Make Your Own Stationery

Everyone loves to use nice stationery or receive a special letter instead of an email. It’s even better if the stationery is homemade and hand-crafted. Making your own stationery is a good way to encourage kids to remember the often overlooked skill of writing a letter, thank you note or …

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The Art of Quilling for Kids

Quilling is the art of turning strips of paper into rolls, curls and scrolls to decorate items or as part of a clever design depicting flowers, animals, spaceships, princesses or anything you fancy. It’s actually a much simpler craft for kids to try than it looks. It is hundreds of …

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Stained Glass Craft Projects for Kids

Glass and children are not a happy combination, so the stunning art of stained glass making is usually ignored as a suitable craft for kids. However, there are ways to make this skill child- friendly. We traditionally think of stained glass as something very beautiful we are used to seeing …

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Weather Crafts for Kids

Weather crafts are a wonderful way for children to try out many arts and crafts activities. It’s an effective method of raising their awareness of the world around them, their environment and their observation skills. By looking at the weather and becoming fully aware of the changes around them, children …

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Napkin Decoupage

Decoupage is a fancy name for a simple craft that appeals to young and old alike. Children find it particularly satisfying and amazing effects are achieved by applying paper tissue and glue to very ordinary items. Things You’ll Need a Even if you have just a basic craft kit at …

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Make a Cardboard Castle

If you can combine imaginative play with a fun craft activity, you’re backing a winner. The project of designing and making a cardboard castle is the perfect mixture of fun, imagination and skill. Rather than choosing a castle from a shop, children can build something that features all the parts …

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Drawing Exercises for Children

Try a range of arts and crafts projects with kids and hopefully, one of the activities will reveal a natural talent. Unfortunately, if this talent is drawing, it is rarely encouraged beyond simple doodles or as part of other craft ideas. This is a huge shame as drawing is a …

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Collage Crafts for Kids

Collage is often one of the first arts and crafts that children attempt. Universally loved, the craft’s name is derived from the French word ‘coller’, which means ‘to stick’. Collage was first seen in ancient China when paper became a commonly used item. It was later adopted as a form …

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The Art of Scrapbooking for Kids

Crafts for kids reveal insights into a child’s world. Scrapbooking is a perfect example of this idea. The craft of scrapbooking is incredibly popular, inspiring kits, books, scrapbook products and endless advice from enthusiasts. A Child’s View of Scrapbooking Scrapbooking is an art which often uses complicated ideas to create …

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Painting Crafts for Kids

Crafts for kids are invariably introduced in a child’s life by painting. It is a staple activity at pre-school and toddler groups. There are so many interesting and satisfying projects that use paint and children never tire of this simplest of crafts. Preparing To Paint Start by making sure that …

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