In uncertain times, it’s time to get back to basics. Time to build on what we know and have to help create stronger and better kids. This is a hard call for parents who are dealing with their own fears and frustrations. The fact is though, that what we do now – the routines
When it comes to celebrating all the beauty and wonder Australia has to offer, it’s hard to know where to begin. More than 90 per cent of our wildlife is found nowhere else in the wild. This includes kangaroos, dingos, wombats, echidnas, platypus and koalas – making this a truly unique and special country.
Poor snakes. They really get a bad rap, don’t they? Fear of them is one of the top 10 phobias. It’s called ophidiophobia. They’ve been blamed for the temptation that resulted in people becoming mortal (according to the Bible) and also revered by others as the bringers of good luck. However you view them,
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – space-themed crafts. Have you ever seen a UFO – Unidentified Flying Object? If you have you are not alone. There have been more than 12,000 reported sightings – at least six per cent of these have remained unresolved. Meaning nobody knows what the objects actually were. Sightings
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – wind crafts. It can be a welcome breeze on a hot summer’s day or a devastating force, destroying all in its path. The wind that is so vital to the environment, dispersing seeds to help plant populations, can also have catastrophic effects on all that it touches.
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – making marvellous mermaids. What better way to celebrate Oceans Day (June 8) than to delve into the mysteries of the sea? And, while 95 per cent of the ocean remains unexplored, there are plenty of mysteries to uncover. The mystery of the mermaid is one that has captured
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – making bugs from paper and paddle pop sticks. Why make bugs? Insects are fascinating little creatures. Did you know grasshoppers have been around since before the dinosaurs? Or that ladybugs ‘bleed’ from their knees to deter predators? We could not survive without the humble little bee. Discover
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – how to make a jumping kangaroo. How high can a kangaroo jump? Sometimes up to three times their height! In one leap a kangaroo can jump three metres high and more than eight metres long. This little jumping kangaroo won’t reach those heights but will be
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – fantastic flowers you can make for Mother’s Day. The tradition of giving gifts, including flowers, on Mother’s Day began in the early 19th century in America. Some believe flowers became a preferred gift as the day coincided with America’s spring when all the beautiful flowers are out. One
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – super easy sculpture. Sculpture is three-dimensional art that can be created by carving, modelling, casting or assembling. Sculptures created during the Stone Age have survived thousands of years and the elements and are still intact today. One such sculpture, The Venus of Brassempouy, is about 25,000 years old