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Get crafty

Arts and craft activities are always popular with children and are a great low cost alternative for a Sunday afternoon. Why not try your hand at these starter activities?

  • The non-scary Scarecrow – Easy and inexpensive to make, a Scarecrow is a fun and whimsical addition to the children’s veggie patch and helps them to understand about protecting their crops … Collect old clothes and items from around the house and stuff with rags, straw or leaves, not forgetting a stake to stand him or her up!
  • Old Cd’s can be a decorated and hung around a veggie patch to ward of birds and capture the sunlight in your garden … See how creative you can get!
  • Visit one of the country parks and learn how to make bird an butterfly boxes for a small charge in the school holidays. Take some paper to your local park or open space and design a treasure map with the children, which can be coloured and decorated at home and passed onto a willing pirate to seek the treasure.
  • A rain maker is a winner with all younger children. A clean plastic bottle with a lid can be painted or covered and filled with lentils or rice. Let your kids dance for much need rain in the garden!
  • For older children, why not set them a puzzle to get them back in the fresh air? Tracking is great fun and you just need to be creative in setting riddles to guide them around your open space.

More free fun ideas for family days out can be found in the What to do section.