Get Half Term Ready With Our Favourite Craft Kits and Kid's Activities
Arm yourself with fun activities for the little ones (and the not so little ones!) and keep them entertained this half term
Half term is approaching and we know it can be a challenge to come up with a full timetable of fun activities to keep the kid's entertained. Thankfully here at Bristol Pop-Up Shop, we have plenty of awesome craft kits and children friendly activities to fill those dreaded rainy days and all the days in between!
These easy-to-make kits will bring your children plenty of creative inspiration and are suited to various skill levels.
For The Fashionista - Woven Necklace Kit, £20
Make your own woven necklace with this super simple craft kit by Stitching Me Softly. Each kit comes with three skeins of recycled cotton cord so you can coordinate with your entire wardrobe. Great for teens, these easy necklaces can be whipped up in about 20 minutes and are highly addictive so you can keep the attention of even the shortest of spans
For The Plant Lover - Macrame Plant Hanger Kit, £24
Macramé is huge right now and a plant hanger is the ultimate accessory for any plant lover. With this beginner friendly macramé kit by Pink and Green, you will learn the fundamental skills of the craft and make your own macramé plant hanger with an open front design to hang your spring flowers and blooming houseplants from a wall or ceiling. A little special something to keep them focussed with a beautiful reward.
For Rainy Days - The Animal Kingdom Colouring Poster, £12
One giant colouring poster + pot of colouring pens for them = time to sit down and enjoy a hot cup of tea and maybe even a cheeky choccie biccie for you! This massive A0 poster by the fabulous Dixon Does Doodles features over 300 beauties from the animal kingdom for them to colour in exactly as they please
For The Breakfast Lovers - Egg Cup Painting Kit, £20
Aprons on, newspapers down. Let their imagination run wild with The Crafty Hen’s collection of ceramic painting kits, perfectly suited to big and small kids alike wanting to create a personal keepsake. We love the paint your own egg cups which contains three pots of high quality paint in the primary colours and 2 ceramic egg cups. Watch as they mix up colours and explore the colour wheel and have fun creating their own deisgns. Once painted, simply bake them in the oven to set and then they’re all set for dipping soldiers at breakfast the next morning!
For The Food Fanatic - Amigurumi Doughnuts Crochet Kit, £20
Who doesn’t love donuts. Am I right? Make two deliciously tempting donuts from scratch with this crochet kit from Tenguerengue Art works. This wonderfully fun kit contains everything you need to tackle your first amigurumi project including a beautiful branded tote for you to carry around all your supplies!
For Sweet Dreams, Kid's Sleep Kits, £10
After a fun filled day, it can be difficult to get them to settle down and drop off. This is where Bohobo Aromatherapies comes in. Their Kid’s Sleep Kits are created to enhance your child’s sleep experience. Containing a hand painted natural wood star that can be hung or place by our beds and a bottle of sleep magic Sweet Sleep! Pillow mist you can simply shake and spray and let the comforting mix of lavender, sage, camomile and sweet orange help your little one’s head sink into the pillow in preparation for drool and creased cheeks.
It's not all about the kids, you need some fun too! See our top picks for something special for you to enjoy at the end of the day.
Cross Stitch - DIY Killing It Cross Stitch Kit, £16
Kate Blandford specialises in cross stitch kits for the radical crafter, designed with a good sprinkling of pastels, bold typography and sometimes (but usually) an alternative twist. We love the ‘Killing It’ design to provide you with both blissful down time and a motivational slogan at the end of those challenging days(!)
Crochet - Crochet Face Scrubbie Kit, £20
Moloneymakes' vegan friendly knitting and crochet kits are perfect for stitchers of all levels. Relax and unwind with some mindful making time and create something beautiful in the process. We love the crochet scrubbie kit for a satisfyingly quick make that are both sustainable, fun to create and useful all around the home.
Embroidery - Beginners Embroidery Hoop Kit, £30
Want to learn hand embroidery? Then this Beginners Embroidery Kit by Sew Made By Jess is for you! Learn the 14 basic stitches of hand embroidery, whilst creating a beautiful wall hanging which is the perfect memory aid for all of your future hand embroidery projects.