Hama Bead Bag Charm
Why not jazz up a cheap lunch bag with a bag charm made using Hama Beads, a split ring and a key ring.
Here’s one I made for a boy’s lunch bag, using a robot theme, but you can make anything you like.
This idea will save you from buying an expensive bag, which you can then personalize and make special, and have some fun doing it too!
Lego Photo Frame
Cut out a card or plastic to your required size
Then cut out a rectangle in the middle, a little smaller than your photo
Arrange the Lego pieces over the frame
When you are happy with the arrangements, carefully glue on the pieces using super glue
Once it is dry, you can either stick the photo to the back directly, or make a pocket using a piece of card larger than the hole, and sticking it onto the back, leaving the top open. This way, you can change the picture whenever you like!
You don’t have to use Lego. Why not try other things? What about buttons, beads, flowers, or even little toys!
Drinks Bottle Jewellery
You can get these fizzy drink bottles at the store, but why not just recycle some already-
The trick to sewing the zip onto the bottle is punching holes in the bottle so you can sew through them (kind of like a preschool sewing card).
Poke holes with a 1/16" craft punch or just a heated needle. Then stitch through the holes to secure the zip.
Toilet Paper Roll Flowers
Craft supplies you will need:
Toilet paper rolls
Have the children paint 4 toilet paper rolls, 4 different colors (inside and out).
Also, have the children paint the Popsicle sticks.
Once dry, cut each toilet paper roll in 4 parts.
Have the children take 4 different color flower petals and glue them together.
Then, have the children insert a Popsicle stick and paste it to the bottom flower petals.
Lastly, have the children cut out 2 round circle from felt and glue them to the front and back of the flower.
Autumn Window Pictures
You will need:
Orange, red and yellow cellophane or tissue paper.
Laminator and laminator pocket (or contact film)
Orange or red card
Double sided sticky tape
Glitter glue (optional)
Cut a selection of leaf shapes from the cellophane or tissue paper. If you like you can decorate some with glitter glue and leave to dry.
If using a laminator arrange your leaves in the pocket. Ask an adult to carefully feed it through the laminator.
If using contact film, cut two A4 size pieces. Carefully peel the back off one and stick on your leaves. Peel the back off the other and carefully stick to the back of your first piece.
Cut the middle from your piece of card to make a frame. Use double-