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Kids Craft Ideas

Keep the kids entertained and away from the devices with these fun crafts.

Now we are spending more time at home this is something new and exciting for the whole family. We have pulled together some great kids activities for all ages and the good thing about these craft ideas is that they are made with things you’ll likely have lying around the house, but for anything else you need craft-wise, try The Warehouse, PAK’nSAVE, Yoyoso or New World.

Fire Breathing Dragon 

Kids Crafts

What you’ll need:

  • Pair of scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Glue gun
  • Paper roll
  • Construction paper
  • 2 large pom poms
  • 2 small pom poms
  • Googly eyes
  • Scraps of tissue paper (red, orange, yellow)

Method:

  1. Cut a piece of construction paper to be the exact length of your paper roll. Spread glue onto the piece of paper and wrap it around the paper roll until it is completely covered.
  2. Use a glue gun (ask an adult to help) and attach a googly eye to one of the larger pom poms. Repeat for the second large pom pom. These are your dragon eyes.
  3. Use a glue gun to attach each of the dragon eyes to one end of the paper roll.
  4. To create the fire, cut scraps of red, yellow and orange tissue paper to be long pointy strips.
  5. Spread glue on the straight end of the strips of paper and attach to the inside of the paper roll. Continue with all the strips of paper and work your way around 3 quarters of the roll (don’t wrap all around!)
  6. Your paper roll dragon is complete! Take a deep breath and blow on one end of the paper roll!

Credit: onelittleproject.com

 

Tissue Box Monsters

Tissue Box Craft

What you’ll need:

  • Tissue box
  • Coloured acrylic paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Large pom poms
  • Black sharpie or marker
  • 1 popsicle stick
  • Craft knife (optional – adults only)
  • Glue

Method:

1. Pull out any plastic inner lining inside the tissue box before you start.

2. Paint the outside of the tissue box with white to prime the box. Adding white will make sure the design of the tissue box doesn’t show through the paint.

3. Once dry, paint the outside of the tissue box a color of your choice, and paint the inside a different color.

4. Outline around the “mouth” of the monster (the opening of the tissue box) with a black marker. This will make the mouth pop more.

5. For the purple box, cut 1 popsicle stick in half. Paint the pieces purple and let them dry. Glue 2 small googly eyes to the sticks. Make a small slit mark at the top of the box with the craft knife (adults should help with this part) to push the sticks in.

6. Glue large googly eyes to the top of the tissue box. You can add one, two, three or more eyes!

7. Cut out large teeth from paper or white cardstock. Glue the teeth to the inside of the tissue box mouth.

8. Give your monsters a little more character by gluing some large pom-poms to the top of the tissue boxes.

Credit: thebestideasforkids.com

 

Egg Carton Animals

What you’ll need:

  • Egg cartons
  • Acrylic paint
  • Pom Poms
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

Caterpillar

Egg Carton animals

1. Cut off one row of an egg carton all in one piece.

2. Paint each section of the caterpillar with different vibrant colours.

3. Using the hot glue gun, glue two googly eyes onto one end of the carton. This will be the face. Poke two holes in the head to fit two pipe cleaners for the antennas. Your Caterpillar is complete!

Turtle

Egg carton animals

  1. Cut one carton section and paint it green. Let it dry then add shell details with a different colour.
  2. For the head, use a hot glue gun to glue some googly eyes to a pom pom. Then glue the pom pom onto the egg carton.
  3. For the legs, fold a pipe cleaner in half then twist together. Repeat for another 3 pipe cleaners to have 4 legs. Then use a hot glue to glue the twisted end inside of the shell. Voilà, your turtle is complete!

Credit: frugalfun4boys.com

 

Fingerprint Family Tree 

Family Tree

What you’ll need:

  • Tree template or draw your own
  • Paint
  • Marker or sharpie

Method:

  1. Print out a tree template online, otherwise you can draw up your own tree drawing the branches only with a marker and a piece of paper!
  2. Pour a little paint onto a separate plate or piece of paper. Dip your thumb into the paint, then dot it next to the branches to start creating leaves. Repeat with a different coloured paint to make the tree more colourful! Consider summer, autumn tree colours like green, orange, yellow, brown to create a seasonal mix.
  3. Once each print is dry, write each family member’s name by a thumb print creating a perfect family history lesson.

Credit: goodhousekeeping.com