Welcome to the exciting and entertaining world of crafting with children and Kids Crafts 1-2-3! There are so many wonderful things that can come from crafting with children of all ages. From babies to tweens and everything in-between, there are opportunities for bonding and expanding creativity. Kids Crafts 1-2-3 has something for a broad age range of children. Don't overlook a project for a toddler that is labeled for a tween! With a few tweaks in skill level, most of these projects could easily work for any age group.
In Our Tenth Issue
Crafting , like most things, can create a lot of environmental waste. The plastic bag your glittery pom-poms came in, the extra packaging around your scissors and the countless lidless dried out markers that make their way to the landfill. I don’t think crafters are single-handedly causing global warming, but I do think we can find fun ways to teach our children about respecting the planet through crafting.
In celebration of Earth Day, every project in this issue of Kids Crafts 1-2-3 uses something that is recycled, revamped or reworked. Milk cartons become birdhouses, scrap wood is transformed into building blocks and shredded paper becomes an Easter basket. All the projects are full of the same crafty fun you are used to from Kids Crafts 1-2-3; they just have an Earth-friendly spin.
Craft supplies don’t always have to come from the store, sometimes they can come from the trash or even from a walk to the park. Just this week I made crafts from a box that cupcake picks came in and the cardboard dividers from a pallet of mason jars. Once you start to see the world with up-cycled eyes, almost anything can become a work of crafty art.