Rain Day Craft Ideas

If you are like me and the word ‘craft’ makes you shudder, here is some inspiration for some new ideas for stuff to do; that if I can do so can you.  I love the jar one, even my two boys were impressed and now how one each in their bedrooms!

This jar of beauty will partly make up for the fact that we don’t have lightning bugs in the UK, a source of much envy for us when we watch US based shows showing children chasing these around the garden to place inside jars. This neat little trick is more humane and requires nothing more than a large jar, a packet of glitter and a glow stick. Simply cut off the end of the glow stick and shake its contents into the jar. Add a pack of glitter, screw on the lid, shake well and there you have it- children open mouthed in awe. You will be too. Make sure the lid is VERY well screwed on though and keep away from young children. I have these in mind for my next party. They’l look gorgeous in the lamplight at night.

Fairy Lights Jar

We realise that Shirley Conran was right when she said ‘Life’s too short to stuff a mushroom’. But with the 5 a day stretching to 7 a day and not every child wanting to comply with that, we are all open to suggestions that help make life (and child nutrition) easier and more fun. This is super cute and not fiendishly impossible to achieve. Basically if you stick a face on it, it’ll appeal even if your snail is somewhat challenged in the looks department.

Orange Snail

These were quite the thing in 70′s America with every child and teenager having their own pet rock. We saw these sweet little Barbapappa DIY rock characters and instantly fell in love. Tiny tins of non toxic paint can be found in model shops, toys shops and art stores. Then all you need is your imagination! Finish off with a coat of clear sealant and leave to dry for 24 hours.

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