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Colour Changing Flowers

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Colour Changing Flowers

Colour Changing Flowers: This is a great activity to teach your child how a plant takes up water as well as being really simple and fun to do.  What you will need:  White flowers - we used Narcisisi, which look lovely and have a fabulous smell Small jars or vases Food colouring Water Scissors  Pour a small amount of water into each of the jars/vases. Mix in the food colouring, we only had gel food colouring and used about an eighth of a teaspoon but this worked just as well as the liquid. We decided to use four different colours - red, ice blue, purple...

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Roman Wax Tablet

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Roman Wax Tablet

Wax tablets are thought to have been used by the Romans as a re-usable and portable writing surface. You can write on the surface using a pointed stick, or stylus, and then can ‘wipe the slate clean’ by warming the wax and smoothing the surface.  What you need: Cardboard Black and brown crayons or paints Wax - table candles are ideal Skewer or other pointy stick/sharp pencil String (or you can use the wick of the candles you use)  Cut out four rectangles from cardboard of the size that you would like to make your tablet. Cut out a central rectangle from two of these...

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Halloween pinwheel decorations

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Halloween pinwheel decorations

Halloween pinwheel decorations: for these fun halloween decorations you just need some paper, scissors, glue and some cotton or string.  Start with a long rectangle of paper and concertina it by folding around 5mm strip one way then flipping the paper over and making a 5mm fold, then flip and fold until you get to the end of your paper. Fold this strip in half and secure it by tying some thread around the middle (you could alternatively secure it with a staple or by wrapping a bit of pipe cleaner around it). If using thread, leave one side really...

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Slime

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Slime

Slime: this one is less crafty and more messy!  We put around 150g of corn flour into a bowl, and mixed food colouring into about half a cup of water. We then added this coloured water slowly until all the flour was wet and it changed consistency into a weird sticky, slimy mixture. The whole point of this activity is to get your hands in - to mix it all together well and experience the odd textures. We added some wholemeal flour too - to give our slime a more lumpy texture, but you could also add poppy seeds or...

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Spooky Spoons

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Spooky Spoons

Spooky spoons: Have fun creating these amazing spooky spoons which will look brilliant stood in a pot on your window sill or in the middle of your Halloween party table. We had loads of fun creating these spooky spoons, once we had decided how we were going to decorate them! We decided to make two different spooky spoons so we needed two wooden spoon, some paint, bandages (strips of materials or masking tape would work just as well), googly eyes, material, paper, pipe cleaner, glue and wool.  Spooky mummy spoon:  Wrap the pipe cleaner around the handle of the spoon...

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