Tagged: matariki

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 »

Matariki and the Southern Lights art project

Matariki and the southern lights art project

This little art project is super simple and easy to re-create.¬†Your kids will love making this Matariki and Southern Lights-inspired art piece. You could start this project but telling your kids a little bit about Matariki and what the Southern lights are. Continue reading »

5 fresh ways to celebrate Matariki with your family

fresh ways to celebrate Matariki

Have you been wondering how you can celebrate Matariki the Maori New Year at your place. Here’s 5 fresh ways to celebrate Matariki with your family. Continue reading »

Star craft project

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I love wall hangings so decided since Matariki is just around the corner I would create a star wall hanging with little miss 3. ¬†I love creating with little miss 3. Sometimes it’s art she can do completely independently and others times like today it’s a team effort. I do all the fiddly work and she gets to do all the fun and messy craft. Continue reading »

Matariki water paint and glitter art

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Matariki is a great time of year to celebrate and learn more about Maori culture. One way we’re doing this in our family is through story books. My Daughter and I read The Seven Kites of Matariki by Calico McClintock and this inspired us to create a night sky art project with the 7 kites of Matariki in it. Continue reading »

7 Marvellous Matariki crafts for kids

How to make harakeke whetu or flax stars

Matariki is a small group of stars – the constellation Pleiades – that reappear in the sky in winter (in late May or early June) and, through the winter and spring, rise in the night sky just before dawn. Continue reading »

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