Hooray! Wonderful and creative craft ideas to do with your kids. While this can be good fun for
everyone at first, it can quickly become a fight to find something entertaining to keep your kids from
parking themselves in front of the TV. Use these four creative craft ideas to keep yourself and your kids entertained.
Easy Photo Collage
Make an easy photo collage that will preserve your memories forever in a fun, creative way. This is
a kid-friendly project that will be fun for the whole family! All you need is a black cardboard, glue,
Mod Podge, and your favorite family photos. Gather the kids around and have them help decide which photos to use and how to place them on the cardboard; then, use the glue to adhere the photos to the black cardboard securely. Finally, use the Mod Podge to cover the entire cardboard in a glossy lacquer that will make those memories last! Stop here for a simple look, or decorate it as desired with glitter, stickers, and a fun border!
Paper Pinwheel Art
A craft for older kids, this paper pinwheel project will produce beautiful wall art for only a few dollars.
You will need scissors, hot glue, several pieces of scrapbook paper in both solid colors and patterns,
and a cheap photo frame. Cut the scrapbook paper into strips about one inch wide and fold them into
an accordion. Use the hot glue to adhere the two ends of the strip together so that it flattens into a
pinwheel shape. Make several of these pinwheels and glue them to the photo frame in an asymmetrical pattern. Voila! You have an interesting and beautiful piece of wall art that was fun for the kids as well.
Melted Crayon Art
This craft idea is great for kids of all ages! You will need several boxes of crayons (enough so you have five to seven crayons of each color of the rainbow), hot glue, a canvas, and a hair dryer. Hot glue the crayons in a line at the top of the canvas with the tips pointing down in whatever color pattern you like. Once the hot glue has dried, use the hair dryer to slowly melt the crayons so that the wax flows down the canvas and mixes into a lovely rainbow scene! Make sure to do this outside on a tarp because wax will drip onto the floor and may splatter behind the canvas.
This cheap and easy craft idea is appropriate for kids of all ages. You will need a cheap white plate
(try a dollar store), Sharpie markers in your kids’ favorite colors, and an oven. Simply give each of the kids their own plate and let their imaginations flow. They can write poems, draw a cartoon scene, or monogram their names – anything goes! Once they are finished with the plates, bake them in the oven at 150 degrees for 30 minutes – this makes the Sharpie marker permanent.
Don’t let the weekends slip by without doing one of these four fun, easy, and creative crafts with your
kids while making some wonderful family memories!
Dorothy Sanders enjoys writing about parenting and health.
Photo Credit: Amy Loves Yah (CC BY 2.0)