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  • Flotsam Pictures

    Next time you’re at the beach, turn the day into an art workshop. Make giant sand sculptures, beach murals, or try this beach collage…

    Age: baby, toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • Boxcar Boxes

    A little paint and a lot of imagination transform plain boxes into a train for your little one.

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Just for fun

  • Box Car with Straps

    Have your kids zipping around the house in no time with this easy to make box car, complete with shoulder straps. Made entirely from recycled items lying around at home, it’s a great weekend project for you and the kids to do together.

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • Recycled Crocodile

    Start with some egg cartons, add some clever crafting, and end up with a fantastic chompy crocodile!

    Age: child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • Recycling Collage

    Collage is an old favourite. Here we remind you of all the things you can add, stick, staple and glue on to your paper!

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • Do-It-Yourself Doll Clothes

    Inexpensive felt or cloth remnants combine to dress up a child’s favourite friends.

    Age: toddler, child, parent Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun, Mind Builder

  • Recycled Dress Ups

    Bring out the dress up box and make up your own stories, the only limit is your own imagination!

    Age: toddler, child, parent Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • Flip the Cup Game

    Recycling and fun are combined in this make-then-play project.

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Muscle Builder, Hand/eye coordination, Mind Builder

  • Floor Art

    Don’t throw away that moving box just yet. Breaking it down flat creates an oversized crayon-friendly floor mat.

    Age: baby, toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun, Mind Builder

  • Funny Finger Puppets

    Tickle your baby’s funny bone with a pint-size puppet show!

    Age: baby, parent Duration: any

    Skills: Just for fun, Mind Builder

  • Fun With Placemats

    Save birthday cards and holiday cards to create an engaging and colourful placemat to enjoy throughout the year.

    Age: baby, toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun, Making memories

  • Gingerbread Cubby House

    All kids love cubby houses, but you don’t have to resort to a blanket over the dining table, or fork out a load of cash to get one. This mum shows us how they made a fantastic cubby for her daughter out of recycled materials.

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • Homemade Drum Kit

    Give your Tupperware a rest, try using a few recycled materials to make a professional looking drum instead. It’s creative and also helps to develop your child’s musicality, they’ll love it!

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun, Mind Builder, Musical

  • Homemade Finger Paint

    Kids (young and old alike) love finger painting! Here’s a quick and easy recipe to make your own. It’s safe and non-toxic, and will have your kids entertained for hours on end.

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • Papier Mache World Globe

    We made a glob of the world, we used old news papers. Made a paste with flour and water, blew up an old balloon and stuck the paper to it. Let it dry and coloured the globe world colours, great fun!

    Age: child, parent Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • Home made rattles

    Make a rattle at home for your newborn bub.

    Age: baby, parent Duration: any

    Skills: Just for fun

  • 'I See You' Binocular Fun

    With a pair of homemade binoculars, your child may “see” more of what’s going on around him!

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Muscle Builder, Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun, Mind Builder

  • Magnificent Masks

    Plain paper plates become the canvas for these wearable works of art.

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun, Parties celebration

  • Make-Up Madness!

    Set aside some “fun-with-mum” time, and go crazy playing beauty salon with your kids. They’ll love the bonding time with you. It’s a fun, inexpensive activity you can do together.

    Age: toddler, child, parent Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • Matching games

    Prepare your childs maths readiness with this simple game.

    Age: child Duration: any

    Skills: Muscle builder, Hand/eye coordination, Mind builder

  • Maui Wowie Luau!

    Escape to a tropical paradise with your child in the comfort of your own home!

    Age: baby, toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Just for fun, Mind Builder

  • Mealtime Busy Bag

    A take-along tote makes entertaining children at eateries easier than ever!

    Age: toddler, child, parent Duration: any

    Skills: Just for fun

  • My "Always-Sometimes" Foods

    A delicious way to teach your child about healthy eating.

    Age: child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Mind Builder

  • Outdoor Table Painting Easel

    We love it when people recycled paper, but what’s even better is coming up with a clever way to paint without using paper at all. We all know how much paper our arty kids can go through, which is why we love this is a great idea to get your kids painting big, fun, paper-free mural sized art!

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • Wooden Peg Plane

    You don’t have to spend a fortune on kids toys. A bit of crafty recycling on a rainy indoor day can result in a whole new fleet of aircraft for your kids to play with.

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun,

  • Recycled Game Art

    Game boards, game pieces and cards can be recycled and used to create art, frames and fun collages.

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Muscle Builder, Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun, Mind Builder

  • Roly-Poly Piggy Bank

    Who says toys have to cost a lot to be entertaining? Sometimes the best ones are practically free. This one will keep your little one occupied for hours.

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Muscle Builder, Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun, Mind Builder

  • Shake n' Roll Rattle

    Encourage your child’s understanding of cause and effect with a shaker that she can hear and see what’s happening inside.

    Age: baby, parent Duration: any

    Skills: Muscle Builder, Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • Shape Sorter

    Try this bit of crafty recycling to make your child a Shape Sorter. It’s great for their development, and easy and lightweight to tuck in your bag for entertaining them in waiting rooms.

    Age: baby, toddler Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Mind Builder

  • Steppin' Out in Style

    Decorating tennis shoes and flip flops adds fun to your child’s life, and interest to their wardrobe.

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun, Mind Builder

  • Swatter Art, Art on the Fly

    A fly swatter makes a terrific stencil for these colourful creations.

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • Tidy-Up Robot

    Making a Tidy-up Robot involves a little bit of “tidy-up” collecting recyclable throw-away items from around the house, and turning them into a cool robot! Is there a better way to spend a day!?

    Age: child, parent Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • Touch & Feel Book

    Try this bit of crafty recycling to make your child a Touch & Feel book. It’s great for their development, and easy and lightweight to tuck in your bag for outings.

    Age: baby, toddler Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Mind Builder

  • Train and Stations

    You don’t have to spend a fortune on toys for your kids to have fun. Try this clever bit of crafty recycling and get your kids to join in and make themselves a train, with carriages, and stations for the passengers.

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • Train Caboose

    You don’t have to spend a fortune on kids toys. A bit of crafty recycling on a rainy indoor day can result in a whole new train caboose for your kids to play in, or pull their toys around in.

    Age: baby, toddler Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun,

  • Train Set Tunnels

    Who says toys have to cost a lot to be entertaining? You can enhance your kid’s basic train set with a little creative recycling. Here we show you how to make great tunnels that your kids will love.

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • Papier Mache Volcano

    Where at home do all of your pens live? In a jar, or a cup, or an old yogurt tub? Why not get your kids involved in making a fantastic volcano pen holder out of recycled scraps from around the house?

    Age: child, parent Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • Water Bottle Snow Globe

    Your little one will be dazzled by the sparkling little world inside.

    Age: baby, toddler, parent Duration: any

    Skills: Muscle Builder, Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • Recycled Wearable Aeroplane

    “My son and I made a aeroplane from an old box. We put wings and what not on it, decorated it, and then we used it to “fly” to lots of places – like to Australia to see his Aunty, Uncle and Cousin, and to Africa to see the animals!"

    Age: toddler, child, parent Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • A Sandbox of One's Own

    Say goodbye to cleaning sticky sand off of your child!

    Age: toddler Duration: any

    Skills: Just for fun

  • Bug Hunt

    Nature is full of wonderful creatures to explore. Introduce your child to some!

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun, Mind Builder

  • Digging for Dinosaurs

    Budding paleontologists can hunt down prehistoric creatures.

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Muscle Builder, Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun, Mind Builder

  • Flower Power!

    Fine motor skills, imagination and creativity work together to create a flower worth sharing.

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Muscle Builder, Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun, Mind Builder

  • Growing An Edible Mini Garden

    Plant the seeds to a life-long love of gardening by growing parsley and basil right on your kitchen windowsill.

    Age: toddler, child, parent Duration: any

    Skills: Muscle Builder, Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun, Mind Builder

  • How Does Your Garden Grow?

    Growing vegetables is one way to spark a love of healthy foods. And if you can’t do it outdoors, do it indoors!

    Age: toddler, child, parent Duration: any

    Skills: Muscle Builder, Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun, Mind Builder

  • Magic Flowers

    Your child will be amazed to see these blooms change colour right before her very eyes!

    Age: toddler, child, parent Duration: any

    Skills: Just for fun, Mind Builder

  • Nature Wowie-Zowie

    A simple, visually-stimulating activity that offers your child an introduction to the great outdoors.

    Age: baby, parent Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • Paper Butterfly Chase

    Children spread their creative wings with an easy-to-make insect-art project.

    Age: baby, toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

  • Shadow fun

    Play basic shadow games with your bub.

    Age: toddler, child Duration: any

    Skills: Hand/eye coordination, Mind Builder

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