1. Origami Ninja Stars - This has to be one of the most popular posts I ever wrote. This is a craft Kenzie found on her own and her instructions are very simple because we managed to take some good pictures. Use multicolored copier weight paper for the best results.
2. Corn Syrup Painting - This is definitely one of my favorites. You need to use a heavy sketch book paper for this one because the "paint" is heavy and thick. You will love the shiny smooth effect you get using the paint, but don't forget - it needs lots of time to dry!
3. Yarn Mache Bowls - These are messy, but even the youngest kids can do this craft (once you make the paste). This is a great way to get rid of yarn stashes and your child will like having a functional bowl for small items.
4. DIY Finger Paints - These are also in the easy/messy categories. One word of warning - be ready to put the paints to use within the first couple days of making them. They do tend to ferment and will get smelly if kept sealed up in a bag!
5. Melted Crayon Drawing - We saw this craft many times before we did it, so it wasn't too hard to do. We were going with a slightly sophisticated product with a black canvas and black paper wrapped crayons from Michaels. It's a little tricky to do it in a circular pattern like we did, so you might want to stick to the horizontal version. Also, be careful with those hot glue guns, hair dryers and melted wax crayons with little ones.
So that's it! While I've been writing this, my now-12-year-old Craft Diva noticed the post and commented that she wants to do more crafting. We'll see, but if she does, you will see it right here.
Keep those kids crafty!