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 →

Festive snow globes make great gifts for friends and family and they are lots of fun to make. You will need Empty, clean glass jars with lids Sandpaper (optional) Silver paint Paintbrush Strong waterproof glue or waterproof tile adhesive Christmas decorations to put in jar Pitcher (jug) and spoon forRead More →

Calling all aspiring astronauts and future space scientists! Strap on your moon boots and prepare for liftoff by building your own rocket with the Astronaut Academy… The best way to find out how rockets work is to make one! By making a balloon rocket, you’ll see how rockets move forwardRead More →

Foraging expert Fiona Bird shows how being a good beachcomber can not only really help the environmental problem of ocean pollution, but also help make some brilliant eco-friendly art… For a long time, people thought getting rid of waste at sea was a good idea, but it isn’t and isRead More →

Arts and crafts activities don’t have to be done indoors! Take it outside and enjoy getting creative with nature. Decorate a tree You will need •Ribbon or string •Scissors •Natural objects such as twigs. Leaves, dried fruit, feathers •Coloured wool and beads 1.Get creative! Use your natural objects to makeRead More →

Thaumatropes (Thaw-Ma-Tropes) were a popular toy in the nineteenth century. They create an illusion by spinning two images together, which tricks your eye into seeing them as one picture… What you need Piece of card Circular Template (like a glass or cup) to draw around Scissors Pens and pencils StickRead More →

With the expert guidance of Tracey Radford, you can turn everyday cardboard into incredible, yet simple, craft projects. You’ll never look at an empty egg carton in the same way again… Hoppity, hoppity, hoppity hop, but where’s she hopping to? Ruby’s quite forgetful and hasn’t got a clue! Roughly cutRead More →

Come Christmas time, you may think that you don’t have time to make your own cards. Not the case! This adorable robin card is so quick and easy – you can let the kids make them while you sit down for a well-deserved break! You will need Thin white cardRead More →

Transform an old pair of tights into an adorable sausage dog. Easy to make, it requires very little sewing and can be made by children of any age especially if the eyes and ears are glued on. We used old mittens for ears, but children’s socks would work equally well.Read More →