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Kids Crafts -- Online Articles by Peggy Hazelwood
Kids Love to Make Stuff
Trust me. Kids are naturally creative, and if you have some age-appropriate kids crafts ready to go, you can make a there's-nothing-to-do afternoon more fun in a snap.
This is a collection of my online articles that will help you be prepared with crafts when you need them, find new ideas for fun crafts, and help you save money when making kids craft projects.
Crafting doesn't have to be a big expensive endeavor. Begin saving some common household items you see listed in the following articles and you'll only need a few craft supplies from the store.
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Head Over to Michaels Arts and Crafts - Free Kids Crafts
Michael's offers free kids crafts regularly. Check online or in the ads they mail out almost weekly for the next kids' craft near you. Often times you can go in and make a project and the kids can take home a fun craft free.
- Crafts from Around the World for Kids at Michaels
Michaels Arts and Crafts stores is offering free crafts projects for kids featuring crafts from around the world. Michaels Passport to Fun program lets kids get creative in the store by making a craft from one of 18 countries.
Kids Craft Kits -- It's all in the bag - Make Easy Kits By Bagging Everything for Each Child
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Craft Kits for When Time is Tight
These kits make great party favors or activities for birthday parties.
These craft kits offer a variety of fun activities for kids. Whether you want to give a child a science kit or some Shrinky Dinks, these kits contain just about everything you'll need to be the favorite mom or dad or aunt or party giver. Kids love these kits!
Let them loose. Let them draw.
Let kids make their own jewelry the shrinky dink way!
Easy Kids Crafts
- The Lint Filter: Make Fire Starters with Lint and Toilet Paper Rolls
Okay, I saw this easy project somewhere online (Pinterest probably; everything's on Pinterest) and have been meaning to write a blog entry, so here goes. It's so easy and when you're done, you'll have handy fire starters for the fireplace in the fal
Use an old-fashioned loom and cotton loops
Older kids enjoy making potholders on those old-fashioned looms. Try to find a good sturdy metal one--I see them in thrift stores from time to time--or buy one new.
For young kids, it's fun to place the first row of cotton loops on the loom. Younger kids will probably need help weaving the second row of cotton loops so be prepared to have some rubber bands handy to help keep the loops on the loom.
And learn how to make your own potholder loops here.
Buy a Potholder Loom - Start Making Potholders
Make potholders with a loom and potholder loops. Fun stuff!
I picked up a vintage metal loom at a thrift store a few years ago, but you can buy them new and begin making potholders yourself.
Get Out the Craft Supplies - Make These Crafts with Your Kids
These craft projects use a lot of things you might have around the house. Get crafty and spend some quality time with your kids (or even better, grandkids if you have them!).
- Firefighter Crafts
Most little boys love fire engines and fire trucks and fire fighters. And usually little girls are awed by them too. Teach kids about those fire trucks and the firefighters who use them with these firefighter crafts. Several of the crafts and activit
- Police Crafts for Kids
Teach children about the police in a positive, friendly manner with police crafts for kids. Children can learn to respect police officers and know they are their friends from a young age.
- Rock Painting -- How to Paint Rocks
I saw an article online about rock painting and decided that I had to try that! I don't consider myself to be artistic at all, but I do love crafts. I have no problem trying new things (or stopping if I am no good at it!). I figured painting on rocks
Keep These Craft Supplies on Hand - And you'll be ready to craft when the mood strikes
More Craft Ideas for Kids
Toilet Paper Roll Bunny
A very talented 5-year-old boy made this toilet paper roll bunny. First he decorated the roll then glued on the googly eyes. I cut out the ears and feet from felt he chose, and then he glued those on.
Craft Books Full of Ideas
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