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Summer Crafts: Create A Building

Posted by on Aug 11, 2012 in Family Fun | Leave A Comment

This is something my kids enjoyed doing and I wish I had some pictures of their creations. I was in between cameras at the time – lol.

Create all kinds of houses and building with things you already have in your home. Start by collecting small cardboard boxes such as cereal, pasta and spagetti boxes.

Stuff them with newspaper until they’re sturdy.

Tape the boxes together with pacing or masking tape to form whatever shape you want.

Cut 1″ x 6″ strips of newspaper.

Create a decoupage mixture with equal parts white glue (like Elmers) and water. Dip the newspaper strips into the mixture and cover the boxes with them. Alternate the direction of the strips.

Let it completely dry. This might take several hours or overnight, depending on the size of the boxes and the weather.

Once it’s dry, paint it with acrylic or tempera paints. Add details with just about anything. You can use things you find in nature such as pebbles and twigs. Use game pieces, toothpicks, small craft items – just about anything you have laying around or in your craft box.

Please share your photos of this craft with us! We’ll share it on pinterest. 🙂

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Adorable Summer Crafts For Kids

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Family Fun | 1 comment

Do you have a crafty kid? Click through to find some awesome ideas that  they’re sure to love.

Summer crafts for kids: 

 

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Summer Craft For Kids

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in Family Fun | Leave A Comment

Summer is a great time for you and your family to get creative and try some new crafts. Start with this hand-painted flower pot and make your summer more fun and colorful.

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