• Kate Attfield

Lockdown Arts & Craft Ideas for Kids

You have got to be kidding!! Another School Holiday, Another Lockdown!

What are you going to do with the kids now, especially with all this rain!???

Here are some ideas using some basic household items that will keep the little and big kids entertained.

Toilet Paper Rolls

Q. Why did people hoard all the toilet paper?

A. So the kids can do a craft!

Ah, yeah...maybe not their first thought but, lol it's perfect right now huh?

Grab your toilet-paper tubes and get crafting, here are some ideas:

Unicorns (image courtesy of easypeasyandfun)

Fairy Houses (photo courtesy of

Animals (Photo courtesy of Loppisverige) seriously, how cute are these????

Air Dry Clay

You can purchase air dry clay at your local newsagency and discount stores. Bake at 90C for about 1 hour (depending on thickness)

Face Dish - a great craft for older kids and teens and, also for mum while the little ones are making clay balls for a bead bracelet why not craft one of these!

Semi-circle Wall Hanging - another great craft for older kids, teens or mums!

Clay bunny - super cute, you can make a whole family and have adventures, even make them a little shoe box bunny hutch

Clay beads - make some little balls and push a hole through with a skewer, super easy and fun, you can paint or use permanent texta on them when dried, they can be a keychain, hang of your bedroom door handle or you can make the beads into a necklace. Great for little kids through to adults

To avoid heading out the shops to buy air dry clay, you can make up salt dough yourself, to create a white salt dough here's a recipe

Salt dough - 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup white acrylic paint, 1 cup salt, 2 cups plain flour

Mix salt and flour together. Mix water and paint together. Mix dry and wet ingredients together and knead until make a ball - you can add more flour if it's a bit sticky.

Bake this for 2-3 hours at 90 degrees (90C)

PS. (If you don't have paint on hand just use 1 cup of water instead, it won't turn out as white or be quite as good texture wise but still works fine, especially if you're going to paint or colour them in them anyway)


painted Rocks - Calming rocks to hold and give gratitude, or meditate with, using average garden pebbles, paint and gold sharpie