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Jacinta - Cinta & Co.  ❤️Bright and colourful fun for kids! 💛Content creation & collaboration 💚Melbourne Mum 👦🏼👧🏼👧🏼 💙Scientist (PhD) 💜Blog coming soon

POM POM WEBS || we made this pom pom web a little while ago, by simply wrapping a shoe box lid full of pom poms with some yarn. Once the web was made we used our fine motor skills and hand eye coordination to rescue all the pom poms with tweezers. You could easily turn this activity into a fun counting, and colour recognition and sorting game too.

SPOOKY BAT LOLLY BAGS || These #Vampirina inspired lolly bags are super easy to put together, and would make a fabulous Halloween trick or treat! All you need is some black paper, a glue stick and some small scraps of paper to decorate. Our family loves watching @DisneyJuniorAUNZ together. We have recently discovered #Vampirina, an adorable show about Vee, a lovable young vampire who dances to the beat of her own drum and is ready to show everyone the importance of celebrating one's differences. We love all of it's spooky fun, friendship and dancing. You can watch Vampirina everyday on Disney Junior. I'm sure your will LOVE it too! #DisneyJuniorCollab #ad

COLOURFUL FUN || This week, I am joining Anya from @MontessoriFromTheHeart as a guest-host for the COLORFUL FUN theme over at @TagFromTheHeart. To join in, please make sure you are following @TagFromTheHeart & @MontessoriFromTheHeart and add #TagFromTheHeart to all your COLORFUL FUN ideas! Also, don't forget to tag both of us so that we can each announce our favorites on Sunday, Sept 23rd"

COMPETITION CLOSED || I am SO excited to announce the very first Cinta & Co. giveaway ❤ I've teamed up with @moosecrafthub and we're giving away this AMAZING Beados package. The prize includes:

1 x Beados Quick Dry Design Station,
1 x 4 colour pen,
3 x Beados theme packs and
1 x bulk refill pack!
RRP $79 (AUD)

These Beados products are such fun! My girls played all weekend 💛
The rules 💚
1. Be following @cintaandco AND @moosecrafthub
2. Like this post and tag a friend in the comments so they can enter too.
3. Repost the above picture with the #moosecraftgiveaway for an extra entry.
4. Competition is open to Australian, UK, US and Canadian residents only.

I will announce the winner via Instagram Stories on Friday 21st September between 7.00-7.30pm. Competition closes at 7pm 💙This competition is not associated with or endorsed by Instagram in any way 💜

PAPER SCULPTURES || we finally got around to trying some paper sculptures today. This is such a great activity for developing scissor skills AND fine motor skills. We cut two colour sided paper into strips, folded and twisted the strips, and then pasted the folded paper down onto the cardboard base. We are so happy with the results.

ELMER'S OOEY GOOEY SLIME || one of the most common question I get asked by family, friends and followers is "Jacinta, do you have a good slime recipe?" I'm ashamed to say that my answer is a definite "NO!" I am generally hopeless at making slime, I can NEVER get it to work. That was until I discovered @elmersproducts slime making products and kits. I tried making this glittery pink slime today (while the kids were at school to avoid disappointing them - again!) and it worked perfectly. The process was mess free and the products are non-toxic. Slime making will be the perfect boredom busting activity for the upcoming school holidays! And, did you know that Elmer's is running Australia's first Ooey Gluey Slimes Games with lots of prizes to be won. Head to or tap the link in my profile for more information. #OGSlimeGames #ElmersAU

PAPER PLATE LION || miss8 made this adorable paper plate 🦁 recently. She painted the plate yellow, cut strips of double sided paper and then curled them around a pencil before pasting them around the edge of the plate. She also drew his face and dabbed on some red water paint for cheeks using a wet cotton ball. So many skills practised including scissor skills, hand eye coordination and fine motor skills. Our doubled sided paper is from @micador

WEAVING HEARTS || these weaving hearts are fun to put together and make a great busy bag activity that can be played with over and over again. To make these hearts, all you need is some EVA foam, a hole punch and some yarn. I cut out the hearts and punched holes around the edge, and then the girls threaded yarn through the holes. We used a plastic needle to push the yarn through the holes. This is actually an extension of a previous post. In this activity, I labelled each of the holes with a number and then asked our girls to thread the yarn through the holes in numerical order.

CRAFT STICK MATHS || we played this fun craft stick maths game today. I wrote out some simple math equations onto craft sticks, and then miss6 clipped on the peg labelled with the answer. This fun math game is super easy to put together, and can be played over and over, making it a great busy bag activity.

PROCESS ART || Miss5 put these flowers together at school. She painted the paper using all sorts of equipment (other than a paint brush), cut the painting up using scissors and then pieced it back together to make the flowers. I think it's really beautiful ❤️.

INSPIRE BOOK BOX || we have spent the last few days exploring the 'Holiday & Travel Adventures' themed @inspirebookbox 💙 the box includes two beautiful hardcover books and one beginners novel (Claude - our favourite), and lots of fun games and activities. We especially LOVED the kinetic sand, which we used to make a beach holiday diorama. We have thoroughly enjoyed our special reading, crafting and creating time together inspired by this lovely book subscription box.

ALPHABET MAGNETS || an upside down mini muffin tin and some magnetic letters are a fun way to practise letter recognition, orientation and ordering. If only there were 26 well trays!

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