Crafts for Kids

Sponge Ball

Sponge Ball

  My  grandkids like to  play  catch  when they come to visit but I don't want to be throwing balls around my family room so this is a great substitute. You'll need: 2 small sponges 1 twist tie or string Directions: Cut the sponge into strips as shown in the photo....

Splatter Paint Activity

Splatter Paint Activity

r This is a great activity to do outdoors. You'll need: paper plates, paint brushes, paint (water based are best) and something to cover the ground ( plastic tablecloth, newspaper, old sheet). This can get messy so wear some old clothes, an apron or a paint shirt. Lay...

Popsicle Stick Magnet

Popsicle Stick Magnet

This is a fun and easy activity for any age. You can make any figure just use your imagination. You'll need popsicle sticks, paint or markers and any embellishments.

Windsock

Windsock

This is an easy project for you and your grandchild to make. It's especially great on a windy day. You will need: 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 colored paper Strips of paper for decorating Yarn or string Scissors & glue Directions: Fold the paper in a cylinder shape and...

Paper Plate Shaker

Paper Plate Shaker

I seemed to be obsessed with recycling. My grown children often make fun of me about it. I get excited when I can use something I already have to make something new. But that also means saving stuff (or junk as some like to refer to it). Well, I used some of that...

Placemat Book Tote

Placemat Book Tote

This darling book tote is made from 2 placemats and a canvas belt. How easy is that? Your grandkids or kids can help you make it. GET DIRECTIONS

Wax Candle Painting

Wax Candle Painting

You'll Need: 1. Wax candle (you could also use a white crayon) 2. Watercolor paper 3. Watercolors 4. Paint brush Directions: On a sheet of watercolor paper, have your child or grandchild draw a picture with the wax candle or white crayon. Using watercolors paint the...

Princess Garland

Princess Garland

I'm always looking for easy and inexpensive ways to create something cute. My granddaughter wanted a princess hat so with crepe paper, wire and beads we came up with this garland. She helped me make it. You'll Need: crepe paper, beads and wire Directions: 1. Measure...