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  1. 30 amazing kids craft ideas to get you through the school holidays

    The best craft projects to make with kids, via We-Are-Scout.com.

    How do you get through the school holidays? Do you just wing it? Or do you have assorted childcare and activities organised and booked long in advance?

    This is the first year I’ve really had to deal with school holidays that aren’t my own, so I’ve started to think about how we’re going to pass the time. I’ve booked in a few things but I think I’ll be winging it most of the time. Rookie error? We’ll see.

    I thought it might be helpful to round up a list of nice things you can make with your kid/s. The internet is awash with loads of amazing kids’ craft ideas. Here are my top 30 favourites for all ages. I’ve chosen projects – many inspired by art and nature – that I think you’ll both enjoy making together, and treasuring. Enjoy and good luck!

    The best craft projects to make with kids, via We-Are-Scout.com: rolled paper sculptures.

    1. Make rolled paper sculptures (pictured above and top) by Art Bar Blog.

    The best craft projects to make with kids, via We-Are-Scout.com: cork sailboat.

    2. Make a cork sailboat in a jar by Handmade Charlotte.

    3. Make a shell mandala by We Are Scout.

    The best craft projects to make with kids, via We-Are-Scout.com: Conveyor belt.

    4. Make a conveyor belt by Pink Stripey Socks.

    The best kids craft projects, via We-Are-Scout.com: make a peg dolls winter wonderland.

    5. Make a winter wonderland for peg dolls by Mr Printables.

    The best craft projects to make with kids, via We-Are-Scout.com: shell necklaces

    6. Make shell jewellery by We Are Scout.

    The best craft projects to make with kids, via We-Are-Scout.com: paper plate desk tidy.

    7. Make a paper plate craft desk tidy by MollyMoo.

    The best craft projects to make with kids, via We-Are-Scout.com: Washi tape bracelets.

    8. Make Washi tape bracelets by Art Bar Blog.

    9. Make origami fish wall art by We Are Scout.

    The best craft projects to make with kids, via We-Are-Scout.com: autumn leaf crown.

    10. Make a simple autumn leaf crown by Merg Mag.

    The best kids craft projects, via We-Are-Scout.com: make a fairy garden table.

    11. Make a fairy garden table by Inner Child Fun.

    12. Make a dream catcher with Hama bead feathers by We Are Scout.

    The best craft projects to make with kids, via We-Are-Scout.com: Chinese paper lanterns.

    13. Make Chinese paper lanterns by Handmade Charlotte.

    The best craft projects to make with kids, via We-Are-Scout.com: weaving with kids.

    14. Make weavings with cardboard looms by Art Bar Blog.

    The best craft projects to make with kids, via We-Are-Scout.com: stacking house boxes.

    15. Make stacking house blocks by Mer Mag.

    The best craft projects to make with kids, via We-Are-Scout.com: bush and beach weaving.

    16. Make a beach and bush weaving by We Are Scout.

    The best craft projects to make with kids, via We-Are-Scout.com: painted soccer player hand puppet

    17. Make a painted soccer player hand puppet by Handmade Charlotte.

    The best craft projects to make with kids, via We-Are-Scout.com: Matisse-inspired mural.

    18. Make a Matisse-inspired mural by Pink Stripey Socks.

    The best kids craft projects, via We-Are-Scout.com: Autumn leaf mobile.

    19. Make an Autumn leaf mobile by Alex and Alexa.

    20. Make cheat’s papier mache by We Are Scout.

    The best craft projects to make with kids, via We-Are-Scout.com: constellation flashlight.

    21. Make a constellation flashlight by Handmade Charlotte.

    The best craft projects to make with kids, via We-Are-Scout.com: cardboard tube rockets.

    22. Make cardboard tube rockets by Sweet Paul Mag.

    The best kids craft projects, via We-Are-Scout.com: Straw embroidery.

    23. Make straw embroidery by Misaka Mimoko for Handmade Charlotte.

    24. Make gift tags from magazine pages by We Are Scout.

    The best kids craft projects, via We-Are-Scout.com: rainbow nature collecting chart.

    25. Make a rainbow nature collecting chart by Joejoebi Designs.

    The best craft projects to make with kids, via We-Are-Scout.com: painted canvases.

    26. Make mini canvas paintings by Art Bar Blog.

    The best craft projects to make with kids, via We-Are-Scout.com: driftwood raft.

    27. Make a driftwood weaving or a little raft for shell people by We Are Scout.

    The best kids craft projects, via We-Are-Scout.com: cardboad forest.

    28. Make a cardboard forest by Ukkonooa.

    The best kids craft projects, via We-Are-Scout.com: baking paper drawings made into lanterns.

    29. Make kids’ artwork lanterns by Herz Allerliebst.

    The best craft projects to make with kids, via We-Are-Scout.com: beachcomber's wreath.

    30. Make a beachcomber’s wreath by We Are Scout.

    Tell us: how do you plan to spend the school holidays? Have you got any tried-and-tested tips? Maybe you’d like to share your own kids’ craft ideas – just leave a comment (or a pic) for us below.

    All photography courtesy of original source, as cited above.

    • Julianne

      stocked up on drawing supplies and invited friends to do this huge drawing http://sisteroutlaws.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/school-holiday-busy-ness-drawing.html

    • pabloblue.co.uk

      Love these ideas! 🙂

    • Maija

      Hi! Thanks for including our cardboard forest 🙂
      Best, Maija from UKKONOOA

    • Jenbug

      Great ideas here and yours are especially lovely x

      • Lisa (aka The Red Thread)

        Thanks Jenbug – we hope you get the chance to try some out.