Shoe Lace Practice

Requirements: Thick card board from an old box, pair of shoe laces, marker pen. Source:

Home Made Chalk

Requirements: Moulds of any sort, 1 cup of corn flour, 1 cup of water, colouring such as food dye or washable paint. Instructions: Combine 1 cup of corn flour with 1 cup of water and mix in a colouring agent of your choice. Either paint or food dye – paint is easier to wash off […]

Paint on Foil

Requirements: Foil, paint, paint brushes, dishwashing liquid. Instructions: This is pretty self explanatory but one hint: add dishwashing liquid to the paint. It will help the paint stick to the foil with out flaking off when dry. Source:

Literacy on Spoons

Requirements: Large white spoons, large clear spoons, 2 coloured marker pens. Instructions: Write capital letters on white spoons in the top half. Using a different colour, write lower case letters on clear spoons on the bottom half. Give to children to match the lower case and upper case letters. Assist, encourage and praise ๐Ÿ™‚ Source: […]

‘3D’ Hands

Requirements: Pens/textas, pencil, paper, a hand! These are so clever and tricky. Teach your kids about optical illusions by making these simple ‘3D’ hand prints. Instructions: Trace around a hand with fine pencil. Start at the wrist section and draw a horizontal line but when it gets to the fine pencil tracing, draw a small […]

Home Made Paint

Requirements: 1 cup of salt, 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of water and food colouring. Mix to your preferred consistency and colour choice!

Egg Decorating

Requirments: Hard boiled eggs, food for dye, plants with fine leaves, stockings, bowls, vinegar and TIME! Instructions: Boil the eggs and set them aside. Prepare the dyes. 1 red cabbage, chopped into two-inch chunks. Add just enough water to cover the cabbage. This will give you BLUE. 2 to 3 red beetroots unpeeled and cut […]


Requirements: smooth rocks, crayons (paper removed), oven, work board. Instructions: Collect smooth rocks and clean them. Put them in an oven at 180 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes. Using heat proof gloves, take them out and place them on an appropriate work board (one that is heat proof and one you won’t be worried […]

Compass Painting

Requirements: water colour paint, paper, paint brush, compass, masking tape. Instructions: Use some masking tape to secure the paint brush to the compass so it doesn’t move around. Use plenty of paint and water on the brush. Place the compass on the paper and create a circle. Be sure to adjust the compass to make […]

Paper Mache Bowls

Requirements: flour, water, salt, a bowl to use as a โ€œformโ€, plastic wrap & tape, newspaper cut into strips, paint brush, acrylic craft paint, craft varnish. Instructions: Cover a bowl in plastic wrap so you can remove your new bowl at the end. Make a paste with 1 cup of flour and about 1 cup […]

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