Want some ideas on how to keep the kids busy over the summer holidays? Well, check out these five fun arts and crafts kids' activites, courtesy of London's queens of cool craft: Ladyland
If you are in need of some inspo for things to do with the kids to keep them entertained this summer, stop right there! These awesome kids activities will keep them quiet for hours… and maybe you too! Get your little ones using their imagination and exploring their creative side with these five awesome DIY projects from craft experts Ladyland, from decorating their own cushions to building their very own jungle terrarium!
1. SPARKLE CAVE
You may have seen images of this idea (pictured top) kicking around on Pinterest – it’s super easy to do yourself, and it certainly beats making a fort out of throw rugs and cushions for the hundredth time. All you need is a giant cardboard box and some fairy lights (for safety, make sure they’re LED lights): it takes about five minutes to make and the kids will play in it all afternoon. See here for the full tutorial.
2. DINOSAUR JUNGLE TERRARIUM
Once considered a relic of the ’70s, then the preserve of lizard enthusiasts, terrariums all but disappeared from the collective pop-culture conscious… but now they’re back in a big way. This kid-friendly version is super fun to put together: little ones will love planting an indoor micro jungle for dinosaurs to roam. See here for the full tutorial.
3. PAPER MONSTERS
Some of you might be scraping the bottom of the barrel for things to do with your little monsters by this end of the school holiday, so instead of watching Monsters University for the 1000th time, try making some of these paper monsters to give the old imagination a bit of exercise. Once you start making these guys, you won’t want to stop. See here for the full tutorial.
4. POTATO-PRINT CUSHIONS
This is one for older kids (or supervise very closely lest you end up with some newly patterned neon walls. Rediscover the art of potato printing and give your kid’s room a pop of colour with these cool polka-dot floor cushions. Budding interior designers could even create different patterned cushions for their own reading nook – now, that’s a project to keep them busy for the whole holiday! See here for the full tutorial.
5. HOLIDAY JARS
And here’s one to remember that holiday break: if your kids always come home with pockets full of pebbles and shells, get them to curate their little collections into memory jars. This is a great way to finish off a seaside trip with kids and help them edit down their collections into a ‘best-of’. See here for the full tutorial.
Image Credits: Emma Scott-Child for Ladyland