craft ideas

Cleaver - posted on 12/11/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )

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im looking for some cool crafts to do with my 2 year old i love doing artsy things and im out of ideas

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Sue - posted on 12/14/2012

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for Christmas ornaments we are using popsicle sticks (from the art store, don't have to wash and collect for months to get a large supply) painting them with finger paint, and then I glue them together with 3 sticks and when sturdy put glue on the sticks and my 3 year old covers it in buttons or whatever other little odds and ends you could think of would work great too.

here are some other websites i've got bookmarked right now for holiday crafts
http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2011/06/u...
uses jewelry or craft wire and cheries to make adorable bird feeders, going to make for Grandma and Papa

Glitter on pine cones, or birdseed

cut out felt christmas tree's and attach bits of ribbons, buttons or other items, and of course glitter glue :)

Easy peasy salt dough recipe for ornaments or hand prints (going to use my cookie cutters for this one, this will probably be our next Christmas craft to undertake
• 1 cup salt
• 1 cup plain flour (all purpose)
• Up to half a cup of water (add bit by bit until the right consistency)
Mix together until smooth. Knead into a stretchy dough. If it is too sticky then add more flour. Use it to make just about anything!

When the models are finished, lay them on some baking parchment (greaseproof paper) and cook on a very low heat for about 2 hours. About 100 degrees C (210 F) is enough. If the models are thick then they will need to be turned half way through and may need an extra hour.

If you want them to hang up then don't forget to stick a skewer through them before they go in the oven. I always forget!
When dry they can be painted and varnished and should last a long time, unless dropped!

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Donna - posted on 01/23/2013

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I worked with kids one time, and we made place mats together. I took construction paper, pictures I cut out, and glued them on the construction paper, then put their names on each one so that it was individualized. I then took a small brush, and painted varnish lightly over it. When it dried I then laminated them. I also did some with personal pictures of my daughter, her siblings, and friends, and I added little phrases that I got from books, the bible, calendars, that I typed up on paper that I cut into shapes, such as stars, triangles, or you can use any other shapes.

Cleaver - posted on 12/22/2012

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thanks for the great ideas were going to do some after Christmas we got a lot of craft things in a Christmas basket cant wait to do it

Laura - posted on 12/16/2012

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My sons 2 and loves doing hand and foot prints with paint and loves sticking things especially glitter this time of year he helped make things to go on tree

Cleaver - posted on 12/14/2012

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thats a good idea i have a few empty boxes in my storage area

ive tried pintrest i find it a little confusing

Bethany - posted on 12/14/2012

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cardboard box castle, or racing car (barbie car if its a girl) hand print plaster coasters painted. i have a grate book called 500 tv free things to do....
otherwise google it ive done lots with my son n nephew (almost 3 n 12) if i think of any others will let you know :)

Cmoline32 - posted on 12/13/2012

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Have you tried Pinterest? They have a ton of cute craft ideas for any and all occasions. Also have recipes for making your own play-doh, silly putty, crayons, etc.

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