Written by Sara Conway
Summertime and the livin’ is easy! Err, unless you have kids, that is.
If the school holidays fill you with fear, don’t worry! These cheap, fun 5-minute ideas will keep your children busy every day. It’s our way of giving your time back to you. Please save, like, share – and spread the summer holiday love. We can do this!
With a seagull, fancy ice cream, watermelon, beach and sunshine all to make from paper plates.
Which include a washing up bottle rocket! Nice to see them making stuff we used to…
Which include some fabulous horns to wear!
This post has 5 clever ways with egg boxes. We love the little rock chicks!
Sacrifice a few pegs so they can make these butterflies, crocs, peg people and more!
26-30 – Have a sparkly kind of day!
Invest in a £1 bag of sequins and they can make all of these!
31-35 – Paints all dried up?
These 5 homemade paint ideas use stuff you’re bound to have at home. Including hot chocolate – genius!
And there are plenty more printing ideas in this post.
41-45 – No brush, no problem!
Check out these clever ways to paint without using a paintbrush!
46-50 – High five hand painting!
This post has simple and effective ways to print flowers, elephants, fish and more.
Out & About
These 5 activities will make yours go without a hitch. Also ideal for camping trips and weddings…
56-58 – Braving a train or plane?
Bank these on-the-go ideas to make the journey whizz by.
59-63 – Craving time in a beer garden?
Whip out these pub games to keep kids busy (there’s not a pool table or dart board in sight!)
These 5 water games will make sure they appreciate your efforts!
And we love the cheeky adult versions for when the kids are in bed.
74-78 – Nice ice baby!
Check out these healthy ways to make ice creams and ice lollies. They’re perfect for kids to help with.
79-83 – Forget boring old sandcastles!
These 5 tricks with sand will make beach days a breeze.
With these 5 crafts inspired by The Tiger Who Came to Tea.
5 mindful ideas for chilled happy kids.
Try a project like making homemade salt dough. This post has the recipe and 5 things to make with it.
This post has an easy recipe plus 5 simple things to make.
And then challenge your kids to make some amazing sculptures!
From Lego bricks to monsters, this post has some amazingly simple ideas.