Salt and Chocolate has an easy little tutorial on how to make homemade stickers! These are the kind that are like postage stamps so you can make a bunch ahead of time and have a whole stash available whenever you need them. Think of the possibilities!
I don't know about you but my kids love scavenger hunts. This is a quick and easy way to put one together and also challenge your kids creativity.
Make a list of things you want them to find but keep it open-ended. For example: •something blue •something with flowers on it •something smaller than a tennis ball •something bigger than your head •something stretchy
You can adjust the list according to your child's ability. So for an older child it could be: •something square and bumpy and smaller than your fist •something silver that moves •something soft on the inside and hard on the outside
For a younger child try: •something round •something heavy •something scratchy
You don't need to have a particular object in mind - that's part of the fun, seeing what your kids can come up with!
These are nice activities to get out and enjoy with the spring weather! Pictures and instructions for the wilding sticks, above, at Full Circle. The easy nature bracelets are great for the younger ones in your group.
Colorfool has another version of the nature bracelets that would work well as bookmarks too! Check her site for pictures and instructions.
Ellen of Hurrayic and her daughter have put together a tutorial with lots of pictures on how to make this cute little doggy from Sculpey. Once you learn the basics it would be easy to customize for your own favorite puppers; just take a look at all these other cuties her daughter made!
The idea for this blog came out of my need to keep track of all the
wonderful children's crafts I see on the internet. This collective
specializes in crafts found on weblogs of creative people who either
have, or work with, kids. You will also find tips, tools, resources, and
other ideas sprinkled here and there over time. To help you in your
search for just the right craft or activity, I've created an extensive
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Who am I? My name is Cassi and you may know me from my other blog, Bella Dia,
but if you don't... I'm a single, stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of
three. I was an education major in college, taught preschool for many
years, have been a Girl Scout troop leader, camp counselor, and have
taught a variety of crafty classes to many different ages. Even now I
have my own business designing and selling pretty things for people
to love and have contributed patterns to multiple craft books and national magazines. I guess
this is all a long way of saying: crafting and kids are a huge part of my life
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