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DIY Easter Bunny Pencil Holders

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DIY Easter Bunny Pencil Holders

These DIY Easter bunny pencil holders are fun to make and a really quick craft to tackle.  It involves mainly paper cutting and gluing which is a brilliant fine motor activity that children enjoy.  A great way to encourage discussions around recycling and repurposing, too!

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DIY Paint Chip Shape Puzzles

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DIY Paint Chip Shape Puzzles

Paint chips are a craft supply that I can’t resist stocking up on whenever I visit our local hardware store. My children love puzzles so this DIY Paint Chip Shape Puzzle was a great way to get them involved with making their own.  Simple and fun- a great way to talk about repurposing and boosting creative thought.

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Recycled DIY Christmas Advent Calendar

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Recycled DIY Christmas Advent Calendar

I thought it would be a great idea to make a Recycled DIY Christmas Advent Calendar for the boys to count down to Christmas… and to spare myself the daily nagging of “How many days is it to Christmas?”  We made the advent calendar from toilet rolls so it’s a genius way to recycle the toilet rolls we’ve been collecting. Yet another way to reuse and recycle!

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DIY Spiderweb

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DIY Spiderweb

This DIY Spiderweb Halloween craft provided many learning opportunities around nature, different cultures and history.  The boys also learnt about Halloween symbols and how black is a traditional Halloween colour. A brilliant recycled craft because we got to use up our egg carton collection, this craft also provides a great fine motor skill workout with the painting, gluing, working with pipe cleaners and yarn weaving.

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DIY Ndebele Houses

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DIY Ndebele Houses

We recently had family visit us from Africa so my boys have been looking through books and asking lots of questions about the country. An image of the bold and vibrant Ndebele house paintings got the boys interested in making their own DIY Ndebele Houses - using old toilet rolls!

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