Crafty Kids: Crafty Round-Up

Unlike adults, kids don’t need much to be creative.   My go-to craft generally incorporates some combination of needle, thread, and fabric, but there are so many more ways to inspire creativity with your kids.  Don’t limit yourself, and explore different things so your kids can explore those things along side you.

Whip Up Image

If you’re stumped, one of my favorite places to go is WhipUp.  WhipUp is a web source of original designs, tutorials, and patterns from around the globe.  They have projects that are fun for adults and children.

One of my favorite recent posts on Whipup focuses on 80 things your kids love to do. Seriously, 80 things.  Some are crafty (finger painting, and tie dyeing) and some are just fun (have a disco, build a fort).  Check out the post and get inspired to do something new and exciting with your kids!

Also on Whipup, is a post that gives you more ideas for indoor-play.  With the temperature and humidity making it almost dangerous to play outside some days in the summer, all of us need a reminder that there are fun things to do inside (with the A.C. on).

Cardboard Crafts

(Fun ideas on what to do with cardboard at ikat bag)

We all know the thrill of the cardboard box – remember?  Your parents bought a fridge – and now you’re the king of the cardboard castle.  Here is a post on ikat bag that breaks down how to work with cardboard and a bunch of ideas (a few images are above) for things to make out of empty boxes or cardboard scraps you probably have lying around your house.

Crafted Cars

(Creative Cars tutorial from Laugh, Paint, Create!)

Is your child into all things that go ‘vroom!’?  I know my nephews would love this.  A post from Laugh, Paint, Create! on how to make Creative Cars (as seen in the image above).

So, be adventurous!  Don’t let being an adult get in the way.  Try to make fun out of the things around you, and you’ll see that your kids are probably a lot better at it than you are. :)

Happy Crafting!

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