Little Crafter Curriculum

A friend asked me if I would put together a series of classes for some parents and children under four years. The Crafty Crow has been a terrific source of tried and true projects for families, as has Carrie at CarrieLogic, my unofficial craft aggregator (she who reads lots and piles up ideas).

  • Mom in Madison made nature notebooks with her boys.
  • PinkChalkStudios is covering light switchplates with fabric and mod-podge; taking this down a notch paper collages would make it easier for little fingers
  • Molly Chicken makes papier mache bowls with tissue paper
  • WriteMamaWrite collects natural materials to make textured impressions in sculpey
  • BloesemKids gives new life to fabric scraps with a landscape fabric collage
  • paint recycled t-shirts and fabric, then sew library bags, grocery bags, or child-sized treasure bags (to carry all the treasures children find when they are out)
  • whip-stitch small lavender sachets and pillows
  • make knotted dolls with recycled/painted fabric
  • nature prints on fabric/paper
  • whip-stitch piles of bean bags
  • baked buttons and beads with fimo or sculpey
  • stained-glass crayons

Reaching back into my own archives, I loved making collage boxes with stamps and mod-podge. How can you resist pretty colors stacked up and a shiny finish?


1 Response to “Little Crafter Curriculum”

  1. 1 Josiane Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    You’ve got lots of great ideas there! I’ll remember to have a look at this post again when I’d get to spend some time with my nephews.

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