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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Card Making Crafts for Kids

Children’s handmade cards are gifts of time, effort and skill. The sender gets as much pleasure from the card as the lucky recipient. First Things First Before beginning, make sure kids have everything they need to complete the card. First, decide on a project. Ask the child to think about …

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Knitting Crafts for Kids

Knitting is an ancient skill, widely practiced in the Middle Ages and dating back thousands of years. It’s a valuable craft traditionally handed down from generation to generation yet became a dying art through the years. In the last decade, though, it has enjoyed an astonishing revival. It offers children …

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Sewing Crafts for Kids

Children’s crafts are rarely more rewarding than sewing. It promotes manual dexterity, patience and accuracy. In these ‘throw-away’ times, sewing raises awareness that things can be mended or repaired instead. Sewing can be started at a very early age, progressing from sewing cards and basic threading to more advanced skills …

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