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Wizard of Oz

Dorothy looked, and gave a little cry of fright. There, indeed, just under the corner of the great beam the house rested on, two feet were sticking out, shod in silver shoes with pointed toes.

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DIY PAPER WITCH SHOES

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4 silver paper shoes

5 witchy cardboard shoes

“There’s no place like home,” Dorothy chanted, willing her return back to her Kansas prairie. Munchkins, winged monkeys and an emerald city weren’t lure enough!

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For more of my Halloween crafts –

https://speckledsydney.wordpress.com/category/halloween/

Illustrations by Sara Ogilvie

Witches shoes template here: http://www.skiptomylou.org/2008/10/28/paper-witch-shoes/


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Kangaroo Carousel

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.

Well put George Elliot! Clearly you’ve not experienced the ‘adventure’ of life indoors with two kids… during school holidays! Yessir, that’s 14 consecutive days of non stop “mama I’m bored.” And so one must take the adventure outside. We went bush…

Oberon Collage

we went beach…

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Now back home and daughter is still yabbering on about kangaroos and carousels, so we merged the two for this craft activity…

KANGAROO CAROUSEL

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Kids colour in kangaroos whilst unicorn waits patiently

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Cardboard carousel top

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Pipe cleaners passed through straws

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 Kangaroo Carousel!

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Kirsty Loves Cardboard

 illusion art

Young or old? Foliage or face? It’s all a matter of perspective isn’t it?

One man sees a box of beer, another sees a croc!

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Kirsty Fletcher is a Melbourne based artist. It’s incredible what she can make with a little cardboard and a lot of imagination!

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We’ve been painting party props with leftover cardboard packaging in the lead up to daughters birthday party.

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Safari Gym or Snail?

Not really the same Wow factor as Kirsty’s creations, but cheap and sturdy enough for the kids to demolish.

a two pink flamingos

http://kirstylovescardboard.com/


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Chrissy Lau inspired coat hangers

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” Albert Einstein

Well Chrissy Lau is one clever clogs. Leaving England for sunny Sydney, this lady has a law degree and is a self-taught artist. This is a mural she created around the theme of change.

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 Her illustrations are intricate and pretty.

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 I saw a few of these by Chrissy Lau at the local shops recently…

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and thought to make something similar with water colour paints for our hangers at home!

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