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5 Easy Craft Activities to Keep the Kids Entertained

26 December 2017

So it's all over for another year! Whether you're missing the magic of Christmas Day, or you're looking forward to getting back to normality, you must be wondering what you're going to do to keep the little ones occupied before they go back to school.

Don't worry, B&M have got you covered. Check our our list of great craft ideas to keep the kids entertained. Most of them are free and better yet, they'll keep them quiet while you can finally get acquainted with your own Christmas presents!

Make Your Own Glitter Lamp

You'll still be enjoying the festive glow of your beautiful Christmas tree but it can't stay up forever! Let your child create their very own Glitter Lamp and keep them glowing all year round.

Switch the Christmas lights on and place their freshly decorated lamp alongside the tree. Snuggle up on the couch and enjoy some family films!

Snowflake Cut Outs

Get creative with just a pair of scissors and some white paper! Just follow these easy steps for a beautiful festive decoration: the classic, homemade paper snowflake!

  1. With a square piece of paper, fold diagonally into a triangle, and do so twice more
  2. Fold one corner of the triangle across the other in a complete overlap
  3. Cut straight across the bottom, taking away the two points
  4. Cut the paper in a variation of straight and curved lines
  5. Gently unfold to realise your creation!

Gingerbread Popcorn

With so many hours in the day, it’s a good idea to sit your little ones down and 'pop' a film on, but they’ll need something to snack on while they gaze at the television.

A simple recipe to follow, you can all help make this wonderful Gingerbread Popcorn.

Take a look at the recipe and get creative in the kitchen with the kids. You'll just need our Downtown Popcorn Maker, some popcorn kernels and a few ingredients for flavouring - easy!

Create Your Own Board Game

I’m sure you've lost count of the number of times you and the kids have played the board games in the house, right?

Well, how about making your own and enjoying some family time playing them together?

Simply get some paper, cardboard, pencils and other decorative craft accessories. Think of an idea with your little one and let them take the lead in creating the best board game ever!

B&M Top Tip: Don't forget you can buy all your arts and crafts essentials at your local B&M - from paper, card, glitter, pencils, paint, chalk and much more!

Shoebox Home for Toys

If there is one thing kids love, it’s being creative and getting messy while doing it. Get an old shoebox out of the wardrobe and let them stick empty toilet rolls, cardboard and other household items inside to create a home for their toys.

They’re sure to have been given plenty at Christmas, so they’ll need somewhere for them all to play!

Plus, while they’re busy making it, you can sit back, put your feet up and relax – you might just grab 5 minutes to read that bestseller you were bought for Christmas!

Do you have any rainy day, indoor activities for the holidays? If so, let the B&M Community know on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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