Does Anyone have any Inexpensive Craft Ideas?
I'm thinking about taking a day each month, to start, and spending it with the neighbor kids (6 girls & 3 boys, all 12 and younger. Lol The 1st group was just the 6 girls.) doing some kind of craft. I live among very low income families.
My 3 sons are all over 18, and I miss this kind of stuff with my boys. We tried slime on Labor Day, without Borax or laundry soap, but.. this girl (me) ran out of school glue. Lol So we tried using Tacky Glue (these girls were determined!) I went and bought some more, so this time we have enough. Haha.
But I REALLY need some inexpensive craft ideas! Even if it is recycling something! We have in the past tried to paint rocks. They want to redo the slime.. but after that, we are going to be making windchimes out of shells, fishing line (or yarn), beads and pieces of driftwood. (I just got back from a camping trip on the coast.. lol)
The whole point of this activity is to teach them to share, be nice to one another (this part isnt easy all the time..), no bullying, be creative, learn some new skills and how to follow directions. At the end, we ALL clean up and that is teaching them about team work.
I'm the one either collecting or buying the needed supplies. Since there are so many kids, I want to keep the cost to a minimum, so we can keep doing this (and my husband doesnt freak out. Lol).
Sooo PLEASE share ANY ideas you may have!!! Thank you in advance!
PS. This all started because one of the girl's mom had just had a baby (a month ago). Mom needed a nap and the 8 y.o. was 'bored'. Lol We decorated coffee mugs from the Dollar Tree with Oil Based Permanent markers and I 'baked' them. Mom was sooo thankful and she cried over her new gift. ;-)