Save this autumn with the very latest The Works, GreatArt and HobbyCraft Promo Codes and keep your kids entertained for less!
It may be the season for bracing walks in the park, but what if the weather’s not really playing ball? You may not mind the cold weather, but there’s not too many kids who like to spend their weekends being lashed with rain. When there really is no other option but to entertain them indoors, then get crafty and get creative. There are endless craft activities you can come up with your kids, and you don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune on materials. Here’s our guide to give you a bit of arty inspiration…
How to Make Your Own
The internet is a great resource for cheap craft ideas, whether it’s just printing out colouring in sheets featuring their favourite characters or discovering endless lists of playgroup activities to entertain multiple children. And there are plenty of ways you can use the materials you have lying around the home – for example, instead of putting those empty jars in the recycling, wash them out and use them as the base for a lantern –
You will need…
As many clean glass jars as you like
Pieces of different coloured tissue paper, cut or torn
Craft wire or wire coat hanger
What to do and How Our The Works Promo Codes Can Save You Money…
Get your kids to stick the tissue paper to the outside of the jar in whatever design they like. Leave the glue to dry, and then make a handle for the jar using the wire. Once it is secure, pop the tea light inside. You could make sure this stays in place with a hot glue gun if you have one. Remember, never leave you kids alone with a lit candle or hot glue gun though.
And that is it! Perfect for those dark autumnal evenings. Keep aside any tissue paper from gift wrapping, but if you need to stock up on any basic materials, this The Works voucher code gets you 15% off your order until the end of September.
Something a bit more ambitious…
You might have a fondness for wall art, so why not gets your kids to make some of their own – we all like to stick their pictures to the fridge, so this is just one step further. All you need is a canvas and some paints – you don’t even need brushes if they’re doing finger-painting! Our current GreatArt discount vouchers can make you some rather large savings with either £5, £10, £15 or £25 off your order, depending on how much you spend, obviously. So take the opportunity to stock up and everything will be there for a rainy day.
Get Readymade kits With Our Hobbycraft Discount Vouchers
If you’re pushed for time, or just want a more hassle free option, there are plenty of great value readymade art kits out there. Our Hobbycraft shopping voucher has up to 50% off selected kids craft including these Melissa and Doug Stained Glass Colouring Pads, reduced from £4.99 to £2. Perfect for stocking fillers too, if you can keep them under wraps for that long, of course.
To make sure you don’t miss out on any online craft bargains, you might want to think about downloading our money saving app to your browser. Just click on the icon before you pay for any online purchases and we can tell you if we have a discount code for that particular site. The essential shopping tool in the lead up to Christmas, we think you’ll agree.
By Anna Scott, 24th September 2013