Finally, I’ve found a utopia of cute, doable kids crafts. Someone who can turn toilet rolls into something ever so fabulous – AND CUTE. Mamas, we know many of you struggle with kids’ craft ideas and all of the stuff that goes with it, so we give you these brilliant ideas using stuff you already have at home and a little imagination.
They’re kids crafts any mum can make. Honestly.
Jas from Foxglove Flora is our crafty mum friend who turns that annoying pile of scattering toilet rolls into a colony of koalas or perhaps space rocket central with just a few quick modifications.
“Recycled craft is one of the easiest ways to make fun new toys for your kids to play with! Best thing is…most things you need for this you’ll already have in your home.”
Check out these amazing kids crafts Jas knocks up with just household items, easily found extras and no doubt, a teeny tiny bit of patience. Go forth and raid your recycling bin, grab a glue stick (or hot glue gun) and see what you can use, stick and paint in the name of kids’ craft!
10 Easy Kids Crafts to Make
Here’s a peek at a few things we loved! Jas has full instructions over on her Instagram, so be sure to go follow her Instagram account and check them out for all the nitty-gritty details.
1. A colony of koalas
Though traditionally an animal who likes to mostly hang out by themselves, we love the idea of a crowded tree branch full of adorable toilet paper roll koalas. I mean, just LOOK at them.
2. Zooming toilet roll rocket ship
Pace yourself with the toilet rolls, there are rocket ships to be made too! Glitter and ribbons, oh my!
3. Recycled castle
Found some fancy seashells on your beach walk or maybe even some rocks? Let’s make them into a home with Jas’s amazing cardboard castle. It’s made from just cardboard boxes, toilet rolls and pretty extras!
Paint them or wrap them in your favourite pretty paper. Jas shows us how you can make a pretty epic pair of binoculars out of toilet rolls, perfect for pretend play and outdoor adventures.
5. DIY Microscope
Budding scientists listen up, now you can add a microscope to your science kit! So very cute (and if using a washed-out fabric softener bottle), smells AMAZING!
6. Lion face
Save that cereal box or piece of cardboard to make a circle and get punchy with a hole punch to create this beaut lion. Jas has used raffia but says you can use whatever you have handy – wool, crepe paper, even ribbons! You could even attach elastic to make a funny mask.
7. Nature walk butterfly
Time to showcase those treasures found on your walks and turn them into beautiful butterfly wings! This one you will need some clear contact (vinyl) for, which is readily available at supermarkets or Kmart if you don’t have any at home.
8. Lion stamp art
Get ready to put your very own stamp on kids crafts with this stamping fun! Turning a toilet roll into a stamp is easy, load up the paint and paper and post an original artwork to everyone in the family. Perfect!
9. Aeroplanes, up, up and away!
Cardboard, toilet rolls, skewers and glue – that’s all you need to take flight making these gorgeous aeroplanes!
10. DIY Sock bunny
Finally, a use for all those random loose, odd socks! You’re only a pair of scissors, some rice and a sock away from bunny building. Be warned though, you could fall into a rabbit hole making these and end up with a warren full!
Such amazing, clever kids crafts to keep little ones (and big ones) occupied for a while. Don’t forget to follow this talented lady Jas at Foxglove.flora on Instagram and on Pinterest too, to keep up with her kids’ craft capers. The fun just keeps on coming, it really does.
Which one of these kids’ crafts tickles your fancy the most? Let us know if you try any of these ideas – and of course, send us a pic if you do, we would love to see your handiwork!