Quick to make but great fun for younger children, this apple collage makes a super autumn or healthy eating craft. Make sure to protect your area and your child, because things might get a bit sticky!
Have some fun with our food crafts - perfect for extending your Food or Fruit and Vegetable topics, or just fun for a rainy afternoon. We've got a growing collection for you to choose from here.
Instead of potato printing with your kids, why not try your hand at these apple prints? Experiment with different types of apple and you might find some surprises: did you know that in some apples a star shape is formed when you cut through the centre of the apple perpendicular to the core?
Children love to paint apple trees and here is a fun, messy way to do it! The only problem with this hand-painting craft is that you have to wait for the green part of the tree to dry before adding the finger-print apples!
Oranges or tangerines are often taken to other families as gifts and displayed at Chinese New Year, as their Chinese names sound like the words for "gold" and "wealth". We used some colourful papers to create this stunning bowl of oranges collage.
Pretty biscuits hanging up in the kitchen or play room, gently moving in the breeze - that's the idea behind this "colour a biscuit mobile" printable for the kids!
Make some of these gorgeous sweet treats with the kids this spring - perfect for cheering up the table or as an Easter treat, too!
Enjoy this Giant Peach Craft when you are reading James And The Giant Peach, or when celebrating Roald Dahl Day!
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Summer is the strawberry season - yum! If you can't celebrate by getting out to pick some strawberries, why not try making a handprint strawberry!
This Harvest Basket is a quick and easy craft but it provides the excuse for getting out the playdough to make the vegetables to fill your harvest basket! It's a lovely craft to fill up an autumn afternoon with your younger children.
Here are instructions for children to make and bake a harvest loaf out of salt dough - a fun craft for Thanksgiving or Harvest Festival. The harvest loaf was always traditionally made in a wheat sheaf shape. Some were very intricate, so you could try this craft with all ages of children.
The kids enjoyed using their liquorice to come up with all sorts of ideas for pictures - and of course some of them enjoyed eating the sweets afterwards, too. Be sure to take a photo or two before you eat the pictures, though!
This is a quick and fun activity for a child or small group of children which will provide some cutting practice - and give you a pretty biscuity display! Simply cut out and pair up the biscuits to make your own biscuit mobile...
We made this Christingle. When we took this photo we had forgotten to tie a red ribbon around the middle of the orange!
Pomanders were popular Christmas gifts in Tudor times and remain a popular Christmas accessory to this day. And it is easy to make a pomander for your family at Christmas - or perhaps to give as Christmas gifts? Note: this craft uses sharp pins so children need to be well supervised.
Young children love cutting and sticking so this simple craft is bound to be a hit. Leave it plain for harvest or add a black face to turn it into a Jack O'Lantern for Halloween.
These make a super Thanksgiving or Harvest decoration, or are a fun craft for a "healthy eating" study or just for a rainy afternoon!
Use this fun bubble wrap printing technique to make a corn on the cob picture. Perfect for Harvest Festival, Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa or perhaps a farming or food theme.
This pumpkin seed necklace, done in Halloween colours, makes a great accessory for Halloween and perfect for a witch's costume! Alternatively, paint in more autumnal colours and make it as an autumn/fall craft.
This salt dough apple wreath and its matching place card holders look very pretty displayed on a Thanksgiving or Harvest table, are sure to be brought out year after year. You could of course adapt the craft for other fruit and vegetables. Make sure you apply varnish if you want them to last!
Here's an unusual strawberry craft which gives the kids an excuse to sprinkle on some glitter. Make one or a whole punnet!
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Our Strawberry Necklace is an original summer craft for kids to make - with the added benefit that they can wear it proudly!
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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.
This sugar lump pyramid is a really easy craft. Just take one box of sugar lumps (sugar cubes) and build a pyramid!