DIY chalk paint
This easy-to-make chalk paint means the kids can take the painting outdoors on a sunny day.
How to make a marble maze
Grab an old shoebox lid and a handful of straws and transform them into a marble maze game for kids.
Upcycle those old CDs lying around the house by cutting them up using a pair of scissors to create mosaic pieces, snipping off any sharp edges. Once you have a batch of small pieces, hand over to the kids to glue onto old pots for the garden. See more fun garden projects to do with the kids.
How to make a cat planter
Watch this video to see how to make a cute cat planter using an old plastic bottle. Inspired by Anna at Brudly.com.
How to make a slip and slide
Lay thick bin liners on a grassy area in the garden and secure with tent pegs. Squirt some baby shampoo on the plastic and use the garden hose to add water to make it slippery before sliding across for a DIY water park in the garden.
How to make an indoor teepee den
Make a cosy den for the kids to play in during half term using a double sheet and other household items. Watch our short video to see how to make an indoor teepee den.
Make a cheap and easy indoor car track
For rainy days, create an indoor city road map using masking tape on the floor so kids can whizz their toy cars around.
How to make birdseed cakes
Make these hanging birdseed feeders using cookie cutters with the kids. They can make any shapes they like and they’ll love seeing the birds eating them in the garden once they’re hung up.
How to make brooches with felt and fabric
Make these cute felt brooches in a range of shapes. You can make up your own designs or print out our free downloadable templates.
Farm-to-fork printable game
Teach kids about where their food comes from with these farm to fork printable games.
Waste paper basketball
Scrunch up old newspaper into balls before aiming and throwing into a line-up of different sized bucket or plastic boxes. Label smaller or harder to reach containers with more points and see who can score the most. Get more ideas for indoor games on rainy days.
Spot the difference puzzle
Simply count up how many differences you can see on the campsite image. Download the printable and see more fun puzzles to complete.
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