Paper Plate Swan Collage

This is super easy, so great for a class of really young kids.  You can make a template of the swan shape for them to draw around, then cut out.

Use a black texta to draw on an eye and colour in the beak.

Glue on leaves for feathers, using whatever leaves you have around. Done!


Seed Mosaic Heart

Seed mosaics are excellent activities for when it is too hot/cold/wet to be outside. Have a look in your pantry for any dried seeds you might have:  beans, peas, rice, corn etc.  Their diverse colours make them perfect for a small mosaic. Draw and then cut out a shape from an old cardboard box.  In this case it is a heart, as it is Valentine’s Day tomorrow, but it could be whatever shape you like.  I’ve punched a hole so that it can be hung up when it is dry.

Use PVA glue and a paintbrush to carefully glue the seeds onto the cardboard, then leave to dry.  Thread a piece of string or ribbon through the hole for hanging. They look great hung indoors or out, although if you hang them outside birds will probably peck the seeds off!