Let your children create one-of-a-kind accessories with these easy craft ideas.
With sequins, seashells, or confetti hand-punched from colorful paper, kids can make the movie-star sunglasses they've always dreamed about.
All they need to do is apply craft glue to the object and press it onto the frame. For heavier items, an adult should use craft cement. Once completely dry, kids can start posing for the camera.
Children will love making and wearing this chic pin.
Using crepe paper, a feather, stars, and ribbon, kids can layer items on a triangle precut from card stock. Once they add a self-adhesive pin backing (available at crafts stores), they'll be ready for the fanciest of events.
It only takes paper-towel tubes, buttons, feathers, and ribbon to create these glitzy bangles, ideal for young girls.
Slice the tubes into rings with a utility knife and give to kids to decorate. When they're done, snip the rings open for wearing and glue while they're still intact.
Kids will love both making and wearing this glue necklace.
Have them draw ghost outlines on parchment paper with white glue. After it sets for five seconds, they can fill it in with more glue. After two days, they can peel it off, draw a face with a felt-tip pen, and punch small holes at the top. After weaving a string through, they'll be ready to scare friends with their spooky jewelry.
Little chefs can keep their clothes tidy and cook in style with these easy-to-make aprons.
Attach designs made of washable felt and rickrack to kid-size canvas aprons with fabric glue. An ornament doubles as a pocket (glue bottom and sides), the perfect place to stash a cookie for on-the-job nibbling.