Things to Make

Check out these fab kids craft ideas for things to make and keep – or give to someone special!

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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