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Making a mini beast habitat

After a good run around outside and a visit to a local playground today the children were keen to come in from the cold, have a few snacks and a compulsory hot chocolate and do some craft.

We’ve found rather a lot of mini beasts in the garden this week so that was on their minds – here is one little chap who is currently living on our driveway!

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On this basis, and with the current obsession with all things mini beast – we decided to create a mini beast habitat.

We began by covering a box with shiny green paper, to make the habitat to house all the little creations.

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The children then used a range of craft materials from Bostik to create several creatures and we used a few ready to go sticky back stickers such as these cute butterflies and ladybirds.

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We also made things like flowers in a range of colours and used fabric leaves and moss to create the look. We used sticky dots instead of glue to attach all the bits and pieces.

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Of course, no craft task would be complete without some googly eyes now would it? We used these to give some of our creatures a bit of personality!

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We made worms by threading coloured beads onto a pipe cleaner and tying the end of it. The snail was a pipe cleaner, wound around on itself, with another pipe cleaner for the antenna and a googly eye.

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The children were so pleased with their completed mini beast habitat.

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Have you been doing much craft over the Easter holidays?

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