Paper Mache Crafts For Kids

Paper Mache Crafts for Kids

Papier Mâché, french for “chewed paper,” is an inexpensive, fun way for kids to create a variety of sculptures.  Here are some pretty crafty,  easy paper mache crafts for kids.  Oh, I added in our no-cook, kid-safe glue recipe too. Continue reading

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Alligator Affirmation Box – Showing Kids Love

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All Thing Kids bloggers are teaming up this month to bring you an exciting series on Showing Kids Love.  We’re each focusing on one of the 5 Love Languages – Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, Physical Touch, and ours – Words of Affirmation.  All Done Monkey shares a wonderful introduction post for our series this month, Showing Kids Love.

Alligator Affirmation Box - Showing Kids Love with Words of Encouragement by Crayon Box Chronicles

Words of affirmations are a language of love.  These positive loving affirmations serve as visual reminders to help children (adults too) focus on a particular purpose.  Giving children these powerful tools helps them build self-confidence, inner strength, and positive attitudes.  As their language develops, they’ll learn to use these affirmations in everyday life. To explore our love language, we’re making an affirmation box. It makes a creative, fun valentine box too. Continue reading

DIY Yarn Pom Pom Drumstick Painting

I’m so excited to be a part of the Ultimate Guide to 50 Craft Materials brought to you by Craftulate.  She’s organized this wonderful series featuring 50 bloggers, each crafting with a different material.  Our ultimate guide to yarn features DIY yarn pom pom sticks for painting, drumming, or just plain ol’ fun! Don’t forget to link up your yarn posts at the bottom of the page.

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Yarn Pom Pom Drumstick Painting by Crayon Box Chronicles

Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibres full of crafting fun! It’s so versatile – you can cut, tie, lace, stitch, weave, and glue it! In the past, we’ve explored yarn activities that focused on fine motor development, tracing letters, and lacing. Today we’ll drum to the beat of pom poms sticks and paint! Continue reading

DIY Geoboard with Fabric Loops

DIY Geoboard with Fabric Loops by Crayon Box Chronicles

Trapezoids, squares, and right triangles, oh my! We love finding interesting ways to learn shapes and colors.  Our DIY geoboard is durable, educational, and sets-up in a snap.  This project has been a long-time coming for me, probably two years.  I wanted to wait until C was three and had a basic understanding of shapes.  He’s fanatical about shapes and colors, so I knew he’d gravitate to it! Boy, ow-boy was I right – he loves it! As a child, my favorite toy was a geoboard, so I think I’m just as excited. Do you ever find yourself playing with your kids toys? Continue reading

Spray Bottle Tie-Dye

Spray Bottle Tie Dye by Crayon Box Chronicles

It’s totally tie-dye time – kid style! Using a spray bottle or squeeze bottle is much easier and a lot less messy than traditional tie-dyeing. Your child can choose their dye pattern and colors too. Up-cycle an old t-shirt into something new! Let’s explore cause and effect today! Continue reading