Get (the kids) crafting during lockdown

Parents across the nation are all scrambling to find creative ways to keep kids occupied during lockdown. So, we thought we’d help with a few of our favourite ideas to keep the kids busy, and you sane!

Stained glass painting

halls-kids-crafts-ideas-stained-glass-painting  Give your kids free rein of the windows. Use tape to outline shapes on a large window, then let the kids’ creativity run wild with acrylic paints as they fill in the shapes.

The best part – you can wipe the paint off with a little soap and water; and let them do it all over again!

Image courtesy: learnandbloom




Toilet roll funnies

Now with all those extra toilet rolls lying around……… there’s a whole new world of crafts out there for the kids to explore.

With a little imagination and some glue, the kids can enjoy hours of fun.

Image courtesy: Biolink Attention Training Ermelo





Talking fish

With pegs and paper, you can help your kids create a whole collection of ‘talking’ fish.

Get the kids to draw and colour fish on a piece of paper then cut the picture in half. Stick the ends of each half to a peg and voila as you open and close the peg, so their fish “talks”! Get your kids to do fun voices and have conversations with their ‘fishy friends’ – hopefully this will amuse them for a while!

Image courtesy: Zodio_home




With these simple ideas, keep your kids productive and happy, while building their creativity, honing their fine motor skills and fuelling their imaginations.

Hall’s Retail is Pietermaritzburg’s leading supplier of paints, painting supplies, and crafting supplies along with a full range of adhesive and cleaning chemicals for residential and commercial use. For information on products and availability contact us on 033 394 3976 or book a digital consultation with our home, paint and construction experts here:

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