Tagged: arts and crafts

Spooky Halloween Box Scene

Spooky Box Halloween Scene

Well it’s that time of year again!¬†Halloween, it’s really creeped up on me this year. I’m running an art class for a group of kids aged 6-9, and I thought it be would be fun to set up an invitation to create a spooky Halloween box scene… Continue reading »

Robot Craft – BlockBots

Robot craft-blockbots

Kids love robot crafts! This craft activity is one I run in my art class during the school holidays. Find out how your kids can make¬†their own wooden robot craft, using old wooden building blocks at home. Continue reading »

Paper Mãché Volcano

papier mache volcano

Paper M√£ch√© Volcanoes are such a fun activity for children of all ages to make. But they’re especially fun for young kids, who’ll love playing with the goop once the volcano has ‘exploded’. Continue reading »

How to Make Painted Rocks – Fruit characters

How to make Painted stones - Fruit characters

I don’t think painting stones and rocks will ever get boring! There’s just something fun about painting on a surface that isn’t paper and is found in nature.¬†These painted stone fruit characters are a fun little project for kids of all ages. Continue reading »

Upcycled Tin Can Lanterns for Matariki

Upcycled tin can lanterns for Matariki

With Matariki readying itself to re-enter our skies, I thought it was timely to make some lanterns. These upcycled tin can lanterns with LED lights are easy for kids to create, and make really lovely night lanterns. Continue reading »

Wooden Star Acrylic Pours for Matariki

Matariki star acrylic pours

I’ve been wanting to try out acrylic pours with my¬†kids for a while now. So with¬†Matariki about to enter our skies I thought it would be fun to¬†make some wooden star acrylic pours. Continue reading »

How to make a toilet roll French knitting loom

Toilet roll french knitting Resene

Toilet rolls are a crafty way for kids to make a French knitting loom. It’s also a great way to introduce your kids to knitting and getting them interested in crafting.

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How to Make a Mermaid Peg Doll

How to make a mermaid peg doll

My daughter has been interested in mermaids lately, so for these school holidays we decided to make a mermaid peg doll. They are super-simple to make and kids of all ages will have fun with them. Continue reading »

Toilet Roll Unicorn Marionette

Toilet roll Unicorn marionette

I’ve started running art classes for kids and decided to give puppet making a go with my 5 – 7 year olds. I was looking for something economical and using recycled materials. Continue reading »

How to make a bug hotel

How to Make a Bug Hotel-Kiwi Families

This is a wonderful story of one man’s trash, is his daughter’s treasure! Find out how we turned a broken old crate into a wonderful, educational garden sculpture. Here’s how to make a bug hotel. Continue reading »

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