One of my favorite things about my kid’s preschool is that it’s service-learning based. They require that parents and kids get involved in volunteer projects through the school that benefit the school and the community. Service is such a great way to teach kids about empathy and helping others, and what better way to get them jazzed about giving back than with crafting? Here are 10 ways that you and your kids can get crafty to make a difference in your community and worldwide.
Hello there, fall! I am ready for cooler weather for sure. My son and I can finally take afternoon trips to the playground again, and it also means doing fun, fall-themed crafts. I tried to find fall crafts that would work for kids of all ages, so check out the list and see what looks appropriate for you little one!
Turn an old pair of frames into 3D glasses that actually work! Julie Finn at Crafting a Green World shares how she and her girls made 3D glasses using run of the mill craft supplies. You might even have what you need in your crafty stash already!
Paper clay is a cheater’s way to create paper mache projects with less work and less mess. I’ve never used paper clay before, but after seeing this super simple tutorial from Dahlhart Lane, I definitely want to give it a try.
Moleskine notebooks are super handy for keeping track of assignments and jotting down other little to-dos throughout the school day. Sure, you can buy pre-made paper moleskines, but wouldn’t your kid be more inclined to use a mini notebook that he helped you make? These simple little notebooks from Creme De La Crafts are colorful and feature a cute button closure, too!