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‘Drawing’ with Play Dough

‘Drawing’ with Play Dough

Why not set your the child a challenge to 'draw' with play dough. It's great to see the results and their creativity. What do I need to 'draw' with Play Dough A couple of colours of Play Dough. `Play Dough tools (this is not essential for this task but it might inspire creativity).Optional - Beads, Dried Pasta and Buttons for embellishments (make sure there are age appropriate and not a choke hazard). Themes for 'drawing' with Play Dough Allow your child space on a flat surface to be creative with their play dough. Then ask them if they can create…
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Watercolour Challenge

Watercolour Challenge

Painting is a great form of expression and can be calming and relaxing. Why not set up a watercolour challenge? This can be for just one child or everyone in the household. What do I need for a watercolour challenge? Some watercolour paints.A paint brush.A pot of water. Extension Activity Can your child use their water colour skills to paint some cards for their friends and family? How do I run a watercolour challenge? Set the watercolour challenge up on a table or where there is something flat to paint against. You could do a watercolour challenge in the house,…
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Apple Print Dancing Butterfly

Apple Print Dancing Butterfly

Making prints from fruit and vegetables is simple and effective to do. It's a great technique to use for making pictures and gift cards. What do I need to make an Apple Print Dancing Butterfly? An apple. Child friendly paints. Paper or card. Coloured pens.Stickers (optional).Sellotape. Scissors. A straw or stick. How do I make an Apple Print Dancing Butterfly? Cut an apple in half (adult to do this). Paint the two halves of an apple - they can be the same colour or different colours. Then press the apple onto a piece of paper or card - you can…
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