I love paper lanterns. They are always so cheerful and festive and they're easy to make too! Chiaki Creates shares a tutorial on how to make paper lantern ornaments and once you learn the technique you can make them any size you'd like.
By combining four sections of accordion-folded paper, Art Bar shows you how to put them together to create these large pinwheels. Add watercolors and dashes of gold paint and you have some gorgeous pinwheels to decorate with!
Design Improvised shares this creative idea of stitching on baskets with yarn. This project can work for a variety of ages - younger kids can make random stitches and older ones will enjoy making a pattern. If you're in need of baskets be sure to check the thrift stores where I always see a great selection.