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Foil Collage - an easy art activity for kids (and their tired parents)

Use Salt Dough to make beads... either colour your dough first or paint them afterwards. Great fun. The kids ADORED them! These could work really well as counting beads or for a homemade abacus....

Fabric Envelope | DIY Craft from Martha Stewart

Love how fun and colourful Magazine Beads are -a great way to recycle old magazines and while away a rainy afternoon!

Wiggly Eye Drawing Starter. Makes a good art center. Kids can use their imagination to draw animals, monsters, people, sea creatures, etc.

**Keep Those Boxes** If your house is anything like mine.. then right now there are at least a few boxes containing hidden presents standing around. I challenge you NOT to throw out (all) of those boxes...and keep some back for some thrifty crafting in the New Year! Here are some great BOX CRAFTS to get your creative juices going!!!

Have you always wondered what the different finishes of Mod Podge looked like? Click picture to find out.

DIY Fabulous Heart Patterns

Handmade book with envelope pages. great for projects/research/collections and whatever else you can think of

Many parents shy away from working on art projects with their children because they think they are too messy, too expensive, or take too much time. Here are some easy and inexpensive options!

Painting with Rubber Band Paintbrushes (from Mess for Less)

each student paints a popsicle stick and they are arranged to make a bigger piece of art. IT'S YOUR STORY: Tell It! Journey (Variation on a story quilt)