Eco-Friendly Crafting With Kids
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Quirky, colourful and fun projects for pre-school kids and their parents to make together. Small children love crafting and creating, and it's educational as well as enjoyable - crafting can help develop fine motor skills and teaches small children to follow instructions and work alongside someone else. Kate Lilley's hugely popular blog, Minieco, grew out of her desire to teach her own kids to be resourceful and use what's around them for creative play. Parents and kids alike will love the 35 bold, colourful projects featured in the book and divided into sections that include Music, Nature, Sewing, Science and Recycling Bin. The final section contains a list of 50 quick boredom busters that harassed parents can pull out of the bag in an emergency!
changes colour according to the acidity of the solution. Very acidic solutions, such as lemon juice, will turn the anthocyanin a red/pink colour, whereas basic solutions will turn the anthocyanin blue/green. Step 1 Put a handful of roughly chopped red cabbage into a microwavable container and cover it with water. Microwave on full power for two minutes then let the mixture stand until the water has turned blue. Step 2 When the blue water has cooled, sieve it into a mixing bowl. Decant the
higher the sound. It’s essential to use a fairly strong box as otherwise it may collapse under the tension. Ask questions about how the sound changes when the the tension in the rubber bands is increased/decreased. Your little helper will notice that tighter rubber bands produce higher pitched sounds and looser rubber bands produce lower pitched sounds. If you are running short on time you can make a super-quick guitar by stretching some rubber bands across an open cake or cookie tin (square tins
over the right strand, under the two middle strands and through the loop formed by the right strand. Pull the right and left strand until the knot tightens. Step 5 Bring the left strand over the two middle strands. Then bring the right strand over the left strand, under the two middle strands and through the loop formed by the left strand. Pull the right and left strand until the knot tightens. Yippee…you have tied a square knot! Repeat until you have tied four square knots. Step 6 Thread
too. materials Scissors/craft knife Coloured card Pencil Sticky tape Wooden lollipop sticks/coffee stirrers Torch/flashlight hints and tips If your little one is keen to put on their own productions why not help them to make their own shadow puppet theatre? All you need is a big cardboard box, a white sheet and a lamp. Once rehearsals have finished, make a big bowl of popcorn and round up some family members to watch the show! eco info Be even more eco-friendly and use a wind up
make the colour more intense, knead some more turmeric into the playdough once complete. raspberries and blueberries Put a big handful of your chosen berries in a pan with a cup of water. Bring the mixture to the boil then gently simmer on the stove for about five minutes. Once the liquid has cooled, pass it through a sieve, then follow the basic playdough recipe using half a cup of your natural berry dye to replace the water. tree bark Don’t take bark directly from the tree – if you hunt