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 ...

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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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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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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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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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‘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 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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