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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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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How to Make Your Own Chalk

  Here’s how to make your own chalk at home from plaster of Paris.  It’s surprisingly cheap and easy to make.  You can pick ...

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Giant Floor Mural Activity

Creating a giant floor mural is a great rainy day activity.  The project works really well as a group activity with kids of all ages ...

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Three Little Pigs Puppet Show

Putting on a puppet show is always a fun way to spend a rainy day. You can stretch the activity all day by creating the puppets, making ...

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Flamingo Print Bags

Bright pink flamingos make a striking decoration. Here’s how to create your own flamingo print bag at home using simple ...

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