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 Eighth Issue
Last year I think I had over 70 Christmas trees up. I kept the pink and red ones out through Valentine’s Day. To say I like crafting and decorating for the holidays is a bit of an understatement. My house looks like a kitschy wonderland by the time everything is said and done and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Amongst the forest of tinsel trees are crafts my kids have made. I consider these the most precious and special of all my holiday décor.
Sure, I love my rotating collection of holiday goodness, but I also love letting my kids feel like they are part of the action. I always make sure to incorporate their holiday crafts into my décor. A simple strand of baker’s twine hung with glittery paper clips is enough to clip up every glitter and cotton ball covered piece of art that comes home from preschool.
With so many trees up, I like to spread the holiday decorating love throughout the house. My kids usually get a tree in their room. They pick the color. Tallulah, my oldest, usually opts for pink. We spend many an afternoon during December crafting handmade ornaments for her tree. I plan on making the hamburger, hot dog and French fry ornaments with her immediately.
My motto is that home décor and holiday décor should have a sense of humor and also feel personal. A perfect mantle, sparkling tree and impeccable wreath are all nice. However, the scribbled, glittered, stickered and pom-pom adorned art from my kids is always my favorite decoration of all. I hope you enjoy making as many of the projects in this issue of Kids Crafts 1-2-3 with your kids as I know I will with mine.