Your little one may be too young to colour in, paint or cut and paste,
but they're never too young to craft! Here are some breathtakingly
simple craft ideas that are suitable for the world's youngest crafters.
Make some fancy birds by sticking colourful feathers into playdough.
Use some uncooked maccaroni for a beak and sultanas for eyes.
Draw some dots on a page in the shape of the moon or a star and
encourage your little one to stick simple stickers over the dots to
form the shape.
Cut different coloured pieces of cellophane and stick them to a piece
of clear sticky contact. Add glitter and foil for a bit of bling and
fold the contact in half when you're finished.
4. Money bags
Cut out some circles from cardboard and cover them in foil. Them put
them in a bag to make a coin purse.
Partially blow up a balloon and draw a face on it. Then tape eight
lengths of fancy ribbon to the balloon to form legs.
Stuff balls of newspaper into an old sock. Attach some safety pins for
eyes and some rubber bands to form body segments.
Scrunch up cellophane and stretch rubber bands over the top to form a
8. Cosy nest
Tear up strips of different coloured tissue paper and put the strips in
a small box to make a nest for a toy bird or other stuffed animal.
Use acrylic paint to make colourful handprints on a large
paper. Using white paint on black paper is particularly strking.
Set up a large piece of sticky contact on an easel and provide a
selection of items (eg, match sticks, cotton wool, leaves, tinsel) to
stick to it.
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