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As a child, we always used recycled greetings cards to make our own jigsaw puzzles. My mum would give us a pile of recycled cards and a pair of scissors each and off we'd go. One year, being more than slightly competitive in nature, I decided that I would make a much better puzzle than my brothers and sister. I cut my card into so many tiny pieces ...

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Make a pair of binoculars out of just a cardboard tube and some glue. What can you see through them? Maybe you will use your binoculars to play I spy, or go exploring, or in imaginative play. Have fun!

What you need:

  • 2 cardboard tubes (about 10 cm long)

or a cardboard tube e.g. ...

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Be a creative, science detective with this easy, inexpensive craft. Create amazing art and investigate why wax resist painting works.

What you need:

  • Wax crayons (not the washable kind) or oil pastels
  • A piece paper
  • A paintbrush or sponge
  • Watercolour paint or water coloured with food ...
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Encouraging your child to draw, or make collage, faces can provide opportunities for discussions about emotions and mental well-being.

Ask your child how they think their drawn or collaged face is feeling? Why do they think this?

Draw their attention to how facial features (and body language) can give us clues to ...

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These Spring Chicks are easy to make and look great displayed on a wall, or fridge, or used as greetings cards.

Make the egg open and close and become a design technology detective as you explore using simple hinges and levers.

What you need:

  • Card, construction paper/paper (for making the egg and chick)
  • Materials ...
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An easy, inexpensive craft that keeps kids busy and creative. Display their art on the wall, or fridge, or use it to make inexpensive personalized cards or bookmarks.

What you need:

  • Recycled cardboard tubes from inside rolls of kitchen towel, gift wrap or aluminium foil etc.
  • Paint (poster paint, acrylic ...
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Make a delicious picnic for your Teddy Bears with air dry salt dough.

Air dry salt dough is an easy to make, inexpensive, modeling material. Using just flour, salt and water, your kids can get creative making their own modeling dough and sculpting it into their own role-play toys, models and decorations.

  • Salt ...
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An easy, mess free and inexpensive craft that gets kids being creative. Display their art on the wall, or fridge, or use it to make inexpensive personalized cards or bookmarks.

What you need:

  • Felt tip/marker pens
  • A piece of kitchen paper towel with an embossed design on it
  • A piece of card, paper ...
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Looking for a no mess craft that will keep your kids busy?

Let them get creative with just a piece of card and some strips of recycled paper, ribbon, fabric etc.

What you need:

  • A piece of card-stock, or card cut from a used e.g. cereal box (If this is your first attempt at paper weaving, an 8.5" x ...
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An easy, inexpensive craft that keeps kids busy and creative. Display their art on the wall, or fridge, or use it to make inexpensive personalized cards or bookmarks.

What you need:

  • A pen or pencil
  • Crayons, coloured pencils, felt tips, paints, other colouring media or collage materials (or any combination ...
Recycled Gift Wrap Cards
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Want your kids to send thank you messages, birthday wishes or other greetings to friends and family? Get them busy and creative, recycling used gift wrap to make inexpensive personalized cards.

What you need:

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Looking for an easy craft that will keep your kids busy?

Let them get creative with just a bit of glue, a recycled jar lid, kitchen foil and some scraps of recycled paper, ribbon, buttons etc.

What you need:

  • Jar lids
  • Kitchen Foil
  • Glue (Top tip: White craft glue dries clear)
  • Materials ...
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An afternoon tidying the closet leads to the re-discovery of a box of cards made by my kids and brings back memories of many hours spent crafting with them.

Crafting is a great way of spending quality time with your kids and provides opportunities for ...

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Holiday decorations using jar lids

Looking for an easy craft that will keep your kids busy?

Let them get creative with just a bit of glue, a recycled jar lid, aluminium foil and some scraps of recycled paper, ribbon, buttons etc.

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