• Paper Bead Friendship Bracelet | A Few Small Adventures
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    Paper Bead Friendship Bracelet

    Looking for a fun craft to make with your kids this weekend? Why not try these cute paper bead friendship bracelets. They are super easy to make and look great too! Not only do they make a great gift for your bff, but they are a sweet present for Mother’s Day, and can be added to an Easter basket or Christmas stocking. All you need is patterned paper and some glue. Let’s get rolling… To make your paper bead friendship bracelet you will need the following craft supplies: Supplies Step 1 To make your paper beads choose a fun patterned or colour paper. Magazines or old book pages work great…

  • Yarn Wrap Paper Plate Easter Bunny Wreath | A Few Small Adventures
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    Yarn Wrap Paper Plate Easter Bunny Wreath

    Looking for a fun craft to make with your little ones this Easter? Why not try this cute yarn wrap Easter Bunny wreath? It looks great and is super simple to make. All you need is a paper plate, yarn and 2 pipe cleaners. Let’s get started… 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 out the circle with a craft knife. Your paper plate should now look similar to the one below. Step 2 Make your bunny ears by bending 2 pipe cleaners in half.…

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

    Looking for a fun craft to make with your little ones this Easter? Why not try this cute paper plate chick? He looks adorable and is super simple to make. All you need is the free printable template, some colour paper and a paper plate! You could even colour the template in with markers or pencils. To make your paper plate chick you will need the following craft supplies: Supplies Step 1 To make your paper plate chick, place your plate top side up and paint or colour in your plate yellow (or any colour you would prefer). Step 2 While your plate is drying, download and print the template…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

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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…