As Disney’s new live-action adventure Dumbo flies into cinemas in time for the Easter school holidays, and 2019 is the 30thanniversary year of beloved children’s character Elmer, we’re celebrating our love for elephants by wearing them close to our heart! Kitchen sponge cloths are great to print with. They areRead More →

There is too much plastic in the world and it is polluting our oceans. What we need is biodegradable plastic. This is plastic that rots away and doesn’t stick around for hundreds of years. Scientists are working hard to make plastics like these. The one shown here is a veryRead More →

Why just send a card on Valentine’s Day? This perfect little heart kite fluttering in the breeze will send your love in a much more original way. Decorate it with hearts or flowers and write your Valentine’s message on the back. Let’s Go Fly A Kite! You will need 1Read More →

These tasty snowman snacks are great fun to make and delicious too! You will need: Large white marshmallows Icing pens – one white and another colour Pretzel sticks Red liquorice laces Use a little bit of white icing to glue two large marshmallows together. Use coloured icing to add aRead More →

It is so easy to help the kids make a ‘Create Your Own Happy’ Jar – a place to keep a record of all the little amazing things that happen. YOU WILL NEED: A jam jar with a lid Colouring pens or permanent markers Plain paper or sticky labels GlueRead More →

World-renowned and prize-winning nano-scientist Michelle Dickinson says Halloween is the perfect opportunity to give Mum and Dad a fright with some super spooky science experiments… The Dancing Ghost Scientific Principle: Electrostatics Time: 20 minutes Watch in amazement as your tissue ghost magically dances, without you touching it, thanks to an invisibleRead More →

Welcome in the season with a glorious wreath made from all the special autumnal treasures the kids find on a fun-filled forest walk… You will need: Autumn nature items A cardboard ring – cut to the size you would like String for anything that needs tied in place Scissors GlueRead More →

A combo of cardboard rolls is great for this project, to give a variety of sizes. You’ll need to help your little monkeys to cut, fold and slot the pieces together. ELEPHANT Say hello to the circus with this clever elephant balancing on a stand. You need one toilet rollRead More →

The summer holidays just creep in, don’t they? No sooner are you measuring the children for their new uniforms which they’ll grow out of in two months, you’re fretting over child care and how to keep everyone entertained for the summer. NI4Kids has sought advice from the place where childrenRead More →

Playing outdoors is an essential part of growing up and there’s no better season than summer for developing their imagination, keeping fit and letting the wild world weave its magical spell on children… How to make the biggest bubbles you have ever seen Thread cotton string through two 20cm/8in drinkingRead More →

There are lots of fun ways to decorate a room: you can hang pictures or posters on the walls or place knick-knacks on the shelves. But what about the ceiling? Well, about a hundred years ago an artist called Alexander Calder created the perfect decoration for ceilings when he inventedRead More →

    To celebrate a brand new edition of Roald Dahl’s classic James and the Giant Peach, join James, the Centipede, the Earthworm and the rest of the gang and welcome in the sounds of spring by making your own musical grasshopper at home… From the moment the Old-Green-Grasshopper startedRead More →