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Topic: Kids Crafts that are cool, not corny?  (Read 1908 times)
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« on: June 27, 2009 12:14:12 AM »

I love craftster.org because I know I can find ideas for myself that are hip, modern, and not so "happy hands at home," as Tim Gunn might say.
Now, can you all help me out?
I'm doing a summer arts and crafts camp with kids between the ages of about 6 and 13 and I need some fresh ideas. Kids are so darned sophisticated these days ... I need some ideas that can keep up with their urbane tastes but small hands and varying stages of developmental ability.
Things they've liked: papier mache masks made on balloons that are then popped; making puzzles by drawing pictures, gluing popsicle sticks to the back and then slicing them apart with a craft knife; weaving with yarn on a loom made of four or five plastic drinking straws; curling strips of construction paper around a pencil and gluing them together to make cool structures and shapes. ...
This week I'd really like to show them some more cool things they maybe haven't done before ... I also really like fun crafts that show them fundamental techniques (weaving, simple sewing stitches, papier mache, etc.) that they'll be able to build on for their whole crafty lives. ...  any ideas? Any websites to recommend? Thanks, craftsters.
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009 11:06:25 AM »

i would recommend the big ass book of crafts, there are lot's of cute projects with style.

Future Mrs. Wentz, Yo!
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009 02:07:34 AM »

Kids will love it.Keep them occupied Cool Hey you can check out my tutorial on my blog.

Lisa C
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009 04:46:00 AM »

this one has some cool things on it I got a couple cool ideas from here.


this one I really liked this lady is an art teacher and she put a bunch of tutorials on her blog, very cool and simple supplies for the most part.

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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2010 07:36:15 PM »

Thank you so much for posting this question! I was on here to literally post the same one!! Hope you found some ideas as well. And to the poster above, that second link to the art teacher's blog is GREAT! Thanks so much for sharing!

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