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My preschooler is going through an intense love affair with scissors.
Let us not speak of the time I found her under the dining table with a self-administered haircut.
Do you also have a scissor enthusiast at yours?
Here are 4 fun ways we have been building and practising scissor skills at our place.
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Looking to explore shapes with your littles?
Here are 9 hands-on, fun and creative ways to learn shapes.
Most importantly, these activities are all rich in opportunities for language development and play-based learning around shapes.
Scroll to the end of this post for 4 of our favourite picture books about shapes.
You guys, I wasn’t going to do up a post on how to make this Gruffalo costume.
Mainly because it’s ridiculously simple and I didn’t want to insult your intelligence.
Then I thought perhaps it could spare some people staying up late the night before a Book Parade.
(Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything. Ahem.)
Also, I felt that the Interwebz was seriously lacking in Gruffalo Costume ideas.
(Just joking. There are approximately 17 kazillion DIY Gruffalo projects out there.)
So what makes our Gruffalo costume different from all the rest?
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I’m subconsciously willing on the arrival of Spring via craft.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that this Spring Felt Flower Wreath came about as a result of my daughter’s random birthday request. (more…)
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.