Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Projects for Kids of All Ages to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share

Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Projects for Kids of All Ages to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share

Martha Stewart Living

Language: English

Pages: 397

ISBN: 2:00184372

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids focuses on craft projects that children, aged three to twelve, can make with their parents. These projects are fun, yet serve a practical purpose; children can wear, decorate, and play with what they make. Filled with ideas for a range of ages, skill levels, and interests, this book lets children's creativity run wild, while creating precious memories as parents and kids learn and create as a team.

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left side down so its edge meets the diagonal crease. 5. Fold the upper right side down so its edge meets the other diagonal crease. 6. Fold the tip down so that its corners meet the inner edges of the two angled folds. 7. Fold the paper in half lengthwise so that the folded tip is on the outside. 8. The edge with the folded tip is the bottom of the plane. Fold the two upper edges down to meet the bottom edge to form the wings. Open wings slightly. tip Stickers give a

vinyl eraser into fabric paint and stamp the design along the guidelines. Work in rows for the checkerboard, stamping every other square. (An adult may have to use a utility knife to cut the eraser to an appropriate shape; for thinner lines, such as those on the tic-tac-toe grid, use the side of the eraser.) Let dry. BALL-IN-THE-HOLE GAMES Modern-day gizmos don’t hold a candle to these sweet, old-fashioned dime-store toys when it comes to capturing a kid’s attention. Remember: The more beads

rimmed baking sheet. The pile should squish down to about ¼ inch thick when you press on it. 2. Place the template on top of the wool. Fill a pitcher with hot soapy water. Felt the wool: Wet the wool under the template, but not the edges, with the water. Tap firmly through the template for about 10 minutes. (Sop up excess water with a sponge and squeeze back into pitcher as you work.) 3. To “hem” the opening of the purse, wet top edge; fold it under the template, and felt it (repeat

filled with the most notable accomplishments and other memories? Use binders with clear sleeves and a clear cover; label each with a different grade and the school photo from that year. Fill with significant papers or written projects, report cards, and awards. CEREAL BOX ORGANIZERS Kids go through boxes of cereal fast. Make use of all the empty boxes by turning them into handy desktop organizers. Large boxes work well for books, small ones for supplies. CEREAL BOX ORGANIZERS HOW-TO

phone book or layers of newspaper, then weight them with heavy books. Allow 1 to 2 weeks to fully flatten and dry. If you live in an area without many leaves (or want to enhance your collection), you can buy leaves online, already pressed, from floral suppliers. 2. Arrange leaves on a piece of heavy paper in shapes according to the alphabet. Experiment with combinations of colors and shapes. Embellish designs by cutting notches for parts like mouths, tails, and fins; cut out those details

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