Crafty Kids Found Here!

The weather is getting warmer, the kids are getting restless, and you still can't spend the whole day outside! Try these fun indoor activities to keep the family busy, get creative and messy, and fend off the winter blues.

The Big Book of Things to Make has 100 projects to choose from. Divided into three categories (Make it, Do it and Know it), a variety of fun activities are waiting for you to try. Be sure to check out the top tips found throughout the book

Looking for ways to reuse different odds and ends around the house? Then look no further as Eco-friendly Crafting With Kids has 35 activities divided into eight sections: Homemade Materials, Music, Nature, Recycling Bin, Paper and Card, Sewing and Threading, and Boredom Busters. I love the easy-to-follow directions and photos along with the templates in the back of the book.

My favorite place to play is in the kitchen. So I was excited when I discovered Gadgetology which has simple recipes, crafts, games, and experiments using 35 different cooking gadgets. Find new ways to use everyday kitchen gadgets from a box grater to a nutcracker to a potato masher. Cook, experiment and play your way through this book!

Dive into ProjectKid's 100 crafts, including craft ideas based on the animal kingdom, home sweet home, playtime and much more. In addition, craft resources can be found in the back of the book. The step-by-step directions with accompanying photos are great for following along as you make your own creations.

Have fun making and discovering new things!




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