CHILDREN

PLAY DOUGH RECIPE

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup of flour 1/4 cup of salt 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar 1/2 cup of warm water Optional but nice: Food colouring Essential oil Glitter This play dough is best kept in the fridge in an airtight container. It keeps for over two weeks. HAVE FUN!

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
ART AND CRAFT

PAINTED PEBBLES

These are fun to make with children. They can be used as paperweights, to decorate flower pots or window sills or just as they are in amongst decorations in shelves. YOU WILL NEED: Pebbles Paint (acrylic paints are good as they are waterproof) Paint brushes Water in a glass to Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
CHILDREN

COLOUR MATCHING GAME

For this game I recycled a cardboard fruit container with 6 spaces. We used wax crayons to colour the inside of each space with blue, red, yellow, pink, white and green. We collected 6 small objects, each with a colour corresponding to the ones in the box. The game is Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
ART AND CRAFT

CRAYON RUBBING

Another fun way to make marks with young children. We used foam letters to form words and then placed a piece of paper over. Rubbing crayons over the surface of the paper to reveal the word. We made these round crayons by recycling old bits of broken crayons here

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
ART AND CRAFT

ZIPPED FELT POUCH

Here is a lovely sewing project that you can sew by hand, so it’s perfect if you don’t have a sewing machine. YOU WILL NEED: Thick felt Sewing needle Thread Zipper Scissors Template HERE is the template I made, feel free to use it. However, it is for a small zipper Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
CHILDREN

TOOTHBRUSH SPLASH PAINTING

This is a fun and messy way to use paint. It will help strengthen finger muscles, coordination, sense of direction and hand-eye coordination. You can use this technique for different purposes: Lay a few objects on the surface then splattered paint over them to get a negative impression of them Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
ART AND CRAFT

COVERED BUTTONS

This week I bough a covered button kit. I had so much fun! YOU WILL NEED: A covered button kit Material Scissors HERE IS HOW IT WORKS: Cut around the template to get a circle of the fabric of your choice. Place the top part of the button, upside down Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago