Tuesday, September 17, 2013

10 fun things to do with leaves

There are so many fun things you can do with found leaves. Here are ten things!

1) Draw them! Leaves offer diverse visual inspiration
 2) Dry them Pop them in a thick book as a bookmark

3) Draw around them! Refine those fine motor skills and trace around some leaves.
4) Find different varieties (Go exploring!)

5) Make a crown out of leaves, possibly stapled or glued to a strip of paper or felt.

6) Make pictures with them! 
7) Make seasonal art
8) Print with them
9) make a leaf garland, practice threading and make lovely decorations! 
10) Do a rubbing impression with crayon or pencil 
(Lay paper over leaf, shade lightly to expose the bumps and ridges of the leaf)

Monday, September 16, 2013

23 ways with pipe cleaners

1)  Cupid's bow and arrow
2) Use as threading tools with beads
3) Weaving
4) Decorate a gift
5) Make jewellery
6) Make a monster (using play dough)
7) Create bugs and butterflies
8) Make a peg doll
9) Make a colander sculpture (Poke into colander holes and shape!)

10) Make a bouquet
11) make napkin rings
12) Decorate a ponytail
13)Create a rainbow
14) Make a snowflake

15) Create people
16)Make a  pipe cleaner paint brush
17) Swirling snake or worm
18) maze (Weaving and threading combined)

 19) 'Magic' magnetic trick

 20) Make crowns and tiaras
21) Make a bubble wand, dipping it in a solution of water and dish washing liquid

22) make fun disguises
23) Make festive decorations

Monday, September 2, 2013

It's been a while since I checked in here, so if you are keen to find some inspiration, check out my Pinterest board, children's craft and playtime. So many inspiring crafts to be had there!

Today we tried out a printable from minieco.co.uk

Mineco.co.uk's gems

Our gems
A tad fiddly, even for grown ups. But worth it!

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