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When my kids were growing up, we lived in a little village in North Yorkshire. I had no car and the twice daily bus service to the nearby town made it challenging to go places. But living in a country village had a lot of benefits, not least the library bus. Every other Wednesday would find us scrabbling for our shoes, coats and books to return so ...

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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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Play dough is an easy to make, inexpensive, modelling material. Using just a few ingredients, your kids can get creative making their own modelling dough and sculpting it into their own role-play toys, letters and models.

  • Store your home-made play dough in an airtight container in the fridge and re-use it.

Print the Play ...

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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 ...
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.

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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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