Kids, Make Something Fun in November

What do you like to make when you have time? Do you like to cook with your family? Do you like to work on art projects? Create your own costumes? There are so many things you can make! As the weather turns cold, it's the right time to curl up inside and make something you can use all winter long--or just for a day.

If you need inspiration, try one of the activities here or read one of the books all about kids who make stuff.

Activities

  • All you need is yarn and your hands to try finger knitting. Use your finger knit strands to create anything you like, from an octopus to a hat.
  • Feeling antsy? Make this pencil topper that also works as a fidget toy.
  • If you have flour, salt, water and a little oil, you can make a salt dough that you can turn into ornaments, bowls, snakes or something else only you can dream up.
  • Make a triangle pop up card for any occasion.

Books

Draw A Comic! You can create your own comic series after you read this installment in Maker Comics. You’ll even learn how to self-publish your comic! If you do, don't forget to share it with us.  

The Un-friendship Bracelet: Crafty kids stick together in the Craftily Ever After series. Or do they? When a new girl moves to town, best friends Emily and Maddie have to figure out how to make their friendship include another person.

The Great Greene Heist: Jackson Greene likes to make something you can't touch: a scheme. Schemes are tricky and he needs the skills of all his friends to make up and pull off his next one. 

This post is part of the November Learning Journey. Try at least 4 activities on the Learning Journey page this month, tell us what you did and you could win a prize!

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