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As the holidays come dancing around the corner, parents and holiday clubs alike must be busy scraping out their creativity bank for ideas to keep the cheeky monkeys engaged and happy. To make your task a wee bit easier, we have combed through various craft blogs and websites and compiled some rather cute and creative craft ideas for kids at your holiday camp and out of school clubs.


#1. Pebble Art

This is a fun and inexpensive way to fire up creativity and make some keepsakes to take home after a day trip to the beach.

Things you will need:
Pebbles of various sizes and shapes Acrylic paint Paintbrushes  
How to go about it:

Wash and dry the pebbles to remove any traces of dirt or sand on them. Get them to first paint the pebbles in a single colour of their choice and then draw on the design and add the details. You can even print out some pictures of starfishes, minions, ladybirds, strawberries or funny faces and let them copy them on to the pebbles. Encourage them to experiment with shading to take it to the next level.

Still stuck for inspiration? Crafting Ideas for Holiday Scheme and Out of School Clubs

Source: 40 Rock and Pebble Art Ideas by Buzz16

Check out Buzz16 and Just Bright Ideas for some incredibly cute pebble art ideas.


#2. Food Art

Food art is a great way to get the kids to unleash their imagination and add some appeal to the boring ol’ fruits and veggies and help them find their way back to their plates.

Things you will need:
Fruits and berries Skewer sticks or toothpicks Cookie cutters  
How to go about it:

The sky is the limit when it comes to what you can do with fruits and veggies and a few cookie cutters and toothpicks. A simple example would be to get the children to cut out watermelon stars with a star-shaped cookie cutter. Get them to string a few blueberries on to a skewer stick and add the star right at the top to create their own magic wands.

Crafting Ideas for Holiday Scheme and Out of School Clubs

Source: Pinterest

Still stuck for inspiration? Look up 25 Fun Snacks for Kids for a host of brilliant ideas.  

#3. Acorn Dolls

This is a great activity for the autumn holidays. Get the kids outdoors to collect the fresh acorns and follow it up with some cute doll making indoors.

Things you will need:
Acorns Felt sheets Glue String Acorn Dolls - Cheqdin Crafting Ideas for Holiday Clubs

Source: Vlijtig

How to go about it:

Vlijtig has a beautiful tutorial to help make these super cute acorn dolls.


#4. Acrylic Pouring/Fluid Acrylic Painting

This is one activity the kids are sure to enjoy, and it is guaranteed to give you some absolutely mesmerising results. The best part about fluid acrylic art is, it is much easier to do than the results will have you believe.

Things you will need:
Acrylic paint A Medium of your choice Canvas Craft sticks Disposable Plastic Cups Paper towels Acrylic Pouring - - Cheqdin Crafting Ideas for Holiday Clubs

Source: Jacksonsart

How to go about it:

There is no better way to explain this than with a practical video from the experts. Crystal Ma’s video series on fluid acrylic art is sure to get you hooked on to this stunning art.

Do you have any great ideas or craft inspiration to share? Please do let us know in the comments section.  

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