Parents' Toolkit: Arts and crafts activities
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Arty ideas to help your kids think creatively - and maybe keep them busy for an hour or two. Featuring easy and imaginative crafts to try at home - like spy code wheels, beetle buckets and personalised cork pin boards - that you can share with your child, and even join in with yourself.
Filmmaking at home - how your child can learn the basics
How parents can help their little ones get started with filming and editing their own films at home.
Stop motion animation for beginners
Help your child learn how to make an animation at home using a phone or flip book.
Make a pinball machine at home
A cardboard box, some ice lolly sticks and a bit of creativity is all your child needs to make their own pinball game.
How to make a secret spy code wheel
Help your child make their own cipher wheel so they can create and learn their very own secret code!
How to turn a walk in the park into a colourful craft activity
Colour and crafts expert Momtaz Begum-Hossain shares ideas for making a walk in the park or the countryside even more fun for kids.
How to make a DIY animal vase with your child
Sophie, aka DIY Blonde, shows how you can help your child to develop a green thumb with a DIY animal vase.
Rob Biddulph's five tips to help you confidently draw with your kids
Rob Biddulph, author and official illustrator for World Book Day, has some great tips and tricks to share to help you draw with your kids.
How to make a DIY cork pin board
Sophie, aka DIY Blonde, shows you how to make a colourful alphabet cork board to add sparkle to your space!
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