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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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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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/

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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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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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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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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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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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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