Crafting a koala using the collage technique is really simple and fun – we even gave our Koala a name… Kim! We chose newspapers because its grey, black and white colours are the colours of a koala’s fur. We also use a toilet roll to make the koala’s nose. This is a great way to recycle and reuse materials that would otherwise be thrown away.
My boys love making greeting and holiday cards for family and friends. With Easter just a few weeks away, my boys were very eager to make some DIY Easter Chick Cards. It is a fun and practical way for children to practise their writing and there is something so special about receiving a lovingly made greeting card.
These little DIY egg carton chicks are adorable and so much fun to make. They can be made unique with whatever craft supplies you have to hand, we used feathers, beads and pom poms. There’s a bit of cutting involved in this craft which older children can tackle. Younger children will enjoy cutting the paper for the chicks’ beaks and wings. Young children love spreading glue and pasting which is a great fine motor activity for writing readiness.
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!
This DIY Dreamcatcher craft encompasses so many different elements of early learning – including creative thought, cultural awareness, discussions around nature and seasons, fine motor skills and construction processes.