Crafting

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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Cardboard Tube Love Bugs

Cardboard Tube Love Bugs

Cardboard Tube Love Bugs are a great chance to get creative and spread some love. What do you need to make Cardboard Tube Love Bugs? Cardboard tubes.Scissors.Pink/red/purple paint. Coloured paper/card. Wool.Pipe Cleaners (Pink/Red/ Purple/Silver/ Gold).A coloured pen and a pencil.PVA glue.Googly eyes or stickers for eyes.Sticky tape. How to make Cardboard Tube Love Bugs? Paint the toilet roll the colour you would like your Love Bugs to be and let them dry. Once dry, you can start to decorate your Love Bugs - have a look at the picture above for inspiration. Hearts or letters spelling words relating to ‘love’ work well.For smaller…
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Cardboard Tube Dragon

Cardboard Tube Dragon

These cardboard tube dragons are not only fun to make but you can blow through them to make the ‘flames’ dance!  What do you need to make a Cardboard Tube Dragon? A cardboard tube.Paint (pick the colour you would like for your dragon). 4 pom poms (ideally two pom poms will be used for the eyes and two smaller pom poms for the nostrils). 2 googly eyes.Orange, yellow and red tissue paper. Red Card.PVA glue. Sticky tape. How to make a Cardboard Tube Dragon? Paint the toilet roll the colour you would like your dragon to be and let it dry. Whilst the cardboard tube…
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AD – Review // Kite Making Workshop

AD – Review // Kite Making Workshop

Disclaimer: Berkshire Mummies was gifted the Kite Making Workshop by Norden Farm which included the materials for the kites. Views in this post are honest and those of Berkshire Mummies. Since lockdown Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead have been running online creative classes via Zoom. They have a packed summer programme, which you can find out about on the Berkshire Mummies Summer Holiday, What's On Guide. We were kindly invited to have a go at the Kite Making Workshop and I have to say it was excellent and I am so pleased we took part. What happens…
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Butterfly Awareness Day

Butterfly Awareness Day

In June we take part in The Wildlife Trusts #30dayswild so thought some butterfly activities for Butterfly Awareness Day on 6th June 2020 would tie in nicely. In this post are a couple of activities you could do at home and some on a walk to help you raise your awareness and appreciation of butterflies. Butterfly Stamps Make a sponge stamp to print butterflies. It's a quick and simple activity to set up. All you need is a rectangular sponge, a pipe cleaner, paint, paper and a pen. Wrap a pipe cleaner around the centre of your sponge to create…
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Making a Cress Head

Making a Cress Head

We really enjoyed making our cress head, especially as after the initial activity, as we got to nurture the cress and watch it grow. It was great fun cutting off the cress when it was long enough and eating it in egg sandwiches. What do I need to make a cress head? A plastic pot the size of a small yoghurt pot A ball of cotton wool Some cress seeds A pen Water How do I make a cress head? Draw a face onto your plastic pot. Put some cotton wool in your plastic pot, so it’s three quarters full.…
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