Craft Projects

Here you can find our Crafty projects and hopefully find some ideas to try out at home

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Pine cone star craft project

Our twig christmas tree project was a hit, and I love the hygge interior style – but you know me I love a bit of sparkle. After using gold leaf in previous projects I just had to see how it would turn out on pine cones too – one more easy Christmas craft to add […]

Making a twig Christmas tree

This is such a simple idea but it’s just stunning. I know it’s not even half way through November but this project is stylish enough to not scream “Santa I know him” The best thing about this is that you’re going to have to head out to the woods to get what you need….. and […]

Halloween toilet roll crafts

If you’re anything like me then you will have a bag full of loo roll tubes and all sorts of cardboard which is a handy rainy day stash. They certainly came in handy for our mammoth Halloween craft session! You will need: Loo roll tubes Paper plates PVA glue Googly eyes Paint Brushes and spreaders […]

Spooky Skeleton Mobile

This little collection of funny bones was surprisingly simple to put together and is by far my favourite home made Halloween decoration. I’ve just wrapped it carefully in tissue paper so we can save it and bring it out next year. You will need: Gingerbread man cookie cutters Air dry clay Rolling pin Wooden Skewer […]

Paper craft birds

These lovely little birds were made out of spare scrap book paper – we usually make these as a Christmas craft but as we have a lot of time to spare then we thought we’d try these one rainy day. You will need: Cardboard Scrap booking paper (double sided pattern) Craft paper Scissors Bird template […]

DIY Bird feeder craft

This was a really simple Sunday afternoon activity, as part of our bird themed activities it only seemed right to make something to hang in our garden for the little robin who visits every day. You will need: Cardboard Peanut butter Bird seed Hole punch Twine I chose to use our wooden shapes as stencils […]

Toilet Roll Airplane Craft

Our little spitfires were made during our busy VE Day celebrations, using toilet rolls and a bit of scrap cardboard. You will need: One loo roll Cardboard Paper fastener Masking tape Scissors or scalpel Paint First things first you need to cut your wing, propellor and fail shapes out of some scrap card. I used […]

Re – Useable (not paper) chains

Paper chains are the perfect decoration for any occasion but they never last long, especially outdoors. So here’s a new way to make them. You will need: A4 Felt sheets Velcro dots Scissors Marker Ruler This really is as simple as it sounds. Lay the felt landscape and use the ruler to draw lines about […]

Salt Dough Solar System

Go big or go home is how the saying goes…. so when I decided to whip up some salt dough for Arlo we had to make the entire solar system. It’s not quite as challenging or daunting as you might imagine – all the pieces are circular shaped! We love salt dough and to make […]

Floral Sun Catchers

We are still playing with collected flowers from our daily exercise (and also from the garden). Arlo loves the colours and the smell and is starting to recognise specific flowers and learn their names. For this activity you will need: Laminator Laminated flowers Scissors Collected flowers Hole punch Scissors Circular template We collected flowers for […]

Glueing and sticking

You will need: Tissue paper Safety scissors PVA glue Printable colouring sheets (from twinkl) Glue spreaders (Our plastic bowls and plates are from Ikea, all other items available in home bargains) First of all – a huge thank you to Twinkl because they have provided free access to a wealth of resources for parents. For […]

Beautiful Butterflies

We are working on crafts inspired by the classic Eric Carle book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” whilst also watching our insect lore caterpillars grow, so craft projects such as this help to reinforce the life cycle of a butterfly learnings and help with other important eyfs skills. You will need: A4 Card stock (not paper). […]

Egg Box Caterpillar

You will need: Egg boxes (the long ones which hold a dozen eggs) Red, green and yellow Paint A purple Pipe cleaner In keeping with our Very Hungry Caterpillar theme because we are watching out insect Lore Caterpillars grow bigger – we tried some more craft activities today. I’m hoping that Arlo is learning to […]

Wood Painting

We love doing this because the finished items are small and beautiful, we’re running out of display space for our masterpieces on paper but can always find space for little wooden shapes which have play value too. You will need: Newspaper Paint palette (a plate will do) Brushes Wooden blanks Paints Mum Tip – To […]

Friendship bracelets

This is a super simple activity You will need: Pipe cleaners (Poundland) Beads (eBay) There’s lots of difference facets to this seemingly simple activity. First of all there’s colour sorting and counting. Arlo was very selective about which colours he wanted to use. Then there’s the developing dexterity and making patterns. You can use pens […]

Easter Eggstravaganza

We love to celebrate in our family… any excuse for a gathering and we will all get together and start planning the food. Easter is quickly becoming as commercial as Christmas, and I don’t see this as a bad thing. We aren’t religious as a family but having been bought up in a multi cultural […]