Munchkins and Mayhem

Munchkins & Mayhem

A Kids Crafts Blog

Friday, January 18, 2013

Tin Can Wind Chimes

Learn 2 grow suggests making wind chimes out of tin cans.  All you need is some paint, tin cans and string.  Kids can have fun painting the cans and hearing them as the wind blows.  Remember to tape the bottom of the cans for any sharp edges.

Good for ages 6 and up.

Get the instructions here:

Hands on as we grow has the same project. 

Playdoh Shape Mats

Play at home mom 3 shares wonderful templates of animals, letters and numbers that kids can use as a guide to mold playdoh.  This is a great way to learn letters and numbers and work on fine motor skills.

Good for ages 3 and up.

Get the template here:

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Free Print and Fold Paper Robot

Loulou and tummie has an assortment of colorful paper robots that you can print and fold and have fun. 

Good for ages 8 and up.

Get the templates here:

How to Make a Straw Pan Flute

Classic play has a really easy way to create a musical instrument using plastic straws and tape to create a diy pan flute.  The trick is cutting the straws to the sounds you want.  She recommends cutting each straw an inch apart.

Good for ages 5 and up.

Get the instructions here:

Deceptively educational has a tutorial as well.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Copper Wire Vases

Design sponge has a fantastic idea for how to make vases using copper coil, a test tube vial and glue.  Kids will have fun bending and twisting the wire to create a unique shape.

Good for ages 5 and up.

Get the instructions here:

Beaded Napkin Rings

Crafts by amanda has a cute idea for napkin ring.  Her tutorial is a bit involved and includes making the beads out of clay and painting them and using wire and a hot glue gun to secure the ends, but this could be easily adapted to a kid's craft with ready made beads and some cord with a pretty knot to tie the ends.

Good for ages 7 and up.

Get the instructions here:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Upcycled Birdfeeder

Kaboose shares a very easy way to create an eco-conscience bird feeder out of a milk carton.  They just use a cut up carton, but kids could easily decorate it with paint to make it more of a craft project.

Good for ages 3 and up.

Get the instructions here:
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