Posts in the craft with kids 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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Advent Sticks explained

Advent Sticks and Strings - a natural, non-commercial advent tradition. Your advent stick/string is a beautiful way for your family to celebrate the lead up to Christmas. Each day you open one parcel to find a tiny treasure inside. You can let the child whose turn it is to open the parcel keep the treasure or you can put it onto a special table or collection point to build up your advent display. The idea is that you have ONE per family and that the children take turns in opening the parcels (after an adult removes them from the stick/string)....

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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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Volcano fun at Advent

"Awesome." While that word had become cringe-worthily overused, we can still, nevertheless, fairly apply it to the power of volcanoes. Volcanoes hold a place of reverence in the human psyche. Most of us have grown up reading about Pompeii or Krakatoa, or remember Mt Pinatubo or that unpronounceable Icelandic Eyjafjallajokull, which threw European airways into chaos a few years ago. Our kids are soon aware of the awesome power of volcanoes.  In the Hawaiian tradition Pele is the Goddess of volcanoes, who could cause volcanic eruptions by digging with her Pa'oa, or magic stick. Many of the stories associated with...

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