EVERYTHING FAMILY &
"Mother of Family Ideas"
Make a Bracelet
Most children love to string beads. Give children a length of dental floss
and let them string pretty beads to make a bracelet as a gift. Younger
children can string beads onto a pipe cleaner. It's easier for them.
Make a Paper Bag Scrapbook
to hold vacation goodies
Take two of three paper bags and fold them in half. Fasten them together
in the center with a stapler (for small bags) or a piece of yarn, ribbon
or string. Children can draw or paint pictures, write about things that
they have seen or paste pictures from brochures or photographs of
themselves on the pages. The open-ended bag pages can be used to hold
postcards, fliers and brochures, photographs, travel schedules, ticket
stubs, patches, or other memorabilia from summer vacations, Use brown
shopping bags, lunch bags, colored bags or even gift bags with handles.
The art of photography
by Kikko the cat
Fabulous cat pictures
BOOKS CLICK HERE.
Lin's Pop-Up Puppets
Lin's Pop-up Puppets Vol. 1
SCULPT WITH HOMEMADE SALT DOUGH
Make some salt dough (1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt, 1 tsp.
oil and about 1/2-3/4 cup of water to make the dough workable.) Use a
rolling pin, garlic press. cookie cutters, butter knife, fork and
fingers to make creations of all sorts. Roll them up and use the dough
again or air dry them for sculptures to save. They can also be baked in
a slow oven--250°
until they are hard.
We highly recommend giving a child
BOXES to use for building everything from castles to doll houses to
play houses to trains and more!
Articles about Helping Children Learn
Old Time Fun
Building Sets & More
Sports & Outdoor Activities
Games & Puzzles
Clothes for Fun
Articles About Children
Wash and dry an empty can.
A soup can with the tab-pull lid is great because the opening
edge is not as sharp as cans opened with a can opener. Glue
washed and dried Popsicle™
use craft sticks) vertically all around the can. If you use craft
glue, hold them in place with a couple of rubber bands until
the glue is dry. If a hot glue gun is used, gluing should be
done by an adult or with adult supervision and a bowl of ice
cubes handy in case of a burned finger, When the glue is dry,
paint the sticks and decorate the can in any way you please.
Use paint, pieces of wood, craft foam, fabric, stickers,
buttons or other decorations.
Tots through Teens
Includes several sections with
Ultimate Collection of Ideas for Keeping Kids Busy
Ideas for Tots through Teens
By Kas Winters
St. Patrick's Day
Holiday Crafts for Kids
Storybooks & Children's Poetry
Family Activities and Children's Things to Do
Craft & Puppetry Books
Western Mysteries for
Intermediate & Middle Grade Readers
Social Science Fun