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Archive for the 'Great Kids Craft Ideas' Category

Make Your Own Easter Egg Dye from Food Coloring

Sunday, March 4th, 2007

Get out some jars or containers for your dyes- I like old mayonnaise or jam jars with screw on lids. Put 2/4 cup of hot water and 2 tsp. of vinegar in each jar. Add your food colouring. You will need a total of about 25 drops. Let cool. Drop in your hard boiled eggs […]

Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns- Free Christmas Cross Stitching Charts

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

Free Christmas Cross Stitch Charts Do you have a link to free Christmas cross stitch pattern? Please post in comments section and share with others Small cross stitch projects are a great way to introduce cross stitching and needle work to children. They are relatively quick to make and children are thrilled with the results- […]

Crafts for Boys: Make a “Boffer”- Make a Safe Sword

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Of course girls can make these to- instead of saying this is a crafts for boys I should say a craft that boys might be interested in. I do avoid sexual stereo-typing but experience has shown me that not too many boys enjoy scrap booking or bead making as much as girls. Wow- did kids […]

Make Your Own Braided Area Rug from Fabric Scraps

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Wow- how cool is this! I think I may try this with a group of kids- making an area rug with fabric scraps! Remember the old fashion rugs your great grandmother had- or ones you see in a cozy cottage? Well You can make your own area rug just like it. This site has quite […]

Start Gimp/Boondoogle on Keychain Ring

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Boondoggle Project- Key Ring Hardest thing about starting a “plastic lacing ” ( or gimp/scoubidou/boondoggle – whatever ita called! ) project is starting it- it can be a bit intimidating. Using diagram below- this is how your attach your boondoggle project to a key ring. When you get length you want- use a glue gun […]

Plastic Lacing-Gimp-or Boondoggle – Scoubidou : Designs, Craft Ideas and Web Sites

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Whatever you call it- kids love it and find it addictive! Gimp, also known as boondoggle is a type of flat, plastic thread used for making many types of crafts, necklaces or bracelets, zipper pulls. The designs can be fairly easy or complicated so they are good for a wide range of ages. I think […]

Easy and fun craft to use up old crayons- Try making a Batik!

Monday, August 7th, 2006

One of the earliest memories I have of doing a craft with my mother is when she my sisters and I do our own batiks. I was about 6 years old and to this day it remains one of my favourite memories of me and my mom. I have often done this kind of batik […]

Easy Gift Soaps- Decorate Soaps for Gift- Great Kids Craft

Friday, June 9th, 2006

We have doe this a few times- results are great. This makes an especially good kids craft to do as a group. Transparent soap works best- we got a ton cheap at bulk store. Also white looks nice too- what they don’t tell you in instructions is that you HAVE to get soap with no […]