(2) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Copyright © 2003 by Chris Yates All rights reserved. Copies of templates and craft instruction pages may be reproduced for individual or class use only, not for commercial resale. This book may be freely distributed on websites or other electronic means, as long as it remains completely intact and all copyright and other information is included in it’s entirety.. ISBN: 0-9741210-0-2. Little Kids series is written, illustrated, edited and printed by Chris Yates and Chris Yates Enterprises.. Chris Yates Enterprises 13165 Oak Farm Dr. Woodbridge, VA 22192. Little Kid™ is a trademark of Chris Yates Enterprises. Notice: The information contained in this book is true, complete, and accurate to the best of our knowledge. All recommendations and suggestions are made without any guarantees on the part of the author or publisher. The author and publisher disclaim all liability incurred in conjunction with the use of this information and encourage adult supervision of young children at all times.. www.freekidcrafts.com. 2.
(3) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” -W.R. Wallace. www.freekidcrafts.com. 3.
(4) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Contents Foreword…7 A few notes before we start...…13 How The Book Is Organized…14 Special E-Book Features…15 Internal and External Links…15 Navigation Features…16 Printing Features…17 A Few Ground Rules...…17 Preparation is Golden...…19 A Note On Safety...…20. Spring…21 Budding Trees…22 Coffee Filter Flower…24 Paper Plate Leprechaun…26 Tissue Paper Easter Egg…28. www.freekidcrafts.com. 4.
(5) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Summer…31 Paper Plate Bear…32 “Handy” Flower…34 Summer Pennant…36 Tissue Paper Fireworks…38 Messy Mane Lion…40. Autumn…42 School Time…43 “Lava” Lamp…46 Fall Diorama…48 Ghostly Handprints…51 Toilet Paper Tube Bat…53 Slimy Worm Painting…56 Native American Headband…58. www.freekidcrafts.com. 5.
(6) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Winter…60 Snow Play Picture Frame…61 Mitten Ornaments…64 New Year Calendar…66 Valentine Garland…80. Index…83. www.freekidcrafts.com. 6.
(7) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Foreword When I first started crafting with my own children, I searched through every online resource I could find and bought just about every book ever written on crafting with younger children. The more I searched, the more disappointed I became. Most of what I found was either too old for my kids, totally unoriginal, or completely commercialized. Sure, you can find a wealth of books on crafting with school age children. In fact, some of the books for this age group are absolutely beautiful and even have original content . But let me ask you: How many books or other resources do you find for Little Kids? I don’t mean elementary school kids, I mean toddlers and preschoolers. You’ll find many books that claim to be for children ages 2 to 6 or 3 to 6, but I can tell you from my own experience that they are really aimed at the 5 and 6 year olds. I’ve bought many of these books only to be disappointed to find that they had a couple of crafts, out of 50 or more, that were projects that my 2 or 3 year old could do. In fairness, crafting with toddlers and preschoolers does come with its own set of challenges. Younger children have just about no attention span, have to be constantly monitored, often don’t have any concept of what they are supposed to be making, and are only capable of very simple tasks. Challenging, but not impossible.... www.freekidcrafts.com. 7.
(8) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Most craft books that claim to be for toddlers and preschoolers have crafts that require an adult to do so much project assembly that it becomes more of an adult project than a child project. Don’t get me wrong, some adult assistance is necessary for any craft project or activity that you do with Little Kids, but some of the crafts that I’ve seen and tried to do with my own children were so difficult or time consuming that my children lost interest within minutes. Looking back, it’s kind of funny to think that I’m trying to “help” them put their project together while they are entertaining themselves by finger painting my kitchen walls, the table, and themselves. The second thing that really irritated me about Little Kid crafting is the total lack of originality. I can’t tell you how many books that I have purchased that only had a handful of original ideas, while the bulk of the book was dedicated to super-sized pictures and rehashed material available in every other book. In other words, they had very little substance. There is a series of child crafting books out on the market today (I don’t think it would be right to name it.) that dedicates two pages to each craft idea or project. On first glance, this may not seem like a lot, but here’s a reality check: More than half of each of the two pages is taken up by unnecessary pictures - pictures that don’t add to the value of the craft or its description. After purchasing several books in the series, I discovered that many of the crafts were just about identical. Here’s some examples:. www.freekidcrafts.com. 8.
(9) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. In one book there is a project that does apple prints with paint. The next book in the series does vegetable prints. In the same book there is a “Recycling Sculpture” using blocks of styrofoam and later there is a “Wood Sculpture” using scrap pieces of wood. Then of course there are other “original” projects like an oatmeal container drum, woven berry baskets, cardboard box buildings, a king’s crown, and the clothespin butterfly. If all this regurgitated garbage isn’t enough, many of the rest of the projects are far too old for little hands. For example: shred crayons with a potato peeler onto a piece of paper, fold it over and put an iron on it to melt the crayons. Now, what part of this project do you want your 2 or 3 year old to do? Should they handle the sharp potato peeler or the hot iron? Believe it or not, I bought several books similar to the one described above for $12.95 each - What a waste of money! Then I started my online search for more crafting inspiration with my own children. I’ve looked at hundreds of websites over the course of the last few years. Most of them have three things in common: - They are full of banner ads, pop-ups, and false recommendations for products that are either unrelated to kid crafting or products that the site owners have obviously never used themselves. - They contain only a handful of the same old crafts that are poorly explained and interspersed among the advertisements. - They are poorly organized and difficult to browse.. www.freekidcrafts.com. 9.
(10) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. These are the things that prompted me to build my own website dedicated to crafting with Little Kids. I’m sure you’ve already visited it if you’re reading this book, but if not, it’s at: www.FreeKidCrafts.com My site has very little advertising on it, and anything that is advertised on the site is for a product that I have used or my children have used. I have used a lot of software and technology on the web site to make it easy to browse the crafts and to search for particular craft ideas. Lastly, I continuously add new crafts and activities to the site... and not just the same ideas you see all over the internet. I’m proud of the site and I think I’ve done it right. It’s the kind of web site that I would like to visit. I’ve rambled on about the site a little more than I planned, so let me get back to how this book came about. It really was a combination of two factors. It was a natural extension of working on the site. I was frustrated with other products available. So, here’s what happened. Remember I said that I don’t recommend products that I haven’t used myself? Well, I noticed that a lot of people on my site were requesting more and more paper plate crafts. In fact, I was having trouble keeping up with the demand. I purchased the only book that I could find purely on paper plate crafts with the idea that I could recommend it to my site visitors. I thought the book would have a lot more of these types of crafts than I could put up for my visitors and it would be beneficial to them. So, I ordered the book with a great deal of anticipation.. www.freekidcrafts.com. 10.
(11) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. I can’t even put into words how disappointed I was when it finally arrived. To be blunt: It was total junk. That’s when I decided to write my own paper plate book.. Little Kid ™ Paper Plate Crafts The Definitive Guide to Creating Great Paper Plate Projects for Kids 2 and Up. While I was working on that book, I realized that I had a lot of really good ideas for crafts that weren’t paper plate crafts. They were pretty good and totally my own ideas, so I thought - Why not put those together into a book too? So that’s what I did. That’s how my second book was born:. Little Kid™ Crafts For All Seasons Kid Tested Crafts That Parents Love Too!. The excitement of writing my own books was almost overwhelming. I was creating the kind of book I wanted to read. It was a unique opportunity to show the parents and caregivers what a quality, original, kid’s crafting book for younger children could look like. Then this book was born... I wanted to give people the chance to see what kid crafting should look like without any risk to them at all.. www.freekidcrafts.com. 11.
(12) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. No more super-sized kid-like cartoons, poorly written cutsie poems, or repeats of the same crafts you can get for free anywhere online. People who work with young children deserve more than the garbage I’ve seen on and offline. That’s why I decided to give this mini-book away for free. The craft ideas in this book are not available on my site and they aren’t in any of my books. These are my own original ideas specifically written for this ebook - and I’ve got pages of handwritten notes to prove it! It is my sincerest wish that you find it a useful part of your kid crafting library and that it shines as an example of how children’s crafting books should be written.. Best Wishes and Happy Crafting!. Chris Yates. www.freekidcrafts.com. 12.
(13) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. A few notes before we start... Crafting with Little Kids can be tremendous fun for you and your child when you pick age-appropriate activities, prepare all the materials in advance, and dedicate your time to that crafting period. Crafting can be frustrating, maddening, and a total pain in the neck if you don’t. When it comes to crafting with Little Kids, it is less important that the craft looks like what it’s supposed to and more important that it provides a good creative outlet for the child. Who cares if a cow’s tail is coming out of his nose and the sun is green? Give your child the freedom to do it their way. That’s the most important gift you can give your child when you craft with them. Whenever possible, I like to make crafting with my kids part of a bigger picture. Crafting is just one of the things built into our daily and weekly routine. - We do phonics and letter work. - We play on the piano - We do skill building worksheets - We do a little foreign language study All this in addition to free play, role play, sports, special trips, etc. The kids and I do a lot together and crafting plays a big role. I try to develop crafts each week that all fit into a theme. For example, if we’re planning a zoo trip, we’ll do crafts the week before, and sometimes the week after, that revolve around a zoo theme.. www.freekidcrafts.com. 13.
(14) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. You already know how this works from the web site, so I won’t explain it again here. The crafts in this book don’t all follow any particular theme. They represent a wide range of crafts that could each be used as part of several themes.. How The Book Is Organized The projects in this book are organized in a seasonal fashion -Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter -- in that order. The kinds of crafts within this volume include handprint crafts, paper plate crafts, template crafts, holiday crafts, recycling crafts, memory crafts, and learning crafts. There’s something for everyone here. In addition, I’ve given you more ideas on how to use each of the crafts. If the craft is too difficult for your child, I’ve given you ideas on how to make it a little easier. If your child’s skill level is beyond the craft, then I also give you ideas to make it more challenging. I even give you ideas on how to adapt each craft to use for other themes, or along with other ideas. In other words, there are many more craft ideas within this volume than first meet the eye. This book will provide a jumping off spot for you to go on to create your own ideas and craft projects.. www.freekidcrafts.com. 14.
(15) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. If that isn’t enough, I also outline some ways you can use each craft as a skill builder or use other learning tools to get double duty out of each craft. Lastly, I offer other resources that you can turn to for more inspiration in your crafting or in building more learning opportunities into your crafts. I tried to write each of the crafts out in such a way that you could get the absolute most out of each and every one.. Special E-Book Features This book has many special features designed to enhance your reading experience. If you are new to e-books, then you may want to take special note of this section. This section only applies to the digital version of this book.. Internal and External Links This book may contain both internal and external links. Links may take to another page within the book, or they may take you to a resource outside the book on the internet. These links appear as blue underlined words. Occasionally, links appear as pictures as well.. www.freekidcrafts.com. 15.
(16) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. If the link is an internal link, then you can return to your previous page by clicking on the large arrow at the top of the screen.. This is the “back” button to return to the page you were on within the book.. This is the “back” button that will return you to the previous numbered page. (ie. from page 4 to page 3). In order to use the external links throughout the site, you’ll have to be connected to the internet. Once connected, all you have to do is click on the graphic or blue underlined words. Your browser window should open up at the link destination. If it doesn’t, then you’ll need to set your browser preferences in the program.. Navigation Features One of the biggest benefits of reading e-books is the ease of navigation. Here’s the low-down on how to navigate around this e-book.. www.freekidcrafts.com. 16.
(17) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Scroll Bar - Click on the scroll bar at the right hand side of the screen and drag it up or down to rapidly move backward or forward through the book. You’ll see the page number appear in a box when you click on the scroll box. Simply release it when you get to the desired page. Clicking in the space above or below the scroll box will advance the book part of a page at a time. Table of Contents - Click on any numbered heading or subheading in the Table of Contents to go to that section of the book. Index - Click on any of the numbered headings or subheadings in the Index to go to that page.. Printing Features You can print this book so that you can read it on paper instead of on a computer screen. I usually do this with the e-books I purchase so that I can read them while listening to the television. You can print this entire document or just a few pages in the usual way - click on the printer at the top of the screen.. A Few Ground Rules... All right, “ground rules” probably isn’t the right way to say it, but here are a few things you need to know about my instructions in. www.freekidcrafts.com. 17.
(18) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. this book. I talk about stapling different components together instead of gluing them. There are a couple of reasons. First of all, stapling is so fast. If you are helping a young child put a project together, they are going to quickly lose interest if you are gluing pieces together. Stapling a project together is quick and allows them to immediately play with their creation. If it’s part of the project that a parent has to help assemble, then I’ll probably recommend stapling. If it’s something that a child can do unassisted, then use the glue. Occasionally, I call for hot glue. This is also a parent-only job. I only call for hot glue on the parts of a project that require some parental assistance. If you are working with a little older child that can assemble everything on their own, then let them use white glue or a glue stick instead. Speaking of glue sticks, I’m a big fan of them. When I am crafting with my own children, we use glue sticks whenever possible. They are less likely to wrinkle or discolor paper and they are a lot less messy than ordinary white household glue. When I refer to craft sticks, this is what I mean: Large Craft Stick = Tongue Depresser Small Craft Stick = Popsicle Stick When I refer to a paper plate in general, I mean a 9 inch cheap paper plate that doesn’t have any wax coating on it. These are the kind of paper plates that you get a hundred plates for a dollar. I will specifically state that a heavy duty plate or a smaller plate is necessary if it is.. www.freekidcrafts.com. 18.
(19) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Preparation is Golden... Preparing your materials and your craft in advance is probably the most important factor in whether the craft time with your child is fun for both of you or whether it is full of stress for you and tears and frustration for your child. Here are a few things to think about. 1. If possible, do the craft for yourself the night before you plan to do it with your child. This serves two purposes. First of all, it gives you the opportunity to see what parts of the project may be difficult for your child to do or what you may want to change in the project. Sometimes you will find that a particular idea just won’t work with your child and you’ll have to scrap it. Better to find this out before you try to sit down with your child and do it. 2. Gather all your materials before you sit down to craft. This is a hugely important factor in a successful craft session with your child. If you have to keep popping up and getting some supply needed for your project, you’re probably going to come back to a disaster. Children have such short attention spans anyway - If you make them wait while you go get the next supply, they will either give up on the project and not want to continue or find something else to entertain themselves like cutting their bangs. Having everything assembled in advance, including covering your surface with newspaper, gathering smocks and protective clothing, and preparing clean up materials like soap and water, will make the entire craft project a stress-. www.freekidcrafts.com. 19.
(20) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. free, fun, and memorable time for you and your child.. A Note On Safety... I’m sure you are a very safety minded adult and you don’t need me to give you a long song and dance about how to keep your kids safe during crafting. Having said that, I still want to mention a few things. 1. Don’t walk away and leave the child unattended while crafting. There’s all kinds of things that could happen to hurt them, not to mention destroying the craft area. 2. Don’t let kids do parent jobs like stapling, hole punching, hot glue, etc. 3. If you’re using small objects like brads and buttons, don’t let your child put them in their mouth. Small objects pose a choking hazard and should be controlled. 4. Only let children use safety scissors to cut. 5. Only use nontoxic paints, crayons, and markers. 6. Closely monitor kids around any object that is hot like a hot glue gun or oven. Little Kid skin burns easily.. www.freekidcrafts.com. 20.
(21) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Spring. www.freekidcrafts.com. 21.
(22) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Budding Trees. www.freekidcrafts.com. You’ll Need White Construction Paper Brown Tempera Paint Spring Colored Tempera Paint. 22.
(23) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Directions: 1. Pour brown tempera paint into a paper plate or pie tin. Dip child’s hands into paint and stamp on paper, with fingers together, in a line to make a tree trunk. Re-dip the hands and then stamp hands onto the top of the tree trunk with fingers apart. 2. Wash hands. For younger kids, let tree dry completely before moving to step 3. They’ll forget that the paint’s wet and lean into it, making a mess. 3. Pour spring colored tempera paint into a paper plate or pie tin. Dip index finger into the paint and stamp on the tree to make brightly colored buds. 4. Let picture dry completely when complete. Don’t forget to write the child’s name and date on the picture.. Skill Building This is a good opportunity to talk with your child about the seasons, as well as what buds are and why they are growing on the trees. You may want to take kids out to look at some buds on the trees to help them make the connection between their craft project and what’s happening around them.. Comments I really like this project, especially for very young children. It is something that they can do entirely by themselves, with a little guidance. There is no cutting or putting together by an adult. It really looks like what it’s “supposed” to look like when the project is complete. This gives kids a feeling of accomplishment, especially if Mom or Dad doesn’t have to ask, “What is it?”. www.freekidcrafts.com. 23.
(24) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Coffee Filter Flower. You’ll Need A Basket-Type Coffee Filter Food Coloring Small Paper Cups Green Pipe Cleaner Eyedropper. Skill Building When you are using the food coloring to color the coffee filter, you can talk about what happens when you mix colors and have your child predict what will happen when they mix certain colors together.. www.freekidcrafts.com. 24.
(25) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Directions:. More Ideas.... 1. Set up a couple of different paper cups with food colored water. If you’re doing this with a group of kids, use a different eyedropper for each color.. You can do this same project using watercolor paints instead of food coloring.. 2. Lay the coffee filter out on a flat surface covered with newspaper. With the eyedropper, drop food coloring onto the coffee filter. The colors will bleed into each other and create an interesting pattern. Let dry completely before moving to the next step.. Create leaves for your flower and glue them onto the stem.. 3. Make the flower: Pinch the center of the coffee filter, lift it up by the center, and run your hand down from the place where you pinch to the end of the filter. This should give you kind of a cone or cup shape. This will be your flower.. Give your flower away as a Mother’s Day gift, or just to say “I love you!”. 4. Make the stem: Tightly wrap a green pipe cleaner around the tip of the cone you made in the step above. You should wrap it around a couple of times. Hold the pipe cleaner upright and you will see that you have a flower on a stem that slightly resemples a tulip or some other cup shaped flower. www.freekidcrafts.com. Create several flowers and assemble them into a bouquet.. After you create a flower, you can put it into a terra cotta pot. If you put some playdough or styrofoam in the bottom of the pot, you can make it stand up. You can cut the edges of the coffee filter with craft scissors and create a fancy edge on your flower. You can use the same assembly idea and create flowers out of tissue paper, kleenex, paper bags, fabric, etc. 25.
(26) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. r e p Pa e t a l P n u a h c e r p Le. www.freekidcrafts.com. You’ll Need 9 Inch Paper Plate Orange, Green, Yellow, Black, and White Construction Paper Skin Color Tempera Paint Paintbrush Glue Scissors. 26.
(27) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Directions: 1. Paint the back side of a paper plate skin color. Let dry. 2. Cut out a beard shape from orange paper to fit around the outer edge of the paper plate. Cut out 2 eyebrows from orange paper as well. Cut out 2 white ovals and 2 black circles to make the eyes. Glue the beard, eyes, and eyebrows in place on the plate. 3. Cut a green strip of paper measuring 11 x 2 inches. Cut a rectangle of green measuring 6 x 7 inches. Cut a strip of black paper measuring 7 x 1 inches. Cut a 1 inch square of black. Cut a yellow 2 inch square. These are the pieces of the hat. Glue the green rectangle to the top of the plate. Glue the green strip overlapping the rectangle and going across the top of the plate to make the hat’s brim. Glue the black strip to the hat to make a band. Glue the yellow square in the middle of the band, and the black square in the middle of that to make the buckle. 4. Finish the Leprechaun by drawing on a nose and mouth. Cut out a pipe shape from black paper and glue it coming out of the mouth. www.freekidcrafts.com. Craft Tip... Glue sticks work well for this craft. They dry quickly and they are a lot less messy. You can make skin color paint by mixing white, a drop of red and a drop or two of yellow.. More Ideas... This project may be a little difficult for very small children, but you can make it easier by painting on the beard, drawing in the face and pipe, and cutting out a one-piece hat and yellow buckle without the hat band. Older kids might want to try tearing the paper to make the beard and eyebrows... it’s a neat effect.. green 6 x 7 rectangle. yellow square black square black 7 x 1 strip green 11 x 2 strip orange eyebrows black pipe. orange beard. 27.
(28) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Tissue Paper Easter Egg. You’ll Need Printer Easter Colored Construction Paper Easter Colored Tissue Paper White Glue Scissors. A five year old did this egg.. A two year old did this egg.. www.freekidcrafts.com. 28.
(29) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Directions: 1. Print out the Easter eggs on the following page on construction paper. You can use any color, but pink, white, yellow, and other pastel colors work best. Cut the eggs apart and work on one at a time. 2. Cut tissue paper into 1 inch squares. You don’t have to be precise, but you should try to use a few different colors if possible. 3. Pour some glue into a small paper plate or tray. Loosely crumble up a piece of tissue paper. Dip it into the glue and glue it to the egg. Continue this until you’ve filled in the egg. 4. After the glue is dry, cut out the egg.. NOTE: If you want to work on a bigger egg, you can blow up the template on the next page on a copy machine, or just draw your own egg.. www.freekidcrafts.com. More Ideas... Very young children may have trouble with the concept of crumpling the paper and dipping it into the glue. As an alternative, spread the glue over the egg for the child and let them place the tissue paper within the glued area. It will still turn out nice even if it isn’t crumpled. You could use torn pieces of construction paper instead of tissue paper.. Craft Tip... If you’re working with a very young child and you want to spread the glue on the paper rather than have them dip the tissue paper, try using a glue stick instead of white glue. You can spread it over a small area at a time, the tissue will stick well, and it is less messy.. 29.
(31) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Summer www.freekidcrafts.com. 31.
(32) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. You’ll Need. Paper Plate Bear. Paper Plate Brown, Pink, White, and Black Scraps Construction Paper Brown Tempera Paint Paint Brush Scissors Black Marker Glue Stick. www.freekidcrafts.com. 32.
(33) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. More Ideas.... Directions: 1. Paint the back side of a paper plate brown. Let dry. 2. Cut out the nose and pupils from black paper. Cut the ears and cheeks from brown paper. Cut the eyes from white paper. Cut the center of the ears from pink paper. A template for all the parts above is at the bottom of this page.. To make this a girl bear, you can tie a bow and glue it in front of one of the ears.. Cheeks (brown). 3. Glue the pink center onto both of the ears. Glue the ears to the top of the plate. Refer to the picture of the finInner Ear ished product for (pink cut 2) placement. Glue the pupil onto both eyes and glue eyes, cheeks, and nose to the plate. 4. Finish the bear by adding the mouth, whisker dots, and a line to split the cheeks.. Black Pupil Cut 2 Outer Ear (brown cut 2). Nose (black). White Eye Cut 2. www.freekidcrafts.com. 33.
(34) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. You’ll Need. “Handy” Flower. www.freekidcrafts.com. A Large Sheet Construction Paper Green Tempera Paint Another Color Tempera Paint Paint Brush 2 Small Paper Plates. 34.
(35) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Directions:. More Ideas.... 1. Paint a tall green stem on the sheet of construction paper. Paint it down the center, with your paper laying vertically. Draw a circle on one end of your stem to be the center of your flower.. You can experiment with lots of different kinds of handprint flowers. I’ve seen tulips, for example, that are really cute when they are made from handprints.. 2. Pour green tempera paint into a small paper plate to make the leaves. Pour a second color of tempera paint into a second paper plate to make the petals.. Make this a sunflower by using yellow for petals, green for the stem and leaves, and brown for the circle center.. 3. Dab each hand in the green paint and stamp it onto either side of the stem to make the leaves. Wash hands before moving to next step.. This makes an excellent Spring or Summer project.. 4. Dip one hand into the second color of paint and stamp it all around the outside of the circle, fingers facing out. This will create petals around the center of your flower. Let dry completely.. Tip: Having a bucket of warm water handy will make this project a lot easier to clean up.. www.freekidcrafts.com. If you are a daycare or preschool provider, you could cut out around each child’s flower and staple them up on a bulletin board. You could even put a picture of each child in the center or write their name in to create a “flower children” theme.. Craft Tip... This project works really well on large sheets of butcher paper, especially if you’re working with a child with big hands. 35.
(36) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Summer Pennant. You’ll Need A Sheet Construction Paper Paper Towel Tube Glue Stick Scissors Crayons or Markers Decorating Accessories. www.freekidcrafts.com. 36.
(37) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Directions: 1. Cut a triangle out of construction paper that measures about 8 inches long and 5 inches wide on the short side. This is your pennant. 2. Decorate your pennant with things that remind you of summer. You can cut flowers, watermelon slices, or anything else that reminds you of summer out of construction paper and glue them on your pennant. You can also color pictures, use stickers, cut out pictures from magazines, etc. to decorate your pennant. 3. When you’re done decorating, write the word “Summer” across your pennant. 4. Glue your pennant onto a paper towel tube. Glue it to the top so that the tube becomes the handle for your pennant.. More Ideas... Paint the paper towel tube to coordinate with your pennant. Cover your paper towel tube with an 11 x 6 inch piece of construction paper. Make pennants for other themes or for a special birthday. Attach streamers or ribbons to your pennant to make it really special. Experiment with other shaped pennants. There are some examples on the bottom of the page.. Craft Tip... A glue stick, rather than white glue, works great for this project and creates a lot less mess.. www.freekidcrafts.com. 37.
(38) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Tissue Paper Fireworks. www.freekidcrafts.com. You’ll Need 1 Sheet Black Construction Paper Tissue Paper Chalk White Glue Small Paper Plate. 38.
(39) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Directions: 1. Cut tissue paper into 1 - 2 inch squares. 2. Draw a firework pattern in chalk on the black paper. This will serve as a guide for the tissue paper. 3. Pour a little bit of glue into a small paper plate. 4. Loosely crumple up a square of tissue paper. Dip it into the glue and place it on the pattern. Continue to crumple, dip, and place until you have completed your fireworks. Depending on the size of your paper and fireworks, you may want to put a couple on the same page. This is a fun project for kids because it gives a three dimensional effect for the fireworks AND they get to crumple up paper. What could be better!. More Ideas... Older children can draw a scene below the fireworks to make it look like they are exploding over a house, city, etc. You can use metalic pens to highlight your fireworks and make them shiny. If you’re working with a very young child, you may want to put the lines of glue directly on the paper and show them how to place their tissue paper balls on the glue lines. Try using tissue paper that’s different colors or patterns.. Craft Tip... If you’re planning to attend a fireworks show, this would be a good opportunity to talk with your child about fireworks and how loud they are so that they won’t be afraid of the real ones.. www.freekidcrafts.com. You could do this craft with a craft stick and save yourself a little mess. Draw a line with your glue stick and then press the paper into the line of glue. Tissue paper is so thin that it should stick without any problem.. 39.
(40) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. You’ll Need. Messy Mane Lion. 2 Large Paper Plates Golden Yellow Tempera Paint Brown, Yellow, Orange, Black and White Construction Paper Scissors Paint Brush Glue Stick Stapler Black Marker. www.freekidcrafts.com. 40.
(41) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Directions: 1. Paint the back side of 2 paper plates golden yellow. Let dry. 2. Cut several rectangles about 2 x3 inches out of brown, orange, and yellow construction paper. 3. Put the 2 plates together with the unpainted sides together and staple once to hold them together. Gather up 4-5 rectangles and sandwich them between the two plates, making sure that at least 2 inches of the rectangles stick out from between the plates. Staple in place. Continue all the way around the plate. Try to overlap the rectangles a little. This will be the lion’s mane. 3. Cut slices into the rectangles all the way around the plate to create fringe. Use your hand or a pencil to roll the fringe toward the inside and separate each piece of paper. The more you mess up the mane, the better it looks. 4. Cut out 2 white ovals and 2 small black ovals to make the eyes and the pupils. Glue the pupils on the eyes and the eyes onto the lion. Draw the rest of the face with a black marker. Cut 6 thin strips of black paper to make whiskers and glue them on.. www.freekidcrafts.com. Skill Building Although small children won’t be able to assemble the lion, they can get in some good cutting practice while cutting the mane into fringe.. More Ideas... Tape a craft stick to the back of the lion to give kids something to hold and play with their creation -- making it a puppet.. Comments This project is a lot of fun for kids because they don’t have to be careful with it for fear of tearing it up. The more they mess around with the mane, the better it looks!. 41.
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(43) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. School Time. www.freekidcrafts.com. You’ll Need Printer and Paper Crayons Scissors Glue. 43.
(44) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Directions: 1. Print the picture on the next page on plain paper. 2. Color the school bus. Color the pictures of the people or animals you want on your school bus. 3. Cut out the squares on the dotted line and paste them into the windows on the school bus. 3. Have your child explain why they chose each of the people or animals on your school bus.. Comments This project is not exactly a “craft,” but it will keep your child engaged for a little while with little guidance on your part. This one is exceptionally easy for parents and provides a lot of good skill building exercises for kids. I decided to include a school bus project because my son is absolutely crazy about them. We have a stop right in front of our house. He runs to the window whenever he hears them coming and waves to all the kids. He can’t wait to be a “big kid” so he can ride the bus too... but I can!. www.freekidcrafts.com. Skill Building This is a good opportunity for kids to use their observational skills. In addition, they get the chance to practice their reasoning skills. Some kids may take the “correct” path and only put children on their bus. Others may prefer the animals, and still others may choose all the “happy” characters. There is no right answer. However, for a child to practice their logic skills, you have to make them explain why they chose each of the animals or children on their bus.. More Ideas... Mount all the pictures and the bus on cardboard. Attach velcro to the back of the pieces and the windows, and change the people on the bus according to mood.. 44.
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(46) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. You’ll Need Clear Container with Lid Water Cooking Oil Food Coloring. “Lava” Lamp. www.freekidcrafts.com. 46.
(47) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Directions:. Skill Building. 1. Fill container 1/2 to 2/3 full of water. 2. Add several drops of food coloring (any color) to the water. Put the lid on and shake it up to make sure the water and food coloring are well mixed. 3. Fill the container the rest of the way full with cooking oil. Tighten the lid so that child can’t open it. Seal the lid if possible. 4. Gently turn the container upside down and then right side up to see the “lava lamp” effect.. Comments. This is a good opportunity to talk with your child about the differences between oil and water. Make it a science project, rather than just a neat thing to make. Ask your child to make predictions about what will happen each step of the process. For example: What will happen when we add the food coloring? What will happen when we add the oil?. It’s impossible to illustrate this craft, but kids will find it interesting. You can really use any type of container that has a good solid lid that you can tighten down. Whatever container you choose, I recommend using something that is long and slender, rather than short and fat. The effect is easier to see that way.. What happens if we shake it up?. Once you make one of these, you’ll be able to keep it around a long time. Kids will continue to go back to this if you make it available. I suggest that you only allow your child to “play” with the lava lamp under supervision.. If you’re concerned about the lid coming off, spread some hot glue around the threads of the lid before you put it on the bottle. That should seal it in place.. www.freekidcrafts.com. What happens if we let it sit for awhile?. Craft Tip.... 47.
(48) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Fall Diorama. You’ll Need Glue Tempera Paint Hot Glue Scissors Crayons Shoebox With Lid Things From Nature. www.freekidcrafts.com. 48.
(49) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Skill Building Directions: 1. Turn shoebox over on it’s side and set it inside the lid. This will create a tray for your diorama. Glue down with hot glue (a job for an adult).. Kids will get a good chance to exercise their observational skills with this craft. This will also help reinforce seasonal concepts. On first glance, this may seem like a project that is too difficult for younger children... it’s actually perfect. I called this a diorama, but for a very young child it’s really just a collage.. 2. Paint shoebox a fall color inside and out. Let dry completely. Color the templates on the next page and cut out. Glue to the inside of the box, along the back and side walls. Make a tab at the bottom of the tree and squirrel to make them stand up. Let dry. 3. Go on a nature walk and collect things that represent Autumn, like acorns, fallen leaves, twigs, pine cones, etc. When you return from the walk, glue all the things you found inside your shoebox to create a fall diorama.. www.freekidcrafts.com. Craft Tip... The template pieces on the next page are really only designed to supplement what a child collects. Some of the things that a child collects may not glue easily to the diorama. A pinecone, for example, won’t stick very well with white glue. On these types of items use a glue gun.. 49.
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(51) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. y l t s Gho s t n i r p d Han. www.freekidcrafts.com. You’ll Need Sheet of Black Construction Paper White Tempera Paint Black Marker Small Paper Plate. 51.
(52) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. More Ideas.... Directions: 1. Pour some white tempera paint into a small paper plate. 2. Dip the palm and fingers of your hand into the paint. Stamp hand onto the black construction paper with fingers together. You can do this a couple of times if you have room. Let dry completely. 3. Turn the paper upside down so that the fingers are facing down. Use your black marker to draw scary faces on your ghosts.. Great Reading... The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything. If you’re doing this for a preschool or daycare, you can have several children stamp on the same large piece of paper to create a variety of ghosts. You can also do this project by using a footprint instead of a handprint. Instead of using a marker to draw in the ghost’s face, you could dip an index finger into black paint and dab on 2 eyes and an “O” mouth. To make this project more challenging, you could draw a scary scene in chalk on your paper first, and then turn it upside down to stamp your handprints.. Craft Tip... Miss Fiona’s Stupendous Pumpkin Pies. www.freekidcrafts.com. Having a bucket of warm water handy will make this project a lot easier to clean up.. 52.
(53) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Toilet Paper Tube Bat. www.freekidcrafts.com. You’ll Need Black Construction Paper A Toilet Paper Tube Glue Stick Scissors Printer and Paper. 53.
(54) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Directions: 1. Print out the template and copy the wings and the feet onto black construction paper. Print out the face on white paper and color (So you’ll be able to see it.) Cut out the wings, feet, and face.. More Ideas... These bats don’t have to be black, you can make your bat any color you want. My daughter always insists that everything be pink. Glue wiggle eyes over the top of the eyes for a different effect.. 2. Cover the toilet paper tube with a 4 To make this more challenging, print it all out on black paper and then cut out small pieces of white paper to make the fangs and eyes.. x 6 inch piece of black construction paper. Glue the paper in place. 3. Fold the feet where indicated and glue the tab onto the bottom of the covered tube. Glue the face onto the tube on the same side as the feet. Fold the wings in half, open back up, and glue around the back side of the tube. See the picture above for placement.. www.freekidcrafts.com. Make this a spooky bat by following the directions above and then using red dots for the eyes.. Craft Tip... Although you can use white household glue for this project, I do recommend using a glue stick instead. It holds well, won’t wrinkle or pucker the paper, and is a lot less messy.. 54.
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(56) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Slimy Worm Painting. www.freekidcrafts.com. You’ll Need Black Construction Paper Orange, Light Green, and White Tempera Paint Yarn Scraps Scissors. 56.
(57) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Directions:. More Ideas.... 1. Pour tempera paint out onto small paper plates, one for each color you’re using. Thin the paint slightly with water if it’s too thick.. Sprinkle a little glitter or sand on the finished painting while still wet.. 2. Cut a piece of yarn for each color you’re using that’s about 8 inches long. You can also use different widths of yarn.. Add a little sand to the paint and mix up. This will make your worms seem even more slimy.. 3. Dip the yarn into the paint and then drag it across your piece of construction paper. Try to use a different piece of yarn for each color of paint so the paint doesn’t get muddy.. Use pink, purple, and blue paint on black paper for a very different look... You could even do this for another theme, like Independence Day.. Kids can pretend that they are painting with slimy worms. Remember, this craft is about the fun of painting with worms. It doesn’t matter if it actually looks like anything when it’s done. Once they are done with their worm paintings, let the picture dry completely.. This is a great Halloween craft, especially if you spark the child’s imagination about how these are creepy worms that they are painting with. It’s also fun to do with a group of kids, like for a Halloween party. This project will even keep the attention of very young children.. NOTE: This project can get very messy, so make sure that kids are wearing old clothes or a painting smock. You may also want to keep some paper towels and water available to wipe their hands.. www.freekidcrafts.com. Craft Tip... Tape your paper down to the table before starting to paint to cut down on the mess.. 57.
(58) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Native American Headband. www.freekidcrafts.com. You’ll Need Brown Construction Paper 3 Other Colors Construction Paper Scissors Stapler or Glue. 58.
(59) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Directions: 1. Cut 2 strips of brown construction paper that are the full length of the paper and about 2 inches wide. Staple them together on the ends, overlaping about 2 inches. Fit them around your child’s head and then staple them on the other end. You should have a headband that is the right size for your child. 2. Cut 3 feather shapes measuring about 6 - 8 inches long and 2 inches wide. Each of the feathers should be a different color. 3. Cut slits in the feather shapes to make them look more real. Don’t cut all the way through the feather, only cut about half an inch in. Cut slits the full length of each feather on both sides. 4. Staple or glue the feathers onto the inside of the headband so that they stick up when worn.. Great Reading.... Thanksgiving Day. www.freekidcrafts.com. More Ideas... You can do fun things like make up an Indian name for your child and write that on the headband. Try doing this project with real feathers instead if paper feathers. You can make this project much more challenging by creating an entire headress: Put feathers all the way around your headband, staple a strip of paper to the back of the headband, and cover the entire thing with paper feathers. This is an ideal project to do for Thanksgiving. This is a good opportunity to talk to your child about American Indians and their contributions to Thanksgiving. This project provides a lot of good cutting practice.. 59.
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(61) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Snow Play Picture Frame. www.freekidcrafts.com. You’ll Need A Printer Printer Paper Thin Cardboard Scissors Glue Markers or Crayons Transparent Tape 4 x 6 Inch Photograph. 61.
(62) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Directions: 1. Print out the template on the next page on printer paper or construction paper. 2. Color the frame. 3. Glue the frame to thin cardboard and let dry. (Cereal box cardboard works well.) 4. Cut out picture frame, including the center hole. 5. Fit the frame over your photo and tape it to the frame on the back side.. This is a really easy way to help your child build some memories. Kids love to see themselves in pictures. This is also a good way to show your child that you value them. After all, if you have framed or helped them frame a picture that they are in, then they must be important. I have more memory making and template crafts planned for future release, so watch for them on the web site.. www.freekidcrafts.com. More Ideas 1. Glue a loop of ribbon to the back to make a hanger. 2. Use archival tape instead of scotch tape so that picture and frame can be placed in child’s scrapbook. 3. Cover photograph with contact paper or put a thin piece of plastic between frame and photo to protect it. 4. Write the title and date or year to create a keepsake.. Craft Tip... Glue sticks work well for this project because they won’t soak through the paper and discolor the picture. An exacto knife makes quick work of the center hole, for grown-ups only, of course! The reason for gluing the frame to the cardboard before you cut it out is to avoid cutting it out twice.. 62.
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(64) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Mitten Ornaments. You’ll Need Felt Scissors Glue Twine or Yarn Permanent Marker Thin Cardboard Sharp Object to Make Hole in Felt Decorating Accessories. www.freekidcrafts.com. 64.
(65) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Directions: 1. Trace the child’s hand onto a piece of thin cardboard with their fingers together and their thumb out. Using the tracing, create a mitten shape around the traced hand. Cut out the mitten shape. 2. Fold over a piece of felt so that there is a double thickness. Trace the mitten out onto the double thickness of felt with a permanent marker. Cut out mitten through both layers. This will produce two identical mittens - one for the right hand and one for the left. 3. Create a hole through the wrist of each mitten. Thread a piece of twine that’s about 10 - 12 inches long through each of the holes and tie it together. This will create a loop that connects both mittens. 4. Using a little glue, you can decorate your mittens with scaps of felt, ribbons, sequins, buttons, lace, etc. 5. Once completely dry, you can hang your ornament by draping it over a limb on the Christmas tree.. www.freekidcrafts.com. More Ideas... You don’t have to use felt for this project. Try making mittens out of construction paper. These make great decorations for Winter too! You can use these “ornaments” to decorate other parts of your house. For example, they look really nice hanging over a doorknob, hanging from a large wreath, or even hanging from a chandalier. Don’t forget to write the child’s name and the year on the back with a permanent marker to create a keepsake that will hang on your Christmas tree for years.. Craft Tip... If you have trouble getting the felt to stick together, or you’re working with an impatiet audience, you may want to use hot glue instead.. 65.
(66) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. You’ll Need. New Year Calendar. The 12 Month Templates A Printer Paper Crayons Pen or Marker Stapler Hole Punch. www.freekidcrafts.com. 66.
(67) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Directions:. Skill Building. 1. Print out the templates on the next twelve pages. One for each month of the year. 2. Write the correct numbers for the days of each month. Color the pictures. 3. Staple the pages together, in monthly order, at the top. Three staples work well, one in the middle and a quarter of the way in on both sides. Punch a hole in the top center so the calendar can be hung.. More Ideas... This calendar would make a great Grandparent gift! You could print out the calendar on heavier paper and cover the picture in the top box with your child’s photo!. Talk with the child about each month as you go. What’s special each month? What holidays are in each month? What month is the child’s birthday? What season is it? This is also a great way to get in some counting and practice writing letters.. Comments I know it’s kind of a pain in the neck to write in all the numbers for each month, but it was the only way to make the template usable year after year. This project is definitely best done over a few days.. Check out these books for more help on the concepts of seasons and months:. The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree. www.freekidcrafts.com. Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months. 67.
(80) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. You’ll Need. Valentine Garland. Pink and Red Construction Paper Scissors Pinch-Type Clothespins Twine Glue Decorating Accessories. www.freekidcrafts.com. 80.
(81) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Directions: 1. Cut a piece of twine, thin rope, or yarn as long as you want your garland to be. 2. Cut several hearts out of pink and red construction paper. You’ll need one heart for every 6 - 8 inches of your garland. You can use the heart on the next page as a guide for how large your hearts need to be. Double, triple, or quadruple your paper to cut several hearts out at a time. 3. After you cut out your hearts, you can begin decorating them. Try to make each one different to get the best effect for your garland. You can use any materials you choose: glitter, doilies, stickers, markers, crayons, smaller heart centers, etc. 4. After you’re done decorating the hearts and glue has dried, use the clothespins to clip the hearts onto the twine. Clip each heart about 6 - 8 inches apart, leaving a little extra on each end for hanging. Tip: It may be easier to hang your garland before you clip your hearts to it.. www.freekidcrafts.com. More Ideas... If you are doing this project for a daycare or preschool class, have each child decorate one heart for the garland, write their name on it, and hang it to share with the rest of the class. It’s a great way to give kids a sense of belonging in their school. This project is a great way to inexpensively celebrate and decorate for the holidays, seasons, months, or anything you want to teach your child. You can hang just about anything on your garland, other cut outs, fall leaves, Christmas ornaments, plastic toys, etc. Simply take down the hearts and exchange them with another theme. This is great for a kid’s room!. 81.
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(83) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Index A acorns 49 American Indians 59 apple prints 9 April 66 August 66 Autumn 14, 42, 49. B bat 53 bear 32 birthday 37 bouquet 25 brads 20 Budding Trees 22 buttons 20. C calendar 66 cardboard 61, 64 cardboard box buildings 9 chalk 39, 52 Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months 67 choking hazzard 20 Christmas 64 Christmas tree 65 clothespin butterfly 9 clothespins 80 Coffee Filter Flower 24 collage 49 construction paper 22, 26, 28, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 51, 53, 56, 58, 80 container 46 cooking oil 46. www.freekidcrafts.com. 83.
(84) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. copyright 2 craft scissors 25 craft stick 41 craft sticks 18 crafting 7, 13, 20 crayons 9, 36, 43, 48, 61, 66 cutting practice 41, 59. D daycare 35, 52 December 66 decorating accessories 36, 64, 80 difficult 14 diorama 49 double duty 15. E e-book features 15 Easter 28 egg 28 external links 15 eyedropper 24. F fabric 25 Fall Diorama 48 feathers 59 February 66 felt 64 finger painting 8 fireworks 38 flower 25, 34 food coloring 24, 46 footprint 52 foreign language 13 Foreword 7. www.freekidcrafts.com. 84.
(85) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. G garland 80 ghost 51 Ghostly Handprints 51 glue 43, 48, 58, 61, 64, 80 glue gun 49 glue stick 18, 32, 36, 40, 53 Grandparent gift 67 Great Reading 52, 59, 67. H Halloween 57 handprint craft 14, 23, 35, 51 “Handy” Flower 34 headband 59 hearts 81 hole punch 20, 66 holiday crafts 14 hot glue 18, 20, 47, 48, 65. I ideas 14 indian 58 internal links 15. J January 66 July 66 June 66. K king’s crown 9 kleenex 25. www.freekidcrafts.com. 85.
(86) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. L large craft stick defined 18 “Lava” Lamp 46 learning crafts 14 learning opportunity 15 learning tools 15 leaves 49 Leprechaun 26 lion 40 Little Kid™ Crafts For All Seasons 11 Little Kid™ Paper Plate Crafts 11. M March 66 markers 32, 36, 40, 51, 61, 66 May 66 memory craft 61, 65, 67 memory crafts 14 Messy Mane Lion 40 Miss Fiona’s Stupendous Pumpkin Pies 52 Mitten Ornaments 64 months 67 Mother’s Day 25. N Native American Headband 58 nature 48 navigation 16 Navigation Features 4 New Year Calendar 66 non-toxic 20 November 66. www.freekidcrafts.com. 86.
(87) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. O oatmeal container drum 9 October 66 organized 4, 14 ornament 64. P paint brush 32, 34, 40 paper bags 25 paper plate 10, 11, 18, 26, 32, 40 Paper Plate Bear 32 paper plate crafts 14 paper towel tube 36 pennant 36 permanent marker 64 phonics 13 photograph 61, 67 piano 13 picture frame 61 pine cone 49 pipe cleaner 24 playdough 25 popscicle stick 18 potato peeler 9 preparation 19 preschool 35, 52 preschool provider 35 preschoolers 7 printing 17 puppet 41. Q no entries. R recycling crafts 14 Recycling Sculpture 9 role play 13. www.freekidcrafts.com. 87.
(88) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. S safety 20 safety scissors 20 school bus 44 School Time 43 science project 47 scissors 32, 36, 40, 43, 48, 53, 56, 58, 61, 64, 80 scroll bar 17 seasonal 14 seasons 67 September 66 shoebox 48 skill builder 15 skill building worksheets 13 skill level 14 Slimy Worm Painting 56 small craft stick defined 18 snow 61 Snow Play Picture Frame 61 Spring 14, 21, 35 stapler 40, 58, 66 stapling 18, 20 styrofoam 25 Summer 14, 31, 35, 36 Summer Pennant 36. T tempera paint 22, 26, 32, 34, 40, 48, 51, 56 template 33, 49, 54 template craft 44, 61, 66, 81 template crafts 14 terra cotta pot 25 Thanksgiving 59 Thanksgiving Day 59 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything 52 The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree 67 theme 13, 37. www.freekidcrafts.com. 88.
(89) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. three dimensional 29, 39 tisssue paper 38 tissue paper 25, 28 Tissue Paper Easter Egg 28 Tissue Paper Fireworks 38 toddlers 7 toilet paper tube 53 Toilet Paper Tube Bat 53 tongue depresser 18 transparent tape 61 twigs 49 twine 64, 80. U no entries. V Valentine Garland 80 vegetable prints 9. W watercolor 25 website 10 white glue 18, 28, 38 wiggle eyes 54 Winter 14, 60 Winter decoration 65 Wood Sculpture 9 woven berry baskets 9. X no entries. Y yarn 56, 64. Z zoo 13. www.freekidcrafts.com. 89.
(90) Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book. Thank You! Thank you for downloading Little Kid™ Crafts Mini-Book, and for taking the time to read it. I hope you’ve found it to be a great addition to your kid crafting library. I’m continuously developing new crafts on both my websites and in new book releases. You can access a large database of free craft ideas for young children at www.freekidcrafts.com and at www.free-printables.com. For the most up to date crafts and activities.... Join the Free Little Kid™ Crafts Newsletter! Your Subscription is Absolutely Free. No Banner or Pop Up Advertising -- EVER! Free Original Craft Projects emailed directly to your mailbox - Subscribers see them before they are archived on the site for public viewing! Website update announcement for FreeKidCrafts.com and Free-Printables.com to save you time! Advance Preview of Special Articles and Product Reviews before they are released to the public. Special Offers and Discounts for Subscribers Only. Last, but not least... a little shameless promotion... www.freekidcrafts.com. 90.
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