Colour Mixing Lanterns
Autumn is the perfect season for getting cosy and getting crafty – we’ve picked five cute and colourful crafts for the week ahead…
This super cute and funky mason jar lantern craft for kids is easy and fun. It also provides something useful for Mum and Dad to keep afterwards. For this project you’ll need mason jars which you can find in any good homewares shop or use up your leftover coffee and jam jars. Mason jars do mean you’ll have a nicer end product though that you’ll want to reuse for years to come. You’ll also need wire cutters, wire, glue, cellophane, scissors, a paint brush and battery powered tea lights. The kids can get as creative as they want, overlapping the cellophane to create new colours or even just making a bunch of rainbow coloured tea light holders. Get the template here.
This is a super easy and quick project for younger kids by The Best Ideas for Kids. It’ll keep the kids busy while they’re creating the paper bears but they’ll also keep themselves entertained playing with them and even acting out the 3 bears afterwards. You don’t need many supplies for this easy kids craft either. You’ll need some large pom poms, googly eyes and cardstock. Get the kids to create a few bears in different colours and sizes and they can put on a play for you afterwards. You can get the template here.
Minion Clothespin Craft for Kids
This minion clothespin craft for kids from Glue Sticks Gum Drops is super cute and versatile. The kids might like to make up their own designs after putting some minions together to fuel their creativity. You’ll need wooden clothespins, yellow and blue paint, paint brushes, googly eyes, glue and a black marker. You can find the super easy instructions for this clothespin craft here. The best bit? Once the kids get sick of playing with them, you can use them for a cute way to peg up your clothes.
Learn Numbers with this Counting Caterpillar Craft for Kids
There’s no better way to teach children number identification than with this fun caterpillar craft for kids from Powerful Mothering. This activity allows children to make their own caterpillar one number at a time, helping them to understand numbers and sequence. You’ll need a paper plate, scissors, glue and markers. Once you’ve finished, hang your caterpillar in your kid’s room so that they can continue to learn their numbers each day. You can get the instructions for this fun craft here.
Toilet Paper Roll Ladybug Craft
All kids have a huge fascination with bugs so you’ll all have fun putting together this adorable toilet paper roll ladybug. You’ll need a toilet paper roll (or a roll from kitchen paper towels, if you have a problem with toilet paper), black and red construction paper, wiggly eyes stickers, black marker, a glue stick and scissors. This craft is from Easy Peasy and Fun and you can find the full tutorial on how to make these super cute ladybugs here.