Crafts

A model of a 1666 house made from cardboard boxes and craft sticks

Home learning: Making a ‘Great Fire of London’ house

Sophie has been learning about the Great Fire of London in school recently. Her half-term project was to make a 1666 house to take to school for them to recreate…

A teddy bears' picnic scene in an egg box

Creating a teddy bears’ picnic in an egg box

Egg boxes are brilliant for creating small world play scenes and helping keep them contained. We had fun recently creating a small-world teddy bears’ picnic in an egg box using…

Sophie's shoebox theatre with cartoon figures of me holding Thomas, hubby, Jessica and Sophie stuck to wooden skewers

How to make a shoebox theatre

One of Sophie’s Christmas presents from us last year was her ‘Special Time with Sophie’ box – containing twelve envelopes of activities that I had planned to do for each…

Sophie's paper doll family depicting Mummy, Daddy, Jessica, Sophie and Thomas

Home learning: creating a family tree

Last week’s theme for our home-learning was ‘Family and Friends’ and one of the activities for this was to make a family tree picture. I remember having to do family…

(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…