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Keeping The Kids Happy Until Thanksgiving Dinner is Ready

Are you are headed out to a family holiday dinner for Thanksgiving where there are a few kids that need to be entertained until dinner is on the table?  If you are the crafty one in the family, why not organize a group craft project to keep the kids occupied. Here are a few suggestions to make the event a success: 1. Check with the hostess to see if there is a space that can…

CRAFTING WITH LARGE GROUPS

By Jodi Hautala-Carlson Jodi leads a multi-level Girl Scout troop of 40 girls ranging in age from 5-18 years of age. Doing crafts with a larger group can be a challenge. Doing the same craft with different ages in the group make it even more difficult. Usually we start with pairing each of the younger children with one of the older children. In my experience, older kids love to assist young children. It makes them…

LOOKING CREATIVELY AT CRAFT PROJECTS

by Betty Bose Editor, FreeKidsCrafts.com Ever find that you have just seen the cutest craft project only to discover that the items in the supply list don’t match what you have in the house? That’s true for all but the most ardent crafters. If you sit back and look creatively at your project, alternate solutions may come to mind. Here’s what I’m talking about.  Take this Sunflower Mosaic. It is beautiful and caught my eye right…

Cold Weather Survival Activity Box

by Tessa Costa It’s a time for family get-togethers, holiday parties…oh, and kids that have cabin fever because they can’t play outside due to the cold weather.   If you are tired of hearing “Mom, I’m bored. There’s nothing to do”, I have a suggestion! Create a “cold weather survival activity box”.  Its contents are really determined by your child(ren)’s interests.  My preschooler LOVES arts & crafts. So, last year, we went to the local dollar…

Creating Back To School Excitement

by Betty Bose Editor FreeKidsCrafts.com September is back to school time for many kids and some will look forward to that experience while others have mixed feelings. I personally loved school. It was admittedly a different time and for a kid raised on a farm it was an opportunity to socialize. Today’s children are much more tech savvy, but some of the low tech projects allow them to interact one on one and can help…

Summer Crafting

By Betty Bose Editor FreeKidsCrafts.com Summer is the time to get the kids outdoors exploring the parks, beaches and all of Mother Nature's beautiful scenery. That doesn't mean that crafting gets locked away until cold weather returns. There are crafts that incorporate the treasures that you find as you explore. Be sure to take lots of pictures to use with your crafts like the Business Card Holder we have pictured here. (more…)

Crafting With Preschoolers

Crafting with preschool age children requires an understanding of their abilities and interests. We went to Jen Goode of ProjectsForPreschoolers.com for suggestions on how to tickle their interest.  Summer break is just around the corner and we’re always looking for great craft project ideas to do with the kids after Mother’s day. Whether you have young kids or older school aged children, there are always fun activity ideas that are sure to keep the kids happy and the…
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