Paper Craft

World Book Day Activity Ideas

world book day activities

Are you looking for World Book Day activity ideas, or perhaps World Book Day ideas for KS1 and KS2? We’ve done a round up of our favourite ideas that are easy and do-able for all abilities. World Book Day is a great excuse to get off timetable and really celebrate a love of reading – which I believe is the cornerstone of ALL learning. Encouraging a love of reading really is essential, and as a class teacher I would sit and read my own book whilst my class were reading, to emphasise that reading is a life long pleasure. Here are our favourite activities and ideas not just for World Book Day actually, but for general fun book related learning! Kapow Primary have got a great selection of demo videos and lesson ideas to bring more of a cross curricular approach to World Book Day – I love the story triarama…    read more 

Easy Year of the Pig Crafts and Activities

year of the pig activities

It’s that time of year again – Chinese New Year – and there are so many possibilities! Chinese New Year is the perfect excuse to a) eat lovely food and b) get super crafty and inspire young minds – so what are you waiting for! Let’s get started! We’ve lots of easy crafts and resources that anyone can do – from age 3 and beyond. Best of all they require hardy any preparation and are either free or super cheap. Though for some of the Year of the Pig resources you will need a Mrs Mactivity Premium subscription, though at only £9.97 for 12 months, with access to ALL of our boutique resources, it’s a total bargain. Where to begin? Chinese New year paper plate puppet craft This one is so popular already and totally unique to Mrs Mactivity! Make your very own puppet craft for Chinese New Year using…    read more 

Half Term Activity Ideas for Kids

Half Term Activity Ideas

It’s half term – and that means the kids are off school, and you might be looking for ways to entertain the kids that don’t cost the earth, and preferably have some educational value too. Don’t worry, we’ve already thought of that! We’ve got some ideas that will keep the kids entertained for hours, and even provide an opportunity to spend some quality time together – should you so wish. Half Term Activity Ideas Craft craft CRAFT! Kids love it, it’s fun, cheap, doesn’t involve getting muddy (though getting muddy is fun sometimes!) and adults can join in too! Spend quality time together, make memories! Or think about saving the world, colour in, dot to dot – so many options! We made this 20 Ways for Kids to Save the World checklist with our friends at Frugal Family blog, and it’s gone down a treat! Encourage your kids to think…    read more 

Easy Halloween Craft Ideas

easy halloween crafts for kids

Halloween is a great time of year to get super artsy and crafty, and we’ve got lots of boo-tiful ideas to help your kids get creative over half term break, or if you’re still at school, something spooky and fun for the last few days of half term! Pumpkin Carving Stencil Tutorial Halloween Cardboard Tube Craft Halloween Pumpkin Paper Plate Craft Halloween Paper Cone People Halloween Friendship Bracelets Halloween Paper Chains Halloween Colouring Pages Halloween Paper Plate craft Not a member of Mrs Mactivity yet? Join today!  

Halloween Cardboard Tube Goodie Holder

Halloween cardboard tube craft

It’s time for another Halloween craft – and today we are making a Halloween Cardboard Tube Goodie Holder. I really like the idea of making crafts that are useful and can be utilised in some way as it creates purpose and meaning. Some of the crafts I’ve made with my children in the past have been lovely – but they often ask “what do we DO with it”, so with this in mind, perhaps useful crafts are the way forward! We’ve already made a Halloween Pumpkin Paper Plate Craft, and today we are using a cardboard tube to create something even cuter! What you need:- glue cardboard tube googly eyes ribbon or string crepe paper or orange paint stapler and staples goodies! How to make a Halloween Cardboard Tube Craft Assemble your bits and bobs. You basically just need something to cover your cardboard tube, this could be crepe paper…    read more 

Halloween Pumpkin Paper Plate Craft

How to make a halloween pumpkin paper plate craft

It’s Halloween time – and that means it’s craft time! For some reason, my favourite thing about Halloween is that it’s also pumpkin season. For me, pumpkins encapsulate everything that’s good about Autumn – harvest time, soups, warmth, nourishment – so many things! So this cute Halloween pumpkin paper plate craft is the perfect way to celebrate both harvest time and Halloween – whilst also providing a really cute bag to collect all your goodies in when Treat or Treatin’. Here’s what you need! two paper plates glue orange crepe paper – if you don’t have any you can use orange paint and do a few coats. something to make the eyes and teeth – we used felt but you could just use black card. black ribbon for the handle, or you can just use normal string. staples and a stapler. How to make a Halloween Pumpkin Paper Plate Craft…    read more 

10 Ideas for Unicorn Paper Crafts!

Today Mrs Mactivity has been super busy, as word is spreading about our unique unicorn paper craft idea, everyone seems to want in on the act! But what do you do with your unicorn craft once it’s made? We’ve got some ideas, but first here’s how you make it! Download from our new unicorn resources category! Print out, then cut around the lines as directed. Fold where shown, glue, then colour in – we prefer baby pink and baby blue colours, but it’s up to you! If you’re not sure, we’ve done some instructions via video as well – great to show to kids! When you’re done – here’s how to use it! Use as a cute gift idea, write a message inside to use instead of buying a card! Role play! There are two designs, print off a few copies to personalise, ask your children to use the unicorn…    read more