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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OREO Moon Phases Activity

This is a fun little activity for any kids interested in Space or doing a Space topic at school or homeschool.  You create the phases ...

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Rainbow Crafts For Kids

Rainbow pictures have been springing up in windows all over the UK since the Coronavirus lock down.  A symbol of hope, diversity and of ...

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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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Farmyard Tuff Tray

By Laura, creative Mum of 2, and great at finding and trying out lots of different activities. It’s raining again!  We are trying to ...

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5 Valentine Activities for Toddlers

Here’s 5 great Valentine themed activities for toddlers from painting to card making and sensory play. Valentine Heart Painting ...

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Love Bugs Play Dough Activity

By Laura, Oxfordshire Mum of 2 A nice easy play dough activity today! If you’d like to make your own play dough, here’s an ...

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Balloon Top Tin Can Drums

Tin Can Drums are an easy musical instrument you can make for kids.  They look great, don’t cost the earth and you can have a lot ...

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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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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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Play Dough Spider

Play dough is great for developing hand eye co-ordination and fine motor skills.  This play dough spider is a great Halloween themed ...

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Paper Plate Pumpkin

Paper plates are a great base for all kinds of children’s crafts.  I love this Halloween paper plate pumpkin that my three year ...

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Quick Valentine Heart Painting

By Laura, Oxfordshire Mum of 2 An easy toddler craft for Valentine’s Day. This was a lovely and fairly clean method of painting ...

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DIY Felt Magnetic Board for Kids

You can easily create your own easy felt and magnet board out of an old biscuit tin. Making it is half the fun and then you can play ...

Baby Sensory Ribbon Game

Creative Mum of 2, Laura is great at finding and trying out lots of different activities. She’s just done this really simple baby ...

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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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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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Cherry Blossom Spring Craft

One of the first signs of spring that I love is the cherry blossom appearing on trees.  Here’s a simple spring craft perfect for ...

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Valentine’s Slime

By Laura, Oxfordshire Mum of 2 It’s an early morning here today! Luckily, I’d made this last night, so my munchkin could play whilst I ...

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5 Winter Messy Craft Ideas

Off the back of Kate Middleton revealing her love of ‘messy’ crafts and playing with papier-mâché with George and Charlotte, Helen ...

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Multi Sensory Play

By Laura, Oxfordshire Mum of 2 My 2 and a half year old is currently obsessed with “We’re going on a bear hunt” by Michael Rosen. I ...

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Love Potion: Valentine’s Sensory Play

By Laura, Oxfordshire Mum of 2 With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this week we are playing all things pink and romantic. ...

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5 Minute Halloween Ghost Decoration

This spooky ghost decoration is a quick five minute craft and great to decorate your house for the arrival of trick or treaters or a ...

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Halloween Bat Art

This is a great Halloween toddler art activity that my three year old created at our local toddler group. What you will need: Black ...

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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 ...

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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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