This softie sewing project is a lovely one for a beginner. You can vary the size of your Scotties. Blow up our template and cut out a really large one to make a cushion, use a tiny Scottie to hang on a keychain, or something in between!
St Andrew's Day Crafts for Kids
Get the kids involved this year with these quick and easy St Andrew's Day crafts! We've got inspiration for all ages and we've chosen all sorts of Scottish themes, including the Scottish flag, the Loch Ness Monster, golf and tartan!
This golf trolley pen pot is a cute gift kids can make for keen golfer dads on Father's Day - or it's fun to make for St Andrew's Day too.
Make your own indoor golf game using recycled materials - so that your kids can enjoy a craft activity and the game afterwards! The instructions below are for a 6-hole game, perfect for younger kids, but of course you can make a full 9 hole golf course if you like.
Who wouldn't want one of these monsters of their very own! Our Loch Ness Monster craft is simple to make, and very effective.
This very messy craft gives children an idea of how tartan patterns are formed. If you are doing this as a group activity, provide a large collection of ribbons and fabric and you will be surprised how many different variations of tartan you will get!
If you can't go to Loch Ness to spot the Loch Ness Monster, why not fold your own! You will need at least 3 pieces of paper and some scissors. Print the instructions below.
Here's a fun character that kids can make for St Andrew's Day! All you will need is a paper cup and a ping pong ball and some simple craft cupboard supplies.
Cheer up your outlook with a collection of cheerful tartan Scottie dogs! Using a paper plate for the "mobile" element of our Scottie dog mobile made this a quick and easy way to display our collection of Scotties.
Celebrate St Andrew's Day with this patriotic flag collage! This craft can be adapted for any simple flag, and the kids will enjoy scrunching up the tissue paper and gluing it on.
The real Loch Ness Monster might be a little more scary than our cute Soft Toy Nessie! This a lovely simple sewing craft for kids to make. Older children might want to make one for younger siblings, or friends!
Make a sporran with your kids for St Andrew's Day. A sporran is a small pouch that men wear with their kilts, as kilts don't have pockets! Sporrans are traditionally made from leather or fur.
Here's a simple paper weaving craft idea that makes a fun patriotic place mat for the St Andrew's Day table, and all you need is white and blue paper or card, and some patience!
Scotland is, of course, famous for its tartans. Why not have a go at designing your own with this tartan painting idea? My children found this an interesting challenge and enjoyed the finished result.
Kids can dress their teddies up for St Andrew's Day with this teddy bear kilt craft, using tartan they have designed and made themselves!