Arts & Crafts For Kids

Finding things that entertain children can be a challenge some days. Here is just a couple of arts and crafts that kids might enjoy!

Corner Bookmark

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  1. Fold the 6″ x 6″ square into a triangle.
  2. Fold the corners of the triangle (along the fold) down to the tip of the triangle. Oops! It looks like I’ve got an extra picture in the instructions! I’ve showed folding down one side twice. I’m not going to change it right now, but maybe I’ll fix it later. Sorry about that.
  3. Unfold the corners and fold one side of the tip of the triangle up toward the first fold from step 1 (to create a small triangle).
  4. Fold the corners back down and tuck them under the small triangle.
  5. Decorate as wanted!

 

Homemade Silly Putty

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Ingredients needed:

  • 4 Oz bottle of regular school glue– not the washable kind (The first batch was made with washable glue, but the washable glue didn’t work to well, so I recommend using regular, all purpose glue.  If you can’t find this glitter glue, make your own with a few drops of food coloring and a few tablespoons of colored glitter.)
  • Water (equivalent to the amount of glue you are using. )
  • 1 tsp Borax
  • 4 additional oz. of warm water (this is used to dissolve the borax)

Directions:

  1. Mix together a 1 to 1 mixture of glue and water.
  2. Sir the glue and water together until completely mixed.
  3. Dissolve 1 tsp of borax into the 4 Oz (1/2 cup) warm water. Pour borax water into the glue mixture and stir.
  4. Keep stirring, after a few seconds the glue will begin to “gel” up.
  5. Pick up the glue glob and squish it around for a few moments.
  6. It will turn into a pliable, yet firm, silly putty like substance.
  7. And Enjoy!
  8. If you find the “silly putty” is becoming less pliable, put it in the microwave and heat it up for 5 to 15 seconds (depending on the amount of silly putty.)  Store in a Ziploc baggie.

 

String Art

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You Will Need:

  • Various colors of string.
  • Small canvas of some sort.
  • Needle pins or push pins.

Directions:

  1. Places the pins in any pattern or form (Ask someone older for help).
  2. Start wrapping the strings around the pins in any order that you prefer.
  3. Once you reach the end, cut the string from the roll, and tie off the end to keep the string from unraveling.
  4. You finally have an adorable piece of art!

 

Credits to Pinterest for the craft ideas.

 

 

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