craft express – make a paper boat

Just follow these 6 simple steps to make your own paper sailing boat.

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Want more? We have stacks of paper toy making kits available over in our little shop.  Check it out.


creative kids – bead making

Straws beads are an easy, peasy way to keep little hands and minds busy.  Simply cut up plastic or paper straws, grab some string and start threading. (Image courtesy of I Am Momma Hear Me Roar)blog straw beads

If you’d prefer a more permanent end result, check out these fab beading kits over in our little store.

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craft express – salt painting

I just discovered salt painting!

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All you (the kids!) need to do is make a glue design on paper (dark paper works best), coat with salt, then gently paint the salt with water/food colour on a paintbrush and watch it spread.

Kids will love the process AND the end result.

craft express – animal silhouettes

This little activity is soooo easy yet so effective.  All you need to do is google “images of ____ silhouettes”, find what you love (it could be anything, not limited to animals), print in desired size and cut out. Trace on back of scrapbook paper, cool wrapping paper or even vintage wallpaper and cut out again. Frame, and voila!

craft express – loo roll snakes

We know you love some loo roll craft as much as we do so here is another fab idea to use up all those rolls!

Follow this tutorial to whip up your own googly eyed darlings, just like these.