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Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

  • 8 Homemade Wind Chimes for your children to make
  • Idea Stores have some brilliant Art Club Videos with loads of things to make at home! 
  • Make slime at home - Here is a great gloopy, gooey, slime recipe that you can make with your child in approximately 25 minutes.  Do you know what the best bit is?  It only requires two ingredients, so you bareley need anything to make it.
  • Egg-citing Crafts - Have a look at these cool DIY egg carton crafts for children.  There are animal crafts, bird feeders and a draught board fr you to try your hand at.  Egg cartons cut easily and take spray paint, paint pens, markers and acrylics really well.
  • Build a LEGO balloon powered car - Lego building is entertaining and popular for children and adults.  This LEGO balloon car is a perfect example of the simple fun you can have.  Combine science and engineering in this fun activity - maybe you could make a few balloon powered cars and race them?
  • Paper Airplane Making - Learn how to make the 'Worlds best paper airplane' and see how far you can throw it.  What happens when you change your design?  See how changes to your design can influence how well, and how far, you're able to throw your creation.
  • Origami animals are a popular choice and fun to fold.  Watch them take shape until they look just like the real thing.  Why not try this ancient art form yourself.
  • Make your own Anime  - Anime is a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterised by colourful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots.  Learn how to create your own with this easy step-by-step guide.
  • Have you ever wanted a Blue Peter Badge? - Now is your chance, have a look at what badges you could earn. 
  • James Dyson Foundation Challenge Cards - there are 6 challenges set by Dyson engineers, which use resources commonly found in the home.  They encourage inquisitive young minds to get excited about engineering. 
  • Build a shoe box with Scouts and Pokemon-  Do you like collecting coins, music memorabilia, stamps, Pokemon trading cards, football cards or something else that interests you?  Children are asked to imagine that their collection has been chosen as the star attraction for a museum.  Before it is constructed for 'real' the museum needs a model of the exhibition.  This is a perfect way yo showcase your prized collections, tucked away in a drawer.  You will need coloured pens, cardboard box or shoe box, collections like coins, stamps or trading cards etc. and arts and crafts materials.
  • The 5 Minute Fun Website has put together 50 quick and easy activities and projects which use items that you may already have at home.  The website has lots of activities, craft ideas, baking, learning and party ideas to explore.  These activities generally take 5-10 minutes each and are suitable for ages 3+.
  • Rainbow Art - Create your own colourful message of hope to display in your window.
  • 5 Empty box makes - Do you have empty boxes laying around, why not create something fun out of them. 
  • Make your own Playdough in just 10 minutes.
  • Place2Be - Activities from The Arts Room 
  • Kids Art Sport are making it easier for parents and families to foster children’s creativity through simple and fun art activities that you can do together at home. 
  • How to make Paper Mache
  • Make a Spin Painting
  • Create and Learn- Fun, new activities each week to get you singing, dancing and making. Enjoy creative learning at home and complete the challenge of the week.
  • Brenda Coyle – finding different methods to relax and meditate through simple art techniques
  • The Yard Theatre post digital makers guild to inspire creativity.
  • San Diego Zoo Kids have some fun art and crafts activities
  • ​Sponge Kids -Have a go at fun homemade DIY activity.
  • Red Ted Art – 101ds craft ideas to see you through all seasons.
  • Tate Kids has an almost endless supply of fun at home-arty activities