arts and crafts

I have always enjoyed simple arts and crafts. Being a thrifty Yorkshireman it is a matter of honour to me to make something out of next to nothing. I have quite a repertoire of cheap and cheerful activities that range across nature, the animal world, seasons, different cultures... small craft items that children can make in half an hour or so and take home at the end of the day. On the other hand, with a plentiful supply of cardboard, why not go the whole way and make a full size Egyptian mummy and sarcophagus, or a Mexican Day of the Dead chapel?