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 →

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 →