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I am new to this circle of moms thang, so I hope I post this right.
I have three girls and I love to craft, i am not a Martha stewart crafter(I wish) but I love making stuff especially with my kids. This isn't a plug but I love sharing a good kids product when i find one.
If you don't have time to set up a craft for your kids there is a product called KLUTZ and it is fabulous, they have things for 3-103 and each book comes with everything you need to do a project, craft, activity. This is all I buy for my kids birthday parties etc great gifts, different and kids love them! I can give a book to my 12 or 8 year old and they can do it on their own which is sooo rare! And I have never bought one that didn't work or do what they said it would.
There is a great kids store called Krafty Kidz in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario Canada and they sell all the klutz products and tons of other unique things you wouldn't find everywhere (i hate giving the 'hot' toys as presents and the kid gets 3 of the same thing, different is good) They have good how to's aswell(usborne books) you should check it out if you can they also have a website in the works, www.kraftkidz.ca.
Well that is my little crafting with kids tip and if you have heard of klutz then you totally know what I am talking about. Keep your kids crafty and they will be happier for it!