Arts and Crafts for Kids

Make Cupcakes With Kids

Cupcakes are enjoying widespread popularity at the moment, they are great fun to make, decorate and eat, as well as appealing to a whole range of ages. Baking and decorating cupcakes is an excellent craft choice for children. You can make them and while they are baking or cooling, it’s time for a break before…

Sweetie Kebabs and Candy Bouquets

Sweets and candy make unusual and ingenious materials for kids’ crafts; delicious to eat and they come in every size, shape and texture. With the renewed interest in ‘retro’ sweets, giving sweets and candy as gifts or favours has become increasingly popular. This is very successful when the treats are turned into fabulous kebabs and…

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…

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…

Make Your Own Wind Chime

Making wind chimes is a wonderful craft activity that will engage your child in a creative project which will encourage them to venture into the garden. Wind chimes are intended to be decorative,visually and audibly. Be warned though, they should be a source of calm and reassurance and involving children may result in lots of…

Make Your Own Scarecrow

Scarecrows have been fascinating features of kitchen gardens and fields for hundreds of years. With the rise in popularity of grow your own, they have become even more popular and as well as their functional appeal, they are a bit of fun and decorative additions to the garden. Making a Traditional Scarecrow If you are…