Peanut butter play dough

This simple peanut butter play dough can be rolled and shaped by little hands and then later baked for a yummy treat. Get the little ones to roll them into shapes and when they are done playing you can bake them for morning tea.

Make an eggshell mosaic

If you're looking for craft materials just have a look in your bin. Save all your egg shells for a few weeks and you can make some egg shell mosaics. This intricate egg craft can be made simpler for smaller children by making an abstract picture.

Make a pirate flag

Arrrrr, me hearties! Paint this colourful Jolly Roger flag to adorn your child’s make-believe pirate ship, or hang it from his bedroom door to let everyone know that a pirate dwells within. Use it for a themed pirate party in place of balloons on the front gate or hoist it proudly over your little pirate’s bed. Make it as simple or as detailed as you like and let your child join in with the painting, the sewing and the hoisting!

Mandarin jack-o’-lantern

Halloween is a great excuse to put up some spooky decorations around the house and do some Halloween-inspired craft projects. This easy mandarin jack-o'-lantern is a practical alternative to the traditional carved pumpkin variety. Plus it looks great lit up with a tea light candle.

Make your own beaded ornaments

If you want to add a handmade touch to this year’s festivities, it’s time to get a move on! Add some handmade sparkle to your Christmas tree with these easy beaded ornaments. If you’re not great with a freestyle bend to get them into shape, try using a cookie cutter as a template.