This crazy easy octopus craft uses a toilet paper roll and can be changed up and themed for all kinds of holidays and seasons of the year. With this red and pink theme it’s perfect for Valentines. You can pair it with a cute saying like “lots of legs… I mean lots of love!”
For this month’s Kids Craft Star’s challenge, we’ve been crafting with doilies. You can pick these up in the supermarket nearby to the paper plates, cups and party supplies and they make cheap and convenient craft supplies. If you’ve been looking for a different canvas to let your kids create on, why not try doilies. The pretty edging that they tend to have will give your crafts a different look and feel. We thought the patterns on the doilies were really suited to a Valentines craft, and since Valentines is coming up soon we made our doily craft love heart themed.
This is a really simple Valentines craft that even toddlers can make, while older kids will enjoy writing personalised messages on the back for their loved ones.
Paper Plate crafts are definitely one of our favourite types of craft. They’re so simple, and can look really effective. These paper plate caterpillars are super cute, and will be perfect for spring time when the kids start to spend lots of time in the garden, or for a mini beasts topic. You could of course decorate them like everyone’s favourite caterpillar – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – too. My younger kids can’t get enough of that book!
If you’re looking for an easy Valentines craft for kids to make, why not try this simple thumbprint heart bookmark. Kids can give it as a Valentines gift to their loved ones, who will then think of them every time they read a book!
Handprint crafts are always some of the cutest crafts to make with your kids. They’re fun to look back at when they’re older and see those tiny little hands! This snowflake handprint is a simple idea for a winter craft to make with the kids, and will work well with younger toddlers too
Fireworks are such a fun theme for kids arts and crafts projects, and they are so versatile too – you can make them in so many different ways!
We made these fireworks pictures using coloured sand, and white glue. You could try the same project with coloured salt too, or even just with loose glitter – whatever you have available in your craft cupboard.
One of my favourite things about New Year’s Eve is fireworks. I have always been a fan of fireworks displays, and will happily take any excuse to watch them! They make a great theme for kids crafts too, and this simple fireworks craft using a toilet roll stamper is ideal for kids of all ages.
Summer is here, and that means outdoor fun and lots of time spent in the garden. If you’re looking for ways to entertain your kids this summer, these awesome backyard ideas should give you some inspiration for a fun and frugal summer that memories are made of. Cool features to add to your backyard this […]
Big Little Tent Festival was created last year during lockdown, since we aren’t able to be out there exploring just now, Caravan Club came up with this idea to allow families to have fun and continue the excitement of camping at home. The festival aims to bring the great outdoors to you – in the […]
Sink or float is one of the most popular classic science experiments for kids. It’s so easy to set up, and a great way to introduce them to basic experiments at home. This fun twist on the classic experiment uses surprise eggs to add another element of fun to the activity. This sink or float […]
Every child is different, and with these varied personalities and interests you will need different toys to best keep your child occupied and entertained. Recently, I was having this discussion with one of my mum groups about which toys are most used by our 4 year olds these days and it was really interesting to […]
Kaleidoscope Have fun making this Kaleidoscope craft with the kids. This simple kaleidoscope works best when it is held up to the light. Move the tube around to see the pretty colours, glitter and sequins dance around. What is a Kaleidoscope? A kaleidoscope (/kəˈlaɪdəskoʊp/) is an optical instrument with two or more reflecting surfaces tilted […]
We have all been stuck indoors for a while so it is always good to have some ideas of how to keep the little ones entertained during lockdown. We still have only a few months to go until things go back to normal – hopefully – so read on to get some inspiration. Anna and […]
It’s fantastic to see World Book Day grow year on year, teaching children about the joys of reading in a fun and playful way and getting them to engage with characters and literature is an amazing idea and it’s fantastic it has become so successful here in the UK. Truly highlighting the joys of reading […]