creative kids – keeeeermit!

Have you seen The Muppet Movie yet?  It’s on our ‘to-do’ list for the holidays.  Meantime, we will enjoy making this fab Kermit The Frog craft! Isn’t he fabulous?

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It’s not easy being green … but it’s FUN!

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creative kids – easter craft

I am on the hop at the moment (see what I did there?) so this post will be super speedy. I just wanted to share these fab Easter Craft Ideas with you, courtesy of babble.com.

Happy Easter peeps!

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creative kids – that’s NOT a box!

There’s an old saying that you can just give the kid a cardboard box rather than it’s contents and they will have just as much fun.

These ideas from Lil Sugar take the humble cardboard box to a whole new level!

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If this is all beyond your ability or available time, you might love these goodies from our little shop;

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Make Your Own Cardboard Cars – $14.95 for a pack of 6

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Build & Paint Your Own Farmhouse $19.95

creative kids – diy storage jars

 

 

These storage jars are AWESOME and oh-so-simple to make!

Step 1: Raid the toy boxes for favourite figurines – think animals, superheroes, princesses, whatever makes the kids’ hearts sing!

Step 2: Raid the recycling for cute jars or boxes

Step 3: Remove lid and attach figurine with glue

Step 4: Spray paint in your favourite colour/s and allow to dry

Step 5: Fill with goodies, add lid, stand back and admire!
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(All images sourced via pinterest)

creative kids – paper lanterns

As a kid, making paper lanterns was one of my favourite craft activities.  I used to have strings of them hanging around the house.

With a much more beautiful range of papers available these days the scope for creating really amazing lanterns is huge!  Look at these pretties and visit here for the tutorial on how to make them (just in case your memory, like mine, doesn’t stretch back to the specifics of your kindergarten crafting days) …

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Want a shortcut?  Visit our little store and grab a packet of Make Your Own Paper Lanterns.  We’ll have you looking like a crafty mama in no time – wink, wink. x

creative kids – bird houses

School holidays have arrived here so, chances are, you are also in the middle of them or they are just around the corner.  Over the next two weeks I’ll be posting some fab activities to keep the little darlings occupied and their big imaginations stimulated.

Let’s start with paper birdhouses.  Girls and boys all love a birdhouse so this activity should keep everyone in YOUR house happy.

birdsnest imageTo create these little beauties you’ll need to transfer this template onto heavy paper or cardboard then simply follow the guidelines to folding and glue.

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If that’s all too hard for you, we have these fantastic ‘Design Your Own Wooden Bird House‘ kits in store.  From one of our favourite brands Seedling, New Zealand, the kits come blank with a set of paints and paintbrush ready for your little ones to create their own magic.

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Whether your bird house ends up on a bedroom wall or hanging from a tree in the backyard, this activity is sure to be a winner.