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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Balloon Splat Painting

My son gets really excited when we try new painting techniques. We had a random unused balloon kicking around and that was the ...

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Pirate Treasure Map

Have fun creating your own pirate treasure map and give it an aged look by staining with tea. What you need to make a pirate treasure ...

3D Foil Heart Card

Here’s how to create an interesting 3D foil card. We made a heart for Valentines Day but try making other shapes for different ...

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Shaving Foam Marble Effect Art

This is one of the activities my toddler has enjoyed most on our crafting adventures. The whole process is lots of messy fun and the ...

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Incredible Shaving Foam Stretchy Slime

This very messy activity makes a range of amazing sensory materials out of just a few ingredients which will keep kids busy all day. We ...

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Erupting Aliens Science Activity for Kids

This kids science activity is loads of fun for anyone who likes aliens, mess and making things explode. Watch out, it can get very ...

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Artificial Grass Activities For Kids

With the aim of supporting families during this difficult time and following the announcement of an extended period of lockdown, ...

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Carrot Top Experiment

Here’s a fun little experiment that my preschool son old has really enjoyed. Starting with a carrot top and no greenery we have ...

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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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Felt Heart Bookmark

Create an easy heart shaped bookmark out of red felt for a loved one. It’s an ideal first sewing project and makes a great gift ...

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Plaster of Paris Christmas Baubles

Here’s how to make a beautiful hanging decoration from plaster of Paris. You can hang it in your room or on a Christmas tree. Materials ...

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Little Chick Fingerprint Card

My youngest loves to get stuck into paints and get as messy as possible so we do quite a bit of finger painting.  This little chick ...

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Cardboard Tube Marble Run

Get your engineering skills going by making a marble run from cardboard tubes. After a great fun activity using cardboard tubes to roll ...

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Secret Agent Invisible Ink

Make your own invisible ink and watch your invisible creation re-appear again when heated, as if by magic. Be a secret agent for the ...

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How to do Finger Knitting

Finger knitting only needs some yarn or wool and a pair of hands so it’s a great activity for a long journey or to pass time in a ...

Garden Explorer Bug Hunt

Have fun creating your own explorer kit and going on a bug hunt in your garden or local park. This activity has endless variations and ...

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Cardboard Tube Racing Car Track

Create a racing car tube track for toy cars and watch them whizz across a hard floor. This makes a great game for toddlers and ...

Decorated Terracotta Pot

Have fun decorating a terracotta pot with paint and Sharpie pens. This makes a cute little pot or home for a small toy. It would make a ...

Glitter Snow Globe

Making your own glitter snow globes is loads of fun and easy to do. Preschoolers will be fascinated with their finished creation. What ...

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Paper Plate Circle Weaving

We saw this fantastic paper plate weaving tutorial on by Cassie Stephens and decided to make our own version using wool, thick thread, ...

Plaster of Paris Eggs

Create some eggs from plaster of Paris and have fun decorating them. They are tricky to make but are worth the effort. The plaster eggs ...

Snappy Crab Hat

This snappy crab headband makes a great Under The Sea dress up costume. We sewed felt to make ours but you could use paper and staples ...

African Masks

African masks were traditionally made for rituals and ceremonies. They are often carved from wood, painted with ochre or other natural ...

Fizzing Bottle Boats

These fizzing bottle boats may not break any speed records but are fun to make and play with. Older kids can enjoy learning about ...

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Papier Mache Witch’s Cauldron

Every witch needs her own cauldron. Here’s how to make your own paper mache little witch’s cauldron for Halloween. ...

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Cardboard Crocodile Costume

Here’s how to make a crocodile costume from a cardboard box and egg carton. It’s ideal for an animal dress up party, an ...

Paper Plate Clock

Learning to tell the time is so tricky. Have fun learning to tell the time by making your own paper plate clock. The Popsicle stick ...

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