Add some excitement to bath-time for a younger brother or sister with some fun bath foam shapes! Simple and quick to do, with endless variations.
Gifts Kids Can Make
There is nothing nicer than a homemade gift from a special child in your life, and if you can encourage the kids to make presents for their grandparents and other family they will be treasured forever. But it is hard to think of something that will be useful as well as "handmade". We've collected some ideas together below, but there are many other crafts on the website which can be adapted into gifts so have a good look around!
These bath salts are a fun crafty gift which kids can make to give to mother on Mother's Day, a grandmother on Grandparents' Day or other favorite adult any time of year!
Here is an original way to keep your pens and pencils organised - and it makes a great keepsake gift too!
Here is a really inspirational and unusual gift idea which kids can make - perfect for Mother's Day or a favourite grandmother!
Kids can make some really beautiful clay birds with this simply clay bird craft for children. It's a good craft for groups of children and parties, too.
These clay photo frames make a great gift for Grandparent's Day but you could make them for any occasion, or even use them to decorate your locker or desk at school!
This is an easy gift idea for kids to make, and they can really go to town personalising their slippers for the recipient!
This decoupage tray is a super gift which kids can make for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparent's Day or any other special occasion!
Kids will enjoy making this pretty dolphin pendant necklace, and will be proud to show it off too! It might be a nice craft idea for a gift, too.
Here's a fabric flower craft for kids which will use up your scraps, provide practice for kids learning to sew, and create a really pretty display!
Our family bulletin board is a simple craft but it makes a cute gift that the kids can make themselves - perhaps for Grandparent's Day?
This adorable felt dolphin bookmark will make reading a joy for anyone who uses it. Children could make one as a gift for grandparents, parents, aunties, teachers...
The needle case in the photo has been created for Valentine's Day, but you could obviously adapt this craft for other times of the year.
Reading will be so much more fun when you are marking your place with this gorgeous little owl bookmark!
This flower petal soap is a gift kids can make for Mother's Day, Grandparent's Day or even themselves for a bath-time treat!
Here's a fun twist on playdough which makes it perfect for some Christmas "cooking" and modelling fun. If you've never made home-made playdough before please give it a go ...
Here is a fun way for children to display artwork on the fridge - and it makes a nice little present for Mother's Day, Father's Day or Grandparent's Day too.
Transform an old or inexpensive ring binder to make a very special gift - or as a place for your daughter to keep her best work and other precious memories.
Is Dad forever losing his keys? Why not make him a tray to put on the hall table so that he can empty his pockets when he arrives home?
Here's an idea for children to make a personalized Christmas bookmark as a little Christmas gift - great for grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles and godparents, or even "best friends&q
Here is a clever craft idea for summer. Kids can make this garden plaque extra special with all their treasures and display it in the garden to admire - or give it as a very special gift!
Here is a simple craft idea that kids can make for parents, teachers, grandparents - perfect for a pair of beside reading spectacles!
Here is a very useful gift - a handy little purse in which to keep change for the car park! Perfect for every busy (and forgetful) adult...
We've tried an unusual technique for this plate which made the design rather exciting! Of course you could adapt this for all sorts of events and use different shapes and pictures.
Children enjoy watching the different colours used on the plate merge into one another and create an unexpected design - although they can end up a bit murky!
Fun foam and an unwanted CD are transformed into a colourful plant pot stand - a fun and easy craft for kids!
Kids love to see their own name, and with this craft they can make some really effective magnets to display their own artwork on the fridge - or to give as a gift to siblings or for Mother's Da
This little photo frame folds up in a flash and is a cute way to display a small photo (or give one as a gift).
Imagine this lovely, colourful owl bird scarer reflecting the light and scaring the birds away from your seed beds!
Please somebody make me one of these! What better way for the children to practise their stitching than on one of these adorable owl phone case holders, made with felt, buttons and a little love.
Give your children some scrap fabrics from your stash and let them decorate an old or inexpensive ring binder to make a super gift - or a special file in which to keep their certificates, awards et
Here is a super little gift idea for older children to make for younger siblings, cousins or friends.
A fun craft which makes use of unwanted CDs, these photo coasters are a brilliant gift idea for all occasions! Perfect for Father's Day, Mother's Day, grandparents or even teachers.
Grandparents, aunties and uncles and godparents always love to get photos of their favourite children. Nice frames can be expensive to buy and impersonal too.
Decorate your bags and satchels with these super easy pipe cleaner and bead bag tags - perfect for kids to make for school, or as gifts for friends and family.
This plaster handprint picture captures your child's hand forever and makes a unique gift for Father's Day, Mother's Day, Grandparent's Day or any special occasions.
Sam made this little polymer clay owl with four different colours of clay and some simple clay techniques. Very cute!
Cheer up your reading book with all the colours of the rainbow. Who could resist a bookmark made from so many pretty ribbons?
With just a few bits and pieces, children can recycle a glass jar into a pretty vase with this easy craft idea.
This quick and easy clay photo frame is incredibly effective, and children will enjoy experimenting with the patterns they can make.
Kids can make this rugby ball mouse pad for themselves, for Dad on Father's Day, or for any rugby-mad friends or family.
These are a really super keepsake gift kids can make for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparent's Day - or any time, just for fun!
This sock owl manages to be oh so cute and cuddly at the same time - and any child who makes this is sure to be thrilled with the result.
We did this craft as a way of commemorating the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton - but of course you can use it for any special occasion (perhaps the birth of a new prince or princess?
Our strawberry pincushion a very simple first sewing project, the stitches can not be seen on the finished item. Makes a lovely gift for summer.
Here's a really special recycling and sewing craft that results in a really special gift. We've themed ours for Valentine's Day but of course you could adapt this in many ways.