Munchkins and Mayhem

Munchkins & Mayhem

A Kids Crafts Blog

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Butterfly Habitat

Fun in the making turns a cardboard box into a butterfly observatory with some pretty magazine photos and screening materials.

Good for ages 7 and up.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Clothespin Pendant Necklace

Mich l in la has a very clever idea using the pin of a clothes pin to showcase beautiful beads on a necklace.  Simple remove the pin from the clothespin and add on the bead, re-close and string onto a necklace. 

Good for ages 8 and up.

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Paper Plate UFOs

Crayola turns paper plates into flying saucers using ribbon and geometrical patterns.  They even include game ideas on their site.

Good for ages 5 and up.

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Crafts by amanda makes hers silver using jewel stickers for the windows.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pretty Thumbtacks Craft

How about orange makes adorable thumbtacks with some really pretty washi tape. 

Good for ages 7 and up.

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How to make a spinning top that draws

Lexikaliker has a really clever idea.  She uses a washer and a pencil stub to create a spinning top.  Place it on paper and spin.  Kids will love trying this with colored pencils too.

Good for ages 6 and up.

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Mommy me the wonder years had a junior version using a circle cardboard cut out.  She has the kids draw pie shapes of color and when the spin it it's really pretty to watch. 

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Monday, August 12, 2013

How to Make a Chair from a Box

Spoonful shows how to turn a few boxes into some neat furniture with just some glue and pretty scrapbooking paper.

Good for ages 9 and up.

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Bird Nest Craft

Preschool playbook shows how to take a paper bag and some shredded raffia to create a birds nest.  She sticks birds made from colorful feathers and pompoms inside.

Good for ages 4 and up.

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Jenni can knit also makes little chicks out of pompoms, feathers, felt and glue and then gives them cute homes, making nests from shredded paper and a brown paper bag.

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Niccola on tuesday uses yellow chicks for her version.

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