Category: Crafting

Written by: | Posted on: | Category:

Ever wondered what to do with odd or worn out socks? Recycle them into sock puppets. Making sock puppets is an easy, inexpensive craft that keeps your kids busy, encourages imaginative play and promotes the development of fine motor, creative and language skills.

What you need:

  • An old, clean sock

  • Materials ...

Written by: | Posted on: | Category:

Make a pair of binoculars out of just a cardboard tube and some glue. What can you see through them? Maybe you will use your binoculars to play I spy, or go exploring, or in imaginative play. Have fun!

What you need:

  • 2 cardboard tubes (about 10 cm long)

or a cardboard tube e.g. ...

Written by: | Posted on: | Category:

Be creative and develop your maths skills as you print with paint to make repeating pattern art. Display your art work on a wall, or fridge, or use it to make your own wrapping paper and greetings cards.

Go on a repeating pattern hunt around your house and garden.

  • Can you find any examples of repeating patterns, ...
Written by: | Posted on: | Category:

Be a creative, science detective with this easy, inexpensive craft. Create amazing art and investigate why wax resist painting works.

What you need:

  • Wax crayons (not the washable kind) or oil pastels
  • A piece paper
  • A paintbrush or sponge
  • Watercolour paint or water coloured with food ...
Written by: | Posted on: | Category:

Making drawings or collages of favourite foods is an easy, inexpensive craft that keeps your kids busy and promotes the development of fine motor, creative and language skills and scientific understanding.

What you need:

  • Recycled cardboard or card-stock to cut a plate shape from (or you can use a paper plate)
  • Pencil ...
Written by: | Posted on: | Category:

Encouraging your child to draw, or make collage, faces can provide opportunities for discussions about emotions and mental well-being.

Ask your child how they think their drawn or collaged face is feeling? Why do they think this?

Draw their attention to how facial features (and body language) can give us clues to ...

Written by: | Posted on: | Category:

Getting your kids to design, make and test their own boats keeps them busy and promotes the development of fine motor, creative and language skills, scientific understanding and problem solving.

What you need:

(This is just a suggested list of resources, you do not need everything on it. Add your own ...

Written by: | Posted on: | Category:

Play dough is an easy to make, inexpensive, modelling material. Using just a few ingredients, your kids can get creative making their own modelling dough and sculpting it into their own role-play toys, letters and models.

  • Store your home-made play dough in an airtight container in the fridge and re-use it.

Print the Play ...

Written by: | Posted on: | Category:

Getting your kids to design, and make, their own versions of a magnetic fishing game keeps them busy and promotes the development of fine motor, creative and language skills and scientific understanding.

What you need:

  • Recycled cardboard or card-stock (for game pieces)
  • Box lid or a box with the top cut ...
Written by: | Posted on: | Category:

Making stick puppets is an easy, inexpensive craft that keeps your kids busy, encourages imaginative play and promotes the development of fine motor, creative and language skills.

What you need:

  • Recycled cardboard (from food packaging or boxes) or card-stock
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Materials ...
Written by: | Posted on: | Category:

These Spring Chicks are easy to make and look great displayed on a wall, or fridge, or used as greetings cards.

Make the egg open and close and become a design technology detective as you explore using simple hinges and levers.

What you need:

  • Card, construction paper/paper (for making the egg and chick)
  • Materials ...
Written by: | Posted on: | Category:

An easy, inexpensive craft that keeps kids busy and creative. Display their art on the wall, or fridge, or use it to make inexpensive personalized cards or bookmarks.

What you need:

  • Recycled cardboard tubes from inside rolls of kitchen towel, gift wrap or aluminium foil etc.
  • Paint (poster paint, acrylic ...
Written by: | Posted on: | Category:

Make a delicious picnic for your Teddy Bears with air dry salt dough.

Air dry salt dough is an easy to make, inexpensive, modeling material. Using just flour, salt and water, your kids can get creative making their own modeling dough and sculpting it into their own role-play toys, models and decorations.

  • Salt ...
Written by: | Posted on: | Category:

An easy, mess free and inexpensive craft that gets kids being creative. Display their art on the wall, or fridge, or use it to make inexpensive personalized cards or bookmarks.

What you need:

  • Felt tip/marker pens
  • A piece of kitchen paper towel with an embossed design on it
  • A piece of card, paper ...
Written by: | Posted on: | Category:

Looking for a no mess craft that will keep your kids busy?

Let them get creative with just a piece of card and some strips of recycled paper, ribbon, fabric etc.

What you need:

  • A piece of card-stock, or card cut from a used e.g. cereal box (If this is your first attempt at paper weaving, an 8.5" x ...
Recycled Gift Wrap Cards
Written by: | Posted on: | Category:

Want your kids to send thank you messages, birthday wishes or other greetings to friends and family? Get them busy and creative, recycling used gift wrap to make inexpensive personalized cards.

What you need:

Posted on: | Category:

Looking for an easy craft that will keep your kids busy?

Let them get creative with just a bit of glue, a recycled jar lid, kitchen foil and some scraps of recycled paper, ribbon, buttons etc.

What you need:

  • Jar lids
  • Kitchen Foil
  • Glue (Top tip: White craft glue dries clear)
  • Materials ...
Written by: | Posted on: | Category:

An afternoon tidying the closet leads to the re-discovery of a box of cards made by my kids and brings back memories of many hours spent crafting with them.

Crafting is a great way of spending quality time with your kids and provides opportunities for ...

Recent Posts


Stacks Image 100

Holiday decorations using jar lids

Looking for an easy craft that will keep your kids busy?

Let them get creative with just a bit of glue, a recycled jar lid, aluminium foil and some scraps of recycled paper, ribbon, buttons etc.

Click here