Blog Posts - Diy, Recycling



DIY KEY RING

DIY KEY RING I can’t believe Christmas is a week away!  In Australia, December is also the end of the school year and I have made it a tradition in our family that the boys gift something handmade to their teachers and daycare carers.  Christmas...
by iddle peeps on Dec 20, 2016

A Triangle-Circle Clown

A Triangle-Circle Clown If your child is just learning the difference between different types of shapes, you can review them by making a triangle-circle clown. Your child will enjoy building basic math skills by creating an entire picture out of not...
by iddle peeps on Dec 13, 2016

DIY Egyptian Neckpiece

DIY EGYPTIAN NECKPIECE My Big boy is obsessed with Egypt… and dinosaurs (but that’s a story for another day).  At the library, he always gravitates towards books on Egypt.  He loves paging through (as he can’t read yet) books on Pharaohs,...
by iddle peeps on Dec 6, 2016

DIY UFO Spaceship

DIY UFO Spaceship The boys have really enjoyed playing with the toilet roll aliens we made last week and it’s made them really curious about aliens and the possibility of other life in the universe. Being typical little boys they were most cu...
by iddle peeps on Sep 5, 2016

Toilet Roll Aliens

TOILET ROLL ALIENS The boys and I discussed and explored the subject of outer space recently. We discussed planets, aliens as well as the possibility that aliens could exist.  This concept really captured their imaginations and so we decided to mak...
by iddle peeps on Aug 29, 2016

Under the Sea Seashell Craft

Under the Sea Seashell Craft For the first 26 years of my life I lived in a city called Johannesburg in South Africa.  Johannesburg is inland and the nearest beach is more than 550km away, so a trip to the  beach was always a real holiday treat and...
by iddle peeps on Aug 21, 2016

DIY Rapunzel Tower

DIY RAPUNZEL TOWER Both my boys have always enjoyed telling me their favourite fairytale stories – often with their own imaginative little unique twists. One of their favourites is the classic tale of Rapunzel – which may have somethin...
by iddle peeps on Aug 16, 2016

Lulu the Bee

Lulu the Bee Lulu the Bee is a little button bee puppet, made using a recycled toilet roll, a popsicle stick and a few other decorations.  The popsicle stick makes it easier to hold her and fly her around the room and the button (or other decorati...
by iddle peeps on Aug 7, 2016

Coloured Layered Rice in a Recycled Glass Jar

  Coloured Layered Rice in a Recycled Glass Jar Do you have some glass jars lying around the house – perhaps an old coffee or pickle jar?  This engaging and colourful activity is great fine motor skill practice for kids and is a follow-...
by iddle peeps on Aug 6, 2016

DIY Rainbow Recycled Mailbox

DIY RAINBOW RECYCLED MAILBOX Our family loves sending and receiving beautiful mail.  The boys are always eager to draw on any envelope that leaves our house – insisting on making them colourful in some way, with either colourful drawings or s...
by iddle peeps on Aug 6, 2016

DIY Rainbow Submarine

DIY RAINBOW SUBMARINE Both my boys are obsessed with Octonauts.  They just love going on undersea adventures with Captain Barnacles and his crew.  Did you know that the creatures and locations the Octonauts crew encounter are real marine animals,...
by iddle peeps on Aug 2, 2016

DIY Olympic Ringtoss Game

DIY OLYMPIC RINGTOSS GAME Our family is buzzing with anticipation about the upcoming Olympic Games.  Big boy is presenting a news item on the Olympics in a couple of weeks at school, which he is very excited about. To prepare, we made this super-...
by iddle peeps on Jul 30, 2016

Marcel the Recycled Tissue Box Monster

Marcel the Recycled Tissue Box Monster My Big boy and I attempted to craft a recycled tissue box monster a couple of weeks ago.  Our monster turned out more cute than scary though and that won’t do for a monster-loving 5 year old! Have a look at...
by iddle peeps on Jul 26, 2016

DIY CD Coasters

DIY CD Coasters These DIY CD Coasters are incredibly simple, easy and they’re a great way to re-use and repurpose old CDs that you no longer use.  A fun and engaging kids crafting activity that also make great gifts for family and loved ones!
by iddle peeps on Jul 5, 2016

Pompompillars

Pompompillars Pompompillars are colourful and loving little critters, made from a handful of cheerfulness and soft vibrant pompoms!  Quick, easy and incredibly engaging for little fingers, these also make for brilliant imaginary play opportunities a...
by iddle peeps on Jul 5, 2016

Rockstar Turtle

Rockstar Turtle This engaging and vibrant rockstar turtle kids crafting activity is a fantastic way to harness creative thinking and imagination.  It’s also a brilliant exercise in fine motor skills as well as improving scissor skills, glueing...
by iddle peeps on Jul 4, 2016

Samuel the Spoon Spider

Samuel the Spoon Spider Samuel the spoon spider is a very friendly and harmless spider… in fact he loves to make new friends and to dance in the sunshine so that all his sparkles sparkle in the sunlight! My son is utterly obsessed with spiders.
by iddle peeps on Jul 1, 2016

DIY Monster Herb Planters

DIY Monster Herb Planters These DIY Monster Herb Planters are a great way to recycle and reuse plastic mugs and bottles in a fun kids crafting activity.  It’s a simple, quick & engaging activity that encourages creative thought and provide...
by iddle peeps on Jun 9, 2016

DIY Balloon Tennis Game

DIY Balloon Tennis Game This DIY Balloon Tennis is a fun kids craft and family game which embraces a number of different skills.  Suitable for a broad age range both in the creative process and game – playing aspect. It incorporates creative d...
by iddle peeps on May 15, 2016

DIY Balloon Tennis Game

DIY Balloon Tennis Game This DIY Balloon Tennis is a fun kids craft and family game which embraces a number of different skills.  Suitable for a broad age range both in the creative process and game – playing aspect. It incorporates creative d...
by iddle peeps on May 15, 2016


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