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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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    Collage Cat inspired by “Winston and the Indoor Cat”

    Are you looking for a fun craft to make with your children for Book Week? These fun cat collages were inspired by one of this year’s CBCA shortlisted Early Childhood books, “Winston and the Indoor Cat,” written and illustrated by Leila Rudge. “A story about seeing what life is like on the other side of the window. Two very different cats: Winston, a free-spirited explorer; and The Indoor Cat, lover of leisure; form a friendship and show each other how different their lives could be. Can The Indoor Cat be enticed by outdoor adventure? Will Winston be tempted by a life of indoor luxury?“ “Winston and the Indoor Cat” is…

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    Paper Plate Whale inspired by “Walk of the Whales”

    Are you looking for a fun craft to make with your children for Book Week? These cute paper plate whales puppets were inspired by one of this year’s CBCA shortlisted Early Childhood books, “Walk of the Whales,” written and illustrated by Nick Bland. “When all of the whales in the ocean leave their home to walk around on land, people don’t quite know what to think. But soon shopkeepers go out of business, farms are flooded with water and salt, and people shout horrible, anti-whale words. That is, until, a smart little girl decides to ask the whales what everyone can do to help.“ Walk of the Whales is a fun…

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    Paper Cup Rocket Inspired by Stellarphant

    Are you looking for a fun craft to make with your children for Book Week? These fun jumping paper cup rockets were inspired by one of this year’s CBCA shortlisted Picture Books, “Stellarphant,” written and illustrated by James Foley. “Stella wants to be an astronaut. There is only one problem- Stella is an elephant. Every time she applies to Space Command, they come with a new reason she can’t join. But where there’s a will, there’s a way and Stella is determined to reach for the stars.”“Stellaphant” is a fun, bright story, with a comic book feel, about one of my favourite subjects, outer space. The main character Stella, shows…

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    Paper Plate Bunny Easter Bag

    Looking for a quick and easy craft to make with your kids this Easter? Why not try making this cute bunny bag using paper plates. To make your own bunny bag, you will need the following craft supplies: Supplies Step 1 To make your bunny bag you will need 2 paper plates. The back plate should be left whole and facing up. Step 2 The front plate will be the face of the bunny. Start with your plate face down, and cut the plate about 1/3 from the top. Step 3 Using felt tip pens or colour pencils, draw your bunny a face. Step 4 Glue your face plate to…