Accordion Critters Puppet Theatre

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Using the Accordion Critters as puppets can be great fun! Students will already be tempted to take their critters around the classroom to let the accordion-folded legs fly through the air. Take these spontaneous creative activities to center stage with a puppet theatre play. Continue reading

Welcome Back to the New Year!

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Now that we’ve rung in the New Year, we are excited to share our ideas with you over the next little while. Stay tuned for blog posts in a range of subjects, using tools that you already have in your classroom!

We hope that you’ve enjoyed a year of posts from Little Fingers Big Art. Here’s a recap of 10 of our favorite posts:

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Use jelly on the Light Cube for a great sensory activity!

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Make lucky four leaf clovers for St. Patrick’s Day, coming up in March!

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Combine letters in a Word Mobile to generate literacy creativity in students!

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Guest post from Rebecca Milling about the wonderful creations made with our Straws and Connectors at St. Jerome’s Children’s Home in Nakuru, Kenya.

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Check out this neat step-by-step tutorial on how to make 3D wall art!

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Use our Tube Crafts to make a birdfeeder… or critterfeeder!

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Make beautiful tissue paper birds–a great fine motor skills activity!

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Check out our awesome Action Shapes People! Customizable action figures that your students can use for stop-motion animation projects!

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Imagine what dinosaurs really looked like with our Collage-A-Saurus and Dinosaur Paper Sheets!

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Turn old doodle paper into wrapping paper for someone’s birthday or for Christmas time!

These are our top ten for the year! Share your favorite post online with your friends.

Leave us a comment to let us know what kinds of posts you would like to see more of!

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Repurposed Brown Paper Art (Christmas Edition)

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We always hear about great ways to get kids thinking creatively, while doing some sort of double duty. By this, I mean putting down brown packing paper onto tables to protect the surfaces, while giving kids the ability to draw or doodle to their hearts’ content! Well… what do you do with that paper after it’s all done? Read on for more, but a word of advice: DON’T throw it away!!

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Getting Creative with our 60170 Constructa Clips Creative Animal Set!

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A few years ago, we spent the day at the Design Exchange Museum in Toronto putting together a few activities with the kids. One of those activities was our R60170 Constructa Clips Safari Animals set, also known as our Creative Animal Set! Check out what the campers made! Continue reading