It’s halfway through the school holidays and parents all over the country are pulling their hair out – never fear, we’re here to save the day with some great crafty suggestions to keep your kids occupied.
We’ve chosen projects that are cheap and easy, perfect for rainy days and summer scorchers alike and you can pick up many of the supplies you’ll need for them at your local Lincolnshire Co-op.
For a rainy day project, try this melted crayon artwork. All you need is a packet of crayons (or some old broken ones) and a hairdryer. You can make this on any surface you like – to save some pennies, use a big piece of cardboard, like the back of a cereal packet.
This project is a clever twist on an old favourite – by putting your child’s face in the cup, you make it extra personal. Just cut out a photo and place it in a clear plastic cup, line with cotton wool and sprinkle over cress seeds. Your kids will love their wacky new haircuts!
Get your children outdoors with this great recipe for touchable bouncing bubbles – it’ll keep them entertained for hours. It does take 24 hours to ‘age’ so make sure you make it up before you want to use it.
Let the litlle ones blow off some steam on a hot day with these clever sponge water bombs. It’s half the mess and twice the fun because these water bombs are re-usable – just kick back and relax while they chase each other around the garden.
Another classic you’re sure to remember from your school days, baking soda volcanoes have been captivating kids for decades. Jazz it up by getting them to make a paper mache volcano first and add a splash of food colouring, or keep it simple and just use a mug or bowl – either way, it’s sure to impress.
Alternatively, Lincolnshire Co-op’s Junior Member events will be running all summer, you can find out more and book your place here.