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Bee Shooter Craft

| August 6, 2014 | 3 Comments
Bee Shooter Craft

Welllll… now here is a cute little craft – thanks to one of the new mums at our school! I had made “shooters” before – and the kids had a great time playing shooter games  with them. Recenly, the lovely Tinkerlab brought her fantastic new book and this contains some adorable Rocket Shooters – that […]

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Simple Science – Sprout Heads & Sunshine

| May 16, 2014
Simple Science – Sprout Heads & Sunshine

Well, we had great fun with our Egg Cress heads nearer Easter time… but to be honest, you don’t just have to do cress heads (or sprout heads as known in some areas) JUST at Easter. It is a simple science experiment that you can do all year round – to investigate how things grow. […]

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Easter Craft for Preschoolers: Hen & Chick Nest

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Easter Craft for Preschoolers: Hen & Chick Nest

Here is an adorable craft I stumbled across amongst my German friends… make a Hen & Chick Nest from Egg Cartons, Eggs and a lovely little hen printable! I love this Easter Craft, as it is great for Preschoolers too – nothing too tricky, save for cutting out the hen, but you can help them […]

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Paper Plate Nest – Crafts for Preschoolers

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Paper Plate Nest – Crafts for Preschoolers

You may have noticed that we are having a little Paper Plate Crafts session in our house. Basically, we had a stack left over and need to get crafty with them. As we are still in Easter and Spring Crafts mode, we thought a cute little Paper Plate Nest craft would be in order. It […]

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Pom Pom Birds / Chicks

| March 24, 2014 | 7 Comments
Pom Pom Birds / Chicks

The kids and I are Pom Pom mad right now… I come down in the mornings and our Pom Pom seem to just multiply of their own accord. We have our new Pom Pom Maker to thank for that. Needless to say, you can make pom poms with two circular peices of card, a fork […]

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Bunny & Rabbit Crafts (and some cheeky Carrots!)

| March 4, 2014 | 10 Comments
Bunny & Rabbit Crafts (and some cheeky Carrots!)

Bunnies and rabbits are BIG in our house. Both the kids “comforters” are and were Rabbits. So it is only natural for us to explore some bunny crafts… and as Easter is around the corner, bunny crafts are just perfect for your Easter craft inspiration too. So I set my fellow crafty bloggers the challenge […]

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Quick Toilet Paper Roll Bunnies – East Crafts for Kids

| March 4, 2014 | 9 Comments
Quick Toilet Paper Roll Bunnies – East Crafts for Kids

Here is probably one of my quickest TP Roll Crafts yet (well, this one and our TP Roll Doodle Owl) – both make the most of the toilet paper roll’s natural colour – so there is no painting or decorating required first. Just a snip and glue and a little pen and done: you have […]

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Carrot Cupcake Decorations

| March 3, 2014 | 1 Comment
Carrot Cupcake Decorations

We love baking over at Life at The Zoo… Cooking with kids is something that I am passionate about, but also need to make more time for. We also like to make things FUN. So we took our easy basic Carrot Cake recipe, turned it into muffins AND then decorated them with little ready roll […]

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Egg Decorating: Easter Bunny Craft

| March 3, 2014 | 2 Comments
Egg Decorating: Easter Bunny Craft

Soooo… around about this time of year we start “blowing out” all our eggs so that we can decorate and keep them (until they break! Ha!). This year Red Ted (6) managed to blow out his very first egg. He was SO proud of himself!! If you pop over to our “egg blowing” post, there […]

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Spring Craft Ideas

| February 27, 2014 | 7 Comments
Spring Craft Ideas

As you may have guessed, we are getting all excited about Spring Crafts at the moment!! Spring is definitely in the air and with that we love to start thinking about garden crafts, planting things, flowers, blossoms and butterflies. So many heart lifting things that Spring brings our way. As usual, I have gotten together […]

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Spring Activities: Cress Heads

| February 25, 2014 | 13 Comments
Spring Activities: Cress Heads

Cress Heads are such a CLASSIC Spring activity for kids – they are quick, easy and so so fun. Oh and they are quite inexpensive too!!! This is something you can do year in year out and kids will never tire of making their own Cress Head characters. In fact… you could have a competition […]

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Grass Caterpillars

| February 17, 2014 | 16 Comments
Grass Caterpillars

On my Facebook Page, I ask my readers to share their activities with us… Wendy  made these FANTASTIC Grass Caterpillars with her Gardening Group (check out our smaller Grass Heads too). She used the length of the leg of a pair of tights – each leg made three caterpillars… and: “I mixed a handful of […]

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Flower Craft Ideas

| February 3, 2014 | 7 Comments
Flower Craft Ideas

I don’t know about you, but I do love some flower crafts ideas to cheer me up. Flowers are so pretty at ANY time of year – colourful and just lovely. I often feel “guilty” though about having cut flowers (occassionally, I guess that is fine), so I like to surround myself with flower crafts […]

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Tissue Paper Flower Lollipops

| January 28, 2014 | 9 Comments
Tissue Paper Flower Lollipops

If you are looking for some flower craft ideas, you may like these super simple but pretty tissue paper flower lollipops.  I recycled old tissue paper from a REAL bunch of flowers I got to make these adorable roses crafts. So easy to make and would be a great little gift to a friend, a […]

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