Free Half Term crafts from Build Your Own Kits.

Free Makes from BYO Kits to entertain the kids during Half Term.

You may have heard of Build Your Own Kits before but if you haven’t BYO Kits are an ECO friendly Toy Maker that allows you and your children to build your own with their amazing sets. They could have become a lifesaver for parents throughout half term, why? Well read on to find out more about their free half term makes.

So we are almost half way through the Summer Half Term, the kids have exhausted almost every avenue of entertainment in the house and are making it known that they are bored.

Screen time is one avenue to try keep them occupied but only in moderation, something is needed to enrich their thriving minds and to keep them busy so us parents can finally drink a brew in peace and most importantly ONE THAT IS WARM.

Check out these Free Makes from BYO Kits.

Award winning ECO Toy maker Build Your Own Kits have added a hive of free tutorials and makes to their website to help move the kids away from screens and get crafty during the Half Term.

This is a fantastic idea and my girls have loved following the video tutorials and having a go. It has given me some well deserved time to crack on with those tasks around the house and to enjoy a warm brew.

So what can the kids make you may ask well let me show you.

Make your own Decorations.

With the nice weather maybe the kids want to put on a garden party or have a Teddy bear picnic, these tutorials and how to guides for these makes from BYO Kits will allow your kids to make their own Bunting and Pinwheels.

A fab addition to any garden party and the time and fun your little ones will have making them along. A perfect opportunity too to recycle.

Make Your Own Paper Decorations Tutorial from Build Your Own Kits.
Make Your Own Paper Decorations Tutorial from Build Your Own Kits.

Fold Your Own Paper Boats.

One thing I have always enjoyed and both me and the girls like to make together is paper aeroplanes, but they occasionally want to make something else. Paper Boats is something I’ve never been able to get the hang of.

Well this tutorial has finally got my Boat Folding skills down to a tee and has helped the kids to make their own paper boats.

These are great for boat races and even for in the bath along with another perfect opportunity to recycle some of that unwanted paper.

One of the amazing free makes from BYO Kits. Fold Your Own Paper Boats Guide from Build Your Own Kits.
Fold Your Own Paper Boats Guide from Build Your Own Kits.

Design your own Paper Plane.

A Paper Plane is the first thing that comes to any parents mind when the kids ask for something made out of an old newspaper or scrap paper isn’t it. With this tutorial and free template you can take your Paper Plane to the next Level.

Design your own Paper Plane with this Free Template from Build Your Own Kits.
Design your own Paper Plane with this Free Template from Build Your Own Kits.

Paper Moon Model.

Kids just love space, it is a fascinating thing with a whole hive of things to learn about. You can combine your child’s thirst for knowledge of space with this Free Tutorial so you can make your own Paper Moon Model.

Making your very own paper moon model you even get to add labelled Apollo landing sites, craters and oceans. This is a fantastic way to combine learning with a fun make.

Build your own Paper Moon Model with this fab downloadable template and guide from Build Your Own Kits, best thing is it is free.
Build your own Paper Moon Model with this fab downloadable template and guide from Build Your Own Kits, best thing is it is free.

Explorers Fact and Find Cards.

I love this idea that BYO Kits have created, you can do this activity with their BYO Microscope Kit or even without it. A great way to get your little ones out and into nature onto the road of becoming a budding explorer.

Build your own Fact & Find Activity Cards from Build Your Own Kits.
Build your own Fact & Find Activity Cards from Build Your Own Kits.

Where to find these from BYO Kits.

Now I hope these may be as useful to all of you as they have been for me in the challenge to keep the kids occupied during the Summer Half Term.

These Ideas are fantastic, you can find them over on their website at Build Your Own Makes, and if you do have a go at them then make sure to share it on social media using their hashtag #byomakes. This even includes those embarrassing disasters too, I think they are just as fun to share so us parents know that we aren’t alone and can relish in each others failed musings.

You can find Build Your Own Kits across the major social media platforms below, they are great to follow with daily posts.

Whilst I’m on the subject of half term and getting crafty and in need of those Half Term Activities why not check out these previous posts which will help to keep your kids away from Screens and doing something fun.

I have a Post which is fab if you are a family that likes to play games, Asmodee launched these free print and play games throughout lockdown, but even now they are a lifesaver, check the post out Here.

Premier and Luxury Car Manufactuer Lexus also came to rescue some parents sanity during lockdown too with a free template so you can Build Your Own Lexus.

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2 Thoughts to “Free Half Term crafts from Build Your Own Kits.”

  1. Ah yes, I think we have used a Build Your Own kit in the past. I do see other people writing about them a lot. Always good to get kids away from screens if you can and this is a good option.

    1. I have seen a few of them too, I am looking to get their microscope kit for myself, looks very interesting. It is a great product and activity to help reduce screen time, mouse really enjoyed building this.

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