Chinese Lion Puppet

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ROAR! With your brand new toucanBox project we’re going to visit Asia to make a colourful Chinese Lion Puppet. Once you’ve finished your puppet, slip it over your hand and make up a lion dance. How do you think your lion would move, and what sound would it make?

~ Toucan Box

Toucan Box Theme: Chinese Lion Puppet.

It was very clear from the start, that Little Yum-Yum was really going to enjoy this box.

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With some assistance, the puppet was underway. It was very colourful!

After much cutting and sticking,

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the delighted Maximus couldn’t wait to show it off and to play with it. He even took it as his Show & Tell to school.

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A close up. Can you see the big nostrils? Ha!

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A peck on the cheek!

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Other activities included:

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Forbidden city and

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Draw a Panda (apologies for the blurry photo, Max was distracting me with his puppet).

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In addition, Colour It In,

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Sun Moon Lake and

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How to make Sushi Sandwiches.

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There was a bonus craft

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Not-So-Coy Carp.

Cute little fishes, Master Maximus asked me to take a photo of him posing with them.

Burlap Bunny

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Have you heard the news? Spring has arrived! The new flowers are beginning to bloom, the weather is warming up and the bunnies have come out to play. But wait, where has the Bunny’s tail gone? We better help her out and make the fluffiest, cuddliest tail we can. Ready? Let’s hop to it!

~ Toucan Box

Toucan Box Theme: Burlap Bunny.

Little Yum-Yum went to work with the Bunny’s tail with the yarn and stencil provided. He needed assistance to use scissors and to tie a knot to keep it all together, but did a good job. Of course, he had to strike a pose before we could move on.

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Using a stencil, black paint and a sponge, Max created the shape of the Bunny, by applying the paint to the fabric, dabbing it on. When done, it was left to dry.

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Once dry, Max attached the tail he had made earlier, by using a plastic needle to sew it on, and used green glitter glue for the grass.

I managed to find some space on a wall for it. It’s fantastic!

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Other activities included:

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Flower Power,

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Draw a Bunny,

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Butterfly Brothers and Counting Sheep.

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Also Springscape,

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Patchwork Farming and Tall Tails,

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and last but not least, Hatching Chick.

Racing Jellyfish

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Take a deep breath! We’re taking a plunge into the ocean, in the search for some incredible underwater creatures. Pop your jellyfish on a window to display and then race your new underwater friends! Which one do you think will win?

~ Toucan Box

Toucan Box Theme: Racing Jellyfish.

Little Yum-Yum was delighted to start creating again with his backlog of Toucan Box’s.

In this box was material to make a couple of jellyfishes from card, dot stickers, ribbons and a straw.

After much cutting, sticking and threading, the finished products turned out great! Max insisted on posing with them.

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Other activities included,

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The Great Jellyfish Race,

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Fill In The Ocean,

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Colour It In,

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Seaweed Maze and Odd Fish Out.

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There was also a recipe for Crab Puffs.

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Lastly, there were Deep Blue Sea and Fish Aquarium activities.

Picture Holder

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Yesterday, I proudly collected this picture holder Little Yum-Yum decorated in school – with red (his favourite) being the main colour, of course! It came complete with a cute photo of him smiling whilst holding a flower.

I have run out of space for everything – walls, table tops – I need to move just to house his creations!

Owl Lantern

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Toucan Box theme: Owl Lantern.

Twit-twooo! If you go down to the woods tonight, you may hear a hoot or two in the trees. That would be the owls coming out to play! Your little owl is very special. Click the glow stick and drop it into your lantern, the switch all the lights off. What can you see? Owls can see in the dark. And thanks to your new lantern, now you can, too!

~ Toucan Box

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Little Yum-Yum drew some ‘feathers’ onto the owl’s body in his favourite colour – red.

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Next, he made the big eyes,

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and finally the beak.

With the lantern almost complete, there was only one thing left for him to do …

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add the glow stick and to strike a pose.

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A close up with the lights off.

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Other activities included,

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Sssh … Did You Hear That Noise? and In The Shadows,

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Spot the Difference,

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and Colour It In.

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Also, Owl By Myself,

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cute Owl Crackers and finally,

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Glow-In-The-Dark Fireflies.