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  • Paper Lantern Craft | A Few Small Adventures
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    Paper Lantern Craft

    Looking for a quick and easy craft to make with your kids this weekend? Why not try this fun paper lantern craft. It is so simple to create and makes a lovely decoration for parties, Christmas, Diwali or New Year’s celebrations. Just download the free printable template and you’re ready to get started. To make your paper lanterns you will need the following craft supplies: Supplies Step 1 To make your paper lantern, download and print the template on colour paper. Step 2 Cut around the solid black lines of the 2 rectangles. You will now have a lantern piece and a handle piece. Step 3 Make the body of…

  • DIY Book Bug Bookmarks | A Few Small Adventures
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    DIY Book Bug Bookmarks

    Want to make a fun friend to share your reading adventures with? Why not give these cute little book bug bookmarks a try? They are so much fun to make, and so quick and easy too. They’ll be ready to mark your page by bedtime tonight! Your kids (and you) will love them! To make your book bug bookmarks you will need the following craft supplies: Supplies Step 1 Take your shoe lace and cut it in half, or to the length you would like your bookmark to be. My bookmark is approximately 25 cm long. Tie a knot at the end you cut. This will stop the shoelace from…

  • Cardboard Tube Fireworks Craft | A Few Small Adventures
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    Cardboard Tube Fireworks Painting & Paper City Collage

    Looking for a fun fireworks craft to make with your kids? Why not try this pretty cardboard tube fireworks painting? It looks great, is super simple to make, and is a fun activity to celebrate New Year’s Eve or Diwali. All you need is some cardboard tubes (I used toilet paper rolls), some paint and colour paper. To make your fireworks painting and paper city collage you will need the following craft supplies: Supplies Step 1 Make your background. Select a piece of black paper for your background and two colour pieces of paper for your sunset. I chose light pink and purple. Step 2 Select one piece of your…

  • Reindeer Headband | A Few Small Adventures
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    Reindeer Headband Craft

    Looking for a fun craft to make with your little ones this Christmas? Why not try this cute reindeer headband? They look great and are super simple to make. All you need is the free printable template, and some colour paper or card. There is a colouring-in option too! To make our reindeer headband you will need the following craft supplies: Supplies Colour Paper Reindeer Headband Step 1 To make your reindeer headband, download and print the template on white paper. Step 2 Cut out the template, and trace around the pieces on colour paper or card. Card will have more strength and will support the antlers better than paper.…

  • LEGO Set Christmas Advent Calendar
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    LEGO Set Advent Calendar

    Looking for a fun advent calendar for your family this Christmas? Why not try this LEGO set advent calendar. I put one together for my kids last Christmas and they loved it so much we decided to do it again this year. All you need is a fabric advent calendar, some decorations and of course a LEGO set. Supplies Step 1 Hang your fabric advent calendar. I hung our advent calendar on a wall in our living room. It is low enough that my children (9 and 11) can reach all the pockets. I purchased our advent calendar from Myer. I love how simple it is, and how we can…

  • Pop-Up Puppet | A Few Small Adventures
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    Pop-Up Doll Puppets

    Looking for a fun craft idea your kids will love? Why not make a pop-up doll puppet. They are super simple to make, lots of fun to play with and there are endless possibilities to create. My daughter Zoë and I had lots of fun making and playing with our pop-up doll puppets. Here’s how we did it… Supplies You can choose to use some or all of the above supplies. This craft is a great way to use up any scraps you have lying around. Step 1 Decorate your paper cup. For our pop-up puppet dolls, we chose a paper cup in a shot cup size. We thought they…

  • Yarn Wrap Paper Plate Christmas Wreath | A Few Small Adventures
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    Yarn Wrap Paper Plate Christmas Wreath

    Looking for a fun craft to make with your little ones this Christmas? Why not try this cute yarn wrap Christmas wreath? They look great and are super simple to make. All you need is a paper plate, yarn and an embellishment or two, or three or four… Supplies Step 1 Create a wreath shape from a paper plate, by cutting a circle from the inside of your paper plate. I used a bowl to trace around, and then cut the circle with a craft knife. Step 2 Wrap your wreath. To wrap your wreath, cut a length of yarn in your chosen colour, and simply hold the end of…

  • 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…