Antoinette Garton
Antoinette Garton
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Asked on Jul 10, 2013

Summer crafts for kids

Michela ShoemakerZThe Whimsical Peacock
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I need some help for crafts for kids 8 thru 10 for quiet time in the summer
6 answers
  • Tanya
    on Jul 10, 2013

    4x4 tumbled tiles, stencils, brushes, and glass paint. Get an early start on Christmas gifts! Beautiful Coasters!!

  • Kimberly Barney
    on Jul 10, 2013

    Purchase inexpensive canvas and let them make their own artwork which could be made from all kinds of items (i.e. buttons, washers, felt pieces, magazines). Have them decorate tin cans of various sizes to be later strung together for a wind chime. Purchase caps or t-shirts for them to customize. Make button worms with a ribbon with a button sewn on each end that can be turned to hold the felt squares onto the ribbon once strung through the hole cut in each square. I hope that this helps.

  • Z
    on Jul 11, 2013

    I have quite a few on my Hearts and Crafts Pinterest board. Not all, but many are child friendly since I do crafts with our five year old grandson. He's been crafting since he was one so many would also work for 8 and 10 year olds. One of my favorites in using semi clear colored plastic cups (#6 recyclable) for colored sun catchers. There's also a couple different doughs to make and if you have girls they might like to redo a pair of cheap thongs (you probably call them flip flops, but I'm old and they'll always be thongs to me) with strips of fabric. If they like to draw, then you'll find some ideas on my Drawing Pictures board. http://pinterest.com/becky_conrad/hearts-and-crafts/ http://pinterest.com/becky_conrad/drawing-pictures/

  • The Whimsical Peacock
    on Jul 11, 2013

    Hi! I have a few crafts on my boards, plus, we just started a "kid friendly" site where you will find crafts, free printables, and kids can post their artwork...would love for you to stop by! It's new but, slowly but surly we are getting there! http://thewhimsicalpeacock.weebly.com plus, like becky said Pinterest is wonderful for that!

  • Z
    on Jul 12, 2013

    Looks like a great site except for the screaming cartoon girl on the video! Ha ha ha. I heard my son and grandson talking about it from the other side of the house. LOL

  • Michela Shoemaker
    on Jul 12, 2013

    One I used to use when I taught kids crafts was, take a paisley print bandanna and fabric markers. You wouldn't think so but this was one of their favorite things to do at the end of class while others were finishing their project for the day.

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