Hold this wind spinner in the palm of your hand and blow gently to make the top spin around.
A great DIY craft for kids. There a printable template and instructions on the craftnhome website here.
Have fun :)
My latest creation is up! Print out the free templates for Dump Truck cards, and colour them in bright colours to make awesome birthday cards. The templates and easy instructions can be found here. A great way for kids to create home-made cards for their friends :)
I've just uploaded a new craft for kids - a moth colouring craft. It's a printable moth outline for kids to colour in.
I created the template using a photo I took of a moth, so it's a realistic shape and size. The template can be found here on the website, and it's free to download.
Have fun colouring :)
New to kids craft today is a guitar colouring craft. Great for amusing the kids on the school holidays :)
It took me a few tries to get the template right, but I'm pretty happy with the end result...
The link to the website page with the free printable guitar template is here.
The Coolart Wetlands and Homestead is a historic farming property situated on the shores of Western Port Bay on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. It can be accessed by Lord Somers Road, Somers. The Coolart Homestead is a late Victorian mansion dating from 1895, it has lovely gardens, designed in 1938 by David Matthews (the curator of Footscray Gardens), walking trails through the wetlands and down to the Bay through the Balnarring Foreshore Reserve on Western Port Bay. There are four loop walking tracks ranging from 1km (30 mins) to 3.1km (2 hours) including a Wetlands Observatory. There is a picnic area with tables and free electric barbeques, and visitor toilets.
It is well worth a visit - check the opening hours of the homestead before you go, and take a picnic to enjoy after you have wandered the walking tracks.
Click here for a photographic representation (40 photos) of the Homestead and Walking trails.
I've just finished designing this cool craft to do with your kids these holidays. Each car has a marble inside, when you push the car, it rolls along powered by the marble inside. They are really cute and pretty easy to make. Free printable template and instructions are on the web site here.
I love crafts where you get both the fun of making, followed by the fun of playing with what you have made. You can race them down a gentle slope too!
It's Easter time! These doodle eggs are therapeutic to make (a bit like a 3D colouring book), look great as decorations and make supurb personalised Easter gifts for anyone who can't eat chocolate... Every one is an original. The instructions can be found here on the website.
Kids can enjoy decorating the eggs too, so if you are searching for a sugar-free easter activity then give this a go.
Make your own Mermaid Finger Puppet. The free printable template and instructions can be found here on the website.
Finger puppets are great - first there is the fun of making them, and then you can rev up your imagination creating stories for them to star in.
Have fun :)
Here another little chicken to make...this time it's a finger puppet. Find the free printable template and full instructions here on the website.
The finger band can be sized to fit, and you can wrap iot around one or two fingers, whichever you prefer.
Have fun crafting :)
I've just finished creating and uploading a new craft - it's a chicken with wings that flap up and down when you move a lever inside it's body. It's taken a bit of trial and error to get it right, but I'm super pleased with the finished craft...
You can find it here on the website, with free printable templates, and detailed instructions on how to put it together.
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