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If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.
Make Your Own Foam Stamps
Making your own craft supplies can be a very rewarding experience. The above foam shape stamps can include all of your child’s favorite things. You can make their name into a stamp, their drawing, or their favorite objects. They’ll love using these stamps because it’s completely, 100% their own. Here are some other ways to make craft time a little more special…
Make Your Own Watercolors - Homemade Simple
Making your own watercolor paints means that you get to teach a lesson about color mixing, and children get to create their own colors. They’ll love painting with their own homemade paints and it’s all natural ingredients, so you don’t have to worry as much about toxicity.
Handmade Paper – Alisa Burke
Teaching children to make their own paper can teach them about recycling, and you’ll have lovely stationary so that they can write letters to all of their favorite people. The colors and textures created with homemade paper make the whole experience even more fun for a child. They’ll have fun with this craft from start to finish.
How to Make Sidewalk Chalk – Martha Stewart
Make sidewalk chalk in a child’s favorite shape and color with this tutorial. You can even just make the tubes a little smaller for little hands that can’t hold giant sidewalk chalk. You can swirl colors together, too for even more fun.
Salt Dough Recipe – Busy Bee Kids Crafts
Salt dough is a great way to help kids create clay creations without the danger of polymer clay. They’ll get to shape, create, and watch it bake and harden, without you worrying about the clay making it in to a young child’s mouth. Kids can paint their creations however they want when it’s all hardened!
Straw Quill Pen and Ink – Kiwi Crate
As a child, the idea of creating my own ink and writing with a feather in my head was always intriguing. This simple craft will really bring a child’s imagination to the forefront, and they’ll have so much fun with writing lessons or simply coming up with stories.
For more ideas for crafting with kids, check out more Kids Crafts Posts.