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a close up of assorted arts and crafts materials like scissors, pens, sequins and tape

Make! arts and crafts tutorials

Enjoy making things? Love arts and crafts? Find some of our arts and carfts tutorials here, and make something exciting from things found around the house.

You can recycle old rubbish into new things, learn a new skill, or create something crafty with these tutorials.

Don’t forget to share your results with us online, using #Horniman – we love to see what you have created.

Attract birds to your garden or window ledge with this DIY bird feeder. You will need:

  • drink carton
  • scissors
  • pencil or pen
  • paint
  • string or wool
  • a garden stick or straight twig.

Make! a recycled bird feeder

Tell wonderful stories and create fantastic sock puppets. You will need:

  • glue or needle and thread
  • fabric
  • old socks
  • scissors
  • buttons.

Making time – sock puppets

Do you find hand sewing tricky, or want to teach the basics to children? This is the tutorial for you. You will need:

  • card
  • wool
  • scissors
  • a pencil.

Making Time – sewing practice

Enjoy this Easter Craft: Chick headdress activity over the Easter Holidays. You will need:

  • tape or a stapler
  • A4 card or scrap card
  • ruler
  • pencils
  • glue stick
  • decorating materials (like used tissue paper and magazine scraps).

Make! chick headdress

Have fun making these pom pom chicks. You will need:

  • wool
  • card
  • scissors
  • felt-tip pens or colouring pencils
  • glue
  • a cup
  • £1 coin.

Making Time – pom pom chicks

Explore your crafty side and get creative with this weaving tutorial and see what amazing woven creations you can make. You will need:

  • an empty photo frame
  • string
  • fabric, cut up (we used an old t-shirt)
  • chopsticks or pencils to create the loom.

Making Time – weaving (parts 1-3)