At Wilko, we love family time and with the summer holidays just around the corner, it’s a great time to get crafty.
Crafting can be enjoyed indoors and outdoors, so there is no need to worry about the weather. It is a great activity to expand young minds giving them the freedom the explore colour, shape, texture and of course their imagination.Craft material and kits are great boredom busters and we have heaps to choose from, all at fantastic prices. One of our favourites is the Wilko bumper craft kit which contains a whopping 700 pieces for just £5.
Kids love getting messy and painting is a great activity to encourage kids to express their creativity. Create hand prints, foot prints and beautiful portraits, with our wide range of child friendly paint in an array of colours.
We have a fantastic sewing kit which is a perfect introduction to sewing for youngsters, helping them to master the basics and create cross stitch to be proud of. For the more adventurous, check out our haberdashery section where you’ll find all the supplies you need for sewing and knitting projects.
A flair for fashion
Inspire future fashion designers to develop their natural flair. Try updating a plain pair of sunglasses with a few embellishments like buttons, jewels or stickers or use permanent markers to make them truly unique. A plain or old pair of canvas pumps can easily be updated with fabric pens, fabric paint or decorated with ribbons or jewels using fabric glue or, how about trying out our super easy tie dye kit which is great for t-shirts and pumps and is just £2.
How about encouraging the kids to make their very own bracelets or even create them as a gift for someone. This great kit for just £1, is fantastic for developing hand eye co-ordination in the over threes. It’s a fun activity to do together, promoting team work and will provide them with a real sense of pride when they have finished. Alternatively use ribbon or string and some buttons to create truly individual pieces.
Trash to treasure
Up-cycle your household waste into pirates, zoo animals, telescopes and much much more. Keep hold of old kitchen rolls, loo rolls, drinks bottles and egg boxes for a whole host of creative possibilities. Show your kids the items and ask them what they think you could make out of them together- you may be surprised how amazing their imagination is!
Colouring is a fantastically calming activity which has been proven to de-stress, generating a sense of wellness and serenity. It also stimulates the all important motor skills that are crucial in child development and adult well being so grab yourself a colouring book and a set of pens and sit down with the kids. We have a fantastic range of colouring books and stationery to choose from, all at great prices. You could even create a chalkboard using our chalkboard paint for the kids to doodle away on!
Create an ‘I’m bored jar’
If ( and when) your kids do utter the ‘B’ word, this handy activity jar will allow them the freedom to choose their own activity. It’s easy to put together and could make for some great fun throughout the holidays. All you will need is some paper or card, a pen to write the activities down, a jar and a few supplies, all of which you will find at Wilko.
Simply make ideas age and budget appropriate for your family, pop them in and you’re good to go!