How to make custom DIY scratch art cards

The perfect DIY scratch art card This home-made DIY scratch art card project is perfect for keeping the kids entertained over the summer. You (and they) can make these scratch art cards out of ordinary arts and crafts supplies, and they’re really easy to make. Even my pre-schooler has done…

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How to make a mason jar shaker card

The perfect ‘Thank You’ card This home-made mason jar shaker card has an extra little secret – you can lift the lid and take out the messages inside! Perfect as a ‘thank you’ card for teachers, you can personalise it any way you like, and the kids can add their…

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How to Make a Magic Wand Out of a Stick!

Painted diy Harry Potter wand in rainbow colours

DIY Harry Potter wand There’s one thing that every Potterhead needs to make their life complete, and it’s not a door into JK Rowling’s head (though a window might be cool). It is, of course, their very own Harry Potter wand. You could buy one, but where’s the fun –…

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How to Make a Giant Bubble Wand

A DIY ‘Tri-String’ Giant Bubble Wand Making a giant bubble wand is the easiest thing in the world, and all you really need are a few sticks and some string! These kid-made tri-string wands make the biggest bubbles I’ve ever seen – the kids won’t be able to resist playing…

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Best Ever Giant Bubble Mix Recipe

Home-made Bubble Mix Recipe for Long-Lasting, Super-Strong Bubbles Our home-made giant bubble mix recipe comes in two flavours – quick and easy for bubbles ‘now, now, now!’, or (with just a few extra ingredients) frankly brilliant for the biggest, strongest, longest-lasting bubbles you’ve ever seen! Together with our diy giant…

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How to make a magical twig ball lantern

Close up of DIY twig ball lantern with multi-colour LED lights

DIY twig Ball Lantern Whether you love fairytale multicolour twinkles or a soft, golden firefly glow, a twig ball lantern can add a really enchanting touch to a party, wedding, or festival. No party to decorate for? Hang them in a corner of your garden to add a touch of…

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Kid-Made Play Dough for Lazy Parents

Home-made play dough and child's hand

Quick and Easy Uncooked Play Dough Recipe Do your kids love playing with play dough? It’s the rare child that doesn’t, right? Play dough is such a great sensory and learning experience for kids, and great fun too. But have you tried making your own play dough with the kids?…

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Winter Flower Craft – Snowdrop Bottles

Make snowdrops from paper or plastic bottles

The kids and I been talking about winter a lot lately. And it’s no wonder, given the grim, cold and grey weather, the bare branches and muddy fields. But though we’re at the bleak midwinter stage of the year, there are still signs of life for the kids to find….

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Conker Comets! Autumn Fun for Kids

wooden bowl of shiny and wrinkly conkers for making conker comets

Have your kids conkers gone wrinkly? When autumn comes around my kids just can’t help collecting bucket loads of shiny horse chestnuts. However conkers start to lose some of their charm once the shrivels (as we like to call it) sets in. There are only so many games of conkers…

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DIY Sparkly Spiderweb Stamping!

Sparkly spiderweb stamping

This fun spiderweb activity combines two of our favourite things – threading and printing. Using homemade stampers, kids can make gorgeous sparkly spiderweb pictures. The stamps are simple and quick to make, and the best part is you can make them from bits and pieces that you will already have….

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