March 26, 2020

Parents, tired of hearing "I'm bored!"?

Entertain your kids with these fun crafts.

Bowtie Butterflies

Kids can paint bowtie pasta using bright colors. Once dry, glue to a piece of paper and draw on antenna. 

Paper Towel Rocket Ships

Lots of paper towel rolls laying around? Let your kids paint the tubes and add stickers. Roll up a sheet of small paper into a cone and glue on top.

Clothespin Paintbrushes

Go out on a nature walk. Collect items to make a paint brush. Great items to try are pine needles, grass, flowers, leaves, or twigs. Bring your items home and attach together using a clothespin. Dip your nature items into paint and enjoy. 

DIY Birdbath or Bird Feeder

This is a great project for tweens/teens or something to do along with your younger kiddos. You will need: Paint, hot glue gun, 3 terracotta flower pots, and 1 terracotta flower pot base. Paint the pots and base. Turn the three pots upside down and stack the three pots, beginning with the largest and ending with the smallest. Using a hot glue gun, glue the flower pot base to the smallest pot. Fill with water or birdseed and sit in your garden. 

Cupcake Flower Lights

Let your tween/teens add a simple light decoration to their room by completing this fun project. You'll need: cupcake papers (large and small), string lights, scissors, and an exact-o knife. Get the step-by-step directions by clicking here.

Bonus Craft: Duct Tape Wallet

To make the wallets, you will need: Duct tape, scissors, ruler, utility knife, cutting board, or thick cardboard to cut on, and a library card or credit card for sizing. Get the step-by-step directions here.

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