Are your kids looking for something a little more exciting than a macaroni necklace? Check out these DIY kids' crafts from some of our contributors.
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Save rectangular cardboard boxes (like milk cartons), and use them to build a city. Repurpose the cardboard into building-shaped structures, and let your kids do the decorating using markers, paint, or even sparkles. It's an urban take on the traditional "dollhouse."
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For an edible take on a traditional dollhouse, build miniature houses with regular or chocolate graham crackers, icing, and candy decorations. Your kids will love eating it almost as much as they love building it!
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Save up empty egg cartons for an afternoon ice-age adventure. Here we have a dozen penguins but your flock can include any kind of animal you like.
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Entertaining a room full of kids this afternoon? Put together mystery boxes with random craft materials, and write a number on each. Let each kid draw a number, and pick up their box. Their challenge is to make something creative out of the random craft materials.
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Create this sunny-side up egg "from scratch" using just wool and dish soap.
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Replace night-lights with DIY luminaries made from Mod Podge, stickers, some colored tissue paper, and an electronic tealight!
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This craft is super easy and teaches the kids a little bit of patience. Have them make as many as they would like to give away as friendship tokens.
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Fun and functional! Kids can use these boxes to hold trinkets and all their other keepsakes.
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Bring out the hero in your child with this mighty craft. Using gold cardboard cake rounds, duct tape, glue, and felt, you can easily craft a superhero shield for your little one. Every day can be dress-up day!