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The Summer Crafts Mania!

BAAM! CRASH! BOOM! What was that noise?! Not again! That’s the third vase!! Is your kid breaking all the things outta there?! Maybe there is some engaging work to do there! Here are just cool crafts for engaging your child!

Craft 1: Pebble Painting

Does your kid love painting or drawing on walls and other odd objects?? Then, this is just the craft for your kid!!

Step 1
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Collect some pebbles and give them a nice good wash. Since there are quite a few pebbles in and around our apartment, I decided to do this, one nice hot summer afternoon. Giving it a nice wash was THE most exciting part. It was good getting a good wash ourselves too:P

Step 2
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Now give these pebbles a thick coat of gloopy glue/ fevicol. Make sure you don’t get too sticky.

Step 3
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Paint to your wish! I used acrylic paints.We decided to make strawberries out of pebbles and painted a few polka-dotted ones too. Luckily, no one bit through the strawberries.;)

Your Pebbles are ready! You could even substitute these with your decorative marbles!
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Craft 2: Get organized with your kid’s school stuff.

Do you find pencils and erasers all strewn around your house?? Then get started! Just two steps to making your kid organized and yourself too!

Step 1
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Find a nice big container for your kid’s pencils. I’ve gotten my hot chocolate’s

Step 2
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Now just paint it to your favorite color! My bro’s is blue, but since the container’s is already blue, I insisted on painting it red! I used acrylic paints for this too.

Now, being organized is just two steps away! Why not try it out?? You could use a more- of – flat container to store erasers or sharpeners, or even paint a small cardboard box for this purpose!
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Craft 3: Spray your way to Glory!
Is your kid out there, fretting about the dirty old look of her room?! Maybe it’s time to freshen it up a little bit with some hand-made, spray-painted and stunning posters!

Step 1
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Write out the words you’d be putting up in your poster. Put them in an attractive font. Since ours’ about Batman, I put up a serious font. You could even consider using masking tape.

Step 2
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Snip them off! Don’t forget the triangles in the A’s and the semi circles in the B’s.(snip them off accordingly) If you’ve used masking tape, then just ignore this step.

Step 3
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Place them accordingly on the paper the way you want it. If you’ve used masking tape, you could just stick it on the way you want it!

Step 4
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Spray off and spray to your content! Spray with the help of a used tooth-brush and make sure you cover the whole of the paper. (Don’t use the same brush for cleaning your teeth the next day! You will end up with colorful teeth!) Make sure it has dried well and remove the paper/masking tape with clean hands.

Step 5
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Now, give the letters an outline. If it’s a light color, then perhaps you needn’t consider the idea. Since I’ve used black paper, I gave it an outline to highlight it.

Your colorful spray-painted, hand-made and attractive poster is ready! Stick it up in your room and get ready to dazzle all visitors.

Craft 4: Peek-a-boo.

The grand entrance is up! Decorate your kid’s room door with a cute peek-a-boo monster. I loved this craft, which was on Mister Maker! I’ve already done a few versions of it!

Step 1
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Get two colored papers; one of a lighter and another of a darker color. The darker color is meant for the frame and hence should be little bigger by the dimensions.

Step 2
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Now stick these together and make sure the dimensions are equal for all 4 sides as shown above.

Step 3
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Now, draw and cut out a mound shape which is going to be the head of the monster. Draw and cut out eyes, a nose and a wide grinning mouth. Draw huge fingers and fingernails too.

Step 4
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Now paint a nice slant as shown above. The texture needn’t be even, it will give it a woody effect.

Step 5
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Now paste the head parallel to the slant and the eyes, nose and mouth in place. At last paste the fingers below the head.

Your cute peek- a- boo monster is ready to jump up at anyone when entering your room!

Craft 5: An ornament for the one who helps you ornament yourself daily!

Step 1
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You will need the glass paints to paint your mirror. These will be available at any craft store and even online.

Step 2
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Now, with the help of a liner (the one circled red, above) draw circles from the top in the leftmost or right most corner. Leave this to dry for two whole hours.

After complete drying, color it in with these glass colors (the ones circled blue, above) and let these dry for 24 hours.

Ready, at last the one who helps dress up daily, gets dressed up!! When my friends saw this they were thrilled!
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TIPS

  • Do not urge yourself or your child to do this. All this is to be done on a leisure day or during leisure time. Urging would just make it more of a mess and of-course rework!
  • Spread newspapers on your work-table to avoid a big mess and would also save a lot of work for you. Also consider having a cloth to wipe your hands often, to avoid doing a smudgy work. Help your kid with this too.

Hope you have a good time doing all this and do share your results with me!

 

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Author:

Hello! I am Shashvathi S Hariharan and I'm twelve years old. I'm perhaps developing the "itch" to write. The complete bookworm which "squirms" through books for survival.😝

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