Archive of ‘DIY’ category

DIY Cardboard Box TV

This week’s summer camp craft project is a little more complex, but it is a super fun one. We are going to make a TV out of a cereal box and cardboard tubes, and then draw a ‘film’ to show on the TV. Who is this activity suitable for? Older kids can help to make […] Read more…

DIY Pipe Cleaner Bubble Wands

DIY Pipe Cleaner Bubble Wands

Following on from last week’s giant bubble science session, we made some small bubble wands too which are really fun and easy for kids to make themselves, and also make cute gifts. You could write out a bubble recipe to go with them, if you are giving them away (see my previous bubble post for […] Read more…

Mini Schultüte Treat Cones

Mini “Schultüte” Treat Cones

In Germany, we have a lovely tradition for starting school – kids get a large, cardboard cone called a “Schultüte”, filled with school supplies, little gifts and treats. When my youngest started school last year, he wanted to share this tradition with his new classmates at his Scottish school, so we made some mini “Schultüten” […] Read more…

Recycled Toilet Roll Cars

Welcome to Week 5 of our free virtual summer camp. Today we are going to be making cars out of recycled toilet rolls. You could also use other cardboard tubes, such as from kitchen paper towels, and cut them to size. This is a really fun craft, because the cards actually roll along and they […] Read more…

Surprise Drawing Activity

This week’s summer crafting activity is actually more of a drawing activity, but it’s a really fun one and there is no end to the creative variations you could think up for the surprise drawings we will be making. All you need is plain A4 paper and pens. Who is this activity suitable for? Older […] Read more…

Clothes Peg Dragonfly Craft

Clothes Peg Dragonfly

Welcome to Week 3 of our free virtual summer camp! Today we are going to be making dragonflies out of clothes pegs. This is an easy and fun crafts and kids can get as creative as they like when decorating them. And not only are they fun to make, but you can use them afterwards […] Read more…

Recycled Egg Carton Boats

Welcome to Week 2 of our virtual summer camp. This week in our crafting session, we will be making boats out of recycled egg cartons. There are two versions of boats you can make, with different masts using either drinking straws or skewers, and I will talk you through both versions. Who is this activity […] Read more…

Origami Monster Bookmarks

Origami Monster Bookmarks

Hallo everyone, and welcome to the first day of The Bear & The Fox Virtual Summer Camp! Today we have a crafting activity for you, and since many of you won’t have had much notice, I’ve chosen something that you just need paper, pens, scissors and some glue for. The activity we’ll be doing today, […] Read more…

DIY Floral Midsummer Crown

Handmade Floral Midsummer Crowns

The Summer Solstice and Midsummer are just around the corner. Last year we made our own floral Midsummer Crowns to celebrate. It’s really easy – all you need is wire and some foliage. You’ll also need something to cut the wire and the foliage with. We used eucalyptus leaves and some small white flowers (I […] Read more…

DIY Recycled Toilet Roll Castle

DIY Recycled Toilet Roll Castle

Today we have an easy craft to share with use that uses recycled materials. My 5 year old was studying castle at school and had to draw or create a castle, and he decided he wanted to make one from cardboard. We raided our recycling bin to see what we could find, and came out […] Read more…

Paper Plate Rainbow Cloud

Paper Plate Rainbow Cloud

We have a lovely little craft activity to share with you today. Everyone is all about the rainbows right now, and my youngest has been studying weather at school too. So when he asked if we could do some crafting, I raided our craft materials box to come up with an easy weather related craft […] Read more…

Easy Peasy DIY Cardboard Castle Doorway

Easy-Peasy DIY Castle Entrance

How are we all doing with keeping the kids entertained at home? I joined a couple of Facebook groups when the lockdown started, to get some fresh ideas on how to entertain the kids. I don’t know about you, but some of the groups I am in seem to have moved on from sharing simple […] Read more…

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