5 Kids Crafts {to make from items laying around your house}

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 Kids crafts can be a lot of fun to make.  A problem that I regularly incur however, is hearing a great idea and then having to make a run to the craft store to put it in place.  Today we are going to empower you to use the things you already have at home to make some great kids crafts.

This morning’s best blog feature, Busy Kids=Happy Mom, is sharing a few kids crafts to get you started.  If you missed her interview from this morning, you’ll definitely want to go check it out.

5 kids crafts to make at home today

 5 Kids Crafts {to make from items laying around your house}

1.  Duct tape projects for kids – The key ingredient for this craft is of course, duct tape.  Make hats, flowers, even a jet pack!  All you need is some tape, a cereal box or too or an empty canister.

2.  Fingerprint dove -If you’ve got paper and some paint you are all set for this kids craft.  Use your kid’s fingerprints to make a dove or another animal or shape you like.  If you happen to have a blank canvas at home, you could make a really great piece of art to hang on the wall!

3.  Coffee filter turkey - Are you a coffee drinker?  Then you probably have some extra filters in your cabinets.  Filters, a few markers and construction paper is all you need to make this tie-dye turkey (or dog or elephant or whatever else you want to make).

4.  Banks -  The only requirement for these give-save-spend banks is some more duct tape and a few empty Pringles cans.  One for money you want to give, one for saving and one for spending.

5.  Scrabble board - If you have a Scrabble game around the house that you don’t play much, you can use the pieces to make this beautiful craft.    You’ll also need an empty frame and the essentials like a glue gun and spray adhesive.

A special thanks to Kristen from Busy Kids=Happy Mom for sharing these kids crafts with us.



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She has a three-year old little-boy and a baby daughter. Both suffered from severe acid reflux as infants which is how she penned her profile to read, "I am always covered in puke," because, well, she is.

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