Crafts

(left) Sophie with her ocean in an egg box; (right) two peg doll mermaids

Crafting with kids: making an ocean in an eggbox with peg doll mermaids

Last week’s home learning theme was ‘the seaside’ which gave us lots of inspiration for crafts to go alongside the school-work. We revisited a couple of ‘under the sea’ crafts…

A leaf necklace, grass-heart wand and a leaf crown on a garden table

#30DaysWild – Making nature fashion accessories

We’ve come to the end of #30DaysWild for another year. Our wild activities have been quite low-key this year due to being mostly restricted to the garden but we have…

The finished flying saucer with an alien inside the capsule

Crafting with kids: paper plate flying saucer

Trips to space and aliens seem to feature strongly in the books that Sophie has been reading for her home learning recently. We thought it would be fun to do…

in a large planter in the garden

Making fairy houses

We’ve been spending a lot more time than usual in our garden over recent weeks thanks to lockdown. I have to admit that it’s looking much better for it! We’ve…

A toilet roll rocket, a tin-foil lunar module, a miniature American flag and a tiny astronaut on moon sand in a tuff tray

Learning through play: Moon landing crafts for small world play

After learning about Christopher Columbus and his voyage to the Americas, our next topic was Neil Armstrong and the first Moon landing. This provided another good excuse for some space-themed…

An explorer ship made from a margarine tub

Learning through play: Making an explorer ship to help learn about Christopher Columbus

One of the topics that Sophie’s school has suggested for home learning is to learn about Christopher Columbus. Our lesson started with watching a short online video clip about Christopher…

The three houses made from felt/foam and a craft stick; the Three Little Pigs puppets, a Big Bad Wold puppet and Mummy Pig against the background of a brown paper bag decorated to be a background scene

The Three Little Pigs: a story-telling puppet craft

One of Sophie’s Christmas presents last year was a box for “Special Time with Sophie”. Twelve envelopes. One to open each month. Each containing an activity for Sophie and me…

Two snowmen made from white paper covered toilet roll tubes with pipe cleaner and pompom scarves and earmuffs

Toilet roll snowmen – a simple winter craft

We were inspired to make these cute little toilet roll snowmen after spotting some similar ones at the local Christmas tree festival. They’re very simple to make and would be…

The solar oven in the garden with cookie dough inside

#30DaysWild – Making a solar oven

Making a solar oven and using the power of the sun to do some outdoor baking has been on my list of things to try with Sophie for a while.…

Sophie's nature journal with a bouquet of roses

#30dayswild – Making a nature journal

At the start of this year’s #30DaysWild challenge, Sophie made her own nature journal to help her record our wild adventures. Over the next month, we’ll be filling it with…