Easy pumpkin craft for scissor skills

Here’s a cute and easy pumpkin craft for preschool that is great for practising scissor skills.

A cute and easy pumpkin craft that great for scissor skills.

Simple pumpkin craft for scissor skills

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No salt play dough recipe :: taste safe, gluten free sensory play

The BBC reported this week that homemade play dough can contain enough salt to poison children. It said no fatalities have been reported, but advised that children should be watched carefully when playing with any play dough. It didn’t offer any alternative recipes that contain little or no salt, and it didn’t say that play dough is an amazing sensory material that offers so much to children who have the opportunity to play with it.

Homemade play dough, used with thought, care and imagination, is perhaps the best childhood material there is, in my opinion. So, rather than feel scared that it might harm our children, and stop using it, let’s look at how amazing it is, and try a salt free play dough recipe.

No salt play dough recipe :: homemade play dough, all natural ingredients, taste safe, gluten free option

The benefits of playing with play dough

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Kids art :: painting on texture

Remember the kids art idea we tried last week, exploring texture? Here’s what happened when we added painting on top – lovely sensory, textured experiments!

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How to make a shell mobile :: seaside craft

Such a pretty seaside craft for kids, and a lovely memento of a beach holiday: here’s how to make a shell mobile.

How to make a shell mobile :: a lovely seaside craft for kids

How to make a shell mobile :: seaside craft

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Sun weaving :: solstice crafts

You know when your children make something and there is a buzz in the air because they’re so pleased with what they’ve made? This sun weaving which we made as a solstice crafts was one of those moments. The children loved the whole process and the end result. Here’s how we made them.

Beautiful sun weaving - perfect solstice craft for kids!

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