Here are some suggestions for making bangles with your children - perfect for an Indian theme or perhaps a girl's slumber party?
Have fun saving the "junk" around your house to use in our recycling crafts. For years we have kept a large bag hung on the back of the kitchen door for cardboard boxes, toilet rolls, bottle tops, silver paper and anything else that looks like it might be reused in a crafty project on a rainy day. Together with some paint, white glue, a pair of scissors and some imagination, you can come up with some fantastic creations!
The bobsled, or bobsleigh, has got to be one of the most exciting events at the Winter Olympics, and many children will have enjoyed the tale of the Jamaican bobsled team in the Disney film Cool Ru
Here is an original way to keep your pens and pencils organised - and it makes a great keepsake gift too!
A bottle top is the perfect size for this little spider craft, and as you can see from the photo he sits quite realistically on his pipe-cleaner legs.
This easy castle craft is not only fun to do, but it provides a fantastic place to store your pens and pencils and helps you to keep your desk tidy!
Here's another recycling craft for Halloween, turning a cheese box into a lovely, big, scary spider!
Make pretty Christmas decorations to hang on the tree using old Christmas cards and this clever folding technique.
I have to admit that we had a lot of fun with this!
We warn you - once you get going on this Christmas dotty garland, you may find it hard to stop!
Use a craft stick (large lollipop stick) to make this lovely cow bookmark.
This is a very quick and easy way to make some pretty lotus flower decorations for Vesak - but of course you can adapt the shape of the petals to make an array of gorgeous flowers any time!
This homemade curling game is a great idea for a winter's afternoon or to accompany the Winter Olympics: a craft that you can enjoy playing with afterwards!
This is an excellent activity for encouraging young children to look at shapes around them. It also provides cutting practice and helps children develop their fine motor skills.
Kids can have fun designing, making and painting their very own dinosaur island for their toy dinosaurs to rampage on!
Isn't this Chinese dragon magnificent!
We've used some glow in the dark paint to perk up our egg box ghosts, but they are fun just as they are...
Who could resist trying this gorgeous fairytale castle craft!
What a fantastic use for a cardboard box! All boys should have their own fire engine, and if they help to make it they will enjoy playing with it even more.
We made this craft quickly from very few "ingredients" but it looks grand on display! It is the perfect size for a crew of Lego sailors, or a group of Lego pilgrims!
Here is a fun way to make a gingerbread house without the baking and eating! This one might last a little longer, too...
Children will love recycling a CD into this pretty, glittery sun catcher. A quick and easy craft.
This is a favourite rainy day activity in our house ... and somehow no matter how many times we make robots, they always turn out differently!
Painting, cutting, sticking and threading make this simple loo roll snake puppet craft activity perfect for younger children for Year of the Snake or a snake or reptile theme.
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?
Children love putting on a disguise - and it's even more fun if they've made the disguise themselves! Here we have instructions to make your own pair of wacky glasses, moustache and beard.
Here's a fun way to make a lighthouse - and one that you can display in the garden all year round, as long as you varnish it carefully...
Here is a chance to turn all those un-recyclable fruit juice cartons into an attractive and useful gift.
Our autumn tree is textural and fun for younger children to make and display. Of course if you can find a green "scrunchy" you can adapt the craft for spring and summer too.
We used a large yoghurt pot lid for the "face" of our monkey magnet, and he looks so happy and cheerful on the fridge that I think he might stay there for a while!
Here's an unusual craft - but one which is useful at Halloween or any time the kids are interested in monsters!
Fun foam and an unwanted CD are transformed into a colourful plant pot stand - a fun and easy craft for kids!
It is fun to scrunch up and model with tin foil and this New Year hair band looks spectacular - a shiny way to bring in the New Year!
Here's an unusual craft for kids at New Year - perfect if you are having a New Year's Eve party or want the kids to have an exciting "count down" to the New Year!
Little kids will have fun making and painting this paper heart pillow. All you need is some newspaper and lots of paint!
All you need are three clothes pegs and one lollipop stick, some card, paint, and imagination - and you can create this lovely peg leg cow! Isn't he gorgeous?
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.
Isn't he gorgeous? Kids will love creating their own "snowman" from the recycling basket!
Sam loved making these plastic milk bottle ghosts - particularly drawing on the different faces and giving them their own individual character!
Here's a super craft idea for recycling some polystyrene packaging into a polystyrene dinosaur craft!
Brighten up your entrance or classroom with this cute hanging lantern in the shape of a Halloween pumpkin - and recycle a plastic milk container to do it!
Is the sky grey outside? Get the paints out, put your aprons on and paint yourselves a rainbow mobile to hang in the window!
Here is a simple way to reuse juice cartons that cant normally be recycled. Younger children will need the preparation work done for them.
Recycled CDs are put to good use in this fun bird craft for kids. Hang these at the window and watch them sparkle!
With just a few bits and pieces, children can recycle a glass jar into a pretty vase with this easy craft idea.
Create these pretty recycled notepads from junk!
Break out the contents of your junk cupboard and let your kids design their own robot collage!
It is quick and easy for kids to make their very own savings jar craft - great for encouraging them to save up during the year!
Make your own seder plate with the children using craft cupboard supplies, and then get the markers out to decorate it.
Make this gorgeous skeleton out of your old cardboard boxes - fun and recycling all in one!
We had lots of fun decorating our snake draught excluder - and he's not just a useful room accessory to help keep draughts out, but he's fun to play with too!
Brighten up a room with this quick and easy recycled craft idea which uses an old foil pie plate and sweet wrappers!
Great for Halloween or anytime monsters are required, are takeaway (take-out) box monster allows you to really let the imagination fly and use up your craft cupboard supplies!
This is just the sort of house that a fairy (or some little toy people) might find useful...
We might have got just a little bit carried away with the number of eyes on our toilet roll spider - but you can be sure he won't miss anything that's going on!
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.
This pretty mobile is made by recycling a kitchen roll or loo rolls. It looks so pretty hanging in the window!
Kids can use their imagination and any craft supplies you have lying around to create a winter scene centrepiece like this one.
Have fun creating a winter village scene with your kids using cardboard boxes, twigs, cotton wool and other bits and pieces from the craft cupboard.
Here's a fun way to practise your weaving skills, and design a beautiful "mandala" for display. Younger children may need some help getting started with this craft.