Discover a range of creative and engaging activities for kids that inspire learning and play. From DIY projects to educational games, find fun-filled ideas to keep children entertained and help them develop new skills.

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Snuggle down for a family movie night

The weather may not be the best right now, but it's a great excuse to snuggle up with the family and have a movie night at home.

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Indoor cubby fun!

It's the little things that make the best memories and who doesn't love a cubby! You don't need anything special to make them; just use things from around the house and let their imaginations run wild.

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DIY air-dry clay - 3 ingredients, hours of fun!

From dinosaurs and jewellery, to aliens and 3-D art, this homemade air-dry clay lets kids (big and small) create just about anything!

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Get cracking with cress egg heads!

This simple and engaging craft allows kids to explore their creativity while learning a bit about growing food.

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How to make a calming glitter jar

Creating a calming glitter jar with your children isn't just a fun craft project - it can be a great method for helping kids (and adults!) calm down during moments of stress or when they are feeling overwhelmed.

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Make a stress ball from a balloon (and it's not at all stressful!)

Here's a great, fun activity to do with the kids. You only need a couple of ingredients and about half an hour!

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Have a 'Pull Apart' day and see how stuff works

This activity shows kids that the stuff we use every day isn't magic! If you have items that are old, broken and about to get thrown away, take them apart and see what is happening behind the scenes.

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3-ingredient gooey slime!

Kids of all ages love playing with slime (including really big kids like mum and dad!). It's a great sensory play experience and encourages fine motor skills. Sensory play also helps kids regulate their emotions and slime can be a great calming activity.

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Start a garden in an egg carton!

Growing seeds indoors is easy and can help teach kids about germination and plant care – and one of the easiest ways is in an empty egg carton!

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Mason jar ice cream – no fancy equipment required!

This is great fun to do with the kids and you get to enjoy the delicious results! All you need is a jar and some basic ingredients.

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7 good reasons to start a ‘Positive Things’ jar

A ’Positive Things’ jar is a great way to teach your kids to focus on the good things that happen every day.

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Have a cracking Christmas! How to make your own crackers

This year try making your own Christmas crackers with the kids. This way you can avoid the throwaway plastic gifts which come inside shop bought crackers and have some fun in the process. Here's how you do it.

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How to make snow!

Who said you can’t have snow in December? Not us! Here’s how to make your own (and the best part is, it won't melt!).

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How to make cloud dough

Three ingredients and hours of fun. Try our easy peasy recipe for light and squishy cloud dough.

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DIY cool and creepy milk bottle ghosts!

If you're looking for something quick, easy and mess-free to make with the kids for Halloween, we've got the perfect activity for you!

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Create a super cute teacup garden!

Plant a tiny garden with succulents, then let your imagination run wild as you sprinkle in some delightful decorations to bring your own miniature world to life!

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Outdoor fun to beat the school holiday boredom blues!

Here are some ideas to get the kids out and about when they utter the dreaded words – 'I’m soooooooooo bored!'

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‘Guess the colour’ magic trick

Amaze your friends by guessing the colour of a crayon simply by holding it in your hand. The secret is simple and easy to master!

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Ever heard of magic milk?

Milk is a staple that’s found in most fridges – but it’s not just for putting on your cereal or in your coffee! This colourful ‘magic milk’ science demonstration is easy, entertaining and definitely has a ‘WOW’ factor!

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Brilliant bouncing bubbles

Blowing bubbles has always been a simple and fun activity to do with the kids – here’s how to take your bubbles to the next level – and make them bounce!

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Make a raincloud - in a jar!

Have we got the perfect rainy day kids’ activity for you. It’s a little bit sciencey and a whole heap of fun – and you get to make it rain inside (okay, in a jar, but it’s still pretty awesome)!

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Super easy cupcake decorations

When the weather’s not great there’s nothing better than having a baking day with the kids and getting creative with decorations (and the best bit is you get to eat the results afterwards!) Here are some simple, fun decorations to try.

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Make glow-in-the-dark bubbles – 2 ways!

Take your bubble making to the next level and impress your kids. We have two methods and it’s the perfect activity for this time of year!

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Make your own moon sand

It’s hard to believe that something so simple can be so much fun – but it is!

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Magical colour changing flowers

This is not the activity if you’re in a hurry, but you should be able to see small colour changes in your flowers in a couple of hours. For the full effect, you’ll need to leave them for a few hours or overnight (but it’s well worth the wait!).

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How to avoid school holiday boredom

The long summer school holidays are on the doorstep, but there’s no need to panic! We’ve got lots of great ideas to keep your kids busy, whatever their age!

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How to plan an awesome Easter treasure hunt

Just because it’s Easter doesn’t mean your kids have to overdose on chocolate and sugar! Here’s a great idea for some Easter fun that can include some chocolate and some non-edible treats!

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Play the taste-test game and get your kids to like new foods!

A taste-testing game is a great way to get kids excited about trying new foods – and it can double as lunch!

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Create some sparkle with a glow-in-the-dark glitter jar

Discover a world of fun and creativity that you and your child can enjoy together with this magical glow in the dark jar! We have 2 different ways to create your jar – just choose the method you prefer.

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Crazy kid fun with DIY bath paints

Bath paints are a fun way for kids to express themselves, while keeping any mess confined to the bath! Making them at home is easy and cost-effective – you only need three ingredients and about 10 minutes!

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Easy and delicious frozen treats to make with your kids

Summer is here and there’s no better way to cool down than with some homemade frozen treats (and they are way healthier than most of the stuff you’ll find in the freezer section at your local supermarket!).

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How to make a nebula jar

Also known as a galaxy jar, this is a great kid’s activity – it’s easy to do and you can incorporate a bit of science into the process (but only if you want to!)

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What is oobleck? 2 ingredients, hours of fun for kids!

Is it a liquid or is it a solid? Actually, it’s both! Oobleck is an awesome substance that can change from a liquid to a solid and back again. How cool is that? Here’s how to make it.

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DIY advent calendar ideas for Xmas – no chocolate required!

If you’re not keen on advent calendars filled with chocolate, we’ve got some simple ideas to make your own. You can add whatever you like for each day. It could be a treat or an activity to do with your child – whatever you fancy!

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DIY 'lava lamp'

Okay, it’s not an actual lava lamp but the bubbly, blobby effect is the same and the kids will love it! This is a simple experiment which will leave them wide-eyed with amazement – so you can explain the science or just watch them enjoy the fun!

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Halloween cupcakes are frightfully easy

Buy or make some plain cupcakes and try a few of these super simple decorating ideas. After all, on this occasion it’s the decorations that are the important part!

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Fun activities with ‘Tweens’

Tweens are children aged 9 and 12 - not quite teenagers, not little kids anymore. It can be difficult finding family things to do with this age group but give some of these activities a try. (Disclaimer: they may still squirm with embarrassment!)

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Turn tidying up into a game for kids!

One of the best ways to get your kids to tidy up is to make it look like they’re not tidying up at all – just having fun!

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Create a Fantasy Garden in a Pot

Add a little magic to your garden with a miniature garden scene. It could be for fairies, for pirates or even for dinosaurs. Just use what you have and let your imagination do the rest.

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Camp out – indoors!

Enjoy some camping fun with the kids without having to pack the car or brave the elements! (And you can enjoy the comfortable and clean bathroom).

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Easy book week costume ideas for school

Book Week is coming! It’s great for kids to celebrate their love of reading, characters, and authors, but with it comes the need for dressing up at school! Well, there’s no need to panic! We’ve got some great, simple ideas which will remove the stress.

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Chalk plus driveway plus kids is fun, fun, fun

You don’t need paint, canvases, or paper for your kids to channel their inner artist. Just grab a box of ‘sidewalk’ chalk, head outside with your kids and let their imaginations run wild.

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Start a worm farm with your kids

Creating a worm farm with your kids is a great way to teach them about recycling and give them some responsibility by helping to look after it. Here's how to get started.

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Helpful tips for a stress-free kids’ party at home

Kids’ parties these days seem to be a major event with all the bells and whistles. But it doesn’t have to be that way. It is possible to have a fun kids party without needing a week’s holiday afterwards.

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Bombs away! How to make your own bath bombs

Who doesn’t love a bath bomb! Making bath bombs is a great indoor activity that will keep the kids busy on a rainy afternoon – and they make a lovely gift for friends and family.

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Mess free finger painting for toddlers!

If a painting session with your toddler fills you with dread, we’ve got a great activity that will keep them occupied and they (and you and your home) won’t be covered in paint when they’ve finished!

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Have fun with DIY indoor basketball

With rainy days on the horizon, this indoor, easy-to-organise ‘basketball’ game is a great way to keep the kids entertained.

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Have fun washing the car with your kids

Kid’s bored with nothing to do? Need your car washed? Combine the two for a win-win situation. Okay, the wash job may not be the best you’ve ever seen, but the smile on your kids’ faces will be worth it!

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Banish bored kids with an ‘I’m Bored!’ jar!

‘I’m boooooooooooored’ - two words that send a shiver down every parent’s spine! Well, creating an ‘I’m Bored’ jar will take the pressure off!

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Super simple, no bake Easter chocolate nests

Easter isn’t very far away, and these yummy treats are easy-to-make with the kids. There’s no baking involved but they do need time in the fridge to set, so you may want to manage your kids’ expectations!

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Let your kids have fun with edible play dough

We’ve got two easy recipes for play dough that is edible rather than just ‘taste safe’. We’re not suggesting you feed it to your kids for lunch, but if they do happen to have a little taste, it’s perfectly safe.

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How to make a pet rock. Maintenance free and your kids will love them!

The answer to ‘can I have a pet dragon’?’ is yes! Now your kids can have any ‘pet’ they like when you have a fun, creative session making pet rocks.

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DIY bowling for kids – the perfect at-home game!

If you’re looking for a fun activity to do at home with the kids – make your own bowling pins from empty plastic bottles and then turn your home or garden into a bowling alley!

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Make your own grass-head plant friends

Teach your kids how to make friends - literally! We’re talking plant friends from a pair of old tights, a little bit of soil and some grass seed!

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Bake with your kids and share with your neighbours!

Kids love to bake; so, have a baking session with them and share the goodies with your favourite neighbours (no fighting over who licks the bowl – grown-ups, we’re talking to you!).

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Make ice cream at home in a bag. No freezer required!

It’s a science experiment that has delicious results. You don’t need anything fancy, just a few simple ingredients and a couple of ziplock bags.

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How to make a family tree with your kids

Making a family tree is a great way to help children understand how they are related to members of their family. Here’s how you can get started.

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We've got Christmas gifts all wrapped up with beeswax!

Stuck for gift ideas and looking for something to do with your older kids? Make beeswax wraps and give them to friends and family as Xmas pressies this year. You’ll be helping to save plastic wrap from going to landfill and your friends and family will be so impressed.

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Simple Spooktacular Halloween décor

Halloween is getting more and more popular in Australia, and with it the trend to go all out with decorations. If you are taking part this year, we’ve found some simple ideas to try.

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Retro schoolyard games you used to play!

Give your kids a taste of life before phones, tablets, and computers by teaching them some awesome retro games. They are great fun, and everyone can join in – even the adults! Here are 4 to get you started.

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Unicorn Poop Slime!

Kids love slime and they’ll love this unicorn poop slime even more. If your young one isn’t into unicorns, call it dragon poop slime or any mythical creature you can think of. The options are endless!

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Have a baking day with the kids or grandkids

Getting kids into the kitchen is truly a win-win. It’s educational, fun, a great way to spend time together and you get to enjoy the yummy results. Here are 3 easy recipes to try.

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DIY edible finger paint

Kids love to put their fingers in their mouths, but when finger painting, this can be a problem. Until now! We have two recipes for edible finger paints with simple ingredients that can be made in minutes. Enjoy!

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Make your own Mount Vesuvius volcano!

Kids love a volcano eruption and this is such a fun activity using simple ingredients and perfect if they need a science experiment for a school project. It’s best to keep this one outdoors!

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Natural colours you’ll be dye-ing to make!

No one does colour better than Mother Nature. So, why not take advantage of the amazing colour palette on offer and make your own natural dyes. It’s easy to do and you can make some great artwork, dye a t-shirt or even brighten up your boiled eggs!

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Channel your inner mad scientist and make Magic Sand

Also known as aqua sand, this is a fun activity and a bit of science all rolled into one. It’s sand that never gets wet – and as a bonus, it only needs two ingredients!

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Growing fruit and veg with kids – it’s easy and they'll eat them!

Growing your own fruit and veggies is a great way to get your kids into gardening; and as a bonus, they are much more likely to eat fruit and vegetables they have grown themselves (often straight from the plant!).

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Let your kids be bored. It’s an incredibly good thing.

The next time your child cries ‘I’m boooooooooored!’ try a different approach and leave them to their own devices (but not the electronic kind!).

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Make the biggest bubbles EVER!

Try this easy recipe and make massive bubbles with just a few ingredients. It's a low-cost activity (for kids and grown-ups!) for hours of fun.

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Make your own simple silly putty

Just 3 ingredients for hours of fun! This is a great activity for kids to get stuck in with some gooey ingredients. Making it is just as much fun as playing with it.

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You can have a white Christmas!

Obviously, we don’t get snow at Christmas in WA – but snow scenes are still irresistible. So, in the absence of the real thing, make a snow globe with the kids!

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A camping trip at home? Fun and easy!

At the end of the day, it’s the camping experience kids often love more than the location, so why not take them camping in their own backyard. There’s no packing, planning or long car journeys – and you have the luxury of bathroom facilities on your doorstep!

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Make your own frozen dinosaur eggs

This icy dinosaur egg activity is easy to make and lots of fun. It does need some time to freeze though, so plan ahead to avoid disappointment!

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Getting started with sunflowers

Spring has sprung and it’s a great time to get your sunflower seeds in the ground and introduce your kids to gardening. They will love watching them grow and you could even have a family competition to see which sunflower grows the tallest!

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DIY puffy paint

Making your own puffy paint is as easy as it gets.

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Send your kids to work in their own shop!

Playing shop can spark hours of imaginative play while teaching social skills, language, literacy, numeracy and problem-solving.

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Remember to play memory games with your kids!

At the ages of 6-14, kids’ brains are working overtime to build new pathways. It’s the best time for them to learn whatever they can, and these memory games are great fun at any time.

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Back to the future with a family time capsule!

A time capsule makes a great family project and imagine how amazing it will be to open it in the future and see how life has changed!

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Indoor scavenger hunts are fun fun fun!

If you're stuck in the house with the kids, try a classic treasure of a scavenger hunt. It’s great fun and will get their bodies and their brains moving.

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Seed-bomb your garden for spring!

Make some seed bombs with the kids that you can plant and enjoy a riot of colour in the garden when spring arrives.

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Quick and easy pizza dough ready in 20 minutes.

Help your kids to channel their inner foodie by making these easy pizzas. It’s a great way to introduce them to cooking and you can eat the delicious results when you have finished!

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Calming the kids with a sensory bottle!

Sensory bottles are often referred to as ‘calm down’ bottles. They’re a great activity to do with the kids when it’s time to slow things down a bit.

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Make colourful and creative tie-dye t-shirts without the mess

If you love the look of a tie-dye but don’t love the mess, try this ‘tie-dye’ technique. Whilst this activity doesn’t actually involve any tying, it’s a great way to achieve a similar result and it’s almost mess-free.

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How to make glass bead fridge magnets

These unique fridge magnets are very simple to produce and they can be personalised to make great gifts for family and friends. Use any images you like, such as photos, maps, drawings, gift wrap or even fabric.

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Craft activities with dried pasta

A bag of dried pasta is a great pantry staple – and it can also be used as a fun activity for your kids. It is easy to dye all sorts of dried pasta in different colours and then leave the rest to their imagination. Dyeing the pasta is an activity in itself, and your young ones can choose their favourite colours.

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Create a cherished memory book with your kids

Memory books make a fantastic project for kids and a treasured keepsake for parents. It can help children retain some of the memories, thoughts, ideas and feelings that they may otherwise lose touch with. And it will be a great (and sometimes amusing!) thing to look back on as they get older.

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Geocaching – the modern equivalent of a treasure hunt

Geocaching is fun for both kids and adults alike, making it the perfect outdoor activity for all ages. It combines the excitement of a treasure hunt, with outdoor fun, exercise and technology. Caches are always hidden in plain sight and never buried – but they are cleverly camouflaged.

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How to create a busy board

A busy board like this one helps toddlers to develop their fine motor skills as they delight in discovering how things work. It is an enjoyable project to work on and they make great gifts. All you need is a selection of interesting hardware and something to mount them on. A pinewood chopping board is ideal.

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Create some fun with empty cardboard boxes

Kids love a cardboard box. Parents see this at Christmas and birthdays when the box gets more use than the toy that came in it! Save cardboard boxes of all sizes and let your kids’ imaginations run riot. Boxes can be stored flat and reassembled when you’re ready to use them and can also be reconstructed inside-out for a plain surface to decorate.

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Make your own paint using store cupboard ingredients

Don’t rush out to the shops to buy paint for the kids to create their masterpieces; make your own instead! It’s a simple process and because all the ingredients are from your store cupboard, it’s safe and fun to use as finger paint as well.

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