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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Easy Decoupage Easter Eggs

One of the easiest way to decorate an Easter egg especially for little ones, is decoupage.  Slather on the glue, stick on the paper and ...

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Giant Easter Birds Nest

This giant Easter birds nest activity is great fun for toddlers and older children alike. The paper is scrunchy and makes a great sound ...

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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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Lavender Scented Cloud Dough

Lavender scented cloud dough is a fantastic sensory play material as it is made from natural ingredients and can keep for up to six ...

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How To Make Slime Putty

Slime putty, slime, flubber, goop, fluffy slime, silly putty….. there are lots of different names for it but this amazing stuff ...

Messy and Sensory Play

Why is messy and sensory play important? Messy  and sensory play is great for babies and toddlers alike! It stimulates the senses, ...

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Make a Bug Hotel

Making a bug hotel is a great fun project to get the kids interested in the garden.  Gather up items that have little holes for ...

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Make a CD Scarecrow

Here’s a fun little project for the garden using some old CDs – your very own CD ‘scarecrow’. It’s a ...

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Rainbow Junk Frame

What do you do with all the plastic tat that you accumulate from party bags and Christmas crackers? Here’s a really fun little ...

Special Occasions view all >

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Fun Easter Chick Cakes

Here are some fun Easter Chick cakes which are really quick and easy to make.  They’re easy for young kids to decorate and ...

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Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Here’s a few ideas of gifts that kids can make for Mother’s Day to make her feel extra special. A homemade card will be ...

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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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DIY Teddy Sock TShirt

Do you find you have drawers full of mismatched socks? We are always looking for things to do with an odd sock which has lost its ...

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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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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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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 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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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 ...

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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