Category Archives: craft

February Reflections

Cold fingers Cold toes Pink sky, Pink nose, Hard ground, Bare trees, Branches crack, Puddles freeze, Frost white, Sun red, Warm room, Warm bed. – Shirley Hughes February has arrived and already we can feel ourselves being called towards the start of spring. Such a rich time for awe, wonder, creativity, and interest in the […]

January Reflections: Lets get crafty

“King Winter is now in the land He reigns with cold and freezing hand. He makes Jack Frost touch nose and toe, and brings us bright and shiny snow.” We have found poems and verses – a rich activity to share together as a family is to follow the seasons of the year. But not […]

December Craft Decorations

There are so many wonderful craft opportunities for Christmas to choose from. One of our favourites is making Christmas ornaments from playdough. What you will need:   For the play dough: 130g of plain flour 70g warm water 40g fine sea salt 30g vegetable oil Food colourings of your choice.   Equipment:   Mixing bowl […]

October reflections: Happy Halloween

Wilded Family. October Reflections

Halloween is approaching… As the days have turned colder and the nights drawn in, we’ve been dressing up warm in hats, scarves and gloves and spending hours outside collecting nature’s treasure. Our nature tables are heavy laden and our classroom walls awash with autumnal pictures and the results of our craft activities. Being outside and […]

Get crafty this October

For Children autumn is a magical season. In the UK, we return from bright expanse of summer to school days and routine. Cooler days, trees changing colour and jumpers coming out for the first time. The season is filled with bounty and anticipation. Get crafty this October by celebrating Michaelmas, lantern walks and Halloween all […]

How to Make A Felt Doll

DIY Posable Felt Doll Equipment Felt Three or four colours (peach, brown and pink) Needle and thread Florists wire Instructions Cut two dress shape, one head shape and two hair shapes (one for the front – like a fringe and the other for the back). You can download the PDF cutting shapes here Cut a […]