Tag Archives: craft projects for kids

“LOVE YOU TO PIECES” FRAME

Now is the time to start thinking about a gift for  Mother’s Day.  Just about everyone has picture puzzles with missing pieces.  Here is a cute project that uses up some of the remaining pieces.  Cut a hole in the center … Continue reading

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CLIP BUTTERFLY MAGNET

  These cute little butterfly magnets are made with clip clothespins, construction paper, old greeting cards and incidentals.  Kids can make them, but I’ve found that it works best to glue the wings on with a glue gun. Therefore this is a 5th … Continue reading

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TROPICAL FISH

  Tropical fish, in pictures anyway,  always seem to have bright, beautiful coloring.  Since calendar pictures are also bright and glossy, they seemed to be the perfect scales for our fish.  So, this project uses calendar pictures, colored markers, chalk, … Continue reading

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GASTON CHAISSAC

Gaston Chaissac’s art has a look that reminds me of simple, colorful, modern pottery. His simplistic view is evident in this Gaston quote, “Without a doubt I have a soul that is very close to a circus performer, who, like … Continue reading

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KALEIDOSCOPE REFLECTIONS

The kids are going to love this—and so are you. When you look at a light and turn the kaleidoscope you will be amazed at how beautiful this project is. It’s also very easy and a lot of fun. I … Continue reading

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STAND ALONE BUTTERFLY

Do you need something to get you into the Spring mood?  These stand alone butterflies will make you “think Spring.”  Any class could make these,  if they’re precise with the scissors.  The antennae and legs might be a bit difficult … Continue reading

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WIRE COAT HANGER CHICK

This is a “Hick Chick” wire coat hanger chick.  He wouldn’t look so like a hick if you left his goofy hat off, but this chick just doesn’t care.  Yellow, orange and blue construction paper and a pattern (included) makes this … Continue reading

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WIRE COAT HANGER MOUSE

This little wire coat hanger mouse would be welcome in anyones house, so we call him or her “House Mouse.”  Again the main supply needed in this project is a wire coat hanger—–if you send a note home with the … Continue reading

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