Posted by jinson on 8/30/2016 09:00:00 AM No comments
Now that school is back in session or close to it, let’s explore a few fun DIY projects that your child might make in school. You can even do these projects with your kids at home.
Of course, the first item you need is a box. An old shoebox works great as the base of the diorama. You’ll also need safety scissors, construction paper, glue, paint, paintbrush, and magazine clippings. The desert and ocean dioramas require sand and the forest one calls for grass or green felt. And then add any figurines; you can even make your own using clay or Play-Doh.
Kimberly Layton at Everything Etsy crafted a simple bookmark using felt and large paper clips. Just cut your felt to a two-inch strip and wrap around the end of a paper clip. Secure the felt with needle and thread or with hot glue. You can then cut out felt shapes and adhere them to the main felt piece using thread or glue.
Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie made this cute apple note card. All you need are note cards or heavy paper, a halved apple, red paint, and black marker or pen. Dip the apple half in the red paint and stamp on to the note cards. After the paint dries, your child can add the apple core and stem with a black pen or fine-tip marker.
Using index cards, a marker, stickers, glue, and sand, these counting cards by Jenae are a fun, effective way for your young child to learn numbers. Write one number on each card; if your child is just starting to count, then stick with numbers one through ten. Flip the card, and adhere the same number of stickers on the back. Then on the front, trace the number with glue and pour sand on top. After the glue and sand dry, your child is able to see and feel the numeral on the front and count the same number of stickers on the back.