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In celebration of Margaret Mahy’s life and times, here’s a gorgeous craft activity created by Fifi Colston illustrator and writer of children’s books and TV presenter of arts and crafts.
This chair is straight out of the pages of Margaret Mahy’s Down the Back of the Chair, a rollicking good rags-to-riches rhyming story about possessions once lost and then found – all down the back of a chair!
Make the chair from an egg carton, hide some little “treasures” inside as a surprise and use this activity as an accompaniment to reading the story out loud - again and again! Thanks Fifi!
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