Craft and Fun Ideas

This yarn project is great for kid’s fine-motor skills, coordination & nurturing their creativity; it’s a fun screen-free activity & it produces a unique & beautiful piece of artwork! Step 1: Gather your supplies.Branch
Most little kids want to grow up to be a race car driver at some point; it seems to be an inevitable childhood phase. If your
Editors Foreword: It is a rainy Saturday and you have nothing to do, fear not! Because rainy days are a perfect day to teach your
Messy play - tick!Creative fun - tick!Simple, original art work - tick! Getting started Messy play/painting with
With Mother's Day skipping happily towards us, it's time to start thinking about gifts. And while store-bought presents may be on
When it comes to keeping kids entertained, easy craft projects can be one of the best solutions, not only providing plenty of fun
Easter doesn't just have to be about indulging in chocolate on Easter Sunday. Sure that's a big part of it, but there's plenty of
Besides dancing an Irish jig, chasing pots of gold, or painstakingly sitting in a patch of clover to find that ‘lucky’ one,
Who would have thought you could make so many cute creatures out of heart shapes? :)  You could easily make these on a smaller
Making paper planes can be one of the cheapest activities for entertaining the kids. After the Summer 2014/2015 school holiday
This is another really simple project that you can adjust for any time of year.  Snow flakes at Christmas, Egg shapes at Easter,
Balloons are an inexpensive and fun way to entertain the kids with an endless array of games and activities you can do with them.
This is a simple Halloween craft idea that Brisbane Kids of all ages will enjoy. You will need:Cardboard rolls Paint
Here is a cute Halloween decoration you can whip up with the kids. You will need:Paper, the thicker the
Halloween is such a great excuse to dress up and have some fun (and treats!), but hiring or purchasing costumes can be expensive
Collage is the assemblage of various scraps of fabric, paper, card, and other odds and ends glued or taped on paper. Children
It turns out I am one of ‘those’ mums. You know, the ones that randomly stick their hand up when the school newsletter asks
Ikea and bespoke don’t usually go together in the same sentence. But here at Brisbane Kids we have hunted down some of the most
Ikea is full of weird and wonderful items; many of which already grace thousands of homes across Brisbane. These innovative Ikea
With origins from the Middle Ages, Still Life drawing and painting involves artists arranging and drawing ‘still’ objects -
Book Week 2015 is fast approaching and whilst children, schools and libraries nation-wide prepare for this literary celebration,
Bubbles are so magical, and when combined with paint and colour, what could be more fun? You will Need:Bubble Liquid Food
Wanting a quick and easy experiment to excite and amaze your children?? This simple tea-bag trick will have them totally amazed.
DIY Wrapping Paper Since I can remember, I’ve always created my own wrapping paper using newspaper, butcher’s or brown paper
Here is a really easy idea the whole family can help create to decorate your house for Valentines day.What you'll
Step back to the swinging 60’s with these super easy and hugely popular Lava Lamps. This DIY project is so simple your Brisbane
Wishing for a day at the beach but stuck at home? We have a fun and easy way to bring the seaside into your home using items in
Brisbane Kids love pom poms! Not only are they fun and easy to make, but they can be transformed into almost anything little
This is a fun colour discovery and guessing game. Challenge your child to guess what colour each ball will be. See their face
Mmmm…. the smell of jelly is a childhood memory we all lovingly remember. And what’s better than adding two wonderful
Even when little ones are sick they are often on the go. A quiet, stationary activity that keeps them entertained and busy away
Oh my!!! This may be our favourite play dough of all time! This is a no cook, 2 ingredient, 2 minute and totally edible play
Brisbane Kids love to play in the great outdoors, and creating wonderful masterpieces with their nature finds is a fun and
Children LOVE to play with paint and colours and enjoy seeing what happens when they mix. So this is a great experimental
If your Brisbane Kids are anything like mine, they won’t be able to walk past any of these seed pods without insisting on
Not a DIY expert or gearing up to complete in the next round of The Block? Never fear! We have found some super easy and
Encourage kids to start saving with their own personalised piggy banks. These papier mâché piggies are fun and easy to
You might be asking why you would want a dinosaur themed home and I feel sorry for you if you don't understand but for those that
If your kids are anything like ours, Sunday can not come soon enough! Woolworths is selling some really cute felt Easter baskets
Thanks to Tiny Art for this Mothers Day Craft idea.My Tiny Artists LOVE to collect egg cartons and when looking for
A sweet treat to play with first Here is an Easter craft you can do that is not only an adorable and fun little character for
Here's a really easy Easter craft activity that kids of all ages can enjoy. You will need:Some old milk or juice
Help your Brisbane Kid to spoil someone special these Easter craft ideas! This cute chick card with its fun moving beak and this
No-sew soft toy Got a lost sock looking for a buddy?? Why not turn that lost sock into a great Easter Sock Bunny for a fun new
Reusable Art Medium For Kids Looking for a new and exciting way for your child to express their artistic visions? Rainbow salt
In a doctor’s waiting room, around the dining table on a Saturday night, or in the tent on a rainy camping trip—anytime is
How to Make Rainbow Collages This is a great rainy day activity that is perfect for toddlers mastering their cutting and gluing
7 Tools You Need for a Handmade Paper Making Kit Not only is making paper super fun, but it makes for beautiful handmade cards,
How to Make Bunting for Cakes You too can make gorgeous cakes for your Brisbane Kids with this beautiful cake-topper bunting!
How to Make Paper at Home If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at paper making, then you need to start with Paper Pulp from
How to Make a Paper Easter Basket This simple basket can be made by Brisbane Kids of all ages from materials you probably
Do you often wrack your brain trying to think of things to keep your active toddler occupied at home on a rainy day? We’ve
Make snow at home for kids Brisbane Kids miss out on real deal snow but this simple recipe can bring a winter wonderland into
Science Experiments with bi-carb ROAR! The baby dinosaurs are ready to hatch! But they need a magic potion to set them free from
Home made baby-smelling playdough Create play-dough that smells just like a baby and is luxuriously soft to play with. This
Science Experiments with Bi-Carb A spoon full of magic makes a Brisbane Kid happy. This is a magic trick your Brisbane Kids will
Science Experiments with Bi-Carb Brisbane Kids will love this easy bi-carb activity. Create a cauldron of fizzing potions with
These stained glass hearts could be adjusted for any occasion, green and red stars for Christmas, multi coloured eggs at easter,
Summertime in Brisbane is a wonderful time to enjoy the sunshine of our gorgeous state, however some days Brisbane Kids just need
Transpiration - such a big word and a complicated term, but one that is so exciting to experiment with and to show your Brisbane
Keep your Brisbane Kids cool whilst exploring our ideas for fun in your backyard this summer! Mini Yacht RacingA creative
How to create an Ice Ball for sensory play Whew, it was hot today! On these balmy summer days, this activity is a great way to
Fun Christmas activities to enjoy at home with your Brisbane Kids this year. The Brisbane Kids team has been busy crafting up a
How to make a vase of paper flowers This craft activity is suitable for children aged over 18 months. Younger kids can do the
How to create your own fun kids' scavenger hunt for free Creating fun childhood memories doesn’t have to cost the earth. In
How to put your own works of art onto t-shirts Looking for a quick and simple, yet very effective art project? One that will
It is that time again when the spooky spirits and creepy ghouls rise in the neighbourhood—it’s Halloween!!! We have some
It is that time again when the spooky spirits and creepy ghouls rise in the neighbourhood—it’s Halloween!!! We have some
It is that time again when the spooky spirits and creepy ghouls rise in the neighbourhood—it’s Halloween!!! We have some
It is that time again when the spooky spirits and creepy ghouls rise in the neighbourhood—it’s Halloween!!! We have
Looking for a quick and easy craft project to make with or for your children? Pet rocks. Yes pet rocks. Children love being able
Many thanks to Mott Park Kindy for this activity. Step 1. Organise all of the equipment.What you will need:Large sheet
Finding something to do on a long car ride with kids can be a challenge. The continual, "are we there yet?" can put a real
There’s nothing better than the sweet flavour of home-grown strawberries! Loved by children and adults alike, it’s little
Many thanks to Craigslea Kindy for this activity.Step 1. Organise all of the ingredients and equipmentWhat you will
Thanks to Lawnton KindyOne of the many many rainy day activities that have happened at our kindy is making a fishing game.
It's true. You can get Alien snot on Earth, well that's according to the awesome childcare centre at Albany Creek, Chatterbox
Heading into the great outdoors for a scavenger hunt is a wonderful way to get your kids out and about with nature. The great
Cardboard boxes provide a wealth of possibilities in the fun that can be had by kids for little or no money for hours! Its like
 Mother’s Day Art Gift IdeasYou’ll be amazed at how fun, creative and enjoyable this art activity made from chalk
Here is a colourful Easter activity you can do with the whole family, that kids of all ages will enjoy.  Indoors or outdoors,
Cupcake casing angelsWhite cupcake casing Scissors Sticky tape StringFlatten the cupcake casing a little and cut
Plaster Paris Christmas DecorationMy mother still has a daggy Santa Clause Christmas decoration I made for her when I was
Finding cool party bag ideas is just part of the fun of organising a party for kids. Party Bags are often themed with the party
Make with grandma, play with grandma.Guest post by 2craftand2create.wordpress.comGrandma is visiting my Brisbane Kid
Crafty Crayons Are you wondering what to do with all the small pieces of crayons accumulating in your children’s drawing
Guest Post By Brisbane Mum Renate My 2-year-old Brisbane kid Ellen loves to paint. As a matter of fact we had another painting
Top 10 Creative Play ideas For Babies 6-18 months Babies are the masters of enjoying and engaging with common household items
Top 10 Resources to Inspire Creativity. Providing experiences to inspire creativity involves children engaging in open ended
Creative Pot Plants You need 1 tuna tin, wooden pegs from a discount shop, string or ribbon for decoration, one small yoghurt
Top 10 Ways to Nurture Creativity In Young Children Nurturing creativity involves providing opportunities for children to
How to make a Placemat Guest post by Craft and Mum Blogger www.mamamoontime.com Eating dinner at the table with the family
Make Your Own Binoculars I SEE... Turn your old toilet paper rolls into an outdoor discovery session.Make your own
Make an Easter Basket Nest Style Basket  MaterialsPaper Plate/ Cardboard Scissors Glue Stapler Collage
Paper Plate Chicken Cheeky
Keeping Kids Cool When the Heat Is OnBy Brisbane Blogger SquiggleMumI love Brisbane summer.  Sunshine, fresh air,
Tribute to We Miss you Magic Land from The Gallery of Modern Art Thanks to Brisbane Mum LisaI recently took my 3 and a
How to make a Fairy Snow globe Thanks to our latest guest blogger Misha from www.theblingbuoy.com“Inside the snow globe
Home Made Finger Paints Stuck at home with your Brisbane Kid and want some ideas on how to have fun, amuse and entertain. This
Fun ways to stay cool in summer How to stay cool in summer is a constant battle especially when you don't have a big pool or
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