Easy Crafting for Kids
No plans for Spring Break? No problem! We’ve got you covered. As part of National Children’s Craft Day, we have compiled a list of three easy craft ideas for kids. No need to worry about what your children are going to be doing this Spring Break week while you work.
Rainbow Yarn Art
- Yarn (in the colors of the rainbow)
- Cotton Balls
- Small Bowl
- 1 cup Flour
- 1 cup Cold Water
- 1 cup Boiling Water
- 3 Tbsp Imperial Sugar
- In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, and cold water.
- Add the boiling water and stir to combine.
- Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature — this will be your glue.
- Now you should trace half of the small bowl onto your card stock; this will become the outline of your rainbow.
- Cut the yarn to fit along the arch on your card stock. Once the glue has cooled, add the yarn to it and coat it completely.
- Run your fingers down it to wipe off the excess glue.
- Each arc of the rainbow will get smaller, so you’ll have leftover yarn at one side of the rainbow.
- To make the clouds: stretch a cotton ball. Allow it to dry overnight; and then show it off!
Cupcake Liner Flower Craft
- Cupcake Liners (multiple colors)
- Construction paper
- You’ll need two cupcake liners of different colors for each flower; so depending on the number of flowers you want to make, the cupcake liners you’ll need will vary. Stretch and crease one of the liners so that it is bigger than the other, and stick them together.
- Add glue to the inside of the smallest cupcake liner and sprinkle in sequins.
- Glue a button to the very center.
- Cut the rickrack for stems for the flowers and glue it onto the canvas.
- Finally, glue on the cupcake liner flowers. Now stick it on your fridge!
The Galaxy in a Bottle
- Clear glass bottle with a lid
- Cotton balls
- Food Dye and Water
- Glow in the dark paint
- Fill your bottle half-full with cotton balls; compress them.
- Pour some water into the bottle, enough to saturate the cotton balls.
- Drip 2-3 drops of food coloring into your bottle. Add a squirt of glow paint and a dash of glitter.
- Then – repeat the previous step. Add more cotton balls, more water, more glitter and glowy juice.
- Using a stiff straw to tamper the cotton balls back down into their layer helps to fill the jar.
- Keep adding new colors and new layers until your bottle is completely full. Put the lid on your bottle securely.
- As your bottle ages, you will want to rehydrate the cotton balls to keep the blurred “sky look”. Set the bottle on your window to allow the glow paint to charge. Your children can now travel to the space!