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12 Sparkle Themed Crafts for Kids
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12 Sparkle Themed Crafts for Kids

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time < 1 hour

As the sun greets us during summertime we can observe the way that light falls around us, and the glimmers, sparkles and colours it casts all around. These crafts utilise all of our favourite sparkly crafting items to create beautiful objects that will truly shine. Take inspiration from the curated selection of crafts below from the Ideas hub and a few of our favourite makers.

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12 Sparkle Themed Crafts for Kids

1. Sparkly Pipe Cleaner Crystals

Crystals are fun to collect and arrange! Use metallic pipe cleaners to make some crystals and gems of your own.

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2. BFG Dream Jar

Here's a sparkly make- a dream jar from the BFG! You only need a few simple things to create this make, and either find a waistcoat and trousers to transform into the BFG himself, or fashion a simple dress from a pillowcase to go as Sophie.

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3. Paper Plate Snowflakes

These beautiful plates don’t take long to make so you can craft a whole bunch of them in no time – tape them up on your walls for some décor to cool you down this summer! The great thing is that, just like actual snowflakes, no two of these paper plates are alike.

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4. Paper Bag Crowns

Set the challenge of decorating a paper bag crown with paint, sequins, glitter and pom poms! Who's is the sparkliest? The brightest? 

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5. Starry Telescope

Search the skies for a long lost planet or a shooting star with this fun telescope project. It's a great opportunity to teach little ones about space too!

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6. Gleaming Beaded Suncatchers

Celebrate the sunshine by crafting some beaded feather suncatchers from wire and beads, and hang in the sun to catch the light, casting gorgeous colours around the room!

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7. Sequin Piggy Banks

Saving has never been more fun than with these rainbow-hued sequin piggy banks! Give empty crisp tubes and cardboard food cartons a whole new life – it’s so easy and fun to decorate them however you like.

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8. Unicorn Wish Jars

Magical tiny jars thats hold wishes add the perfect touch of whimsy for a unicorn party. Guests can write their wishes and take them home in the jar, tie them to a decorative tree or the handles of their party bags. 

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9. Glitter Shaker Jars

These little glitter shakers are so cute and some simple craft essentials are all you need to create these little projects, and you can use old jam jars if you have them to hand.

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9. Paper Plate Visors

Our future’s so bright, we’ve gotta wear visors – DIY paper plate visors, that is! Turn regular paper plates into fun embellished accessories using all your favorite beads, sequins, and gems.

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10. Glitter Star Mobiles

Create a stunning, sparkly star mobile with this fun project. Multi-step projects can be really worthwhile for children because it allows them to see the organization and planning that goes into artwork.

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10. Sparkly Trapped Toy Soaps

These super soaps hide a small toy and a sprinkling of biodegradable glitter inside for extra fun while washing! Making soap is incredibly easy and perfect to make with kids. The toy inside could be adapted for all different occasions, they make fabulous gifts, party favours and of course make bath time a whole lot more fun!

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