I often wonder just how much more productive I’d be if I procrastinated less.
Case in point: In attempting to write the introduction for this post, I googled the lyrics to Elton John’s Tiny Dancer.
These paper plate dancer puppets have me humming that tune every time I glimpse them hanging up in my home.
Here is a good article on the origins of the song.
But wait. You’re really here to find out how to create these paper plate dancer puppets, right?
Well let me show you how. Whilst humming a few bars of Tiny Dancer is not a mandatory part of this making process, it is highly recommended.
Some of my most vivid childhood reading memories revolve around Jeannie Baker books. Each page in her books is a miniature collage artwork.
I was lucky enough to attend a collage workshop with Jeannie recently.
Here are some tips that I picked up from this amazing artist and picture book creator, along with some simple collage projects for kids that you can do at home.
The countdown is ON for Rio 2016.
Over on Instagram, Susie from @handywithscissors and I are hosting an epic Recyclympics. We’re coming up with fun, easy Backyard Olympic ideas made out of recyclables.
We’re kicking off the athletic fun with some Olympic torches. (BYO sweat bands.)
Ah, school holidays.
When life isn’t at the behest of the school bell.
When school uniforms don’t need to be ironed, library bags found or lunchboxes packed. “You need your sports uniform? I thought you had sport on Thursdays?” How do you do school holidays at yours?
Do you have all activities planned with military precision?
Or do you fully embrace the letting go of routine?
Here are 12 fabulous crafts and activities to fill some of those long days. (more…)
This simple boat craft for kids is a perfect complement to water play, imaginative play and also explores the concept of sinking and floating.
(And is also perfect if your household is filled with voracious avocado eaters like ours!) (more…)