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Rainy Day Projects for Kids from DIY

Posted by on Feb. 21, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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I thought with all the snow days going around that we might need some inspiration!

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by Sonja on Feb. 21, 2013 at 5:59 PM



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by Sonja on Feb. 21, 2013 at 6:00 PM

I linked to the pictures, so if you click on them it will take you to the craft site.


How to Make Paper Flowers Using Cupcake Liners

These adorable paper flowers are easy to make and very inexpensive. They make great party decor and they're a fun rainy-day craft to keep the kids busy.

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A Pretty Bouquet

This craft is actually two projects in one. Kids and their parents will love the bright colors and the hours of fun they can have making flowers in many different colors and sizes. The flowerpots can also be completely customized to be exactly what the child wants.

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by Sonja on Feb. 21, 2013 at 6:01 PM


How to Make Silhouette Canvas Artwork for a Child's Bedroom

Children love to see their artwork on display. Fill the walls of their bedroom or playroom with these easy-to-make silhouette paintings. Download one of our stencils, attach it to canvas or paper and then let them paint.

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Easy, Colorful and Fun

The kids will be very proud of their animal-shaped stencil paintings, so be sure to hang them all over the house to show off and encourage their creativity.

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by Sonja on Feb. 21, 2013 at 6:02 PM


How to Make Glitter Snow Globes From Mason Jars

Snow globes are often a treasured souvenir from world travels. Now you can help the kids create a handmade version with their favorite figurines or personal mementos.

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Winter Wonderland

Choose an animal figurine or any plastic toy to display in your glitter globe.

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by Sonja on Feb. 21, 2013 at 6:02 PM


How to Make a Toy Marshmallow Catapult

Give the kids something to shoot at that doesn't involve a video screen. Help them make a mini catapult then use marshmallows or pom-poms to shoot at targets. To make it easy, we've provide a numbered target you can just download and print.

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The Simplest Toys Are the Best

This catapult requires only a few materials, yet provides so much fun. Get ready with plenty of marshmallows or small pom-poms for hours of play time. Add competition to the fun by downloading and printing a few of our targets. Set them up on the floor so the kids can shoot at them and see … More

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by Sonja on Feb. 21, 2013 at 6:02 PM


How to Make Paper Dolls With Downloadable Patterns

Download and print these cute paper doll templates and clothes patterns, then let the kids cut, paste, color and dress the dolls. It will keep them happy and occupied for hours.

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DIY Paper Dolls

This is a great rainy-day or any-day project for the kids. Create a paper doll kit: Store the materials in a box or basket so they'll be ready anytime the kids want to play. To create the kit, print out a bunch of doll templates, cut out the fabric clothing and gather together buttons, ribbons and glue sticks.

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by Sonja on Feb. 21, 2013 at 6:03 PM


Three Ways To Make Duct and Washi Tape Bracelets

This DIY jewelry project lets kids create unique bracelets they’ll love to wear. Simply use decorative tapes and leftover electrical wire to create duct and washi tape bracelets.

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Bold Bling

Both boys and girls love colorful bracelets. Have them make their own creations using a variety of decorative tapes. We have three different methods to choose from.

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by Sonja on Feb. 21, 2013 at 6:04 PM


How to Use a Potato to Make Greeting Cards

These cheerful greeting cards were created with something that we all have in our kitchen: potatoes! Learn how to create unique potato stamps that the kids will love to play with.

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Stamped Greeting Cards

Kids love to play with stamps. This card-making craft will have them excited to create fun shapes out of ordinary spuds.

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by Sonja on Feb. 21, 2013 at 6:04 PM


How to Make Fingerless Gloves From an Old Sweater

Turn an old, shrunken sweater into a new pair of gloves in four easy steps.

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Designer Arm Warmers

Shrinking your sweaters isn't always a bad thing, especially when it results in darling fingerless gloves.

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by Sonja on Feb. 21, 2013 at 6:04 PM


How to Make Soap Using Herbs, Perfume and Oatmeal

Handmade soaps make great gifts for family and friends. They're so easy to make, the kids can help too.

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Two Ways to Make Soap

For the kids, we made a clear glycerin soap with toy fish embedded inside. (They'll be sure to wash and scrub trying to get at the fish.) Then we made a scented oatmeal soap for the adults. Cardboard jewelry gift boxes were used as forms to make the soap. Then, after we were done, we used the boxes to … More

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