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?