Forget neat and tidy. Don’t colour within the lines. Just put on a pinny, bust out the paints and get messy with these craft ideas for kids
[Clockwise from top left] 1. Dipped, sprayed or splattered, Studio DIY does balloons good! Head there for ways to involve the kids in making their own party decorations. studiodiy.com.
2. Have yourself a mini Picasso? Add your favourite quote to their paintings in the spirit of creative collaboration. elizabethkartchner.com.
3. While we don’t endorse playing with your food these bite-sized bows aren’t exactly food-shaped, are they? Play away! thegoldjellybean.com. 4. Dip or stamp with cardboard or potatoes and teach little ones about shapes, colour and form. hellobee.com.
5. No residents in the bird house? The fairies will rent it if you make it pastel pretty. redtedart.com. 6. Nipper get in the zone with paper crafts. Make these cool paper ornaments, wreaths or mobiles with Alisa’s colourful DIY. alisaburke.blogspot.co.uk.
Don’t worry about the stains. We have a lovely kids apron sewing pattern from Wild Things: Funky Little Clothes to Sew in Mollie Makes issue 52.