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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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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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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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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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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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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Rainbow Rice

Rainbow rice is an easy, colourful and fun activity which babies and toddlers love.  It’s been kindly shared by Nicole who set up ...

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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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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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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.  ...

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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Sponge Water Bomb

On a really hot day, a water fight in the back garden is great fun and the perfect way to cool off.  These sponge water bombs are cheap ...

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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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