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Handprint flying bug calendars


I like calendars that use handprints, they are so lovely to keep as a precious memory of your little ones. We made the handprints first, then glued the bug’s body …

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Finger print sheep


These were so easy to do and the children loved getting the paint all over their hands! What you need: coloured A3 paper black paper white paint googly eyes Preparation: …

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Valentine heart potato printing


I was quite surprised how well the heart shape turned out. Rowan really enjoyed this and we now have heart shapes potato prints on some of our cupboard doors!   …

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Hand and footprint man


Samuel made this when he was about 10 months. It’s one of those things we will keep forever. What you need: white card wool or string a hole punch wool …

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Homemade collage calendar


I made this in January as I found the stick on calendars in a sale, but I would have made them before Christmas and given them as presents if I …

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Finger painting homemade calendar


Messy, but little ones love it, and there’s no preparation! We did the finger painting first, then, when the paint was dry, we added some detail using a fine black …

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homemade paper bauble


Very simple to make and gives your Christmas tree a homely feel. What you need: paper or card in any colour children’s scissors glittery bits or pens glue wool sellotape …

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Firework string painting


What you need: brightly coloured paint. We used red, yellow, orange and bronze trays string black A3 paper Preparation: cut string into about 50 cm lengths How to make your …

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Roller printing


Very messy and great fun! What you need: toilet rolls string stapler bubble wrap glue paint trays aprons Preparation: Stick bubble wrap on some rolls, and wrap string around the …

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Autumn leaf pen pot


What you need: autumn leaves toilet roll tube PVA glue and spreaders Make sure you  don’t collect the leaves too early, or they will be too brittle to stick on.

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