Wednesday, 22 July 2009

MORE SCHOOL HOLIDAY CREATIVE IDEAS

As the school holidays begin, you may want to start getting together all those crafty bits and pieces in order to be ready when the kids start wailing "what can we do?". The more you plan the less money you have to spend. Do a quick look around your home (or in the recycling!) for paper, cereal boxes, kitchen roll holders, scraps of ribbon, old magazines, catalogues, bits of fabric etc., Make a list of things that you absolutely have to buy (and make it as short as possible) like sticky tape, glue or paints, see what your local supermarket has on offer - and stick to your list!
Take a look at these four sites for some inspiration and to get an idea of what you may need:
www.artsandcraftsforkids.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
www.cp.c-ij.com (Canon's Creative Park)
www.origami-resource-center.com (a fabulous list of printable(pdf) origami to make!

Happy Frugal Crafting!

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Saturday, 18 July 2009

GET CREATIVE IN THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS!

The Canon website has a great printables section with loads of ideas to keep the children busy in the school holidays. Although it's not exactly free to make these things (you need a printer and paper) it's a really cheap standby for rainy day activities!
Take a look here for more school holiday ideas!