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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Dinosaur Ice Excavation

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

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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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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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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.  ...

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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 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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BFG Dream Jar

Tuesday 13th September sees 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the most popular storyteller and loved by kids across the world.  ...

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Story Stones

Do you ever come home from days out with pockets full of pebbles and wonder what to do with these ‘treasures’? Here’s ...

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Black Glue Art

Have fun creating your own black glue art.  A squeezy bottle is used to apply the black glue outline which creates an interesting 3D ...

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Marble Roll Painting

  My kids went to a really fun Go Jetters themed birthday party at the weekend.  One of the activities was this fun marble roll ...

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Homemade Stamp Card

It’s lovely to give or receive a homemade greetings card.  This card is made by creating a stamp with recycled polystyrene ...

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Hedgehog Pen Holder

This craft activity makes a hedgehog felt tip pen holder out of clay.  It’s perfect for younger kids who forget to put the lids ...

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