Craft Activities for Kids

Range of art & craft activities for kids. Make cards, masks, gifts and toys using simple, even throw-away things… Crafts & art is fun, we’ll show you how

Blow a Puppet

It's a great idea for a party - ask all the children and adults to make balloon puppets. The things you need: 1. Balloons 2. Coloured wool 3. Glazed paper sheets in different colours 4. Adhesive 5. Scissors 6. Thread Step 1: Blow the balloons and knot them. You can also tie...

Here comes the Mango

Set everyone's stomach growling with your irresistable, yummy look. All you need is: 1. Two Cardboard Sheets. 2. Two White Chartpapers. 3. Water Colours. 4. Paint Brush. 5. Two meter yellow ribbon. 6. Scissors, pencil and eraser.   Step 1: Paste a white chartpaper on to a cardboard sheet. Draw the shape of...

The Magnetic Knife

A knife magnetically clings to your hands! All you need is: 1. One table knife. Step 1: Interweave your fingers as in Figure 1, but don't pick up the knife yet. Step 2: When you interweave your fingers, secretly leave the middle finger of one hand loose (Figure...

Pom Pom Balls

These balls are soft and won't hurt anyone while playing. Better still, they are easy to make. So why don't you gift a a few to a friend? The things you need: 1. A small piece of cardboard 2. Thick wool (single or multi-coloured) 3. A scissor 4. Needle 5....

Let’s Tango

If you are interested in making music, why not start by making a music instrument from things easily available at home? The things you need: 1. An empty toothpaste pack 2. Three rubber bands 3. A sheet of coloured paper 4. Glue 5. A blade or paper cutter Step 1: Cover...

Paper Plate Masks

During Dussehra it seems that Rama and Ravana come down to earth. In every street there are children who wear masks of these characters and enact the story. Would you like to make your own masks and do the same? You will need: Paper plate, paints,...

Paper Bag Tiger

With more amd more people using paper bags instead of plastic ones, you can find one easily for your tiger puppet. The things you need: Paper bag, paints and eyes. Step 1. Take a paper bag and make the face of a Tiger using black paint. Step 2....

Ice Cream Stick Photo Frame

How do we make sure that our favourite person stays by our side at most times? Simple - we frame their photographs and keep them in a place where we can always see them. What fun if we could make the photo frames too!...

Forever Floating

I remember making paper boats as a child but after their first voyage they could never be used again. Then somebody told me about the boats that would always float. At once the idea appealed to me and I tried making the unsinkable boat....

Make Your Own Friendship Band

Things you need: colourful cotton or satin embroidery threads. These are commonly available in all markets. Take three sets of coloured thread. I chose red, blue and green. Each set of thread should be two mm thick and seven or eight inches long. After...

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