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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

5 Crafty Projects Your Kids Will Love

Content provided by Janice

Doing crafts is a great way to spend an afternoon, particularly if the weather’s not so nice outside.
Check out these amazing ideas to get some inspiration for your own crafty projects.

Cupcake Baking
Baking is a great way to keep your kids occupied and will hopefully teach them more about how to operate in a kitchen too. Cupcakes can be as plain or fancy as you like, but with the proliferation of interesting cupcake recipes around these days it’d be a shame not to try some out. Encourage your kids to experiment with different recipes and hopefully this will start them off making taste suggestions of their own.

Make Your Own Fancy Dress
Most parents, when confronted with the prospect of a fancy dress party, will opt for the ease of shopping at Fancy Dress Empire Ltd. But the more intrepid parents will spend a little more time creating costumes that are truly original. Not only is costume making a great activity to do with your kids, but it’s a great way to recycle old clothes that aren’t used any more. And fancy dress isn’t just suitable for parties – it can also be used for putting on home performances.

Write and Perform Your Own Play
Getting your kids to write their own play is the perfect rainy day activity. Not only will it fire up your kids’ imaginations and get them thinking creatively, but putting on a play in the comfort of your home is the perfect way to encourage a shy child to come out of their shell.Historical events aregreat sources of inspiration, which will get your children thinking actively about history in a way that is interesting and fun for them.

Create Artwork
Artwork can take many forms, so creating art is the perfect project for kids of any age. For really little ones, a finger painting station is a fascinating way to spend an afternoon. For older children, card silhouettes, stencils, pencils, paints and crayons can be used to create amazing artworks which can then be hung on the wall or fridge.

Make Your Own Stuffed Animals
All kids love stuffed animals, but the ones they love the most are the ones which have real meaning. Making your own stuffed animal is a great way to give your kids a new friend who they’ll adore for a long time. You can use almost anything to create stuffed animals, from felt and wool to old gloves or socks.



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