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Doing crafts with kids doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money. Kids are entertained by simple things, and simple means cheap. The next time you are planning crafts with your kids, why don’t you try a couple of these easy and cheap craft ideas?
1. Treasure box – This craft project is very simple. Just find a box with a lid and get to work. Have kids decorate the box with glitter, macaroni, pictures clipped from magazines, or anything else they love. Gold glitter and fake gems make a treasure box fit for a princess, and then they have a place to store all the little things they pick up.
2. Collage – Have your child personalize their room and enjoy a fun craft doing it. Making a collage is super simple and fun for kids to express themselves. All they need is a piece of poster board and some glue. They can use photos, ribbons, and more to make the collage truly representative of their interests. Include the year and make them annually for a visual timeline of your child’s changing interests.
3. Journal – Having a journal that they decorated can really encourage a child to write. A simple spiral notebook can be turned into a special journal by decorating the cover. Safeguard the art from harm by covering it with clear packing tape and the journal will be sure to survive your child’s adventures.
4. Storybook – Like a journal, a storybook is a great way to encourage writing ad imagination. All you need is some construction or other thick paper and some yarn. Hole punch the construction paper and bind it together with the yarn to create the book. Then have the kids write and illustrate their own fairy tale.
5. Fun with boxes – Any large box can become a gateway to adventure. Kids can turn a large box into a rocket, a house, a car, or a castle. They are only limited by their imagination. Help them out by cutting in window and door openings and then give them a handful of markers and let them go wild.
There are many ways to do crafts with your kids without having to invest much money. If you just use a little imagination and things you already have around the house you will discover many more crafts to do with your children.
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