Getting Crafty With The Kids: A DIY Craft GuidePosted by: What The Flicka on September 18th, 2012
We were so inspired by Elle Davis’s Cloud Dough craft post yesterday, that we found ourselves doing a little pinterest research (fine, we were on there for a while). During the school year, mornings and afternoons can turn into a crazy, stressful blur. Crafting is a great way to unwind, catch up, and bond with your kids over the weekend. Here, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to bring you some creative and easy crafts. So, bust out the juice boxes (apple for the kids and wine for you) and get crafty.
Fairy Jar: One of our followers on our Pinterest brought this to our attention and it’s pretty damn neat. All you need is a clear jar (mason), a glow stick and glitter.
1. Cut out the glowstick and dump the contents into the jar.
2. Add glitter to the jar.
3. Secure the lid and BAM…you’ve got fairies in a jar!
This craft can be renamed to fit the not so girly. Buy green glitter and it could be called “Aliens in Space”.
Chalkboard Paint Board: This craft takes a little more supplies and time but the end product is one that will last awhile. It can fit perfectly in the kid’s room or you can make one for the kitchen. Think “Grocery List” or “Chore Board” (We are sure the kids will love that one). For the full directions click here!
GAK!: This craft is one of our favorites and it’s not just because it is fun to say! The substance feels like a mixture of play-doh and plastic, and we could spend hours playing with it. Here is what you need to do just that:
Elmer’s glue (4 oz bottle)
Borax (powder found in the laundry aisle)
Melted Crayon Art: This right here is the latest craze in the DIY craft world. Not only will your kids love it but you’ll be able to make your own and actually want to keep it! This craft requires the most supplies but it’s worth the extra time and money. You’ll need: a canvas, hot glue gun, glue stick, a hair dryer, lots of crayons (We suggest 2 boxes of 24) and newspaper. We found a step by step photo tutorial here!
There you have it! Try out some of these projects and send us pictures! We might feature yours on the site.