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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Make Your Own Christmas Crackers

We had great fun making our own Christmas crackers this year.  These ones don’t bang but we had fun picking our own jokes and ...

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Candy Cane Koala Craft

We love Aussie animals! Here’s how to make a cute koala on a candy cane.  This Australiana craft project makes a brilliant ...

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Candy Cane Mouse

Here’s how to make a candy cane mouse.  The candy cane becomes the mouse tail. The cute mouse makes an adorable Christmas gift.  ...

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How To Make Your Own Bath Bombs

Here’s how to make your own bath bombs or bath fizzers.  They’re fun to make and use – drop one into the bath and ...

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Dinosaur Ice Excavation

                      You need to do the preparation in advance for this ...

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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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Build a Bottle Bird Feeder

Learn how to build your own bottle bird feeder with this guide from the Money Matters blog www.sainsburysbank.co.uk/money-matters/

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Recycled Milk Bottle Elephants

Here’s a fun craft to make a cute elephant from a recycled milk bottle.  We used a 2 litre bottle but you could try making ...

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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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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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How To Make A Strawberry Window Garden

For those who live in an apartment or a flat, a window box or even hanging garden is a great way to bring the garden to your ...

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Sloe Gin Recipe

Sloes are the fruit on a blackthorn tree.  They are ready for picking when they turn blue, usually in late August/September/October ...

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Make Your Own Felt Vegetables

Felt vegetables are a fun craft for older kids to hone their sewing skills or for crafty parents to create for younger children.  ...

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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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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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 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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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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Spooky Halloween Soap

Here’s how to make your own spooky Halloween hand soap – perfect for a Halloween party. It only takes a few minutes to make ...

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Spoon People

Sometimes it’s the simplest materials that can be used to create the most fun items.  These wooden spoon people are easy for kids ...

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