Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – ocean facts and crafts to celebrate World Ocean Day (June 8). Whether you’re looking for treasure, the craziest creatures, the world’s longest mountain range, beautiful waterfalls or just air to breathe, the ocean has it all. The ocean covers around 71 per cent of the Earth’s surface.
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 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 play jungle. This is a favourite with the grandchildren and my private students. The mystery, danger and magic of the jungle and its creatures have captured the imagination of people for centuries. The jungle is a magical setting where anything is possible. From
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – how to make a succulent tree. One of my favourite things about Christmas is the tree. From setting it up with tiny treasures I haven’t seen in a year and enjoying the twinkling lights each night, to opening presents around it on Christmas day. Did
I’m not talking about music. I’m talking about the new rock art craze that is sweeping the world, delighting children and their carers. This latest trend has people finding small rocks and painting them, then hiding them in parks for strangers to discover. It ticks all the boxes as far as entertaining
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – how to make a turtle planter. World Turtle Day is celebrated on May 23 each year to raise awareness about the plight and importance of those wonderful creatures. Did you read my post, A Tantalising Turtle Tale to Add Magic to Your Day? To celebrate
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – magnificent muddy masterpieces. Mud has been used in artworks for thousands of years and there is a good reason. It is a wonderful medium. If you read my post, How to Increase Health and Happiness by Playing in Mud, you will know that getting dirty is
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – fun activities for playing with patterns in nature. We are surrounded by beautiful patterns everywhere we look. Some are manmade, but nature provides us with a feast of patterns, from symmetries, spirals, meanders and spots and stripes to tessellations and fractals. Helping children spot and