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.

craft express – paper fans

Oooooh, another old favourite!  Paper fans are fun for everyone to make, even you!

Follow this tutorial from Mr Printables to make yours.

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If you want to take a short cut, grab a pack of these from our little store.

 

paper fans

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.

BIRDNEST_TEMPLATE(Images courtesy of karmuca y cuquino)

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.

bird house collage
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.