Thursday, May 17, 2012
Kids, especially girls, love to do crafts. Crafts don’t have to cost a bundle and they don’t have to make a mess. Here are four easy, cheap crafts that girls, and their moms, will love.
1. Name Bracelets – Little girls love to make bracelets for themselves and their friends. The more you personalize it, the better. Well, what can be more personal than your own name? All this easy craft requires is some clear elastic string and some of those white letter beads. The girls will have a blast spelling out individual names and can even make ‘best friend’ bracelets with both their names together.
2. Toilet Paper Princess – Have the girls design their own princess or wedding dresses out of toilet paper. A staple at wedding showers, this game slash craft is fun for little kids too, and a breeze to clean up. Just shred and toss when they are done. Have the girls put on a fashion show and take lots of cute pictures!
Lunch Bag Puppets –Making a puppet has never been easier. Lunch sacks are the perfect size and can be easily decorated with markers, crayon, glitter, sticker, and googly eyes. Have the girls create a puppet show and name their new friends. They can be used over and over again, and there is endless variation. You can even make hair and clothes out of construction paper, felt and yarn.
4. Make Your Own Storybook – If you want to incorporate some education into your crafting, have your girls create their own fairy tales. All this takes is a stack of construction paper, a hole-punch, and some yarn. Get a few sheets of construction paper gathered together, punch two holes in one side, and bind with yarn. Voila, instant book. Then have the girls write and illustrate their own stories. They can read them aloud and share with their friends.
These crafts are easy, fun, and don’t make a big mess. Best of all, your girls will love to do them. Try one of these on a rainy day to keep the kids entertained. They are sure to be a hit.
Kate Croston is a freelance writer, holds a bachelors degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. She writes guest posts for different sites and loves contributing internet service related topics. Questions or comments can be sent to: katecroston.croston09 @ gmail.com.