crafts for kids

For all my lovely readers in the throes of summer – about to finish school for the year and head to the beach … make sure you get the Great Outdoors Summer issue of the Action Pack before you head off on holidays.

Action Pack: A MEGA e-mag for kids who want to do stuff is available in an easy downloadable PDF format, priced at only $6, and with no advertising.

You’ll need to make this excellent utility belt before heading off and fill it with all the essential for an adventurous kiddo (even though older kids can make this by themselves, younger ones will need some help – but this would make a fabulous gift for you to make for them too).

Lots of lovely summer outdoorsy camping type projects if you heading to the beach – make a fishing rod, catch some fish in a fish trap, paint yourself with some natural body paint, collect some beach jewels and make some simple jewellery …

If you are staying closer to home and have a whole summer ahead of you – you can practice your knot tying, go on adventures, make a weather station, and cook outdoors…

Action Pack: A MEGA e-mag for kids who want to do stuff is available in an easy downloadable PDF format, priced at only $6, and with no advertising.

Issue 4 (June + July 2011) of Action Pack: A MEGA-Mag for kids (aged 7+) just keeps getting bigger and better. The Great Outdoors edition is 60 pages (that’s double the size of the regular Action Packs) full of colourful activities, recipes, games and tutorials for outdoor fun.


Action Pack: A MEGA e-mag for kids who want to do stuff is available in an easy downloadable PDF format, priced at only $6, and with no advertising.

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kids crafts roundup

by kath_red on October 16, 2010

in Features, Kids Crafts

I have a couple of kids – and many of you do too. Mine like to make things – sometimes its jewelry, sometimes its sewing, they love paint and glue and glitter too – and lots of paper, cardboard, feathers, felt and tape. Its a crafty wonderland (uhm mess) at our house sometimes. Here are some fun crafty ideas for kids…

games + activities + experiments
alpha stones game
slime
lemonade stand
potato stamps
recycled apples
make sand beads
make watercolor paint
make giant bubbles
homemade hovercraft
memory game
play microphone
balloon juggling bags

paint + glue + paper
Mondrian painting
Paper trees
string spheres
stamping
paper plate masks
cardboard butterflies
‘glass’ sculpture
paper bag fish
cardboard castle
cap stamps

yarn + felt + fabric + beads
friendship bracelet
felt flowers
beaded suncatcher
sew hearts
creature sewing
yarn sheep
woven doll
felt bracelet
spool knitting
lego capes
quilting with kids

dolls and puppets
rod puppets
cardboard giraffe
coffee filter butterflies
cereal box birds
animal masks
paper dolls
Narnia boats
paper dolls
toilet rolls dolls
wooden snowmen
paper roll squirrel
peg dolls
bird puppets
flying dragonflies

garden
upside down planter
bird feeder
wind chime
wreaths for the birds
outdoor streamers
nature walk bracelet
grow a head
woodland fairies
bird feeder
singing cicadas
fairy garden

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For more kids craft, creative ideas and activities go to the Action Pack website