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Spillages, cornflakes strewn about the kitchen, bits of shredded paper down the sofa cracks. As we all know, kids have the most fun when they're making a mess. Luckily, that mess doesn't have to be for nothing. Arts and crafts for kids can be educational too (honestly). We hope this lot will help.

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Arts & Crafts for Children

Letting them use their hands is a surefire way to win their hearts. Here's where to head for a whole new world of mess-making fun that will stop the words 'I'm bored' from ever being uttered in your house again!

There are lots of creative activities you can get stuck into together, meaning arts and crafts for kids is just as fun for you as it is for them. We've got ideas for trick family photography, articles on artists doing crazy stuff with paper that you can copy, and make-it-yourself card-based learning games to expand those amazing minds.

Let us know how these arty, crafty articles inspire you to get out there and create... and we apologise in advance for any glitter that won't vacuum off the sofa.

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