Slight departure from the papercrafting here but I wanted to start sharing some of the kids crafty things I have been doing.
My kids-crafting ideas are more about fun things you can make and give to your kids to play with (therefore creating more time for yourself for your own crafty stuff) than they are about doing crafty things with your kids! Of COURSE it depends on age - and mine are all pre-schoolers so attempting anything crafty with 3 of them is usually quite a mess!
- Gather all your old and yukky crayons - peel off the paper (yep - i know you spend ages trying to tell your kids NOT to do that!)
- Sort into colours in order to take gratuitous colour photo
- Break up crayons and put into silicon moulds. I think this was an ice-cube tray (butterfly ice cubes - really?)
- Put into oven on really low heat (maybe 80 degrees Celsius?)
Wait (be patient - lots) as the crayons will eventually melt.
Let them cool and then press out of moulds.
they look great!
I had more fun than the kids doing this - and I was really pleased with the results!