Most of us have experienced the fun of visiting the local bowling alley and testing our skills against those pins. Or trying to win a huge stuffed animal at the ring toss game in a carnival sideshow. Some of us have even experienced the frustration of hitting a tiny golf ball towards an
If I gave you some paper and pencils, you would expect to write or draw. Paint, brushes and canvas could indicate a picture to be painted. Coloured paper scraps, scissors and glue would tempt you to make a collage. But, a cardboard roll or box, a tin can or plastic bag – these represent
It all began with a visit to a son’s house. He made us delicious coffee from his machine and casually asked how often we used the coffee pod machine he had given us. When we revealed it was reserved for special occasions, he advised us to make it more accessible. And that’s when a
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – how to make a plastic bottle bird feeder. We all know the damage plastic is doing to our environment and the importance of recycling it so it doesn’t end up in landfill or our oceans. We can take that one step further and get our kids
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project, focusing on ways to reuse plastic bottles. Plastic seems to be one of the biggest curses when it comes to the world’s environmental concerns. It is responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of marine creatures every year. It accounts for nearly 20 per cent of landfill waste and
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – making permanent sand castles out of plastic bottles. This craft is fun, cheap, and awesome for the environment (anything that keeps plastic out of landfill and oceans is). But be warned, it gets a bit messy.
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project- making a flowering seat. Spring had sprung in Australia and we’ve been doing the annual spring clean for a few weeks now. Part of the process is getting rid of things or transforming them, that are no longer useful. If you read my post Trash to Treasure,
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – a colourful bird made from newspaper. There are so many fun crafts that can be made with newspaper and one of my favourites is newspaper sculpture. Unlike paper mache, there is no need to make loads of glue and wait for it to dry before adding
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – a fun puppy puppet made out of toilet rolls. My last few projects have concentrated on using recyclable materials you probably already have on hand. If you haven’t already seen them, check out Get Organised With These Great Recycling Projects and Marble Run Fun So
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – marble run fun. There is such a fascination with watching marbles whizz down little slides in all directions. It can keep adults and kids amused for hours. I remember buying a plastic marble run for my sons when they were young – they absolutely loved it.