Showing posts with label #crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #crafts. Show all posts

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Easy craft ideas for kids to make at home


As the days draw in, and the weather takes a turn for the worst, entertaining your children at home becomes ever more important! So, from DIY hamster toys to seasonal crafts, here are a few easy ideas for activities to do with your children at home.




Get your seasonal craft on

It’s a beautiful time of year, so why not do some seasonal crafting to suit! Here are a few ideas:

1.    Cut an apple in half and create pumpkin paintings. 
Simple dip the half apple in orange paint and print the shape onto paper. 
Glue on a brown pipe cleaner stalk, googly eyes and draw a mouth and away you go!

2.    Go pumpkin picking. Pumpkins can be fun for many different things. 
Why not pick out your favourite at the pumpkin field; carve a fun shaped face into the side; get your bake on for a pumpkin pie; or cooking up a pumpkin soup.



Go on an adventure walk, and then get crafting

This time of year is beautiful, with its autumn leaves, fallen conkers and so much more. 
Why not take your children out on a nature walk and pick up a load of seasonal goodies to get craft with? 
Here are a few ideas for things you can do with your autumnal pickings.

1.    Use conkers to help toddlers paint. All they need to do is dip the conker into the paint, and make patterns like flowers, dots and so much more.

2.    Create bunting or an autumn mobile with fallen autumn leaves. Use a piece of string and tie the stalks of leaves into pretty patterns. 
There are so many beautiful, bright colours to include.



Make something for your pets

From DIY hamster toys to homemade cat or dog toys, why not recycle old items from around your home to create things for your home. 
Here are a couple of ideas:

1.    Rip an old t-shirt into strips and tie them around an old tennis ball. This creates an ideal tug toy or fetch toy to play with puppies and dogs!

2.    Stack up old toilet roll cardboard inserts into a pyramid and glue old ice lolly sticks to the sides to hold them together. This creates a fun tunnel stack for your hamster.



So, whether you want to have a little adventure outside before getting crafty with seasonal ideas or recycle things at home to make DIY pet toys, these ideas should be everything you need to keep your children occupied indoors.


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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Aquabeads Cars 3 Playset

The boys have all been Cars crazy at some point or another and Ru bear is still completely obsessed.
So when we were sent the Aquabeads - Cars 3 Playset they were all very impressed and couldn't wait to get started.

Amazingly they each picked a character without fighting.
We all thought Ru would want his favourite Lightening McQueen but he actually went for Jackson Storm.
Noah picked Mack, Alex picked Lightening and Oscar went for Cruz Ramirez.


Inside the box you have everything you need to make all four characters,

1 Table Tray,
1 Bead Palette,
2 Template Sheets which are printed on both sides,
1 Sprayer,
1 Bead Peeler,
Over 1000 Polygon Beads,  Jewelled Beads,
And A Set of Instructions.

Key Features;
Helps to develop hand-eye coordination and memory skills.
Just spray water and the beads stick together! 
No ironing required.



Once you've picked your character just slot the template on the underside of the table tray and get placing your beads.
Ru couldn't quite do it himself, so I gave him a helping hand and let him spray the beads at the end.
He loved watching the beads eventually turn into Jackson Storm.


The beads only take 10 minutes to dry before you can peel them away from the tray and then up 60 minutes to dry completely.
We left ours a little longer just to be on the safe side.

The twins decided to have a race doing theres.
Because Alex is left handed it was easy for them to sit together and place their beads down with out really knocking into each other.
I think Oscar was the winner in the end but I'm sure if you ask Alex he'd say he was the winner!


I thought Noah wouldn't want to have a go at making one but he really enjoyed putting together Mack and made sure he took his time to make sure it was right.
He was very happy with the end result and now wants to get more Aquabeads play-sets!


  • Not suitable for children under 3 years old. 
  • To be used under the direct supervision of an adult.
Can be found in Argos for £13.99

The Mini Beasts with their creations!