Cool cardboard box crafts for kids

Yesterday we looked at all the cool things we could do with a big roll of paper, and now for Day Seventeen of our Simple Play :: complex learning series the Star of the Day is the cardboard box!

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Homemade colored salt dough Valentine candle holders

This Valentine craft uses a recipe for colored salt dough to make some pretty heart-shaped candle holders. It combines reading, math, fine motor skills and sensory exploring to make a lovely gift.

Homemade colored clay recipe and a beautiful Valentine craft - heart shaped candle holders

Homemade colored salt dough Valentine candle holders

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Cool things to do with a big roll of paper

Day sixteen of our Simple Play :: complex learning series is all about cool things to do with a big roll of paper.

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Like lovely handmade toys? :: Play Planner

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Happy Handmade things *you* can make

If you enjoy making, love recycling, and favour creative play and toys that encourage imagination and fun, Happy Handmade is the book for you! It’s a beautiful book that makes you want to start crafting straightaway. I love that the projects are all easily ‘do-able’ and use materials we already have at home, but also all have that special spark of creativity that makes them unique. And most of all I love how each project is a springboard into lots of fun, creative play.

Happy Homemade is available for the first two weeks of its launch at just $9.99 - but only until February 3rd 2015. So, if you’d like this book that’s bursting with fab projects for you and your children at the bargain price, buy it now!

I love the unicorn but my daughter’s favourite are the dolls’ clothes. You can take a peek inside the book here.

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Sensory tub ideas :: Simple Play

Day fifteen of our Simple Play :: complex learning series brings you some great sensory tub ideas, for babies, toddlers and beyond!

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