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Summer is here at last and It won’t be long before the kids break up from school, so with that in mind I have collected 10 fantastic craft ideas for you to do with the kids during the holidays.

There is absolutely no reason for you to hear “I’m bored!” once this summer!

Get out in the garden and make these simple bug hotels, the kids will love to discover all the little bugs that they find and it won’t cost you a penny.

Raising butterflies at home is something that every member of the family will love! Kids will be amazed watching caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies.

Continuing on the little creatures theme why not make your own Wormery? I’m not sure I’ll be the one picking the worms out of the garden, but the kids won’t mind!


Make your own wormery – Science Sparks

Have fun making these adorable cork mini-beasts. There’s a spider, grasshopper, bumblebee, butterfly, ladybird – and they’re all ridiculously cute!

Having to stay indoors because of the rain? Let’s face it, this is the UK so there’s bound to be one day you’ll have to stay in. Why not bring the sun inside by making this lovely bright sunshine play dough?

How about having a fun learning session while keeping the kids active at the same time? Try this alphabet jump and write on the trampoline  – they will be singing their alphabet before you know it!

More learning fun outdoors can be had by teaching your toddler numbers with mini-skittles – lots of fun to make and all toddlers love knocking over skittles!


10 ways to learn at the beach – Rainy Day Mum

Heading to the beach? Then check out Top 10 ways to learn at the Beach this Summer.  Lots of great ideas for fun learning with little or no expense.

Get crafty with your household rubbish over at the Zing Zing Tree, lots of ideas to encourage the kids to recycle.

If you have a little pirate fan then these Tin Boats will be a huge hit! There are lots of other ideas in this post for ways to make boats too which will keep the kids amused for hours.

If you still need more ideas then make sure you check out this 100 Days of Summer Bucket List, which has lots of ideas for outdoor play, reading and writing ideas, maths games, science experiments and much  more!

I hope you enjoy these posts and please do leave a comment if you have a summer craft post you think we should know about, we’d love to see it!


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  1. Posted 4 July 2013 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    I love some of these ideas, especially the bug hotels! Thanks so much for including my skittles *delighted face*.

    • Posted 4 July 2013 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

      It’s a brilliant idea – we’re going to attempt the skittles this weekend!

  2. Posted 4 July 2013 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    What a fantastic list of activities – I’m going to try the wormery this summer.

    Thank you so much for including our beach and butterflies posts.

    • Posted 4 July 2013 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

      Isn’t the wormery a great tip? We might have to try this one too!

  3. Posted 4 July 2013 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the feature! The other ideas look fab too!

    • Posted 4 July 2013 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

      I’m feeling very inspired today too Anna – and also need to go and buy a trampoline to try your idea out!