Thursday, May 16, 2013

Some fun crafts for kids to make

I found these ideas which I think are easy for kids to make.


Materials:  corrugated cardboard, large star with a circle cut out for design, scissors, bird seed, peanut butter, baking sheet lined with wax paper,  and twine

This simple nature project lets you give feathered friends a treat, even during cold months. From corrugated cardboard, cut a large star with a circle inside. Poke a hole and add a loop of twine for hanging. Spread peanut butter on both sides of the star. Working over a rimmed baking sheet, coat the star with birdseed.

The next idea would make a great card for Mom, grandparent’s day, etc.  Depending on the age of the child he/she may need an adult or teen to help with the dying.

Seed Art

Materials:  Dyed pumpkin seeds, popcorn kernels, white vinegar, food coloring, water
Your kids can spend hours creating fun designs and interesting patterns with dyed pumpkin seeds and popcorn kernels. The artistic possibilities are endless.


To make dye, mix white vinegar, food coloring, and water (experiment with the amounts of each to suit your child's desired look). Place pumpkin seeds and popcorn kernels in the dye. Let them soak 4-6 hours before straining and drying overnight. Let your kids have fun sorting and organizing the seeds into imaginative shapes and gluing them onto paper, foam, or canvas.

Ant Tablecloth Clips

Solve a classic picnic dilemma -- a blowing tablecloth -- with our fanciful ant buddies. These clever tablecloth clips will be your new picnic favorites.

Materials:  paint clothespins black, black chenille stems, scissors, googly eyes, and black button, 

Paint four clothespins black. Thread a 4-inch-long black chenille stems through the two holes of a large black button. Twist and curl the ends of chenille stems where they meet to form antennae. Glue googly eyes just below the antennae. Next, cut three 3-inch pieces of black stems for each ant. Have your child help you thread all three though the spring hole in each clothespin and adjust to form the legs. Glue the face and two more black buttons to the top of each clothespin. Then use the clips to secure your tablecloth, and enjoy a carefree meal in the summer sun.

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