Running out of ideas on how to keep the kids entertained when the weekend rolls around? It’s time to grab the crayons, glue, glitter and paint and let your kid’s creativity run wild with our favourite craft activities guaranteed to keep them occupied for hours.

Egg Box Monsters
Repurpose your egg cartons into fun little monsters that also make for very low maintenance pets!

You Will Need:

• An egg carton (each 12-pack egg carton will make 6 monsters)
• Acrylic paint
• PVA (school) glue
• Googly eyes
• Paint brush
• Scissors

How to:

  1. Cut the egg carton cups into individual pieces (kids will need some help with this part). You might like to include some teeth or keep it flat and add a tongue from the flat part of the egg carton. Snip off some pointy bits to use as horns – the sky is the limit, design them however you like.
  2. Paint them inside and out and allow to dry
  3. Glue on horns, googly eyes and anything else you’ve made

Dream Catchers

These creative and fun dream catchers are the perfect thing to hang on your little ones wall to help them hold on to their good dreams and let go of the bad ones!

You Will Need:

  • Paper Plate
  • Paint and Paint Brushes
  • Scissors
  • String or Wool
  • Beads
  • Construction Paper
  • Feathers or Felt
  • Hole Punch

How To:

  1. Fold your paper plate in half and cut the inner circle out to make your paper plate dream catcher frame.
  2. Lay it over a sheet of newspaper or non-stick paper and paint it to decorate.
  3. Cut out the paper strips (you won’t need all of them for a single dreamcatcher, one sheet of printed strips will make 2-3 dream catchers).
  4. Glue the strips into place by placing glue all around the inner ring on the back of your plate and laying the strips over it.
  5. Punch four holes across the bottom of the paper plate, trying to keep them evenly spaced.
  6. Tie string and thread a few beads onto the end.
  7. Punch a hole in the feather and thread the string through to tie the feathers on
  8. Thread sting through for hanging.

Fun Slime

This craft is an easy go-to as kids love getting their hands dirty while stretching and squishing this fluffy slime in between their fingers. This craft can get messy though, so we suggest taking this activity to the backyard!

You will need:

  • 2 bottles washable school glue
  • 1 to 2 drops liquid food colouring (optional)
  • 1/4 cup glitter (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons saline solution (i.e., contact lens solution), divided

How To:

  1. Add your white glue to a bowl.
  2. Add you water and baking soda and then mix.
  3. Add your shaving cream and mix. The more shaving cream you add, the fluffier it will be. You may need to add more contact lens solution if you make it with 3 cups.
  4. Add your food colouring until you are satisfied with the colour. Mix.
  5. Now slowly add in your contact solution.

Have you got your own fun, go-to kid’s crafts? Be sure to let us know so we can add them to our list!

If you can see yourself calling Beenyup Grove home, please feel free to contact either Debra or Lee for a chat. They’d love to speak with you about creating your dream life here.

Debra Hanlon
Phone: 0414 940 724

Lee Johnstone
Phone: 0403 060 129