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.
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!
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!
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.