How are the school holidays going for you? After visiting Kidzania London yesterday aka Capitalism The Theme Park!, I am yearning for the sweet release of the school bell on Tuesday morning. So if you’ve run out of ideas to keep the kids entertained try these easy, crafty projects that use everyday bits and pieces that you can find at home or at the supermarket.
THE 5 MINUTE PIRATE HOOK
You just need a paper cup, a piece of tin foil and some scissors. You’ll be swashbuckling before you know it. See the full post here.
You’re not a pirate without a sword right? you just need some newspaper (or wrapping paper), some tape and a piece of card to complete your piratey look. See the full post and DIY video here.
If you’ve sailed the seven seas… or taken a trip to the coast you might want to keep your treasure in a holiday jar complete with a picture of your trip. See the full post here.
If your teddy is going to explore outer space, or join Daft Punk, he’s going to need a space helmet. All you need is a small cardboard box, some foil and a pipe cleaner. 5 minutes to blast off….
These guys are super easy, you can make them from scraps and they will entertain little monsters for ages. See the full post here.
These are great for older kids to make themselves. I originally posted it as a Mother’s Day activity, but if you’ve got some wool, some chunky beads and an old key ring, you’ve got a fun activity and a cool thing to hang on your school bag for the new term. See the full post here.
Brighten up a kids room with these giant poppies. They look impressive and they are only made of tissue paper and pipe cleaners. See how you do it here.
Another way to brighten up a bedroom using only cardboard, string and a sprinkle of glitter. See the full post here.
A MAGICAL SPARKLE CAVE
If you’ve got fairly lights and a cardboard box, you’ve got a magical sparkle cave. Then sit down and have a cup of tea while they drag every item they own into the box with them. See the full post here.
Photography & styling; Emma Scott-Child