Issue 4 – Chinese New Year
Concentrating on texture and sensory stimulation, projects in this group include:
ENVELOPE HATS – Recycle those envelopes into wearable works of art!
VEGGIE STAMPING – All you need is a few vegetables and some paint to make a pretty stamped daffodil picture.
MAKE A FACE – Pancake characters to make Shrove Tuesday fun.
THAT’S HANDY! – Turn hand painting into fun pictures with your toddler.
I AM A ROBOT – A simple robot costume to get toddlers involved in dressing-up games.
LOLLIPOP HEARTS – These simple lollipop hearts will make lovely tokens for mummy on Valentine’s Day.
Fun crafting projects to make with children in Key Stage 1, include:
CUTE KOALA CARD – Celebrate Australia Day by making these cute fluffy koalas.
PUZZLE IT OUT! – Helping children make tangrams is a great way of enforcing shape recognition and early maths concepts.
WOOL WINDING – Children love making spiral patterns on paper so why not make 3-D patterns using wool and card?
WEATHER WATCH – Keeping a daily record of the weather is a fun activity for all ages. This chart makes a great group project.
THE GREAT INDOORS – Experience life in the wild with an overnight camping trip – indoors!
CHINESE NEW YEAR – Celebrate Chinese New Year with some fun facts and activities.
Great ideas for older kids to make and do:
AUSTRALIA DAY – Get crafty on Australia Day by making your own didgeridoo and wobble board!
NOISY CHINESE DRAGON – Roar out the old Chinese year with this fantastic noisy dragon and learn about the science of sound at the same time!
BOOKEND BONANZA – Keep books looking neat and tidy with a pair of literary inspired bookends.
POETRY IN MOTION – In celebration of Burns Night on January 25th, we suggest ways of getting older children enthusiastic about poetry.
POTS OF LOVE – Make these fun flower pots for St. Valentine’s day.
MARDI GRAS MASKS – Work up an appetite on Shrove Tuesday by making these fantastic masks.
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.