Summer Holidays are nearly upon us, time to stock up on some craft kits for kids. After taking to the internet last night to try to work out where we are going wrong when it comes to sibling arguments, I came away realising one thing I really need to do is to fill the house with distractions to keep my kids from falling into boredom and agitating each other.
They loved the last craft kits for kids we tested from Baker Ross, they worked a treat. My 5yo was kept really quiet sticking these foam shapes onto a mosaic coaster. They would be a great distraction for a journey, they are pre packed in sets ready to go and weigh next to nothing. Or perhaps a trip out, I am thinking one of those family gatherings in a nice restaurant that goes on just that bit too long for a 5yo. He likes that he can use it – it’s where his bedtime milk goes.
My 7yo got really into decorating her flip flop trinket box with the porcelain pens. She takes after her mum, won’t be long until she has filled it with treasure. I can’t bear the noise of the pens on bare porcelain, but it didn’t bother her in the slightest. Kept her busy for two twenty minute bursts. £4.50 for a box of four, porcelain pens £9.99 a set of ten.
My 5yo couldn’t wait to sew this camper van cushion and with just a little bit of me starting and finishing, he was able to do most of the sewing and loved sticking on the van’s features. My 7yo made a red one and they are both planning to have them on their bunks in our caravan. £4.70 for a pack of two kits and at least half an hour of happiness.
These jumping tubes are so simple, but my goodness they really caught their imaginations, we must have been at the table for half an hour coming up with new ideas. £2.25 for a pack of eight and half an hour’s peace!
I love these wooden sailboat kits, now that has got to be a wonderful way to while away a Summer day.
£2.75 for two, that’s an afternoon with my two sorted! We could set them to sail on the Trent…the boats, not the kids!
We’re heading off to our local Scrapstore too, as my son has a real thing for junk modelling and my daughter loves to explore the treasures and stationary, we came away with paper chase highlighters and Joules diaries last time, for £2 a basket. You can find your local one, using the link above.
Do you have any bargain craft tips? What have you got up your sleeve to soothe fractious kids this Summer? Which of these craft kits for kids do you like?