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Crafts for pre-schoolers

Here's a selection of crafts for pre-schoolers that will keep them occupied during school holidays, especially if you have older kids at home during the holidays.

At crafts by amanda you will find these adorable paper plate ladybirds. You only need some paper plates, craft paint, glue and fabric to make them. You can use paper plates and tissue paper to create fun sunshine art with your pre-schooler for a bedroom or nursery. Another fun use for paper plates is to make frisbees. Young children can add wonderful designs to their frisbees before running outdoors to play with them.



When it's hot outside the kids will love to play with this water wall. Plastic bottles are fastened to a fence or wall at an angle, so that water pours from the top to the bottom in a cascading water fall.

Kids young and old love to paint, and what could be better than homemade finger paint. To make the finger paint you will need:

1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
2 cups cold water
food colouring

Mix all ingredients - except food colouring  - with a whisk.  Heat over medium low heat, stirring for 15-20 minutes. Let cool, place in bowls and add colouring, mixing well with a spoon.

Play I Spy with your very own super-special glasses. Made using egg cartons, some pipe cleaners and beads, mom will help you to make these glasses and you will find instructions on crafts by amanda.

Here on Home-Dzine you can find out how to make your own playdough.

Whip up a play tent and mom and kids can spend the morning camping. It's not difficult to make and you can re-purpose an old sheet or curtain for the covering.

Make a sensory box. This boxes uses colours and shapes to challenge young children. Instead of making up a box, a kitchen utensil rack works well, or recycle cardboard boxes of different sizes.

Young children as fascinated with bubbles, and if you can find a nice bubble wand, it's easy to make bubbles by the litre. All you need to make bubbles is Sunlight dishwashing liquid and water.