Category Archives: Family Crafts

Toy Car Painting – Preschool Activity

By EcoCraft Contributor Amy from the blog The EcoCrafter

Painting with toy cars

Painting with toy cars is a fun way to get preschoolers engaged in art. It is easy to set up and uses easy-to-find supplies. Painter’s tape is used to block off parts to the card so that when it is removed you are left with crisp lines that make the abstract painting look super professional.

Whether you make a card, a journal, or just a painting, this craft is sure to get little ones creating and leave you with a nice piece of abstract art.

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Sunburst Tie Dye T-shirt With Rit Dye

By EcoCraft Contributor Amy from the blog The EcoCrafter

Take your tie-dye skills beyond the basic scrunch with this easy-to-make sunburst pattern. It looks impressive but is super easy to make. So grab a stained t-shirt or get a new one and add some color with this tie-dye sunburst.

The dye application for this design is really easy and allows for sloppy application without ruining the results. It also used Rit dyes which are non-toxic and easy to use making this a fun family project.

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Recycled Shrinky Dink Heart Charm – Anatomically Correct

By EcoCraft Contributor Amy from the blog The EcoCrafter

Heart shaped keychain

Recycled shrinky dinks are one of the best and easiest recycled crafts out there. They are made from #6 plastic and permanent markers, both items that can be found in most households.

With this shrinky dink project, you will learn how to make an anatomically correct heart charm. Although it may seem somewhat morbid to some, to me the image of a real heart conveys science and love at the same time. Teach kids about reducing waste and anatomy at the same time.

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Easy Eco-Printing – No Fancy Supplies Needed

By EcoCraft Contributor Amy from the blog The EcoCrafter

Eco-printing is a beautiful way to create wonderful decorative paper from natural items. It creates unique textures and patterns that make great cards, notebook covers, notepaper, art journal accents, and scrape book embellishments. But diving into eco-printing can be a daunting endeavour with a wide range of techniques to learn and supplies needed. 

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Upcycled T-shirt Bunting Banner

By EcoCraft Contributor Amy from the blog The EcoCrafter

Bunting banners are a cute way to decorate for a party. These upcycled bunting banners are easy to make using unwanted t-shirts and tools you probably already have. Add some color to your upcoming party in minutes with this fun DIY.

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