The weekend is a great time to relax and do some crafts with the kids. But it can be hard to keep coming up with new ideas and inspiration. Don’t worry – these will all keep little ones entertained without breaking the bank. From knitting kit sets to coloured bath salts, there’s plenty of fun to be had with just some basic supplies.
1. Make your own salt dough
With flour, water, salt, and some food colouring, it’s possible to make your own salt dough and save money on playdough. Add food colourings for pretty shades.
2. Try a knitting kit
You can try out knitting without having to go out and buy lots of materials. A ready-made knitting kit will include everything you need, and you can find sets for all ages and interests. Browse a specialist site such as www.woolcouturecompany.com/collections/knitting-kits for great ideas.
Origami can be very complex or very simple depending on your ambitions and skills. But all you need is square coloured paper and a tutorial. If it all goes wrong, why not make some folded paper planes instead?
4. A rainbow wand
With a wooden stick, cardboard and some pretty ribbons, you can make your own fairy wand. It also makes a lovely gift.
5. Toilet paper tube fish
Everyone has empty toilet paper tubes lying around! Why not see what kinds of fun characters you can make with them? Use glue, tissue, coloured paper, and pens to make all kinds of crazy characters, from fish to snowmen and then display the results.
6. Tie-dye shirts
If you’ve got some old white t-shirts and some rubber bands, you only need fabric dye to make some beautiful tie dye. Your kids will love showing off their unique creations to their friends as well.
Older children can make pom-poms with circles of card and leftover wool. The resulting pom-poms can be made into cute characters such as chicks or penguins. These are great for stimulating their imaginations.
What crafts will you try with your kids this weekend?