it is Summer here. So many of our crafts and activities, while still fun and engaging for Chloe, are more geared towards Noah’s age {4/5 years old} than hers {not yet 2}. So one of the activities I wanted to make sure we did […]

17 01, 2012

beach in a bottle – australia day craft

January 17th, 2012|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , |2 Comments

This year I decided we’d group our crafts and activities into themes and focus on one theme at a time. This was to help me with focus, as there are times I am standing around a little un-inspired with what we should do or make or learn about at home. So the first theme of the year for us is the ocean. I think this ties in so nicely with the fact that it’s summer here in Australia, and that it is Australia Day this month! Perfect. So, we made a beach in a bottle […]