*Hey everybody! Season 10 of So You Think You’re Crafty is going to be the most fantastic one yet. It’s the All Star round so many of you have asked about. We’re having some past favorites and winners going at it again! However, it won’t be starting until the New Year – we decided to let them have a little break and family time too . But I have a great schedule of guest posts and shop spotlights lined up from now until then. Have a great Holiday season and see you all after the New Year!*
This guest post is from Kiruthinka Curic from My Magical Menagerie
I began blogging when my first daughter was five months old. What started off as an online diary and a communication site to grandparents also became a craft site when I began to make books for her when she was an year old. Soon, I realized that the best toys are the frugal ones that are made at home and not the ones that cost tens of dollars. So I took kid craft making in my stride and try to have a couple of projects going on at a time. What delights me now is that the children are also increasingly enthusiastic about my reuse junk and make a kit policy. Though it is more challenging, I try to work on my projects such that when the children want to join in, there is always something for them to do.
I have been thinking a lot about what I should post as a project for the STTYC guest post. I wanted to make something useful and quick and kid friendly. I saw in a shop some scratch books – books where you could draw/ write on one side and scratch on the other. And they cost twenty dollars. So I decided to take it upon myself to make a couple for the girls. Here’s what you need:
3. Bar soap
4. Paint (black or any color)
I folded the paper in half and used crayons to color one half of the paper, using a variety of colors.
Then I got the girls to help me to rub soap all over the crayon area to help the paint stick
For the scratch pad, I put a thick layer of black paint over the soap and let it dry.
Once dry, the book was ready to be assembled.
I used an old cereal box to make the noteb ook cover, held it together with maeking tape and sewed the book to it. I had intended to make some more artistic cover, but the girls were very impatient to get started with the scratching.
Tools to scratch with
3. Sophia’s fingernails
4. Old combs
Have fun creating!