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How to make a camo headband

Our crafting has been inspired by the film Swallows and Amazons which we were lucky enough to watch a few weeks ago. The film was beautiful and had me craving for a week in the Lake District, hiring a boat and having lots of outdoor adventures!

At the moment we’re firmly stuck in London so turned to our craft cupboard to see what we could make. Today we’re sharing our tutorial for making an easy camo headband.

We used shop bought feathers but you could easily go on a scavenger hunt and find your own. You also need some dark cardboard and scissors or a scalpel.

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Cut your cardboard into a strip long enough to go around your child’s head. Tape two pieces together if necessary. Choose a selection of feathers and cut small slots in the cardboard to fit them through.

How to make a camo headband

Place your feathers through the little slots and you have an easy camo headband, perfect for outdoor adventures!

How to make a camo headband

If your child is keen to help then simply tape the feathers on to the headband for an instant headband.

How to make a camo headband

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Seaside Sand Art Pictures

Baker Ross kindly sent us a bumper box full of their latest craft supplies to try at home. The children were over the moon and immediately picked the Seaside Sand Art Pictures to make. There were 8 assorted designs, the top layer is pre-cut revealing a sticky surface. It came with packs of coloured glitter sand which we decanted into containers.

Seaside Sand Art Pictures

The children did their chosen designs on a tray but the sand still went everywhere!

Seaside Sand Art Pictures

They had a lot of fun but I was a little bit glad when they had finished!

Seaside Sand Art Pictures

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Elmer the Patchwork Elephant collage for kids

Little Sis has a lovely collection of Elmer the Elephant books. The stories are lovely and really reinforce the message that it’s good to be different. Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is a brilliant character to craft with so today we made a special Elmer collage. I printed out a template of Elmer, got a glue stick and raided our craft supplies for squares of coloured card.

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant collage for kids

My 4 year old loves crafting so was happy sitting and glueing the squares on. This is a fun way to craft and talk about colours. Collage is a really fun activity which we need to do more often.

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant collage for kids

She gave Elmer a lovely patchwork coat which she was pretty proud of!

Elmer Day craft for kids

Her finished Elmer the Patchwork Elephant collage.

Elmer Day craft for kids

 

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