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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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Cardboard Tube Octopus

Cardboard Tube Octopus

Why not have a go at making a Cardboard Tube Octopus? Can you imagine meeting one of these cute little Octopus at the bottom of the sea? Does your child know how many legs and octopus has got? What do you need to make an Cardboard Tube Octopus? A cardboard tube. Scissors. A coloured pen and a pencil. PVA glue. Googly eyes or stickers for eyes. How to make a Cardboard Tube Octopus? Paint the toilet roll the colour you would like your Octopus and let it dry. Once dry, at the bottom of the tube cut 8 lengths, evenly spaced…
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Cardboard Tube Bears

Cardboard Tube Bears

If you go down in the woods today you might meet some very cute little bears! Here is how I made these cardboard tube bears. What do I need to make a Bear? Brown and black paint (to make brown paint you can mix blue, red and yellow together, for lighter brown paint add more yellow paint.)A paint brushGoogly EyesA sheet of coloured paper and a sheet of white paperPVA GlueScissorsA Cardboard Tube How do I make a Bear? Paint a cardboard tube brown. Paint a piece of white paper brown. When the painted cardboard tube is dried, paint a…
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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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Homemade Sundial

Homemade Sundial

Here is a fantastic activity to do on a sunny day, an opportunity to show your child / children how the earth rotates and the sun moves in relation to the earth. This activity will require some interaction throughout the day so make sure you don't set it up and then go out all day! What will I need to make a Sundial? A dowel or stick. A piece of card.Some blue tac or play dough (if you don't mind it going hard). A pen. How do I make a Sundial and do this activity? Pick a sunny day with…
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