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Category: Wacky Workshops (Page 2 of 10)

MAKE THESE WONDERFULLY WACKY WORD GAMES FOR KIDS

 

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – making word games for kids.

If you read my post, Are you Ready to Face the Music, you’ll know just how much I love to play around with words.

The oldest Goddess recently started “big school” (otherwise known as kindergarten).

I’m hoping to encourage her to share my love of words and I know this is the perfect age to really start.

Five-year-olds have an insatiable thirst for knowledge and, if you keep it fun, you can encourage a lifelong love of learning.

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MAKE VALENTINE’S DAY BLING, BOOK, AND ART WITH THESE EASY STEPS

 

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project, Valentine’s Day crafts.

These projects include the cutest bracelet, a kiss flip book, and some wonderful string art.

 

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AWESOME AUSSIE CRAFTS TO MAKE WITH A PAPER PLATE

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – making Australian crafts with paper plates.

We celebrated Australia Day last week and I just couldn’t resist adding some more fun crafts, highlighting some of this country’s unique and wonderful animals. Read Why I Love a Sunburnt Country to discover the many wonderful and amazing things Australia has to offer.

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SUPER EASY AUSTRALIA DAY PAINT PROJECTS TO MAKE

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – three easy Australia Day paintings.

These projects are so easy anyone can do them, and they look fantastic. Read my post, Why I Love a Sunburnt Country to find out about all the wonderful things this country has to offer.

 

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STORYTELLING GAMES THAT WILL HELP YOUR IMAGINATION SOAR

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project, making storytelling games.

In my post, Why Telling Tall Tales is Good For You, I explained the importance of encouraging this in children – and ourselves.

TEACUP TALES

The Goddesses love a television show called Teacup Travels. It inspired me to get the very special tea cups out and have our own storytelling session (they have water in their teacups) about our imaginary ‘travels’.

A few days ago all four were visiting and we used a teacup candle as inspiration for storytelling time. The Goddesses took turns telling their delightful tales to the rest of the family.

Sometimes it is helpful to have props to spark ideas to open the imagination for stories.

This week I’m sharing how to make story blocks (templates included) and some story time props.

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR DRAGON

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – how to make your dragon.

How can you train it if you haven’t made it?

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 HOW TO MAKE A GOOD LITTLE DINOSAUR

 

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project, making a good little dinosaur.

If you read my post, How to Create Your Own Happy Ending, you will understand what inspired this craft.

As usual, most of the materials are things you will find around the house and you can get as creative as you like with the scenery ‘play mat’.

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CLEVER WAYS TO GET CREATIVE WITH CHRISTMAS CARD CRAFTS

 

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – clever ways to get creative with Christmas card crafts.

These projects are a great way to avoid adding to the ever growing piles of rubbish on our planet. Have you read my post How to Win by Avoiding the Bin?

So first things first, DON’T THROW OUT YOUR CARDS.

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HOW TO MAKE A SPARKLING FUN LIGHT

 

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – a sparkly fun light.

When I was making my scary candle holder for Halloween, five-year-old Goddess said she wanted to make a jewelled candle holder.

I explained that jewels and beads would be practical as we cover the whole thing with tissue paper, so the embellishments need to be flat.

We compromised with sparkling metallic sequins and the end result was beautiful.

She had a lot of fun making it as well and the jar doubles as a treasure trove and night light. This is a clever and fun way to recycle glass jars.

I love those sequins and always keep a supply on hand. They can be bought at craft and dollar stores. They have the sparkle of glitter but are not nearly as messy and they can be used for so many cool projects. Check out the pictures below these instructions for some other fun projects using metallic sequins.

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CLEVER AND CREATIVE CHRISTMAS WRAPPING IDEAS

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project. This week’s projects are to add a bit of fun to your Christmas wrapping.

Have you noticed that the cheap Christmas paper is getting thinner and is ripping more easily while the expensive paper is becoming, well, more expensive?

For me, nothing beats brown paper packages tied up with string (these are a few of my favourite things) yet at Christmas, it’s fun to jazz up the gifts, even if you don’t resort to all the glitter and glitz that is part of the season.

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