While school holidays can be a lot of fun, having the kids at home can put pressure on our wallets – not to mention having to come up with fun activities every day. These easy and affordable ideas will keep little ones creative and busy – there’s a project to suit all ages.
2. Mini garden. Get the kids outside with this sweet gardening project – not to mention keep mess to a minimum indoors! Experiment with moss, succulents, pebbles and whatever else you can find.
3. Floral soaps. Craft time can be a great opportunity to make some DIY presents for friends and family. These beautiful floral soaps are great gifts and are simple to make. Try experimenting with different shapes, fragrance oils and dried flower petals.
4. Art display. It can be tricky to display the constant stream of beautiful work that children make. These simple and affordable ideas will make them feel proud of their achievements and motivate them to keep creating!
5. Dried lemon garland. Don’t throw away those soft lemons that have been sitting in the fruit bowl all week. Oven dried lemon slices strung together with natural string make a pretty decoration for your kitchen wall.
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6. Display shelves. Shoeboxes have myriad uses, but these display shelves must be one of the most stylish! Great for children’s rooms, they are perfect for showcasing treasured toys and framed photos.
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7. Flower crown. Nothing says ‘holiday’ like wearing a colourful flower crown. Starting with a dry vine, let your little ones make their own with whatever flora and greenery is available.
8. Flower fairy lights. Give string lights a festive makeover – these flower fairy lights are a fun paper craft project in lead up to a special high tea or outdoor gathering.
9. Potato stamps. Got some leftover spuds hanging around in the kitchen? Breathe new life into a pair of worn sneakers or a faded T-shirt with bright spots or shapes using the humble spud to make stamps!