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.  ...

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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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Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils

Here’s a great craft project for kids who love dinosaurs! Create your own dinosaur fossil from salt dough. You could try making ...

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Salt Dough

Here’s how to make salt dough to create your own models or decorations.  Salt dough is cheap and easy to make and will keep the ...

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Homemade Crayons

Here’s how to make your own crayons by melting down stubs of old used crayons. It’s a great way to use up odds and ends of ...

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Stretchy Slime

Here’s how to make your own stretchy slime using only three ingredients which you are likely to have at home. Many of the ...

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Play Dough

Here’s how to make your own play dough.  It’s an easy rainy day activity with pre-school age children. Extend the activity ...

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Egg Carton Pirate Treasure Chest

 Ahoy there me hearties! Here’s how to make a pirate treasure chest from an egg carton.  It’s the perfect size for hiding ...

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