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How to Run a Kids Plaster Painting Party in 12 Easy Steps

Using the following tips will guarantee a fun kids plaster painting party or plaster painting session for your childcare centre, daycare, kids club, fete or birthday party: 1. Use butchers' paper or newspaper to cover tables.  Alternatively a cheap table cloth or a good quality heavy table cloth that can be wiped clean. A heavy duty plastic table cloth can be used for many years. 2. Display the plaster pieces on a spare table for the children to choose from. 3. Load Read More...

After School Care Activities

3 Fun After School Care Activities - for primary school aged kids Keeping the little ones occupied after school doesn't have to be hard. We have compiled 3 fun after-school care activities that are educational, unique, and exciting! 1. Gardening Gardening teaches children about caring for our environment and that we can garden from a young age. Children will be amazed how different and fresh the food tastes when we grow it without chemicals.  Healthy diets can be encouraged as part of the Read More...

11 Fun Craft Activities for Preschoolers

11 Fun Craft Activities for Preschoolers using items from around the home! Looking for some easy and fun craft activities for preschoolers?  Crafting is such a fabulous way to help preschool-aged children improve motor skills. Through artistic expression, your little ones can develop their creativity, enriching their sensory experience. When engaging in craft activities with bright colourful materials, loads of fun can be had while also creating lovely works of art! 1. Painted Rocks Yard Art http://familyfocusblog.com/kids-craft-creating-painted-rocks-yard-art/ On a beautiful day, outdoor activities Read More...

How to do Shrink Art

How to do Shrink Art - step by step Shrink Art is an easy and safe craft activity.  We often get asked "How do you do shrink art" or "What is shrink art?".  Here's everything explained. Shrink Art is a polystyrene plastic sheet that is designed to shrink to less than half its original size whilst still retaining the same shape and colour. It is sometimes called shrink film, shrinkies, polyshrink, or shrinky dinks.  Our finished shrink art product provides a shiny, durable Read More...

3 Fun Craft Activities for Primary School Aged Children

3 Fun activities for Primary School Aged Kids Are you an OOSH or Vacation Care Educator? If you're looking for fun, rainy-day activities for the kids in your care, we have some great ideas for you. Sand Art, Sand Art, Sand Art.. An enjoyable and fun activity, every kid will give sand art a go and love it, even the boys ! Simply peel the paper cover off the area you want to start with Sprinkle coloured sand onto the sticky area Remove Read More...

5 Fun birthday party activities for kids aged 5-10 years old

Looking for some really fun birthday party activities for kids in the 5-10 year old age group? Remember back before the days of the indoor play centre or trampolining parties, even before McDonalds parties came along... Kids birthday parties were all about fun games, a few plates of party food and daggy cardboard hats! Parties these days have come a long way but that doesn't mean booking a venue is always the way to go. Get back to basics with our Read More...
Sand art will keep kids enetrtained.

5 Simple Craft Ideas for your Holiday Kids Club

Planning a kids club program is not easy and kids can be hard to please sometimes!  If you're looking for craft ideas though Kidsplay Crafts can help out! Here's 5 easy craft activities to do in your kids club next holidays: Plaster Painting - our plaster pieces are fun for all ages.  We have themes to appeal to all kids and our Mega Plaster packs of 100 large pieces is our most popular product and we can even tailor the pieces to suit your Read More...
Australian designed Sand Art - Sydney Harbour Bridge!

Australia’s Best Sand Art for Kids!

Sand is our most popular product - its easy and its fun.  There are lots of pretenders out there in , and here's 6 real reasons why we think our Sand Art is the best Sand Art in Australia: Best quality sand art cards - our cards are printed on heavy 280GSM cardboard.  As a result they are long lasting, and unlike many of our competitors (we've tested them!) our sand art cards are very difficult to crush, crease or damage! Best value - Read More...
Sand art will keep kids enetrtained.

Craft Activities for Birthday Parties!

Dreading organising your child's next birthday party!?!  Well, craft activities are a healthy and much needed distraction from junk food, lollies and soft drinks that could be a life saviour on the day! We've been doing kids parties for over 10 years, and our experience is that craft activities provide the following fun benefits at your kid’s birthday party: They spark kids creativity Kids concentration increases Hands are kept busy (less World Series Wrestling stunts!) Minds are kept busy (less kids yelling at mum!) Everyone Read More...
Mescha and Lilly with their plaster painting artworks.

Australia’s Best Plaster Painting Pieces!

We've been making plaster pieces for over 10 years now.  Here's a few reasons why we think our Plaster Pieces are Australia's best plaster painting pieces:  They're HAND MADE with love by us here in Cabarita Beach Northern NSW (just north of Byron Bay and South of the Gold Coast).  Yes, they are AUSTRALIAN MADE, not imported! They're made from safe Australian made casting plaster. They're sold at Australia's best prices for plaster pieces.  We believe were the cheapest in Australia - compare and Read More...