If you have ever wanted to be creative with your kids but have never quite got round to it, you’re not sure how to start or you’re looking for new ideas, then this course provides quick and easy projects with step by step instructions, using materials readily available in the home and a few inexpensive items.
It’s all tried and tested with the kids and grandkids so you can be sure these projects work in the real world.
The course is aimed at beginners, but there’s something for everyone who loves spending creative time with their children.
What cool things will you get to do?
For starters we show you how to set up your own craft box so you are ready to get crafty on these great projects whenever you have a few minutes.
We’ve got Leaf Printing and Leaf Art which combine an outdoor treasure hunt with indoor fun.
We’ll make a Wiggly Worm Puppet and a very cool Apple Orchard, from recycled paper and card.
We show you how to create Worm Pie Pudding, which tastes so much better than it sounds, and get into proper baking with Wiggly Worm chocolate bread.
And then we’ll round it all up with some amazing recycled Plastic Bottle Flowers and Butterfly Suncatchers.
If you love Halloween, there’s a bonus lesson which shows you how to make some Scary Spider Hand Puppets.
Whether you have preschoolers or juniors, the projects are easily adapted for different ages or abilities.
You can expect to have tons of creative fun with your kids, producing food to eat, toys to play with and gifts for lucky old Grandma, whose fridge door will never be empty again!
This course is for beginners who want to explore practical nature themed crafts and cooking with kids aged between 2-8 years old.
It's been made by a family of experienced crafters for patents, grandparents, teachers and child minders and features tried and tested projects that are guaranteed to work.
We show you how to get started quickly with only a few inexpensive items from a dollar store or pound shop and materials readily available in the home and garden.
You will be able to switch off theTV and have loads of practical fun with your kids while you both develop skills, knowledge and confidence, even if you have never used a paintbrush or scissors before.
This video shows you to make your own craft box of supplies ready to use in a creative project whenever an opportunity arises.
All of the projects in this course were done using the craft box you see in the video.
We will show you what items to collect including recycled stuff such as card and bottles and know what basic items to buy from the dollar store or pound shop.
When you complete this section you will be ready to get started with the rest of the projects in the course and have a valuable resource that enables you to easily find quality time with your kids.
Have fun collecting leaves to print with then create beautiful pictures.
This is the easiest nature craft and has some of the most amazing creative possibilities.
When you have completed this lesson you will know what things you can collect when you are in the garden or park to bring home and make some beautiful art.
Great for little ones to freely explore their creativity.
Using leaves and other bits and pieces you can find in a park or garden to make unique animal pictures which kids will love.
Anything is possible with this simple lesson.
All you will need is leaves, paper, glue and some craft eyes if you have them.
Great for all ages and abilities.
Make and paint a puppet wiggly worm from recycled cardboard tubes.
Another very simple project that has something for all ages.
At the end of the lesson you will have a fab toy to play with.
Create an apple tree orchard from recycled card, cardboard tubes, paper and tissue paper that makes a brilliant table decoration or gift.
Little ones can do all the painting and decoration with this craft and older kids can do the whole thing.
Improves cutting, sticking, measuring and counting skills. Oh and painting too!
Make a delicious chocolate pudding with just a few cold ingredients.
Very easy to do with options for all ages to have a go. No cooking required.
Brilliant for Halloween.
Teaches basic measuring and mixing skills with a dollop of creativity in the presentation.
Learn basic bread making skills that even a two year old can help with.
Teaches measuring, mixing and timing.
Brilliant for kids parties. Customisable with different shapes and different dips or jam's to eat with.
Turn your old bottles into stunning flowers.
Cutting the bottles is best done safely by adults or older kids.
Younger ones can do all the decorating.
Loads of creative potential.
Great introduction to making cool creations from plastic bottles.
You’ll never guess that these beautiful butterfly suncatchers came from a discarded bottle.
You will learn different ways to cut out shapes from plastic bottles.
Be as creative as you like decorating the butterfly's with colourful marker pens.
Can be used in many forms of decoration.
Super easy scary spiders the kids will play with again and again.
Great for Halloween.
Learn how to make stunning toys from the simplest materials.
Hi, I'm Johnny Parker. I'm a prize winning writer, content creator and blogger.
I've forty years work and life experience behind me which means I've probably forgotten more than I've learned.
My wife and I between us have six kids and a growing army of grandkids, which gives me a reasonable qualification in knowing how to bring up a family and keep the kids entertained and well balanced (either end of a see-saw).
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