Craft projects don't always involve paper, scissors and glue. Sometimes I like to construct something that reminds my children of the change of seasons with food items, such as the recent arrival of spring. My daughters think that it's just as fun to do this, plus they get the joy of eating the craft afterward.
To make an edible bird’s nest you will need the following items:
- Paper plates
- Graham crackers
- Coconut flakes
- Food coloring
- Vanilla frosting
- Egg shaped candies
Bristol board is a multi-ply sheet comprised of paper. It’s a bit different from illustration board, which can be made of cotton fibers. Also, Bristol allows for illustrations on both sides of the sheet, which is ideal for beginning artists.
I love floral centerpieces, but I am highly allergic to flowers. For this reason I encourage my kids to create centerpieces with fake flowers. They have so much fun creating them. I still let them pick outdoor flowers, but they must keep them in a vase on the porch.
You will need the following items to make your centerpiece:
- A Styrofoam cup
- Floral foam
- Pipe cleaners
- Construction paper
I hate paying money for things my girls and I can make ourselves. Once they became old enough to start saving money to make their own purchases, I decided to help them make their own piggy banks. Not only is this craft easy enough for younger children to complete, but it is a great deal of fun as well.
You will need the following items to make your piggy bank:
- 2-liter soda bottle
- Tempera paints
- Large push-pins
- Construction paper
- Pipe cleaner
The best thing about having separate trays is you can place them anywhere. If they’re built in to larger boxed sets, they may be awkward to reach. Lightweight plastics are the easiest to clean and are also great for holding inks. In a range of sizes, they’re inexpensive so you can select several. Metal trays aren’t quite as easy to clean, but they offer a sturdier base. Rounds with a center mixing surface are nice, too.
As stated in my previous post, I have no insider knowledge of the scrapbooking and rubberstamping industry, but it is fun to speculate on what trends will continue to be hot and will take off this year. Please note that references and links to products, websites and online stores in no way represents an endorsement of them. I am not affiliated with the products, websites or artists mentioned in the article.
Today the sun was shining, the birds were singing a sweet song, and the air seemed warm enough to be considered spring time. It got me thinking about the crafts I have completed with my daughter in the past. One of them was a homemade bird feeder made out of pine cones that we had saved from the previous fall. I thought it might be a fun project that you could plan on completing with your child.
I love creating decorations with my two daughters to celebrate each holiday as it comes along. This year, I’m going to have the girls each make their own handprint rainbow craft. Not only is this something that a child of any age can make, but parents can also save the completed craft as a keepsake. Children will love looking at how small their hands were years later.
First, you’ll need to make sure your children are dressed in old clothing. I don’t know any child I would trust to stay completely clean around paint. You can then cover your workspace area with plenty of newspaper sheets.