Yarn wrapped spider craft for Halloween

This ever so cute, not really scary yarn wrapped spider is easy to make and offers a great fine motor skills work out for little fingers.

So cute and easy to make: Hallween spider craft for kids. Nice textures and a good workout for fine motor skills too.Yarn wrapped spider craft for kids

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Rama and Sita puppets :: Diwali activity

Storytelling is a wonderful way for children to learn, and these Rama and Sita puppets are great as a Diwali activity. Here’s how we made them, with ideas on how to use puppets and stories to learn and explore.How to bring stories and learning to life with puppets {re-telling the story Rama and Sita as a Diwali activity}

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Salt dough candle holders for Diwali

Will you be celebrating Diwali with your children next month? I think observing festivals from many different cultures is a wonderful way to introduce  kids to the wider world.  The festival of lights is taking place on Thursday 23rd October 2014 and a creative way to mark the occasion by making some salt dough candle holders.

How to make beautiful salt dough candle holders - great for Diwali and Winter Solstice

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Fall writing station with leaf print books

The essential ingredients for an irresistible fall writing station, including leaf print books for seasonal stories and sketching.

Fall writing station with leaf print books

Fall writing station with leaf print books

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Easy super hero cape :: I Am Super Capes

I believe in the power of play: to nurture children, help them learn, encourage them when they need it, lift spirits and sometimes bring healing. If you’re a regular reader of NurtureStore I know you’re as passionate about giving children plenty of time and opportunity for being creative, using their imaginations and learning through play.

Here’s a tutorial that shows you how to make an easy super hero cape that your children can use for lots of pretend play – but also an invitation to send the power of play to another child who could really do with a super hero boost, joining in with the amazing I Am Super Capes appeal.

Easy super hero cape tutorial - support I Am Super Capes children's organisation.

I Am Super Capes

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