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10 summer holiday craft ideas

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The long school holidays are upon us once more so we've pulled together some of our favourite craft projects for kids so that there's plenty to keep the little ones entertained all summer long! With simple paper crafts, things to make using junk and recycling, and some creative projects for the arty kids, we hope there's something here that your primary school children will love!

Dream Catchers

Homemade Dream Catcher

This pretty project is sure to spark your kids' creativity! The activity could be spread out over a few days, each time making a new item to dangle from the dream catcher.

Find the project on the Art Bar blog.

Paper Plate Jellyfish

Paper plate jellyfish

It's a well known craft fact that you can make any animal face you fancy with a paper plate, but we just love these cute jellyfish and think it's a great way to get little fingers familiar with yarn too!

Find the project on the Non-Toy Gifts website.

Pom Pom Necklace

Pom pom necklace

If you're kids are already fans of crafting with yarn, then this pom pom necklace is a great way for them to practice their skills and we think they'll love wearing the finished accessory too!

Find the project on our kids' craft ideas blog.

Little Cardboard Tube Houses

Cardboard Tube Houses

It's truly amazing how many things you can craft out of the contents of your recycling bin! These houses are just one of many ideas on Tracey Radford's blog, but we think they're lovely.

Find the project on the Jumble Tree blog.

Sock Caterpillar

Sock Caterpillar

This fun sock creature is a brilliant craft for the young ones and we've got a video tutorial to take you through the steps! Once the glue has dried, these sock characters are great fun to play with.

Find the video tutorial on our kids' craft ideas blog.

Unicorn Puppets

Unicorn Puppets I Heart Crafty Things

These card unicorn puppets are easily one of the best unicorn crafts we've seen on Pinterest! Simple, colourful, easy to make and fun to play with after, we think they'll be a total hit with unicorn-loving kids this summer.

Find the project on the I Heart Crafty Things blog.

Origami Dinosaur

Origami Dinosaur

If your child is more of a dino fan then this paper folding project is perfect for them! Cheap, super simple and mess free, we think it'll be a hit with you too.

Find the project on our kids' craft ideas blog.

Embroidered Jeans

Embroidered Jeans Craft Project

With patterned denim everywhere in the shops, this is the perfect project for style-conscious kids and a great introduction to embroidery too!

Find the project on our kids' craft ideas blog. 

Moving Paper Fish

Moving Paper Fish

We love this clever paper cutting project which means these fish will move and swim about! Kids can make a whole fish tank out of different colour paper and play 'under the sea' with friends or siblings.

Find the project on the Krokotak blog.

Button Bookmarks

Button Bookmarks

These simple homemade bookmarks won't take very long to make but is a lovely idea for the bookworms this summer holidays.

Find the project on I Heart Naptime blog.


What are your kids making this summer? Tag us in your pics on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and we'll collect together our favourites at the end of the holidays. Happy making!

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