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DIY Key Rings

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DIY Key Rings

We attempted to make these DIY key rings as teacher gifts mainly because they looked easy enough for both boys to tackle…and I figured one can never have too many key rings!

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How to make a recycled tissue box monster

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How to make a recycled tissue box monster

My big boy and I attempted to craft a recycled tissue box monster - inspired by Halloween and one of our favourite books "Monster Chef".

We gave gave him vicious talons, sharp spikes, savage horns and black mangey hair!

Despite all this, he remains loveable, so in the end we named him Marcel after Nick Bland’s book “Monster Chef”. Our Marcel is no chef though, his specialty is hugs!

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DIY Recycled Didgeridoo

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DIY Recycled Didgeridoo

Reading about the didgeridoo provided a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Indigenous Australian people and another culture.  We crafted our mini didgeridoo using the inner tube of a baking paper roll. This is a great way to recycle and reuse something that would otherwise be thrown away!

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DIY Human Thesaurus Game

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DIY Human Thesaurus Game

Is your precocious little one a Shakespeare in the making? Do they spout prose at the drop of a hat? Challenge their growing vocabulary with a DIY Human Thesaurus Game that rewards their wordy ways. Just gather up some friends and family and settle down for some creative, out-of-the-box thinking.

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DIY UFO Spaceship

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DIY UFO Spaceship

This DIY UFO Spaceship craft is brilliant for encouraging creative thought.  All the painting and gluing is a great fine motor skill workout – skills that are essential for learning to write. We also enjoyed a lesson in shapes as we identified the different shapes in our craft.

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