Make a mermaids cave to eat your tea in! This is nice as an outdoor activity (add paddling pool for a genuine splash!), but can also be a handy rainy day standby for the holidays. It does not need any special equipment and it is something that can keep kids busy for hours.
You will need:
Cardboard (coloured card is best but the backs of cereal packets work well).
Pens/ pencils and decorations
Blue fabric (scarves/ blankets/ shirts).
Clothes airer or similar.
- Cut some fish and other sea creatures out of the cardboard. Kids might like to colour these in and decorate them with sequins, tissue paper, glitter etc.
- Drape your blue fabric over the clothes airer or similar to make a blue tent (or mermaids cave).
- Tape the sea creatures to the blue fabric to give it an underwater feel.
- You could enhance your cave by adding a mermaids treasure chest (see make 9), tissue paper seaweed and sea shells/ pebbles. This is a lovely reading den for you favourite sea related story books!