Giant bubbles

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Summer fun with bubbles, the secret is glycerine

You will need a straw, some string, water, washing up liquid and glycerine

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Cut the straw in half

Cut a piece of string as big as your outstretched arms

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Thread the string through the straws and knot so you have a circle of string

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The two straw pieces are your handles

Mix the water, glycerine and washing up liquid together

For 400ml of bubble solution you need, 380ml of water (95%), 12ml of washing up liquid (35) and 8ml of glycerine (2%)

Mix them together being carefully not to make the mixture foamy

Put your circle of string in the mix, collecting a film of the mixture

Carefully pull the straws apart and lift up to fill the film with air

Loosen the circle and close to release the bubble

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Animal face bag

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You will need a coloured canvas bag (I bought mine from http://www.[thecleverbaggers.co.uk), about 30cm square of black fabric, a smaller piece of white fabric and enough double sided iron on interfacing to cover the fabric.

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Iron on the interfacing to one side of your fabric scraps

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Using the template  here Animal bag face template trace 1 mouth, 2 eyes, whiskers and 2 ear shapes

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Cut out

Peel off the backing paper and position the shapes on your bag

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Iron into place

Fish kite

An old one, but still fun

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You will need tissue, glue, white card, sequins and glitter

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Using the template here fish kite 1 and here f ish kite 2 cut out both halves of the fish shape and tape together

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Trace the fish shape onto a sheet of folded tissue paper

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Carefully glue both shapes together, leaving the mouth open

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Cut a 2cm strip from the long side of a sheet of A4 card or stiff paper, this is the mouth liner

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Roll up to make a ring

Glue the mouth liner inside the mouth

Decorate with sequins and glitter

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Push a piece of wire through the mouth ring and fly!

Rolling rabbits

These are based on a toy from the fantastic http://www.thetoymaker.com.

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You will need card and a marble

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Cut out the template

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Cut the slits and the hole for the marble, don’t cut the hole too big, you don’t want the marble to fall through

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Fold along the dotted lines

Then carefully thread the ears through the slits in the middle section

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Wrap the middle section through the ears and thread the tail through the end slit

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You may want to glue the legs down

Puts a marble in the hole and watch the bunny roll

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