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Fun craft ideas and projects including kids craft to inspire you and your family, plus how to guides and knitting and crochet patterns.
Make cute dove-shaped napkin holders from MDF. Each dove is painted grey, then lightly dusted with a coating or two of glitter spray. The dove’s flat base ensures it stands upright on the plate. All that’s left to do is thread a folded napkin through the slot.
You can create impressive servingware using a simple collection of bowls, plates and flan or tart dishes from an op-shop. Or, if the shops have shut, rummage through your kitchen cupboards and you’re bound to find plain white crockery that will do the trick. Before you start to stick them together (using a clear, fast-drying glue) have a bit of a play until you’re happy with the final look. And if you wish to make more than one, stagger the heights.
Create a magical Christmas scene with candles, which add soft twinkling light to the setting. You can make similar candlesticks to these using spindles, coasters and – of all things – a tin lid. And for a little glitz and glamour, consider using a longish mirror on your table as a decorative alternative to a traditional table runner.
Preserving a favourite item or creating a crafty display is easy with this sweet idea. Start by raiding the recycling, or take a trip to the discount store for jars or vases. Create an eye-catching display of pretty paper butterflies, then move on to your own assortment of themed curiosities and keepsakes. Think sentimental objects such as seaside finds, vintage treasures, baby’s precious ‘firsts’ or music scrolls, and get making!
Put your little ones in the driving seat this Bathurst 1000. For kids that love the box more than the toy this project is sure to keep everyone happy.
These travel-inspired ideas are just the ticket for your inner daydreamer, especially if the next adventure to a faraway land is a short (or long) way off. With a little cutting, pasting and painting, you’ll be surrounded by exotic destinations, no visa required!