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Halloween Mini Sensory Tray

Halloween Mini Sensory Tray

Sensory trays are a great way to get your child using there fine motor skills and also using there imagination. This Halloween Mini Sensory Tray is a bit of seasonal fun. What do I need to make the sensory tray? A tray or box Recycled pots and containers (I used 3 that would fit inside the tray)Black Permanent Marker Pen (adults only)Split Red Lentils Children's tweezers and spoon How do I make the sensory tray? Sprinkle lentils so that they cover the bottom of the tray or box. Decorate your recycled pots for halloween using a the permanent marker (adults…
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Halloween Cardboard Tubes

Halloween Cardboard Tubes

Halloween Cardboard Tubes allow you to make fun novelty decorations for the Halloween season. I had a go with my eldest at making a few which included a cat, pumpkin, vampire and monster. Read below to see how to make them.  What do I need to make the Halloween Cardboard Tubes? Cardboard tubes Child friendly paints - I used orange, black, green and purple. PVA Glue SellotapeBlack felt tip pen Googly eyesPipe cleaners (1 x green and 3 x black) 1 x orange pom pom A sheet of Black, white and purple card or paper How to make Halloween Cardboard Tubes Plan what you are going…
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Ghost and Bat Puppets

Ghost and Bat Puppets

Here is a step by step guide to making Ghost and Bat Puppets. The puppets are great for flying around, using the imagination and make a great halloween craft and decorations. What do I need to make Ghost and Bat Puppets? White and black card or thick paperSmall round stickersLolly sticks Black felt tip pen Sellotape How do I make the Ghost and Bat Puppets Draw the outline of different shaped ghosts on to a sheet of white card and bats onto black card (see picture for inspiration)Cut out the shapes. Add the features - for the ghosts add two…
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Monster Chocolate Drops

Monster Chocolate Drops

These Monster Chocolate Drops are super quick and easy to make, especially if you are looking for a Halloween activity to do at home or an tasty treat for your Halloween party food table. What ingredients do I need? 100g chocolate (dark, milk or white) Sprinkles and Edible Eyes (available at supermarkets) A sheet of tin foil / baking paper  How do I make the Monster Chocolate Drops? Break the chocolate up into small pieces into a bowl and melt the chocolate. I melted our for a minute on high in the microwave and then a further 10 seconds at a time until…
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Bottle Top Spiders

Bottle Top Spiders

Here is how I made some bottle top spiders from plastic milk bottle tops. What do I need to make the Bottle Top Spiders Plastic Milk Bottle TopsBlack card or paper Round stickers Sellotape Permanent black marker pen How to make the Bottle Top Spiders Colour in the plastic milk bottle tops with the permanent black marker pen. I recommend an adult doing this bit and I pre-prepared this part of the activity. Make sure you leave drying time. Cut lengths of black paper or card so you have 4 pieces in total, approx 10cm each and 1 cm wide.…
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Play Dough Shapes

Play Dough Shapes

Play Dough is a great tool for encouraging both play and learning. This play dough shapes activity uses play dough and lolly sticks, allowing fine motor skill to be used whilst allowing your child to get creative, making lots of different shapes. There are also some great extension activities to this activity. What resources will I need to make Play Dough Shapes? Lolly Sticks (approx 10-20) Play Dough  How do I make a Play Dough shape? Role up balls of play dough 'the glue'.  Use the lolly sticks as the sides to your shape (see picture below).  Push them into /…
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Cardboard Tube Monsters

Cardboard Tube Monsters

How cute are these little Cardboard Tube Monsters? See monsters don’t need to be scary! What do I need to make a Cardboard Tube Monster? A cardboard tube. Coloured child friendly paints and a paint brush. Googly Eyes. Pipe Cleaners and / or Pom Poms. Coloured paper or card. Sellotape. How do I make a Cardboard Tube Monster? Paint the cardboard tube the colour that you would like your monster to be. Let the tube dry.Once dry, stick your googley eyes onto the the top 1/3 of the cardboard tube using PVA - you might want to use between 1-5…
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Pom Pom Counting

Pom Pom Counting

Using objects for counting can make the learning process a more visual and hands on activity versus just using a pen and paper. This Pom Pom Counting activity is bright, colourful and interactive. What do I need? Pom Poms - about 6010 cup cake casesChild friendly tweezers (optional) A pen How do I do the activity? On the insides of the cupcake cases write the following numbers - one number per cake case - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. (See photo above).Line the cup cake cases up in order. Put the pom poms in…
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Easter Salt Dough Decorations

Easter Salt Dough Decorations

Easter Salt Dough Decorations always look great on an Easter Tree and certainly add the homemade feel to your Easter decorating. Alternatively, why not gift Easter Salt Dough Decorations to friends and family.  What do you need to make the salt dough?  Simply mix – 1/2 cup of salt, 1/2 cup of water and 1 cup of plain flour into a bowl, adding the water a bit at a time to the dry ingredients, then mix and squish them together until you end up with a ball of dough. You will also need Easter shaped cookie cutters - we used…
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Woolly Sheep Craft

Woolly Sheep Craft

This woolly sheep craft is fun to make, a little messy but very cute! The sheep is a great craft for Easter, spring or if you would like to make a farm animal. What do I need to make a woolly sheep? Cardboard Cotton Wool PVA Glue 2 x Wooden Pegs Scissors Black and Pink Felt Tip Pens How do I make a woolly sheep? Draw the outline of a sheep on the card - include an ear, head and body (see picture). Cut out your sheep shape. Peg the two wooden pegs to the sheep to make the legs (see picture).  Now cover the sheep…
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