How to make plant labels and cloches - an upcycling project for children

It’s all about recycling at primary school, and I am getting regular lectures on this subject from my 5-year-old son. He was really enthusiastic about ‘ upcycling ’ our waste…

How to plant runner beans with kids

To brighten up our vegetable patch, the boys have painted some bamboo canes with leftover shed paint. Grandad recommends soaking the runner bean seeds overnight in water to help germination,…

Observing broad beans - a great project for children at home or at school

Broad beans are facinating to watch. Take a cardboard tube with some kitchen paper rolled around it (we used red tissue paper) and place it into a clear plastic cup…

How to sow sunflowers with small children

We have planted ‘Russian Giant’ which could grow up to 10ft (3m) tall. We put three seeds into one 3in (7.5cm) pot of seed compost, watered it and kept it…

How to make a grass head - a great project for children

During the holidays my kids love watching the grass grow and the anticipation of that first ‘haircut’ is soon squashed when they realise, that by then, it will be time…

How to make an easter basket - a great project for kids

Katherine Miller shows you how to make an Easter basket for less than £5. The holidays are under way and we have made Easter baskets for both Grandmas, starting with…

Making newspaper pots

Keep the kids busy with these fun projects, says Katherine Miller. To make newspaper pots you’ll need a firm, cylinder-shaped container with a flat bottom; we used a thick kitchen…