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DIY Castanets

Have a go at creating this home-made instrument.

You can ask for an adult's help and follow the steps in the video to make your own castanets!

You will need: Cardboard, a ruler, bottle tops, glue, scissors, tape and colouring pencils.

Use the video below as your guide to making your castanets.

Create and Make - DIY Castanets

This is "Create and Make - DIY Castanets" by Design Museum


Put your archery skills to the test! 

Create your own archery set - the bow and the arrows. Using the information booklet below, discuss with an adult what materials you may need. Discuss any scientific processes such as air resistance and wind speed when considering which materials to use. See how far you can send the arrows soaring and make a note of your furthest arrow! Good Luck!



DIY Musical Instruments - Banjo

Get musical and create your own amazing home-made instruments.

Follow the steps in the video to make your own banjo! (An adult's help may be needed)

You will need: Cardboard, jar lids, rubber bands, tape, string, a ruler, glue, scissors, colouring pencils and a bowl.

DIY Banjo tutorial

This is "Create and Make - DIY Banjo" by Design Museum.


Create an Egg Cosy

Continuing on from sewing your purse last week, test your skills and create an egg cosy!

What you do: Help your child choose a piece of fabric, then cut out two semi-oval shapes (two different fabrics can work nicely). They’ll need to use an egg to help them measure their fabric shapes, then sew them together, leaving a hole at the bottom where the egg goes.
They're learning about... Measuring, marking out, cutting and shaping a range of materials, and assembling, joining and combining components and materials accurately.


Create your own button purse to keep your money in! all you will need is some felt, needle and thread and a button. Be sure to design your purse first so you have an idea of what your creation should look like. 

How To Create A Simple Felt Purse - DIY Crafts Tutorial - Guidecentral

Guidecentral is a fun and visual way to discover DIY ideas learn new skills.


Newspaper shoe challenge 

Create your own shoes for the newspaper shoe challenge! Design you shoe considering: Who will be wearing the shoes? What season would you wear these shoes? How will they stay on your feet? Are they durable? 

You will need newspaper, sellotape/glue, scissors and your design idea to follow. 

Here are some ideas to inspire you!