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.
Crayons are the classic kid’s craft supply. That’s why they’re always on school supply lists and why every parent seems to have a bucket of broken ones lying around somewhere. Some of these crafts are the perfect way to use up those broken crayons while others require a brand new box. But, who doesn’t love opening a brand new box of crayons anyway?
These rocks are so much fun to make for kids of any age, and they turn out really cool looking too! These make great paperweights, or add some googly eyes for pet rocks!
Crayon Play Dough Recipe – Sugar Ants
Turn those broken crayons into a rainbow of play dough. You could also teach about how colors blend as kids watch primary colors mix together.
Crayon Resist Activity – How Wee Learn
Resist painting is that classic craft I think we’ve all done and loved. I love this winter scene take on the activity. Perfect for those of us stuck inside.
Butterfly Suncatchers – Twodaloo
This craft is a really fun way to use up any excess broken crayons that are even too small for the littlest hands. The shapes can be changed for an upcoming holiday, or whatever intrigues your child!
Crayon Art Sculpture – Meri Cherry
Who says crayons are just for coloring? Let your child’s imagination go crazy as they create their own crayon sculptures.
Melted Crayon Sea Shells – Fun at Home with Kids
Make a colorful memory of your last vacation with this fun crayon craft. These would look great in a bowl on the table. You could mark the dates on the inside of the shells.
For more ideas for crafting with kids, check out more Kids Crafts Posts.