Craft

Sometimes we like to get a little more crafty than arty, so here are a bunch of craft ideas for kids.

6-9 year olds

Melting Beads to Make the Simplest Suncatchers …

Melting Beads for Suncatchers I did a search on melting beads and found soooo many different techniques, which made me realize there were lots of ways to do this. Also, it takes some trial and error. The following way-too-long post is an account…

0-5 year olds

Bright and Happy! Ice Cream Cone Paper …

Lo and behold. I started working on this paper craft the other day, come to find out that Ice Cream Day is tomorrow. Thank you to the random weirdo who created ice cream day, and thank you to Ben &…

3d projects

What Could Possibly be Better Than Paper …

First off, no, they don’t fly all that well, but they keep a 6 year old busy for an afternoon, flying, dive bombing, crashing, swooping the dog, and making fascinating and slightly unnatural noises. If you happen to have some…

3d projects

The Easiest Way to Make Ridiculously Cool …

Every holiday I snap up a little packet of dumb gooey window clings from Target and lament the fact that there are hardly any in there. And then I start to think about how much they cost to make in…

6-9 year olds

Easy Easter Egg Mixed Media Art Project (…

Here’s a strong case against getting rid of everything you own right before you move: suddenly an idea for an Easter craft pops into your head, and you’ve cleaned your shelves of all those random wooden blocks and scraps of…