Crafts for the Kids

Thinking of things to do with the kids every day during the summer holidays can sometimes be a challenge, especially when they weather plays up! We have put together a list of craft ideas for you to do with the little ones that can be done indoors or outdoors that will bring some excitement to those long summer days.

Bubble-Painting

Bubble Painting
You will need:
– A tray or a bowl (big enough for a piece of A4/A5 paper
– Paint
– Washing up liquid
– A drinking straw
– Paper
What to do:
– Mix together a little paint with the washing liquid and add a small amount of water, runny enough to blow bubbles
– Use the drinking straw to make bubbles in the soapy water
– Gently place the paper on top of the bubbles and when they pop, remove the paper and leave to dry. Try it with different colours to create a bright fun picture!

Handprint-Strawberry

Handprint Strawberry
You will need:
– Red, green and black paint
– Paper
What to do:
– Paint your little ones hands with the red paint. Press them onto the paper with the fingers over lapping
– Using the little fingers, add two green leaves to the top of the strawberry (where the palms join) and finish off with black finger print dots for the seeds!

Puffy-Paint-Picture

Puffy Paint Picture
You will need:
– Flour
– Salt
– Water
– Food colouring
– Card
What to do:
– Mix together equal parts flour, salt and water. Divide into a few separate containers and add a couple of drops of food colouring into each
– Spread the paste thickly onto card using cotton buds to create your picture!

HolidayTeddy

Holiday Teddy
Don’t leave the kids favourite teddy at home this year – instead, help your little one get them ready for their summer holiday too. Ted will be equipped with his own sunglasses and suitcase ready for his adventure.
You will need: (for the sunglasses)
– Card
– Stickers/pens
– Elastic
– Tissue paper
– Glue
What to do:
– Cut out the shape of a pair of sunglasses from card and decorate with stickers and colours of your choice
– Cut two small pieces of tissue paper and glue these to the back of the glasses to cover the eye holes
– Make a hole at each side of the mask and tie some elastic through to fit ted’s head

You will need: (For ted’s suitcase)
– An old lunch box
– Stickers
– Paint
What to do:
– Remove the design from the lunch box (or if it’s stuck on, paint over it) and decorate with your choice of stickers and pens for teds very own personalised suitcase.

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