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Bumper guide to school holiday craft ideas


guide to school holiday craft ideas

Keeping the kids busy during the school holidays is not always easy, especially with the chance of isolation rearing its head when least expected. Fear not though, parents: we've got you covered not just with our guide to 50 things to do in the summer holidays, but also with this bumper guide to school holiday craft ideas!

guide to school holiday craft ideas
Photography: The Best Ideas for Kids

First let's kick off our school holiday craft guide with a dig in the recycling bin for all the discarded toilet rolls and kitchen rolls, and then get busy turning them into unicorns, butterflies, pirates, cars and house.

guide to school holiday craft ideas
Photography: One Perfect Day Blog

Next, along with those cute Minion bookmarks, keep your own little Minion busy with this guide to easy activities including a salt dough sun catcher and flamingo handprints.


guide to school holiday craft ideas
Photography: Made by Tamalia

While Pride Month might be over for this year, we think that there can never be enough rainbows around, so we say fill your lives with colour with these lovely rainbow craft ideas.


guide to school holiday craft ideas
Photography: I Heart Crafty Things

From a crochet mouse bookmark to paper caterpillars, dino paper plates to unicorn dream catchers, this guide has got something for kids of all ages.

guide to school holiday craft ideas
Photography: I Heart Crafty Things

How about a guide to boredom busting craft ideas? Surely that will float your little one's crafty boat? We especially love those monster puppets pictured above.


guide to school holiday craft ideas
Photography: Kiwi & Co.

With the summer break being really rather long, it's not going to hurt to get busy with some learning through play craft activities like paper plate fractions, alphabet bingo, a wind powered car and even a DIY spectroscope.


guide to school holiday craft ideas
Photography: London for Kidz

If string painting, peg worry dolls, pasta monsters and salt dough art are your child's art jam, then this guide is the one for you.

guide to school holiday craft ideas
Photography: The Best Ideas for Kids

For some seriously sensory craft fun, dive into our guide on five slime recipes to make at home! We rather like that fluffy number pictured above.


guide to school holiday craft ideas
Photography: Mama Miss

Older kids need keeping busy too, so we think this guide to washi tape craft will be right up their moody street.


guide to school holiday craft ideas
Photography: Super Simple

Who knew a plastic bottle could be turned into so many craft opportunities? Jump into this guide to find out how to transform a bottle into a pencil case, plant pot or bird feeder!


guide to school holiday craft ideas
Photography: Estefi Machado

And once you're done with your bottles, dig out your old cardboard boxes and get busy turning them into trains, TVs, fish tanks and racing cars.


guide to school holiday craft ideas

More craft ideas for older kids, this time with an upcycling project or two including turning jeans into bags and tea cups into candles.


guide to school holiday craft ideas
Photography: The Best Ideas for Kids

And finally, rock on with these fun ideas for turning stones, pebbles and rocks into monsters, sharks or bugs!


Now, if this little lot doesn't keep your little lot busy through the school break, then we don't know what will! Don't forget to #londonforkidz on social media so we can see what you've been making!


Need more inspo for other activity ideas? Then try these guides:


10 'must visit' places for kids in London

Family guide to the Tower of London

Narrowboating for kids

City Farms in and around London

Fun activities for a rainy day at home

25 things to do for free in London

Geocaching for beginners

50 things for teens to do in London

10 isolation activity ideas for 10 days of isolation


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