Issue 18 – Fun Crafts and Activities
Issue 18 includes more than 120 great activity ideas to inspire you to get creative. This fabulous issue is packed with dozens of fun crafts and activities for you and your children to enjoy; including Father’s Day cards and gift ideas, early years messy play, World Ocean Day, cookery, science experiments and National Honey Week. There’s a 4-page pull-out section with 50 Top Tips for Outdoor Activities and gardening ideas, including great seed kits from Suttons to be won. Plus all the regular sections, such as Reading Corner, ‘4 ways with . . .’ and £100’s of fabulous books, toys and resources to be won!
0 – 5 years
Concentrating on texture and sensory stimulation, projects in this group include:
SUNSHINE PASTA – A no-cook recipe to introduce children to colourful and tasty ingredients.
PRETTY PRINTS – Create an unusual bouquet of flowers using hand and foot prints.
FLYING FINGER PUPPETS – Easy-to-make felt finger puppets to help communication skills.
MOTION IN THE OCEAN – Explore World Ocean Day with your very own watery seascape.
UNDERWATER ADVENTURES – Create an underwater world using completely recycled materials.
FISHY GREETINGS – Little ones will love to make this funky fish card for Father’s Day..
COUNTING CRITTERS – A simple matching game to help with numeracy and number recognition.
PAPER PLATE HONEYBEES – Get busy and make some flying bees for National Honey Week.
BEEHIVE ART – An amazing beehive picture made out of breakfast cereals.
LET’S MAKE TIME FOR MESSY PLAY! – Encourage your child’s creativity with some great outdoor painting ideas.
5 – 7 years
Fun crafting projects to make with children in Key Stage 1, include:
RECYCLED MODEL VILLAGE – Perfect for imaginative play – a village complete with houses, church and trees.
FATHER’S DAY SURPRISE! – A top hat filled with delicious, handmade chocolate truffles.
SHIRT & TIE CARDS – An unusual greetings card to help wish dad Happy Father’s Day.
WATCH OUT! THERE’S A SPY ABOUT! – A top secret mission to make the coolest spy disguise ever!
BANANA BUTTERFLY CAKES – A scrumptious recipe from Annabel Karmel’s latest cookery book.
BRILLIANT BOX-BOTS – Recycle left-over boxes and make some seriously trendy robots.
A HONEY STORY – A special feature on how bees make honey plus loads of amazing facts.
DIG IN AND HAVE FUN! – Find out why gardening is so good for children and win some great seed kits!
BUSY BEE CRAFTS – Three pages packed with un-beelievable activities, projects and recipes!
7 – 11 years
Great ideas for older kids to make and do:
OCEANS OF FUN – An amazing selection of facts and fun activities specially prepared to celebrate World Ocean Day.
DIY FATHER’S DAY! DIY-themed Father’s Day cards – an ideal project for older children.
COOL DUDES! – Smarten up dad with some custom designed T-Shirts. Stylish but simple.
SUPER MODELS! – Turn flat shapes into three-dimensional models with these papier mâché marvels.
THE PIZZA GARDEN – All the info you need on helping children plant their own pizza garden.
IT’S A TRICKY BUSINESS – Four great April Fool’s tricks that will educate as well as amaze!
FANTASTIC FILTERS – Bring science alive with these hands-on science experiments.
In addition to these, there are plenty of other great ideas and projects, plus a great selection of books reviewed in Reading Corner and prize giveaways worth £100’s.