I took a great post which was shared recently at at my weekly Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays linky party as inspiration and changed it up to make it a kid-friendly craft. All you need is some cardstock, crayons, buttons, wire, and a willing kidlet (or two).
Cut strips of cardstock – mine were 3 – 3.5″ x 12″ and set their creativity free! My younger daughter Hadley mostly added some pointillist accents to her papers, and Arden set to work filling her strips with one color at a time.
Once the strips are decorated to their liking, make parallel cuts into the long end, leaving about an inch uncut. Arden did this all by herself on her strips and did a really great job!
All done! I’ll admit that I had to finish up a few of these. The lure of the swing set in the backyard was just too much…
Hadley found playing with buttons more fun than coloring after a short stint.
I really enjoyed spending some crafty time outdoors with my two daughters. Thanks for having me again this month, Diana! If you enjoyed this craft, I’ve got plans to make the glass container into something a whole lot more fun! Drop by to check that and my other projects out at A Jennuine Life.