• Rocking Paper Plate UFO Craft | A Few Small Adventures
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    Rocking Paper Plate UFO

    In our house, we love outer space. Planets and galaxies far, far away, and stargazing in our own backyard. If you love space as much as we do, you will love making this cute rocking paper plate UFO. To make your own unidentified flying object, you will need: Supplies Step 1 Make your flying saucer. To make your UFO, you will need 1 paper plate. Using a small bowl as a guide, place the bowl on the paper plate, and cut around the top half of the bowl with a craft knife. Fold the plate in half, by folding the top edge that has been cut behind the bottom edge.…

  • Paper Plate Mummy Craft | A Few Small Adventures
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    Paper Plate Mummy

    Looking for a fun craft to make with your kids this Halloween? Why not try making this spooky paper plate mummy? All you need is a paper plate, strips of fabric, and some colour paper. They are super easy to make and look great too! Supplies Step 1 Make some bandages for your mummy, by cutting some white fabric into strips. My strips are 4 cm thick and I used 5 strips for this craft. You could also use some real bandages. Step 2 To make your mummy, take a white paper plate, bottom side up, and using a hole punch, punch holes on either side of his head, towards…

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    Cardboard Tube Penguin with Woolly Hat

    Are you looking for a fun craft to make with your children for Book Week? These cardboard tube penguins, were inspired by one of this year’s CBCA, shortlisted Picture Books, “Frank’s Red Hat,” written and illustrated by Sean Avery. “Frank is a penguin with ideas. Mostly terrible ones. That’s why his fellow penguins are nervous when he shows them his strange new creation. Something they’d never seen or expected to see in their cold and colourless Antarctic world — a red hat.” I just love this book and can’t wait to share it with my students. “Frank’s Red Hat” is a story about never giving up on your passions, as…

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    Paper Cup Frog Craft

    Are you looking for a fun craft to make with your children for Book Week? These paper cup frogs, were inspired by one of this year’s CBCA, shortlisted Early Childhood Books, “Snap!,” written and illustrated by Anna Walker. The frogs also double as a fun cup and ball game, just add string and a pom pom, to start the fun! “Tap, tap tap … Frog thinks there’s no one else in the forest, but you never know what’s just around the corner …“Celebrated creator Anna Walker, invites us to hear with our eyes as we follow frog on a rollicking escapade in this pitch-perfect pre-school soundscape.” “Snap!” by Anna Walker is such…

  • Book Week Display 2023 Read, Grow, Inspire | A Few Small Adventures
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    Book Week Display 2023 | Read, Grow, Inspire

    Looking for some Book Week display inspiration? Here is the display I created for this year’s theme “Read, Grow, Inspire.” The display features a life-size tree made from cardboard boxes and papier mache. It has an Enchanted Woods vibe, with a fairy house hidden inside. The students just love searching for the fairy. The display also doubles as a photo booth. During Book Week students will be able to step inside the display and have their photos taken. I then display the photos on the TV in the library. The students love seeing their photos and sharing them with their friends. The photos look fantastic when they are in their…

  • Cardboard Tube Bunny | A Few Small Adventures
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    Cardboard Tube Bunny

    Looking for a fun craft to make with your little ones this Easter? Why not make a cardboard tube bunny. All you need is a cardboard tube and some colour paper. Supplies Step 1 Cut your cardboard tube to your desired bunny height. I cut my toilet paper tube to a height of 7.5 cm. Step 2 To make your body, place your cardboard tube on some colour paper, and mark out the length of the tube with a grey lead pencil. Roll the tube along the paper to ensure you have enough paper to go around the roll with a small overlap. Cut out the colour paper and glue…

  • Floral Bunny Ears Headband | A Few Small Adventures
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    Floral Bunny Ears

    Looking for a fun and easy craft to make with your little ones this Easter? Why not try making a Floral Bunny Ear headband, using the free downloadable template. To make our bunny ears, you will need the following craft supplies: Supplies To make your bunny ears, download the Floral Bunny Ears template. You have the choice of making the bunny ears from colour paper or using white paper and colouring in the template. We will go through the colour-in version first. Colour-in Bunny Ears Step 1 To start your bunny ears, download the template and print onto white paper or card. A stronger card will keep its shape without…

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    Cardboard Tube Sitting Santa and Elf

    Looking for a fun craft to make with your little ones this Christmas? Why not make a cardboard tube Santa or Elf. All you need is a cardboard tube and some colour paper. Supplies Santa Step 1 Start with your body. To make your body, place your cardboard tube on some red colour paper, and mark out the length of the tube with a grey lead pencil. Roll the tube along the paper to ensure you have enough paper to go around the roll with a small overlap. Cut out the colour paper and glue to the cardboard tube. Step 2 Add a face. To make your face, cut a…

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    Halloween Bat Mobile

    Looking for a super simple decoration this Halloween? Why not try making this bat mobile using black paper bats and a branch. Supplies Step 1 Let’s get batty. Cut some little bat friends from some black cardstock or paper. I used my Cricut to cut my bats using an image within the Cricut Design Space. But you could also download a printable template online or draw your own. My bats are 2 sizes, the larger one has a wing span of 14cm and the smaller one has a wing span of 8cm. Step 2 Find a branch for your bats to hang from. I used a dead branch I found…

  • Milk Bottle
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    Milk Bottle Trick or Treat Baskets

    Looking for a fun craft to make this Halloween? Why not try making these cute milk bottle ‘trick or treat’ baskets. They are super easy to make and look great! You could also use them for boo baskets. Supplies Step 1 Take an empty plastic milk bottle and using a craft knife and/or scissors cut the bottle all the way around just under the handle. To make the first incision I used a craft knife, but then swapped to scissors to finish the cutting. For this craft we will only be using the bottom section of the milk bottle, discard (or reuse) the top section. Step 2 To make the…