Posts in the craft category

Making Transparencies

To start making transparencies, you will need the following items: Coloured/Black Card (approx 170gsm) Tissue Paper - Click here to see tissue paper, or Silk Paper Tracing Paper Glue Sharp scissors Window Transparency Start by making a frame for your Window Transparency. Cut a shape and then cut out a big window in the frame and fill it with several colours of tissue paper. This can be done in two ways. 1. You can use some of the frame as a silhouette, and coloured tissue can be added behind, as in the picture below with the trees. 2. Use one sheet...

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Silk and Kite Paper - What's the difference?

See the comparison between Silk Paper and Kite Paper

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Ignite Minds Family Crafting Day at Dragonflytoys.

Wax is unmoved without heat. The amazing quality of wax is its ability to transfer heat. Through persistent kneading, rolling and squeezing wax is overcome by your energy, will and purpose. Combining the wax with other found objects led to whimsical absorbing play.

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Natural Backyard Play

As the days get longer children will be spending more time outside. How simple backyard fun can be when you put some pieces of wood in it! There is no need to limit yourself or your children to expensive playground equipment and swing sets when a few wooden tree blocks and planks can be used as traditional play items, like seesaws or can be moved around to make forts and castles. I am always scanning for cut down branches and trees for the boys to use in the backyard. As sad it is for a tree to be cut down...

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