Recycle old glass jars to create miniature snowy scenes. Make them twinkle with mini fairy lights or battery operated tea lights.
We love our recycled cork characters and these Christmas Corks are a lovely craft for the run up to Christmas. The Nativity Scene takes pride of place on our Fireplace and it is especially lovely as it was made by hand by us as a family.
This lovely recycled cardboard Christmas Town scene looks great in a window or as part of a display. We re-used a large cardboard box for this large scene but you could use smaller boxes and piece them together.
We love creating small world scenes, but why not add an extra level of learning by incorporating ICT into the mix? Create your own basic stop motion animation. You can do this with Lego set ups or any small world scene that you create in any theme.
These recycled cotton reel bobbin Christmas elves are really cute and you can get really creative making all kinds of Characters.
Papier Mache is a great medium to work with, we use it quite a lot and have made Caves, Volcanoes, and Dragon and Dinosaur eggs. This time, we have made a Dragon Egg, although it can be easily re-purposed to a Dinosaur Egg.
Toilet roll tubes are ideal for simple crafts. From characters to Christmas decorations and crackers to car garages and castles - recycling these everyday household items is a great way to start crafting. Here, we made Ninja Turtles!
This Papier Mache Volcano was made for a creative homework as part of a school class themed project.
The Harry Potter craze has had a huge impact in our house. My eldest loves all things Harry Potter, and I have to admit as do I! These handmade Magic Wands are easy to make and so effective.
Creating a small world in a shoe box is a lovely, manageable craft project for children. This simple but effective story in a shoe box - depicting The Great Fire of London was done for my 8yr olds Creative Homework Project for school.
A simple budget-friendly recycled toilet roll tube castle - using readily available items such as toilet roll tubes and paint. Find out how we made ours here:
Egg box flowers are so simple, and yet so beautiful. Once made, the flowers can be used in a variety of ways. Find out below how we made ours and what you can do with them.
These magical dream jars were inspired by the Roald Dahl Dream Jars. They are really simple to make and children can choose and fill their own jars with whatever takes their fancy. Dragons, Unicorns, Mermaids, Fairies, Pirates.
A suitcase makes a powerful provocation for any child. What could be in my Magic Suitcase today? Fill it with props for a story, small world creation or items that match the theme or topic that you are learning.
Awwww...we loved making a whole host of these Recycled Cork Characters! From The 3 Little Pigs and Aliens Love Underpants to Superheroes, Farm animals, Princesses, Butterflies, Bees and a full set of Nativity Cork Characters! It is fair to say we got a little carried away making these!
My boys love Halloween and it is a great opportunity to keep them busy with craft projects. Here are our favourite 9 craft projects for kids.
These Frozen yogurt and fruit lollies are a healthy, tasty treat and are ideal for the summer months and a great quick and easy make for little ones.
These air dry clay Dragon eyes are simple to make and engage boys and girls for a good hour or more. These would make a fab whole class project or would be a great activity at Beavers, Cubs or Scouts.
My boys LOVE pirates, and the Tuff Tray is the perfect place to set up some great small world scenes and activities to explore. Below we show 7 of our favourite activities: Digging for treasure, Pirate Sensory Bags, Pirate treasure maps, making potions or Pirate Grog, Playmobil setups and boat making and racing!
A recycled cardboard box craft to make a castle. Your castle slots together with 2 simple pieces and can be stored away easily. It could be a Kings Camelot Castle or a Fairy Princess castle. You could have dragons in the dungeon or Trolls in the library! Decorate your castle how ever you like - you could even have a Frozen Castle painted blue and sprinkled with bio glitter to make it sparkle. Light it up with fairy lights!