Decoration Creation With Crafty Kids

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Today is my oldest son's last day of school which means that I'm combing through my Pinterest boards  and looking at fun craft ideas for them to make over the summer. Below are some great ideas for kids to make that you can display around your home. 

If your kids are like mine, than you know they love seeing their art displayed around the house. I am loving the book page rose wreath idea. Check out some of the ideas below and let me know your thoughts. 

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We all love to keep our home looking neat, clean, tidy and beautiful. We also all know that idle hands are the Devil’s playthings. With the school summer holidays looming ever closer on the horizon, many parents are already racking their brains for fun activities that will keep their kids occupied without allowing them opportunities to run rampant around the house, leaving chaos, calamity and shattered vases in their wake. If only there were some way in which we could combine our need for a uniquely beautiful home with our need to keep our kids stimulated and happy in ways that will give them useful and creatively rewarding skills…

Fortunately, there are dozens of ways in which you can do exactly that. We’ve already looked at how we can bake with our kids but now we’re going to look at sprucing up our home decor with the aid of our little ones. With a little adult supervision, your kids are capable of creating beautiful household decorations that you can put in places of pride all over your home. Here are just a few suggestions for cool things that you and your kids can make together over the school holidays that will not only enrich your home, but they’re safe, fun and easy to make. Most of these can be made with nothing more than child safe scissors and cordless glue guns. If you work together you’ll be amazed at how easily you can create…

 Crystal geode eggs

Geodes are a wonderfully calming presence within any home, but if your household goes through eggs like nobody’s business, you could transform those compost pile bound egg shells into something adorable and beautiful for your kitchen windowsill. With just a little craft glue, some dye and some epsom salts you can create realistic looking egg shell geodes which are fun to make and will bring a smile to your face every time you look at them.

Felt flowers

Every household can  benefit from fresh flowers. They lend the room a lovely natural scent, they’re beautiful to look at and they help to create a calm and serene atmosphere. But it’d be nice not to have to throw them out when they wilt and die. With the help of your kids you can create felt flowers in a range of colours and styles that will look great and last forever. Better still, you can apply the same principles to create a beautifully textured felt flower petal decorative cushion (instructions here).

Book page rose wreaths

This is best for slightly older kids as it is a slightly longer project which requires patience and tenacity, but when you pull it off it can look absolutely staggering. It’s the perfect decoration for a home full of self confessed bookworms. Of course, to create it you will need to destroy some old books so if the idea of this is anathema to you, just pick up some super cheap books from a charity shop or car boot sale. Instructions here.

Every time you look at your fun new home decor you’ll be reminded of the precious memories you and your kids shared making it, even after they’ve grown up and flown the nest. 

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Thanks for visiting the blog today. I am eager to try out some of these crafts with my kids this summer. What craft are you excited to try? Leave a comment and let me know. 

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