Arts and Crafts
Creative activities for the kids (and your inner child) with crafternoons by Craft Victoria.
Enjoy a selection of their favourite craft activities from the State Library of Victoria Storytime.
Celebrate the iconic ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson with this fun colouring activity(PDF, 283KB).
Be creative and decorate your very own wand(PDF, 273KB).
Looking for something fun and creative to do? Try this cute paper fairy garden and writing booklet.
Use cardboard, paper scraps and simple joining techniques to create a freestanding 3D collage creature of your choice!
Looking for some easy outdoor fun? This enchanting and adorable Flowerpot Toadstool craft will have kids entertained.
Kids will adore playing outdoors or indoors with this egg carton fairy craft.
Make a piece of art by blowing bubbles! All you need paint, paper, and bubble liquid!
Make your own Bluey and Bingo paper masks(PDF, 852KB) to play with.
Enjoy these fun printables from our friends at Cleverpatch. Fold this Exercise Chatterbox(PDF, 46KB) to keep fit and healthy; and enjoy some fun Winter Activities(PDF, 103KB).
Looking for a fun craft time activity with beautiful results? Kids can create their own colourful marbled paper to turn into greeting cards, or just display as is.
Spark your kids’ imagination with a project from this creative list of DIY activities from Better Homes and Gardens. Activities include egg shell gardening, fairy wonderlands, soft drink bottle jetpacks and more. Fun to make, and play with once they’re done.
Kelly from Malvern Library has put together a tutorial for the craft enthusiasts and craft novices out there. Follow her step by step instructions to create a masterpiece at home. Gather your supplies because this week we are making paper flowers(PDF, 4MB).
Make a pom pom from following this You Tube video. Younger children may need help with scissors. Suitable for kids aged 5 plus.
This easy to follow video from makes and takes shows you how to make a dream-catcher with items most people would have at home. Suitable for kids aged 10 plus.
Turn those spare toilet rolls into an art project! Build these Bluey & Bingo Tube Toys(PDF, 3MB) at home.
Bring life back to an old pair of socks by making your own animal sock puppet using simple craft materials. No sewing required! Put on a puppet show or share a picture of your creation on Facebook or Instagram with the tag #createexploreplay.
Colouring and Drawing
Picture book author Mo Willems, encourages kids to draw along with him with these daily You Tube videos.
Use those autumn leaves in your garden to make a pretty autumn leaf picture(PDF, 478KB).
Kids Art Hub
Crafty ideas that will inspire you to cut, paste and design your way to your own piece of art at home. Watch our Kids Art Hub videos on Facebook.
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.
We have put together step-by-step instructions for a few projects that will provide you with a basic overview of the Scratch coding program, show you some basics, and most importantly make a cool thing to show off!
Try a one-hour code tutorial designed for all ages in over 45 languages
Lego® Builders at HOME
Each week we will post a Lego® Challenge for you to complete at home. Post your coolest design to our social media and add #createexploreplay or email it to us at email@example.com.
Challenge week beginning 21 September - Monsters
Challenge week beginning 28 September - Cities
Enjoy some simple recipe ideas(PDF, 287KB) for getting the kids into the kitchen and engaged with healthy food eating.
Start your day off with a healthy and delicious breakfast(PDF, 520KB) of toast and fresh fruit, and make some new friends along the way.
Animal Crossing activities
Colouring pages and activities related to the Nintendo game Animal Crossing.