Crafts

Find inspiration for a rainy day with these craft project ideas for kids. We’d love you to share pictures of your creations with us on our Red Kite Days Facebook page.  Have fun!

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Summer Craft – Ice Painting

Ice painting is a cheap and easy summer craft project – perfect for a hot and sunny day! Painting on ice blocks is fascinating as ...

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DIY K’Nex Fidget Spinner

Have your kids got into the fidget spinner craze that seems to be sweeping the nation? They have been quickly banned in my ...

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How To Do French Knitting

French knitting is a brilliant fun craft project for kids where they can make their own knitted rope.  It’s easy to get the hang ...

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Plaster of Paris Garden Stepping Stone

I love Plaster of Paris craft projects.  Plaster is cheap to buy and surprisingly non-messy.  It’s easy to use and makes ...

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Puffy Paint

Puffy paint is cheap and easy to make with only three ingredients and it’s so much fun.  You can put the paint into sandwich bags ...

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How To Make A Tie Dye Bag

Tie dying is lots of fun. It’s a bit addictive and you can dye anything made of pale-coloured cotton – try pillow cases, ...

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Easy Garden Projects For Kids

There’s something magic about getting outdoors, growing something or making a craft project with items you find outside. You ...

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Recycled Toilet Roll Seed Plugs

Recycle cardboard toilet roll tubes to create some easy seed plugs.  Children can watch the seedlings grow before planting out. We ...

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How To Make a Recycled French Knitting Nancy

French knitting (also called tomboy stitch or spool knitting) is a great craft for kids to make long snakes of knitted braid.  The ...

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Easter Bunny Cups

These little Easter Bunny Cups are an easy craft for kids to make and cheap too.  You could use them to collect mini wrapped Easter ...

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Brownie in a Jar Recipe

This ‘brownie in a jar’ recipe is great fun to construct and makes a brilliant homemade gift for Christmas, ...

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‘No Sew’ Felt Bat Mask

Here’s how to make possibly one of the easiest homemade Halloween costumes – a felt bat mask which required no sewing. The ...

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Sponge Water Bomb

On a really hot day, a water fight in the back garden is great fun and the perfect way to cool off.  These sponge water bombs are cheap ...

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Easter Crafts & Recipes for Kids

Easter is such a lovely time of the year, but two weeks of school holidays is not always easy to fill.  We have lots great ideas for ...

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DIY Recycled Bottle Greenhouse

Here’s a great little gardening project to explore re-use/recycling with kids – making a DIY mini greenhouse from a ...

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Batman Bunny Easter Hats

Julia from Creation Station in Bicester has kindly shared this tutorial on how to make Batman Bunny Easter Hats.  Creation Station run ...

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DIY Recycled Watering Can

Here’s an easy recycling project to make your own mini watering can for the garden.  It’s a great little project to talk ...

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Lollipop Stick Garden Seed Markers

April and May are great months to get out into the garden and have a go at planting some seeds.  Here’s a quick and easy project ...

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Collage Robots

Inspired by the great new robot wall stickers from Chameleon Wall Art, my kids were keen to make their own.  The wall stickers from ...

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Pinch Pots

Pinch pots are the easiest pots you can make with air drying clay.  No potters wheel required!  It’s a great activity for young ...

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How to make a Sock Bunny

Ever wondered what to do with odd socks? Here’s how to make your own sock bunny filled with rice.  It’s really easy to make ...

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Butterfly Masks

Here’s how to make easy homemade butterfly masks using craft foam sheets and elastic. You will need: Coloured craft foam sheets ...

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Candy Cane Rudolph

It’s always good to have a few festive Christmas crafts for kids at this time of year.  This cheeky little reindeer has the added ...

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Spoon Caterpillars

Here’s a fun little craft project to create your own spoon caterpillar. Have fun  sorting through a box of buttons to find the ...

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Paper Plate Jellyfish

Jellyfish come in all colours and sizes and this paper plate jellyfish craft is a fun one for little ones to do without costing you the ...

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Make Your Own Hovercraft

We recently went to the Science Oxford Wonderful Wind workshop at the Oxfordshire Museum.  The workshop was really engaging and ...

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How to make a gruesome Halloween hand

Here’s how to make a gruesome ‘severed’ hand for Halloween from plaster of Paris.  It’s a great accessory for a ...

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