Crafts don’t have to be costly to be both enjoyable and handy. With some resourcefulness and creativity, inexpensive craft projects can become a masterpiece. Take crafting to the next level and make it an entertaining experience too with these five cheap and stress-free kids’ crafts.
1. Journal – A custom-made journal is a fun way to get kids writing. A plain spiral notebook can be morphed into an electrifying work of art. Just have kids collage or decoupage the cover, adding a bit of their character to the notebook.
2. Storybook – Akin to a journal, a storybook is an entertaining way to inspire artistic expression and originality. Have children invent their own story with illustrations and then bind it together in a book that they produced. Some type of thick paper, like construction paper, functions best to keep the book organized. Basically use a hole puncher and some yarn to tie it together.
3. Treasure box – Any box will work. Discarded shoe boxes, gift boxes, almost any box with a lid can make an easy treasure box. Have the kids garnish it with decals, lively paper, material, or even pasta and they have a cool place to collect the little odds and ends they pick up
4. Collage- Wall art was never cooler. Using old periodicals and snapshots have children ornament a piece of poster board with all their much loved things, people, and places. Include the year someplace on the collage and they can create a timeline of their interests and escapades. You can even make it a yearly activity that will stir upwonderful memories as they get older.
5. Fun with boxes- A big box can become whatever kids wish. A spacecraft, a doll house, a train, no matter what they are fascinated with, a cardboard box can become it. All it takes is some markers or crayons and a little resourcefulness. You can lend a hand by cutting windows and doors, and the box can even become a robot or extra-terrestrial costume in a pinch. Let the kids go crazy and see what they create.
With very little effort and a lot of resourcefulness, kids can make handy, fun crafts with everyday items. Take a look around and see what you can find. You might be astonished at the imaginative crafts you can come up with too!
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