Engage the kids this summer with Independence Day themed crafts to get them excited for the Fourth of July holiday. From DIY tote bags to homemade sparklers, patriotic face painting, and more… here are 11 ways to add sparkle to kids craft time on the 4th of July!
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I wanted a fun (and useful!) DIY Valentine gift for all the teachers in my son’s Parents Day Out program. This simple crayon-themed Gift Basket also works as a Pencil Holder once all the candy is gone! Since most of the supplies come from the Dollar Store, it’s affordable… only $3 apiece to make. This is a great gift basket idea for ANYONE with a desk job (not just a teacher) — if the gift is intended to come from a kid. See the steps to make your own super simple teacher gift baskets!
Kids birthday cards with googly eyes are always a big hit! The added motion of the googly eyes makes it a fun 3D birthday card for kids that’s easy to make.
Who wouldn’t enjoy receiving a minion card? A simple tutorial to make minion Valentine cards. Can easily be adapted for any holiday or special occasion.
A sweet idea for kids Valentine cards and Birthday cards is to stuff Smarties candies inside! Here’s a template plus tips for making candy cards yourself.
Making a bud vase is very simple, and even very young children can do this with only a little help. Here are step-by-step instructions.
Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cut-outs onto it. Each layer of paper is sealed with a glue or varnish before adding another new layer. You can use the decoupage technique to create a beautiful votive candle holder.
Watercolor resist is a technique that artists use to create interesting effects in their paintings. The basic idea is that wax or oil will resist water-based paints; the paint won’t stick to it. You can use this technique to create beautiful paintings of ocean life or anything else your imagination can dream up.
While you’re out enjoying the weather, collect some of those beautiful spring flowers to use in your arts and crafts projects. For pressing flowers, look for more flat flowers like violets, pansies, and daisies. Thicker flowers will work, but they take longer to dry. Here’s how to press flowers…
The Ojo de Dios, or Eye of God, is a Native American craft of the Huichol Indians of northwestern Mexico.
The Eye of God is a symbol of the power of seeing and understanding the unknown. They are made for children when they are born and a new eye is added for each year until they are five. All you need for this project are two relatively straight sticks and some yarn or string.
One great way to start crafting with your kids is by making a box for your supplies. Here’s how to make a very simple craft box for all of your craft supplies…