As the summer holidays as fast approaching we’ve had a little look through our archives for a few ideas and activities to keep the little ones entertained over the holidays.
If you have any tips to keep the kids entertained and happy over summer without spending a fortune please tell us in the comments below
Here are some of our favourite posts…
Article by Crafty Computer Paper
We all remember the good old days where we used to go crazy as kids for temporary tattoos. I mean who wouldn’t, they looked (kind of) like the real tattoos except they could be washed off the next day.
These tattoos are still about today except they have gone a step further and now you can buy the tattoo paper itself and print out your own designs. This has started a flurry of graphics designers and crafters into creating their own temporary tattoos.
With many designs and different types of the paper available, we wanted to provide a quick tutorial on how to print the images and apply them as tattoos.
Although originally posted for Easter these fun little guys can be made all year round
Article by More Than Mummies
This is a really fun activity you can do with children of all ages.
For this craft I’ve used duck eggs as they are slightly larger than hens eggs. They are also white in colour which is great for decorating and tend not to have any stamps on them. They are available at farm shops and markets and even in some large supermarkets. Hens eggs are fine to use too
You Will Need
Some hollow egg shells
Some paints or felt tip pens (acrylic paints are great as they don’t run if they get wet)
An egg cup
A packet of Cress Seeds
Article by Mrs Fox’s
We used to make paper windmills when I was little. They are easy to make and are a great craft project for a rainy afternoon.
At Mrs Fox’s we organise children’s parties so use windmills as a way to decorate a party venue, add the personal touch to party bags or as a craft that can be done at a party and taken home by the guests. We sometimes print the date of the event onto the inside of one of the sails.
Article by Sarah, Angelhorizons
I have four smiling faces covered in cookie dough and multi coloured blobs of icing adorn children and surfaces alike. It’s the middle of the half term holidays and believe it or not I am working.
I started my business as a way to keep my children’s growing feet covered and although we are a very small home run company it’s great to be able to afford their activities and be there for them – I haven’t looked back since.
Like everything in my life my business has to be compatible with my children. As a mother of four, this isn’t always easy but I think we are getting there.
Article by Mini Social
Holidays again! Oh gosh, children at home…how do we keep them entertained for the next few weeks, will they be bored, and will we go crazy! Entertaining your little ones can be a tricky business at the best of times, and it’s even more difficult during holidays. When the schools break up for half-term or summer holidays, it’s sometimes tough to know how to keep your children focused.
Whether it’s chucking it down with rain or the sun is shining, there is so no need to get anxious or stressed about holidays…enjoy them, and even more importantly, make sure your child enjoys them too.
We’ve put our thinking caps on and come up with a handful of great ideas to keep your kids busy, whatever the weather and their age. So, if you’re desperate to drag them away from the TV and games console, there are lots of ways to keep your kids busy, and to stop you going a bit crackers!
Part 2 of our keeping the kids entertained over the summer holidays will be published next week
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