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***Etsy Shop Sale***

Posted by Clare Brookes on Friday, August 30, 2013,
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥SALE♥♥♥♥♥♥♥SALE♥♥♥♥♥♥♥SALE♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

I love a bargain!!!

I'm selling thru my handmade bags and bangles so they are literally as cheap as they can get!!!

Come and visit my Etsy shop and have a peek around



I've got a few Mumma and Bubba matching bags coming soon xx

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Playdough

Posted by Clare Brookes on Monday, July 11, 2011,
Playdough



You will need: Playdough (you can buy pre-made playdough - check the ingredients, they are usually made from flour, or you can make your own - there are lots of recipes online, like this one: http://www.minieco.co.uk/natural-dye-for-homemade-playdough/ this is for a non-edible mixture, the recipe is at the bottom of the page) different easy-clean utensils eg. shape cutters, rolling pin, plastic bowls and forks, chopsticks, anything that might make an impression eg. toy dinosaur fo...


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Sticking

Posted by Clare Brookes on Tuesday, May 31, 2011,
Sticking


You will need: glue, gluespreader/gluestick, choice of papers, things to stick eg. cut out pictures, ready made shapes, sequins, stickers, leaves, pressed flowers, optional plastic mat, optional old clothes

Before you start remember this can get really messy if they get right into it, even with glue sticks but especially if you use PVA or flour and water paste, so put down a mat on the surface, or old newspapers, and I really recommend old clothes, or at least an apron.

Lay eve...


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Butterflies

Posted by Clare Brookes on Tuesday, April 12, 2011,
Butterflies


You will need: paper, scissors, washable non-toxic paint, optional large plastic mat – this can get messy! paintbrush/other implement, paintpots

Remember making butterflies at playgroup?! I loved it, so quick and the picture appears like magic.

Let your child pick a colour of paper or white and encourage them to help you fold it in half, widthways, then open back up again (this makes it heaps easier to fold later on). Let them put paint on one half if they will (or both sid...


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Sensory Play/Imaginative Play - Fabric

Posted by Clare Brookes on Monday, April 4, 2011,
Sensory Play/Imaginative Play - Fabric


You will need: scraps and large bits of fabric and other things interesting to the touch and eye eg corrugated card, plastic mirror, cellophane, raffia – nothing sharp or breakable of course and all clean!

This is a great one for babies, let them pick out things they want to feel and chew and lie on and roll on and throw and pull and tear. As a baby my daughter loved tearing up or crumpling old newspapers and magazines.

Once they are a bit older ...


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Scissors and Cutting

Posted by Clare Brookes on Tuesday, March 29, 2011,

Scissors and Cutting

You will need: age appropriate scissors, assortment of papers, magazines, cards, newspapers, optional glue

I've been told by teachers and teacher's aides that a surprising number of kids can't use scissors when they get to school. Really?!

There are heaps of scissors for little ones on the market. You can buy plastic ones with plastic blades – I started my sweetpea with these and they cut paper really well. She used to make one cut then start the next one right by i...


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Nature Walks

Posted by Clare Brookes on Monday, March 14, 2011,

Nature Walks



 

You will need: plastic bags, weather-appropriate clothing eg. Wellies, hat, optional snacks, optional duck bread, optional camera

Give your little angel a 'special collecting bag' and take them out to a beach or a woodland and let them collect things, anything that takes their fancy, use your common sense of course, don't let them collect a poisonous mushroom or a venomous spider. Have a morning tea picnic, take photos or feed the ducks. If it's raining try to find some mud an...


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My First Drawing

Posted by Clare Brookes on Sunday, February 27, 2011,
My First Drawing
                    

This activity is for little tiny bubs, as soon as they can grasp a pen and sit up straight they can try this!

You will need: choice of drawing implements eg felt tip pens, crayons, pencils, plain paper, high chair, optional old clothes

To introduce my little one to drawing with crayons, felt pens and pencils I sat her up in her high chair with something to draw on. She could not roam and draw on the walls. The table of the high chair was easy to wipe clea...


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