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Quick crafts for boys

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justpoppy Sat 15-Nov-14 10:25:43

I help out at a group for junior aged boys and have been asked to organise a craft session. We split the boys into small groups and they rotate so each session only lasts 10-12 minutes. Any ideas of cool craft stuff that can be done in a short amount of time but that they will enjoy?

OwlCapone Sat 15-Nov-14 17:09:15

Only 10-12 minutes? That's a challenge!

tin Can Robots? Too long I think

Magnetic sculptures

OwlCapone Sat 15-Nov-14 17:15:49

Frisbees although I've no idea whether these fly.

rock monsters

OwlCapone Sat 15-Nov-14 17:16:52

straw rockets My children used to do this in McDonalds with the straws blush

justpoppy Sat 15-Nov-14 18:45:36

Thanks Owl. Yes only 10 mins is a challenge. I did pipe cleaner ninjas with them last time and altho it went well the less "crafty" among them struggled a little and We definitely could have done with more time. Thanks for the ideas. I'll have a proper look when I'm not on phone and report back!

OwlCapone Sun 16-Nov-14 08:55:23

I have a pinterest board with kid's craft stuff on. Even though mine are pretty much past the age of crafts! The links I posted are the crafts that seemed most suitable for both time constraints and junior aged boys.

FelixTitling Sun 16-Nov-14 09:03:42

Paper aeroplanes every time. They could make a couple in 10 mins, or colour 1 in. Good instant results if folded like this

justpoppy Tue 18-Nov-14 22:02:32

Tin can robots look great but I don't think we'd have enough time. Love the rock monsters but knowing the boys the paint would go everywhere.

The straw rockets would definitely work. Quick and easy but I think they'll love them.

Was looking online today and found marshmallow sculptures which look great but with potentially 40 boys to entertain that could mean a huge amount of marshmallows!

Or maybe something with salt dough??? I can't decide.

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