Toys & Kid Crafts:

Making Homemade Clay Jewelry

homemade clay jewelry

Be the bell of the ball with these cool homemade clay jewelry projects. You will need to set aside a couple of days for this project as the clay will need to dry out over night before you can paint it, but you will be thrilled with the results. What You Will Need Recipe for Homemade clay Cookie Continue Reading

Homemade Clay Marbles

Homemade Clay Marbles

These homemade clay marbles are so easy to make, the recipe below is enough to make about 100 if not more. What You Will Need This homemade clay recipe Acrylic Paints and paint brushes How To Make Your Clay Marbles Once you have made up your homemade clay, you can ether choose to Continue Reading

Making A Book Safe

homemade book safe

Spy kids need somewhere to hide their treasures. There's no better place to hide things out of plain sight than in a book safe. Nobody would ever think of looking inside a book on your bookshelf for your important things, so a book could be the ideal safe. What You Will Need Before you start Continue Reading

Homemade Spy ID Cards

finished spy id card

There may be times when you will need a fake id card so that you will be able to glide unnoticed into prohibited areas. You may need a few of these homemade spy ID cards with different names and disguises so feel free to print of as many as you need. Here's what you will need Spy id card Continue Reading

Making A Periscope For Kids

kids homemade periscope

Any good spy should always check that the coast is clear before entering rooms. So making a periscope could be the perfect idea for your homemade spy kit. It will help make sure you know what's around the corner and you can even use a periscope to see over fences! To make your own periscope you'll Continue Reading

Making A Cipher Wheel

kids cipher wheel

Every spy needs a secret way to exchange messages with other agents from time to time. Making a cipher wheel is an excellent addition to your homemade spy gear and a great way to keep the content of any top secret letter safe. This clever little wheel can be used to encrypt and decrypt any code Continue Reading

Kids Visual Bottles

Kids Visual Bottles

Sight and sound musical instruments are very popular with little ones, and these visual bottles can be created very easily with a clear bottle and a selection of nick-nacks. Homemade Rain Shaker This first bottle is called a rain shaker and is made from a clear bottle, rice and cocktail sticks Continue Reading

Homemade Maracas

Homemade Maracas

A great fun project for adults and children alike, homemade maracas are definitely enjoyable musical instruments to make. This is a project where you can really get involved and possibly a little messy in the process ;-) What you will need Two plastic bottles (I’ve used milkshake bottles) 2 Continue Reading

Homemade French Horn For Kids

Making a Kids French Horn

This simple homemade French horn was one of the first homemade musical instruments we made, and was inspired and created by one of my children after an afternoon picnic in the park listening to a brass band playing. We didn’t have an awful lot to make it with at the time, but he was extremely Continue Reading

Making Homemade Drums

Homemade Drums

Kids love the sound of these homemade drums. And yet you don’t need any special bits to create them with. If you can dig out an old tin can, or spare a storage container or cake pan for a while they can make themselves a great little drum set. What You Will Need Selection of Tin cans, storage Continue Reading

Building a Homemade Telescope


A homemade telescope is something that anyone of almost any age can enjoy, and the act of building your own can elevate that enjoyment even higher. There are many different ways to make your own telescope, but the fundamentals are always going to be relatively similar. Below is a quick rundown Continue Reading

Homemade Spy Gear


So you want to become a spy or special agent, catching the bad guys and solving the clues. This probably means you are going to need one or two spy gear gadgets to keep you ahead of the game. And as spy stuff can be very expensive to buy in the stores you may need to get stuck into making some of Continue Reading