Wednesday, April 16, 2014

School Holiday Activities - Origami

One activity Anna and I love to do together is origami. The projects you can do range in skill level and there are lots of great online resources to help you make the different origami shapes.

I find it easiest to use You Tube on my ipad and we watch video tutorials that show us step by step instructions. Here are some good ones:
If you have any Japanese dollar stores near you (like Daiso) you can pick up really gorgeous packs of origami paper like this:

But any paper will do! Plain paper is good as you can encourage your kids to decorate their origami once they've made their shapes.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

School Holiday Activities - Paper Plate Hats

I've been away for a few days so our home activities have slowed down, so I'm sharing some cool stuff made by some other awesome bloggers.

Today's activity comes from the lovely Jane from Buzzmills - paper plate star hats.

All you need is some paper plates, marker pens and scissors. The kids can go crazy decorating them in all kinds of fun ways - paper collage, colouring with pens or pencils, painting, or even making that star nice and shiny by gluing on some tin foil.

Get the tutorial here!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

School Holiday Activities - Easter Basket

Easter is here later this week, so today's activity is a gorgeous one that I'm sharing by Alyce from And Sew We Craft.

These are great for any age and can be decorated in a variety of ways. Let your kids creativity run wild with this activity, then they can fill their basket with chocolate eggs!

See the full tutorial over here at And Sew We Craft.

More great school holiday ideas here!

Friday, April 11, 2014

School Holiday Activities - Sewing Cards

This activity is one of Anna's favourites. The stitching takes a bit of dexterity and concentration, but it is a nice quiet task that takes a long time to complete.

 You need:

- embroidery thread
- thin white cardboard
- large blunt needle (I know they have a special name...I just can't think of it right now!)
- Find the instructions and print these sewing cards from Handmade Charlotte

Here is one Anna completed earlier. (sorry for the bad phone pic!)

 This is also a great activity to have ready to go when you would like to have a bit of time to sew. If the kids are doing this they feel like they are joining in with you!

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