Back to School....
I don’t know about you but I have clumsy kids. 🙂 It’s one of their endearing qualities, but I still need to be prepared! So I came up with a great craft that they can be part of and make sure they are ready for all life’s bump and bruises.
Back Pack First Aid Kit
I found this craft on kaboose.com and my daughter thought it was really cute so I thought I would share!
By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 6 and up
With this project, the only limit is a kid’s imagination. Whatever creature, shape, or theme s/he can think of could be living on top of his/her pencil!
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What you’ll need:
- Craft foam sheets or shapes
- White craft glue
- Wiggle eyes
How to make it:
- Start with two identical sized shapes, such as a circle or heart. Put glue around the border of one of the shapes, leaving about ¾” where you will insert the pencil. (See photo.)
- Press the second shape onto the first, sandwiching them together. The glue will need to dry for several hours, preferably overnight, but you can decorate the outside now.
- Decorate the outside of the craft foam shape using pom-poms, wiggle eyes, other foam shapes, glitter glue, sequins, whatever you like. We made a black bear using pom-poms for ears and a nose and a couple of wiggle eyes. (See photo.) We also made a flower using several pom-poms and a bird using wiggle eyes and other craft foam shapes. (See photo.)
- Once the toppers have dried completely, insert the eraser end of a pencil carefully into the opening.
- Drying time is important for this project. If you try to insert the pencil too soon, the glue may still be tacky and could pull away from the foam causing your topper to split open.
- You can use white craft glue as we did, or you can purchase special glue made just for craft foam at a craft supply store.
- Craft foam comes in convenient value packs in various shapes, sizes, and colors.
I don’t like to always have my daughter use her lunch card for silly things like buying milk or a parfait at her school so I thought this would be a cute idea for her (a girl version of coarse!)
I found this on my favorite go-to kids craft site Family Fun!
Lunch Money Locket via @FamilyFun
A kid will never lose his lunch money again if he keeps it in this homemade — yet eminently stylish — locket made from a common mint tin. Dress up the lid with a toy plastic animal, fake jewels, stickers, and more.
- Small metal mint tin (Ours measured roughly 2 by 2 1/2 inches. Make sure it has a hinged lid to pull a string through or around. We found ours at Target and CVS.)
- Acrylic paint
- String or metallic craft cord (You’ll need about a 3-foot length. Be sure it’s thin enough to fit around or through the tin’s hinge so the lid can still close.)
- Tacky glue
- Small plastic animal or fake jewels, stickers, etc.
- Clean the inside of the tin. Paint the top and let it dry.
- Thread the string or metallic cord around or through (depending on the type of tin) the tin’s hinges. Pull both ends of the string tight, so that they fit snugly around the hinge, and then knot them together at the top.
- Glue plastic animals or jewels to the top of the tin. Let it dry.
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- *I have no affiliation with Family Fun other than I think their website rocks. 🙂