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Christmas is just around the corner! So here's the chance to up your arts and crafts game and inspire your kids with an amazing festive-themed activity. Elf doors are at an easy and creative Xmas activity that will keep you and your kids busy by the nice warm fire on a (hopefully) snowy afternoon. They are great fun to make, will impress your charge's parents and provide many a photo opportunity. And don't forget working together is a...
Need inspiration for original and eye-catching displays and activities for kids of all ages? This week we spoke to primary school teacher Mrs Dunn , who shared some fabulous arts and crafts activities with us. Read on for more on her original ideas and our interview with her. Hello Mrs Dunn! First of all - please could you introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background? Hi there! My...
Are your kids obsessed with Minecraft? The Creeper Head is straightforward and great fun to make with your kids. To find out how we did it in six easy steps, read on!   Step one: Gather your materials Assemble the troops   Raid the art cupboard or get yourself to the crafts store. You will require: A cardboard box, suitably sized to fit over your charge’s head. We used one that an iron came...
If it’s a family member’s birthday and you want to make a special gift - try this finger paint ‘silhouette’ craft. It’s easy to do, a chance to get messy and a wonderful gift for a birthday card, a Christmas present or a Valentine’s Day surprise. And because it’s finger painting your charges will enjoy making this craft too - try and get some photos of them in the process to accompany the...
We have all been locked inside our home for months now. As nannies, we are responsible for continuing our charges' education and giving them activities that are fun and safe. You and the kids have probably finished more than a dozen 1,000-piece puzzles, decorated cakes, cookies, and cupcakes, and baked all sorts of dishes. But now you're running out of ideas: "What next!?" The lockdowns have spurred new trends, including tie-dyeing...
Can you make oobleck with cornflour? The answer is yes! If you’re working in a nanny job and looking for a quick, simple activity to keep your kids busy this afternoon, why not incorporate learning and fun and try this out?  Have you ever heard of Oobleck slime? If not, read on and find out all about how to create a cornflour slime activity your kids will love! If you haven’t heard of...
Looking for some quick and easy ideas for a kids treasure map? All of the arts and crafts ideas below are easy to do, don't worry! They require no more than card, scissors, elastic, glue or tape and crayons or paints, and all look great on the wall (or on the child!) N.B. Some of these ideas have been designed with an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) and working as a nanny job or  governess job  environment in...