1 Yoghurt pot building blocks: perfect for building up and knocking down.
You’ll need: a few pots, coloured paper, crayons, tape, scissors
- First get your kids to cover the pots in paper. We wrapped a band around the middle and then cut squares to cover the base and open top.
- If they like, your children can draw on the pots. We added windows with people and animals inside.
- Now they build their towers (and knock them down!)
2 Yoghurt pot penguin: upturn a pot so kids can craft this cute little friend.
All you need is a yoghurt pot and black, white and orange paper. Your child covers the pot in black, adds a white tummy, orange feet and then eyes – googly if you have them, or they can draw them on the white paper and stick them on.
3 Big pot castle: give kids a family-sized pot to turn into a fortress.
You’ll need: a 200ml yogurt pot, paper, tape, scissors, cocktail stick (or cake flag) – optional.
- Your kids wrap the paper around the yogurt pot and secure it with tape. We found it helped to put a few pieces of tape around the bottom to stop it riding up.
- Now your kids trim the top of the paper, cutting it into a turret shape.
- You can help them cut a door – just snip through the paper and plastic.
- If you have a cocktail stick, they can add a little triangle of paper to make a flag.
- Now they add their toys and play!
Finished the first 3? Here’s 2 more:
4 Make a sand castle
Forget buckets, kids can fill yogurt pots with sand and turn out perfect castles. Give them different-sized pots so they can create a sand city.
5 Yoghurt pot train
Your children wrap the pots in paper. Now they turn the pots on their sides and draw on wheels and windows with a driver and passengers. They can join the carriages together by taping pieces of string between them.