I thought with all the snow days going around that we might need some inspiration!
I linked to the pictures, so if you click on them it will take you to the craft site.
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.
By Kim Stoegbauer, The TomKat StudioMore in Decorating
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.
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.
By Kori Clark of Paper & Pigtails More in Decorating
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.
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.
By Camille StylesMore in Decorating
Choose an animal figurine or any plastic toy to display in your glitter globe.
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.
Credit: Jessica Downey Photography
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
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.
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
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.
By Joanna PalmisanoMore in Decorating
Credit: Susan Teare Photography
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.
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.
Credit: Jessica Downey
Kids love to play with stamps. This card-making craft will have them excited to create fun shapes out of ordinary spuds.
Turn an old, shrunken sweater into a new pair of gloves in four easy steps.
By Tiffany Threadgould, RePlayGroundMore in Decorating
Shrinking your sweaters isn't always a bad thing, especially when it results in darling fingerless gloves.
Handmade soaps make great gifts for family and friends. They're so easy to make, the kids can help too.
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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