5 Boredom-Busting Kids’ Crafts
Have a crafternoon with the kids inspired by the following five boredom-busting kids’ crafts using items found within your craft stash! The Giant Box of Craft is a great investment for your stash, with hundreds of components ready to create a new mini-masterpiece.
Take a look at the five crafts below by crafty mum Georgia Coote as a starting point, and see what else your kids can create!
Colourful Bead Necklace
These wooden beads are perfect for all different ages. Younger children can colour the beads and mark make using really simple pen expressions, and older children can go to town using all different colours and patterns to decorate.
1. I like to cover the beads in a base colour before getting onto the detail.
Top tip! You could use a kebab stick to hold the beads while you are colouring.
2. Add the detail to the beads, spots, stripes whatever you fancy!
3. Measure how long you’d like the necklace to hang using the cord and cut to size, then tie a knot where you’d like the first bead to start.
4. Thread on the beads then tie a knot where you’d like the beads to finish.
5. Tie the beads onto the neck – this works well being a loose long line necklace for young children so it can be worn over the head.
Decorative Wooden Spoons
These purely decorative spoons are a quick and easy craft that can be made for many different occassions. Kids who have a love of doodling will adore the possibilities: faces, names or any manner of things can be drawn straight onto the surface.
1. Draw your design onto the spoon using a pencil.
2. Colour the design using the Posca pens.
Top Tip! To give the spoons a sheen and to protect the colour from fading paint a layer of varnish on top!
Paper Plate Flowers
Get inspired by the colourful outdoors with these fun flowers, especially great for restless tiny hands!
1. Cut some rough petal shapes from the foam – freehand makes them fun and older children could easily do this, however if you wanted to you could make a cardboard template to draw round and cut so that all the petals are uniform. Set these aside.
2. With the glue draw a rough large circle in the centre and fill it.
3. Stick whichever components you wish in the centre, here I’ve used coloured sticks and pom pom.
4. Use a cotton bud to dip into the paint and print polka dots around the inner circle of the plate.
5. Glue the petals around the edge of the plate, layer with another colour to add some texture.
Top tip! Add glitter, sequins or any of the other components from the craft box to embellish the flowers – pop a kebab stick on the back to make a stem so they can stand up and be displayed.
Simple Spoon People
Inspired by toy story 4, these ultra quick spoon characters are sure to make your kids smile.
1. Mould some Play Doh into a ball and push the handle of the spoon into it so that it stands.
2. Break the lolly stick into two pieces and push into the Play Doh to make ‘feet’.
3. Wrap a pipe cleaner around the handle to create the arms, then twist the ends to make hands.
4. Take a small blob of Play Doh and place it in the centre of the fabric flower, then squash the space head on top – for a more permanent character you could use PVA glue to adhere it, however this will take some time to dry.
5. Glue on the googly eyes and draw on the smile, you can now embellish the character to your hearts content!
Summer Paper Bunting
This doily bunting makes everyday a party! The quickest and simplest make there is, the colours in these doilies give it a colourful fiesta feel, perfect for the summer.
1. Fold the doily in half.
2. Open the doily and then apply glue to one half.
3. Leave 10cm for hanging and then lay the twine along the fold.
4. Fold the doily back sandwiching the twine in between and repeat with the remaining doilies.