Crafty Things Club

Making a pirate map

Making a pirate map

This pirate treasure map is fun to make and can lead to all sorts of creative play, whether you're pretending to be a pirate or planning a treasure hunt, or maybe both. You'll need: Tea bags, hot water and a mug, plain paper, a tray (or something to protect your table from the tea) and pens or pencils. Start by making two cups of tea. Drink the first whilst your children are busy making (you might even get to enjoy it while it's still hot) and leave the second to cool with the tea bag still in it (don't add...

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What's in the box; February's Crafty Things Club

What's in the box; February's Crafty Things Club

Our pirate themed box is crammed full of crafts and activities specially selected for five to eight year olds with an emphasis on having fun. Contents 1. Make Your Own Pirate Ship by Clare BeatonMinimal to no adult help needed (they might need a little bit of help cutting out).This book includes a pop-out pirate scene, the book itself transforms into a pirate ship. There's lots of colouring to do to create people, sea creatures, a ship wreck, a treasure chest and more to add to the piratey scene. Once built there's the opportunity for even more creativity by playing...

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Making paper tube binoculars

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Making paper tube binoculars

If you are going to go on safari you'll need some binoculars. These paper tube binoculars are perfect whether you're going on a bear hunt or looking for tigers. You'll need: Two empty toilet roll tubes Coloured paper or foamies sheets Glue or sticky tape (I used both) Double sided tape Ribbon or String A pair of scissors How to make them:1. Cut your paper or foamies so it's as long as your tube and wide enough to wrap all the way around. 2. Glue it to the tube, you may want to secure the end with sticky tape. 3....

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What's in the box? January's Crafty Things Club

What's in the box? January's Crafty Things Club

All of the activities and other goodies in a Crafty Things Club box have been carefully selected with an emphasis on fun. 1. Popstick Puppets kit Minimal-to-no adult help needed so will develop your child's confidence to be independent and try things on their own (plus you can enjoy a hot cup of coffee guilt free). The kit includes pre-cut shapes to make an elephant, tiger or lion but they could also mix it up to make a liger or tilephant. Once made they can play with their puppets to create stories or role plays, great for stimulating the imagination....

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Encouraging you children to take part in craft supports them to achieve in life

Encouraging you children to take part in craft supports them to achieve in life

Encouraging your children to take part in creative activities is not only fun but can help them develop skills needed for all aspects of their lives.

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