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Match Stick Mini Rafts (Another Simple Wine Cork Craft for Kids)

Match Stick Floating Mini Rafts - Simple Wine Cork Crafts for Kids - Our little House in the Country

Match stick mini rafts: What you need: Wine corks Paper Match sticks Elastic bands Cocktail sticks or wooden skewers Ice lolly sticks Blue tack or playdough PVA glue What you do: Attach 3 wine corks together by wrapping 2 elastic bands around the corks ensuring that the lie flat like a raft. (I had to do this for my kids)

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Ice Lolly Sticks Rafts (Simple Wine Cork Crafts for Kids)

Ice Lolly Stick Mini Rafts - simple crafts fro kids - Our Little House in the Country

These ice lolly sticks and wine cork rafts are so much fun and simple to make! Lollypop stick rafts: What you need: Wine corks Paper Cocktail sticks or wooden skewers Ice lolly sticks Blue tack or playdough PVA glue What you do: Place two lolly sticks slightly apart. Cover both sticks in PVA glue Place more lolly sticks across these

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Cotton Wool Autumn Trees – Fall Art Activities for Kids

Cotton Wool Autumn Trees - Fall Art Activities for Kids - Our Little House in the Country http://ourlittlehouseinthecounty.com #autumn #fall #kidsactivities #artsandcrafts

Another quick and easy Autumn/Fall art activity for kids of all ages.  Continuing our theme of autumn arts and crafts, Oodles (2.5 y.o) had lots of fun with this collage activity. What we used: blue, green and brown paper cotton wool balls PVA non toxic glue paint – autumn colours glitter What we did: tear the green paper to create

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Sunflower Handprint Art 2 – Autumn/Fall Art Activities for Kids

Handprint Sunflowers Art - Autumn/Fall Art Activities for Kids - Our Little House in the Country #sunflowers #autumn #fall #artforkids

Sunflowers are such a cheerful flower and what better way to celebrate the ending of summer and coming of autumn with a handprint art sunflower, a perfect craft for preschoolers We love sunflowers and last week we had a lot of fun making a giant sunflower with our handprints.  Today we decided to use our favourite flowers as inspiration again

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Sunflowers – Handprint Art for Kids

Sunflowers - Handprint Art for Kids - Our Little House in the Country #sunflowers #autumn #fall #handprints

Sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers and each year we try to grow them.  We haven’t been very successful this year but still managed these lovelies in the picture below.  So using these cheerful, sunny flowers as inspiration we set about our most recent art activity – again this is quick and simple and suitable for all ages from

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Finger Print Autumn Trees – Fall Art Activities for Kids

Finger Print Autumn Trees - Fall Art Activities for Kids - Our Little House in the Country #autumn #fall #fingerpainting #artactivities

This is another quick and easy autumn art activity perfect for younger kids, similar to our Autumn Tree Collages, but using finger painting this time instead of collage work.  What we used: poster paints paint tray blue card paint brushes What we did: We each painted a tree trunk Using our fingers we printed lots and lots of different coloured

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Autumn Tree Collages – Fall Art Activities for Kids

Autumn Tree Collage - Fall Art Activities for Kids - Our Little House in the Country #autumn #fall #kidsactivities

This is a very simple yet lovely autumn collage activity, suitable for all ages and both Doodles(5) and Oodles (2.5) managed this with ease. What we used: coloured paper felt autumn leaves and scraps of felt PVA non toxic glue cotton wool What we did: I encouraged the children to tear a piece of green paper to create the grass

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Foam Painting – Painting and Printing with Shaving Foam

Foam painting-painting with shaving foam - Our Little House in the Country #foampainting #painting #printing

This is such a fun activity!  It combines two of our favourites – messy play and painting! This is simple, fun and suitable for all ages from toddlers up!  It has been a while since we last did this and a recent post from Left Brain Craft Brain inspired me to try it again. What we used: shaving foam (we

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Painting with Water Pistols – Outdoor Summer Fun!

Painting with Water Pistols - More Messy Outdoor Summer Art Fun! - Our Little House in the Country #waterguns #waterpistols #summer #kidsactivities #artforkids

We’ve been experiencing a heatwave here in recent days – stunning, hot, sunny weather, my favourite type except for snow!!!!  We have been taking our activities outdoors and finding lots of fun and creative ways to play and learn in the sun!  For our recent Water Themed Birthday party we bought several cheap and cheerful water pistols at a discount

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