Archive for the ‘Crafts for Kids’ Category

{kids craft} clay pots

Posted on June 29th, 2011 by mountain girl  |  Comments Off on {kids craft} clay pots

When it comes to having things for kids to do, nothing can beat a big lump of clay. Self-hardening clay comes in large quantities and is really quite cheap to have on hand. And sometimes it’s priceless to have an activity ready to roll…you know, for those moments. Zia and Caleb made some cool pots […]

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kids craft: nature relief sculpture

Posted on June 22nd, 2011 by mountain girl  |  1 Comment »

I think the best projects for kids are the ones that are the most fun to make. The more I create with Zia, the more I realize that it’s all about the experience of doing it – not the finished product. Which is really good for me to realize – me, the artist who dreads […]

kids craft: silly balloon heads

Posted on June 15th, 2011 by mountain girl  |  1 Comment »

These balloon heads are easy to make and so funny and squishy to play with. Zia has made several, and she took some to the playground just to find kids to give them to. The kids were thrilled. No one could figure out the secret ingredient inside! Materials: good quality balloons flour kitchen or automotive […]

kids craft: princess crown

Posted on June 8th, 2011 by mountain girl  |  Comments Off on kids craft: princess crown

Some of our favorite craft resources are used craft books we’ve snagged from garage sales or library book sales, or even those cheap kids’ craft books from the clearance section of Barnes and Noble. I keep them in easy reach for Zia, and when she finds something that catches her fancy, we drum up the materials […]

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a juicy hat and bouquet

Posted on June 2nd, 2011 by mountain girl  |  1 Comment »

In our neck of the woods, April showers brought May showers…all month long. May showers brought days of indoor time, which translates (around here) to lots of knitting, among other things. Thus, this jaunty child’s cap practically flew off the needles. I know, it’s almost summer. But it’s an orange hat, and a very juicy […]