I had the Preps for Junior Landcare this week and wanted to trial a craft activity first. Enlisted the help of my little ones to make paper snowflakes. They're so much fun. Such a joy to unfold.
The preps used some beautiful bright coloured semi transparent paper and I plan on stringing them together for the school fete. They were tricky to cut for little ones but they enjoyed talking about symmetry and giving the adults instructions. A good lesson on how to use scissors for maximum cutting power was had.
The kids also had a go at making flower book marks by bashing flowers with stones.
They made a fairy scare crow, put up crafts in the fairy garden, and helped get the vegie patch under control with some straw and newspaper.
There are so many snowflake tutorials and amazing patterns you can do but it's fun going freestyle and seeing where your imagination takes you.
How cool are these!
Also had fun making a fairy and xmas tree out of egg cartons with the middle one. Might be a fete activity. There are sooo many things you can do with egg cartons.
I like the look of these bells (click picture for link).
How awesome are these from Live Your Art? I'm a big fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas.
I went on a bush walk along the train line with the little one on one of the glorious sunny days this week. We brought a basket and gathered treasures. So many butterflies filling our skies this Spring. When we got home I pulled out the little mermaid light box from the craft room. This op shop treasure hadn't seen the light of day for a long time and had nasty batteries lurking inside, miraculously after a clean up and battery replacement it worked beautifully. It kept the bush walk joy going for a little longer. There were some amazing growths on gum leaves that looked like blueberries bursting open, perhaps a type of gall but they were quite soft.