Arts and Crafts for Kids

Crafts With String

How many arts and crafts projects can kids get stuck into with a length of string? The list is as long as…. a piece of string? String is versatile and cheap, you’ve probably got a length or two somewhere in the house, so don’t worry about buying expensive craft string. Standard household twine is good…

Why and Where to do Arts and Crafts with Kids?

Doing crafts with kids can be great fun. There are a whole range of arts and crafts that are suitable for children both young and old and these can be a lovely thing for families to do together or for children to do on their own. The Benefits of Crafts for Kids Arts and crafts…

Make Your Own Bird Mobile

To make this bird mobile you need string, cardboard and scissors. Either trace this bird picture four times, or print out this sheet four more times. Stick each bird onto card, then colour them in or paint them any colours you like. Get an adult to help you pierce the top of the bird to…

Hidden Animal Dot-to-dot

Have you been on any trips to the zoo lately? Or how about a visit to an aquarium or sea life centre? You can have such a fantastic time there, there are so many animals to see and so many things to do! What’s your favourite animal? How about a huge grey elephant? Or a…

Make Your Own Jigsaw

Here is a lovely Spring picture for you to make into your very own jigsaw. All you have to do is print off the picture and stick it onto some cardboard. Then cut out the jigsaw shapes – or ask a grown-up to help you to cut them out. Now you have your own bunny…

Great Crafts With Safety Pins

As with many items around the house, safety pins are often overlooked as exciting raw materials. However, there is a fun and productive craft activity for kids that uses tiny, colourful seed beads and safety pins. The end product is fantastic jewellery in a range of designs from the simplest motifs to the most intricate…

Back to School Crafts

Going back to school is a wonderful chance to start afresh and launch new routines and timetables. It’s exciting and challenging but it can also be a stressful or anxious time with children starting new schools or classes. The simple pleasures of arts and crafts can make these changes less daunting by letting kids plan…

Make a Knight Dress Up Costume

So many children dream of knights and fairytales. The trouble is, readymade knights’ costumes rarely match up to the dreams. The answer is to make your own outfit; it’s a great craft project for adults and kids to share, involving lots of designing, planning and fun activities. A Knights Helmet This is probably the trickiest…

Make a Fantastic Fairy Costume

Most little girls love to dress up as a magical fairy. For this, they need a pretty costume for parties or dressing up marathons at home. The outfits are plentiful in the shops but helping to make their own outfit is a fun way to spend time with parents and let kids’ imaginations run wild….

Make Your Own Plant Pots

Growing your own is becoming a favourite national past-time and simple arts and crafts activities like making or decorating your own plant pots is an effective way of involving children. All you need to get going is a terracotta pot, an enthusiastic young artist and pots and pots of imagination. The Pot Terracotta pots are…