• Solar System Mobile

    Learn more about the universe around us with this craft. Kids will love learning about the colours and sizes of the planets, as well as where they ‘live’ in the solar system. Read more...

  • Candy Wrapper Switch Plate

    Don’t know what to do with all those Halloween candy wrappers? Well, don’t throw them out! Use these colourful wrappers to decorate your light switch in your room. Read more...

  • Paper Plate Masks

    Make these masks for dressing up, acting or Halloween. They’re simple to make and require materials you’ve already got lying around the house. Read more...

  • Chimes

    Make instant music using washers and keys with this simple chime that is sure to delight young children. Read more...

  • Slithering Snake

    Make this fearsome or friendly snake from paper towel rolls or toilet paper rolls you have at home. This is a fun way to use your recyclables as toys. Read more...

  • Lighted Lampshades

    Use your potato stamps (from our other lesson) or store bought stamps in this craft to make innovative lampshades that light up your room. Read more...

  • Flying Bumble Bees

    Make sweet little bumble bees to hang up in the wind and watch them fly around. Use this craft idea to help teach your kids about bees and their busy lives. Read more...

  • Hand-coloured Photographs

    Remember seeing your grandmother’s portraits, black-and-white prints with hand-coloured detail? Recreate that same vintage look with your children in this art activity. It suits any age range, but for finer detail and more interesting results, encourage your older children to try their hand at this. Read more...

  • The Magnetic Alphabet

    Make fun magnets to spell out clever sentences and sayings. This is a chance for your older child to showcase their creativity and their wit on the fridge. Read more...

  • Bird Bath

    Make an attractive bath for the birds in your backyard. After you make it, hang around to see who comes to visit. Read more...

  • Geometric Collage

    Cut out shapes ahead of time and challenge your children to fit these shapes together to make geometric collages. You can experiment with colour and texture to create patterns as well as geometric figures. Read more...

  • Paper Roll Wall Art

    This quirky little craft is much more elegant than it sounds. Armed with creativity, your child can make an abstract piece of wall art to adorn any room! Read more...

  • Cherry Blossom Painting

    Show your little one how to experiment with paint’s characteristics in this cherry blossom tree painting. Not much mess and very realistic. Read more...

  • Keychain

    This craft makes a great back-to-school activity or party craft. Make a keyring for your keys or to decorate your backpack. Read more...

  • Paper Bead Jewellery

    Make colourful and unique jewellery with these paper beads! This activity takes an hour, but once you start making beads, you may become addicted. Read more...

  • Family Tree

    This craft is a great opportunity to share memories with your children from your childhood, learn more about family history and do a little bit of maths. Read more...

  • Diamond Kite

    Get a great kite up and flying for less than £5, and your teen can say they made it themselves! Read more...

  • Handprint Sunflowers

    This simple craft will bring summer into your home no matter what the season. Make as many as you want and watch your windows bloom into sunflower fields! Read more...

  • Nature Walk Mobile

    Get your toddler or young child out in the wild with this activity and craft! Spend a morning or afternoon exploring nature with your child, collecting mementos, and then displaying them creatively in your home. This activity sharpens your child’s observation skills, gets them active, helps them practice how to tie knots, and lets them have lots and lots of fun with their mummy or daddy. Read more...

  • Olympic Medals

    A great prop for your own backyard Olympic games. Every child is a winner with these homemade medals. Read more...

  • Wooden Snowflakes

    Bring some nature into your home with these snowflake decorations. They complement the regular paper snowflakes brilliantly, so hang some of both near a window. Read more...

  • Shark Tooth Necklace

    Show the shark-loving young ones how to make their very own shark tooth choker, without having to use an actual tooth from their favourite animal. Read more...

  • Marshmallow Engineering

    This low-maintenance craft only requires marshmallows and toothpicks and a little encouragement. Kids will take this craft and run with it, so be prepared to be wowed by their creations. Read more...

  • Life-sized Paper Dolls

    Ever wanted to have a paper doll that’s as big as you? Use the shape of a friend or sibling to trace out a body and decorate. This easy colouring and cutting activity makes a fun playmate. Read more...

  • Sailing Ships

    These sailing ships are a great recyclable craft and also a fun lead-in to history and talking about the British Royal Navy. It’s a craft boys will especially enjoy. Read more...

  • Book Safe

    A book safe is a great way to hide jewellery and other valuable items or precious keepsakes, especially if you’ve got to bring them to school. Keep this hand-made book safe on the top shelf of your locker or in your room. Read more...

  • Olympic Torch

    Craft a realistic Olympic torch for your backyard games. This ceremonial torch is a great way to get kids excited about exercise and relay races. Read more...

  • Fabric Covered Journal

    Keeping a journal is a personal activity and is a great way for older children and adults to organize their thoughts, plan, express their emotions, and brainstorm. Why not give such a personal book an appropriately unique and expressive cover? With this craft, your older child can make their journal exactly how they want it to look, letting their creativity shine through. Read more...

  • Distressed Jeans

    Instead of buying expensive jeans that already have rips, tears, or bleach on them, why not save money by create your own worn looking jeans? Great for the fashion-minded creative teen. Read more...

  • Rainbow Mobile

    What little one doesn’t love bright, fun colours? Put a taste of the rainbow into a young child’s room by helping them make this simple mobile. Read more...

  • Hot Rocks

    Find rocks in your backyard and with a little heat and lots of crayon, transform them into vivid masterpieces! Read more...

  • Ice Cube Candle

    Use ice cubes to make this basic candle into a work of art. Adult supervision is required for the candle-making. Read more...

  • Beach Keepsake

    What do you do with all those shells your children find at the beach and insist on bringing home? Ask them to pick out their favourites and use them in this practical clay craft! Read more...

  • Lotion Bars

    A lotion bar that’s easy to make and perfect to give as a gift. These bars melt slightly when you wrap your hands around them—moisturizing your hands! Read more...

  • Rain Stick

    While rain sticks are traditionally made out of dried-out cactus plants, you can still make your own version at home to call the rain (or just to get kids curious about sounds and other senses). Read more...

  • Stained Glass Tissue

    Create colourful masterpieces with this high-contrast craft. Make it on a sunny day and watch the sun shine through your artwork! Read more...

  • No Sew Fleece Blanket

    Cozy up with one of your own creations on a cold or rainy day, this no-sew craft builds kids' confidence whilst working with fabric. A great jumpstart to more complicated sewing and fabric projects. Read more...

  • Finnish Flower Crown

    Celebrate mid-summer or any other day of the season with this simple-weave flower crown. A great way to teach your older children the basics of weaving. Read more...

  • A Secret Garden

    A great springtime craft to make mummy for Mother’s Day! Also wonderful to give to a teacher or display in your room on a windowsill. This garden never needs watering and looks pretty all year round. Read more...

  • Mexican Memory Keeper

    Let your child keep their holiday memories tucked away in this traditional Mexican yarn craft. They can hang this decorative memento in the corner of the room, above the bed or in a window. Read more...

  • Scrapbook Photo Cube

    Instead of giving your family just another picture frame, make this a keepsake. It makes a great desk decoration, paperweight, or knick knack. Read more...

  • Papier-Mâché Sparrows

    Make these realistic birds with a bit of attention to detail and a lot of papier-mâché. Requires a tad bit of patience and a lot of creativity! Read more...

  • Heart Bowl

    Create and paint this simple heart bowl to hold favourite keepsakes, to use as a candle holder, or to give to a loved one. A perfect Valentine’s Day craft for young kids. Read more...

  • Popcorn Mosaics

    Use a simple solution to dye your popcorn. Use the multi-coloured popcorn as a muse to create uniquely textured mosaics. Display your mosaics or even eat them when you’re done. Read more...

  • Warhol Apple Totes

    Make delicious-looking book bag totes by using apples as stamps! A fashionable look for back-to-school and also a great gift for teacher or mum. Read more...

  • Gingerbread Clan

    Whether it’s Christmastime or anytime, nothing decorates a room better than a string of colourful gingerbread men, women, and children. This craft can take an hour or more—depending on how intricate you and your child want to make the gingerbread figures. Read more...

  • Flip Book

    Love the original Disney and Pixar films? Want to learn how the real animators create motion pictures? Try out your flip book skills with this craft. Read more...

  • Big Brown Hat

    In this short activity, help your kids make a big brown ‘top hat’. They look even classier if the kids personalise it themselves! This is an easy craft that is great for parties. Read more...