Some of my favorite crafts are the kind that serve multiple purposes, or a practical purpose. For example, my kid and I made a bee hotel really easily out of recycled soda bottle caps for an annual scavenger hunt that we do, and we've made bird feeders out of everything from milk cartons to jugs to other household items. I love it when you can repurpose things and give them new life.
I saw someone who makes their own foaming handsoap and I thought it wasn't only a great way to reuse old mason jars and soap dispensers, but that it was a brilliant way to save money and make your own soap! I will have to experiment with this idea a bit to see if I can make seasonal soap, which is one of my guilty pleasures. Yes, I'm one of those people who heads to Bath & Body when there's a $2.95 sale!
What other fun and functional crafts do you know about? Which ones help you out the most? Share your crafts with a purpose in the chat!