summer crafts

Sealife Special - Summer Crafts 12/08/2020
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Sealife Special – Summer Crafts

These colourful sealife creatures are made using recycled egg boxes.Why not encourage the children to come up with their own ideas for some more underwater critters. Suitable for ages 5 to 10 years old. Read the simple instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: Cardboard egg box PVA glue Paints & paintbrushes Pipe cleaners Scissors Tissue paper White card Thread Instructions for your sealife Octopus: Cut out a section of the egg box and paint it green and leave to dry. Add some eyes with black and... Read More

Rock Pool - Summer Arts and Crafts 07/08/2020
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Rock Pool – Summer Crafts

Take the children on an imaginary trip to the seaside this summer and make this fabulous rock pool. Collect recycled materials such as egg boxes, foil pie cases and scraps of craft foam and wool, and in no time at all you’ll have created your very own sealife centre! Suitable for ages 5 to 7 years old. Read the simple instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: A piece of thick card Newspaper Egg boxes Masking tape PVA glue & water A plastic container Large brush for... Read More

Summer Straws - Summer Crafts 06/08/2020
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Picnic Straws – Summer Crafts

These picnic straws are the perfect accessory to brighten up any summer outing or picnic! Suitable for ages 0 to 5 years old. Read the simple instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: Scissors A pencil Coloured card Coloured pencils or felt pens A glue stick Small sticky dots Sticky tape Straws Instructions for your Picnic Straws: Draw the shapes onto coloured card and cut them out. Cut out a circle for the middle for the flower, a butterfly’s body and a beetle’s shell from another colour.... Read More

summer Parasol Beachscape Card kids crafts 05/08/2019

Parasol Beachscape Card – Summer Crafts

How To Make A Parasol Beachscape Card Make this colourful sea-scape card with a 3D parasol – perfect to be used as an invitation for a summer party! Ideal for children aged 7-11 years old. Art materials you will need: Sheet of A4 yellow card Scraps of mid blue, orange, white and pale blue paper or card Scrap of red and white spotty scrapbooking fabric Orange and red felt tip pen One pink paper cocktail umbrella Gel glue Scissors Ruler Pencil To make a Parasol Beachscape Card, follow these simple... Read More


Floating Boats – Summer Crafts

Create some outdoor fun this summer with these creative DIY floating boats! You will need: Corks Pipe cleaners 2 elastic bands Sticky tape Wrapping or patterned paper String Scissors Follow these 5 simple steps to create your boat. Start by lining up the three corks and then secure them with 2 elastic bands. Next, make the mast from 14cm of pipe cleaner folded in half. Create a sail by cutting a right angled triangle from wrapping or patterned paper and tape it to the pipe cleaner mast. Then, secure the... Read More


Make Your Own Bubble Wands

Take blowing bubbles to the next level as you let the children get creative and design their own bubble wands. All you need is the following: Pipe Cleaners Cutters (Optional) Beads Bubble Liquid To make a Bubble Wand Choose you pipe cleaner colour and bend it into any shape you want. Then twist the two pieces together to form a handle. For more complicated shapes you can mould a pipe cleaner around a biscuit cutter. If you like, decorate the handle with beads and twist a loop or a knot in... Read More