10 easy riddles for kids

Riddles and jokes - kids love them! Get the kids giggling with these great riddles. They'll love to test them out on their friends and family. They're sure to get a fair few laughs - and groans! - at the next family get together.

Origami windmill

With digital games making our kids more and more attuned to 'quick fix' entertainment, origami can be a rewarding way to help them improve their focus and attention to detail. This step by step video shows you how to make an origami windmill.

Make coloured pasta jewellery

Coloured pasta jewellery is a cute kids craft. Once you've tried this simple method for brightly colouring pasta, you'll never look back! Kids will have lots of fun making these colourful pasta accessories, not to mention developing their fine motor skills and learning about colours at the same time.

Cute bunny puppet

This cute bunny puppet is made from an old sweater. It requires minimal sewing skills, and if you don't have a sewing machine, it's a small enough project to stitch by hand for older kids. A great handmade present for a newborn, it's also perfect for Easter.

Make cheeky monkeys

These cute little pom pom and pipe cleaner monkeys are a bit fiddly to make, but if you help your kids to make them they can have fun linking them together like the old barrel of monkeys game.

Make a garden composter

Kids are all about helping the environment so why not enjoy working on a project together in the garden! By building this easy and simple garden composter you and your kids will help create good soil which will grown happy and healthy plants.

Origami balloon

Origami is a low-fuss craft activity for kids: no glue, no sticky tape, just squares of coloured paper and you're ready to go.  Just watch the video below and learn how to make an origami balloon.

Make a scarecrow

Gardening is a great way to teach the kids all about nature. Unfortunately, not everything is left alone. Birds are a big problem in the garden, especially if you are making a vegetable garden. Scare them all away with a scary scarecrow made by the kids!

Bowling pins

This is a great activity to keep the kids entertained inside on a rainy day or outside in the sunshine. They will have loads of fun decorating the skittles and even more fun trying to knock them down!

Playdough leaf print

Play dough can provide hours of entertainment with all the different activities and games you can play. The kids will love this activity as they can create and recreate any imprint they can find.

Make your own drum

Making a drum for your kids will make you one rockin' mum in their eyes. But why help create something that makes noise when you're always telling them to be quiet? Because once your little musos start drumming, they'll be happily occupied for ages.PLUS the drum can be used as a secret special storage compartment when they get bored of it. 

Balloon hovercraft

Show your little ones the amazing way balloons can be used to create a unique hovercraft they can build all on their own. Boys and girls love playing with boats and water so why not make it all the more special with this cool kids art and craft project.