Card & Fabric

Stained Glass Craft Projects for Kids

Glass and children are not a happy combination, so the stunning art of stained glass making is usually ignored as a suitable craft for kids. However, there are ways to make this skill child- friendly. We traditionally think of stained glass as something very beautiful we are used to seeing in churches or on front…

Make Your Own Stationery

Everyone loves to use nice stationery or receive a special letter instead of an email. It’s even better if the stationery is homemade and hand-crafted. Making your own stationery is a good way to encourage kids to remember the often overlooked skill of writing a letter, thank you note or birthday invitation. The shops are…

The Art of Quilling for Kids

Quilling is the art of turning strips of paper into rolls, curls and scrolls to decorate items or as part of a clever design depicting flowers, animals, spaceships, princesses or anything you fancy. It’s actually a much simpler craft for kids to try than it looks. It is hundreds of years old and was particularly…

Weather Crafts for Kids

Weather crafts are a wonderful way for children to try out many arts and crafts activities. It’s an effective method of raising their awareness of the world around them, their environment and their observation skills. By looking at the weather and becoming fully aware of the changes around them, children will begin to appreciate natural…

Napkin Decoupage

Decoupage is a fancy name for a simple craft that appeals to young and old alike. Children find it particularly satisfying and amazing effects are achieved by applying paper tissue and glue to very ordinary items. Things You’ll Need a Even if you have just a basic craft kit at home, the chances are that…

Make a Cardboard Castle

If you can combine imaginative play with a fun craft activity, you’re backing a winner. The project of designing and making a cardboard castle is the perfect mixture of fun, imagination and skill. Rather than choosing a castle from a shop, children can build something that features all the parts of a castle that really…

Drawing Exercises for Children

Try a range of arts and crafts projects with kids and hopefully, one of the activities will reveal a natural talent. Unfortunately, if this talent is drawing, it is rarely encouraged beyond simple doodles or as part of other craft ideas. This is a huge shame as drawing is a skill which improves and flourishes…

Knitting Crafts for Kids

Knitting is an ancient skill, widely practiced in the Middle Ages and dating back thousands of years. It’s a valuable craft traditionally handed down from generation to generation yet became a dying art through the years. In the last decade, though, it has enjoyed an astonishing revival. It offers children the chance to use fine…

Sewing Crafts for Kids

Children’s crafts are rarely more rewarding than sewing. It promotes manual dexterity, patience and accuracy. In these ‘throw-away’ times, sewing raises awareness that things can be mended or repaired instead. Sewing can be started at a very early age, progressing from sewing cards and basic threading to more advanced skills like embroidery or tapestry. Sewing…

Tie Dyeing for Kids

Think psychedelic, Sixties’ hippies and the fabulous swirly designs immortalised in the fashion of those eras. You’re thinking about the art of tie dye. It’s a craft with examples dating back to ancient South America and Japan. Teaching kids to tie dye is full of fun and trials. Tie-dye projects are a chance to experiment…