It’s the second week of our Season 18 competition, and these creatives are BRINGING IT!
This week’s theme is Kids Can Do. It’s a SYTYC favorite and we’ve had some awesome projects kids shared over the years.
Today we’ve got six awesome projects to share…each one totally kid friendly. This week our challenge winner and one lucky reader will win a $50 Amazon gift card. So…Sit back, scroll through, vote for your favorite and then enter to win!
Kids Can Do Projects
Project #1 Grab Box
Our grab box is made from on old oatmeal container. I used some chalk board spray paint to paint it black. The kids them helped me decorate it with scrapbook paper, jewel stickers and metallic dots.
This grab box will be the place to hold treats, small toys and a few other goodies that the kids can get whenever I catch them being nice, or doing something extra to help out around the house. I cut a hole in the lid so that they can reach in and grab a prize, without knowing what it is. I think this will be a fun way to help motivate the kids to help out more!
Project #2 Kids Halloween Pillows
I was excited when I saw the theme this week. As a crafter and a mom, I feel like it is so important to encourage creativity in kids. I have a daughter who has been learning to sew and she also loves to draw.
I wanted to do something that the kids could do from start to finish. I thought it would be fun for them to really be able to take ownership of a project. They started by drawing a picture and we used that as a pattern. They sewed, stuffed and made faces for their pillows. The best part was seeing them with their finished pillows and how excited they were about their creations. They both carried them around the rest of the day and slept with them at night. I love the excitement kids feel in creating something of their own.
Project #3 Peg Doll Family
Supply the kids with some wooden dolls and a plaque from the craft store, with a bit of paint and craft supplies and imagination they can make a family portrait too cute to resist.
Project #4 Decorative Cork Boards
This time of year, capturing kids paperwork and notes can be difficult. Tame the paper and create a fun craft with your kids by making these fun decorative cork boards.
Project #5 Zentangle Coloring Pages
One my least favorite things to hear a kid say is that they can’t draw. I am a huge believer in attitude being more than half the battle, and that’s way zentangles are one of my favorite ways to break that “I can’t draw” attitude!
The idea is simple. Start off with a simple design full of wide open spaces. Then using one color, fill in each of those areas with a simple design. From lines, to dots, to swirls or zig zags you just keep drawing simple patterns in each of the spaces. Before you know it you have a work of art! I did three different versions of this mermaid to showcase the versatility of this concept. I have a full on zentangle where the whole body is filled with simple patterns (perfect for 10 and up), a version where I put simple patterns in the outline and colored the spaces (for kids 6-10), and a simple version where I just put different colors in each of the empty spaces (perfect for the under 6 crowd). Really though, there is no wrong way to do this project!
Project #6 Halloween Necklace
Kids love to play with clay so why not have them make their own DIY Halloween Necklace made with Sculpty Clay.
Project #7 Adorable Snake Sock
Looking for something cute to curl up with? Check out this adorable sock snake.
With a bit of felt, some eyes and a little stuffing, this snake is a quick project for little hands. Even better? It will keep kids playing for hours and then give them a warm hug at night.
Kids Can Do Vote
Please vote for your FIVE favorite projects this week. Once you’re done voting, be sure to enter the giveaway for a $50 gift card below.