Talking about kids crafts is nothing but fun always right? Well it was especially fun chatting with three kids crafting experts and getting new ideas for what to do with your kids was even more fun!
If you missed it, you can listen to the archived edition right below!
First up was Candie Cooper! She’s known for her work with jewelry, but she loves crafting with kids and with that bubbly personality we know she’s great at it! Here are the highlights from our chat with her:
Candie’s favorite crafts to make with kids: Decoupaging and metal working if you’ve got a big group of boys that you want to keep busy! Sound scary to you? Candie gives some great tips on getting your 3rd graders crafting with metal and holding on to all their limbs.
Candie’s suggestions for holiday crafts with kids: Wreaths! There’s a lot of versatility with wreath making.
How to modify adult craft ideas for children: Letting kids take the reigns on some projects and let their imaginations run free.
Kid crafting tips: Stay organized and keep supplies limited, otherwise crafty chaos can take over really quickly.
Marisa’s favorite craft products to use with kids: Velcro and Styrofoam forms.
Best ways to keep clean with kids crafting: Save cardboard boxes to use as work surfaces or stick to things that are less messy like the Styrofoam forms. Also a kid safe scissor like the Scissor Mouse is absolutely essential.
Why crafting with kids is fun: They are full of imagination and invent fun new things.
Marisa is coming out with a brand new book next month all about duct tape crafts! Look for Crazy-Cool Duct Tape Projects to preorder your copy today!
Last but not least, we chatted with Breanna Newbill from Dollar Store Mom! She’s all about crafting on a budget and she loves cooking up delicious recipes as well as creating fun crafts for kids. Here are some tidbits she gave us:
How to craft on a budget: Be very careful with the materials that you pick out and make use of all the great supplies you can find in the Dollar Store.
Favorite kids craft ideas: Let the kids run wild with their imagination by just putting supplies out on a table.
Where to start crafting with kids: Number 1 tip? Ask them. Talk to them about what they want to do. They will come up with the most entertaining projects themselves.
Breanna works on Dollar Store Mom and tries to be the best mom she can be on a budget – don’t we all? Check out her site for fun crafting ideas for kids that don’t break the bank.
If you want more ideas, check out our friends at AllFreeKidsCrafts.com for tutorials and inspiration!
FaveCrafts Radio Giveaway!
To enter to win the advanced copy of Marisa’s book, Crazy-Cool Duct Tape Projects, just tell us what you would make out of duct tape in the comments below!
- Contest open to US and Canada residents 18+
- One comment/entry per person.
- Contest closes October 14, 2012 at 11:59p CST.
- Please tell us what you would make with Duct Tape in the comments in order to be entered.
- Winners will be posted on this blog Monday, October 15th and notified by email
When’s the next show you ask? November 13th at 11 am EST. See you there!