Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts For Kids

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Well, folks, there’s a new Martha Stewart book out, and it’s all about Crafts For Kids. In fact, it’s called Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts For Kids. It’s PACKED full of 175 cool craft projects for kids. (Including holiday and baking ideas sprinkled throughout.)

I was sent a copy to review and as soon as it arrived, I handed it over to Fen to bookmark some projects that interested her. As you can imagine, when I found the book the next day it had about 14 million little raggedy slips of paper coming out of nearly every page. So. I chose a couple of crafts myself, and here’s what we made….

1. Origami Rings! This one caught my eye immediately, so once I started making a few, Fen jumped right in. She hasn’t stopped making them for a few days, and they’re really simple once you’ve made one- so cool. She’s been giving them away to everyone as little impromptu gifts.

origami rings craft • Artchoo.com

origami ring project  from new Martha Stewart craft book • Artchoo.com

 

2. Button Frame – we finished this one just in the nick of time for Father’s Day. It’s so sweet to see the concentration on the face of a 3 year old when they are engaged in a craft. When we (I helped finish it up a little) finished gluing on the buttons, I asked Beckett to draw some faces, and chose one that fit well in the frame opening. The frame was from Michaels. Also, who knew it would be so difficult to find colorful buttons? We finally found them at Walmart.

button frame craft from new Martha Stewart craft book

button frame craft from new Martha Stewart craft book • Artchoo.com

button frame craft from new Martha Stewart craft book • Artchoo.com

 

I love Pinterest and all, but it’s so nice to have collections of crafts in book-form for when you want to leaf through alongside your kids and pick something new. We all get sidetracked on the computer, but books give you that sense of focus and calm that you can’t get when you start clicking around the web looking for ideas.

Some of the other crafts we will be trying from this book are: painted umbrellas (!), leaf alphabet cards, paper bead necklace, and the cool little boxes in which to display travel keepsakes. (Did you notice my impeccable grammar?)

Find the book on Amazon here.

Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids

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10 Comments

  1. 06/19/2013 / 9:37 am

    Again with the origami – I LOVE it!

    Those rings are super fun and I can see my daughter making these for all of her friends.

    The button frame is cute, too. And the pics: perfection, as always.

    • 06/19/2013 / 10:07 pm

      Ha-ha! We’ve been discovering origami and loving it. Probably because it’s pretty magical. Yes, your daughter would love these, as she is the perfect age for them. Prepare yourself for a house full of paper scraps and fancy origami rings!

  2. 06/21/2013 / 4:27 pm

    Love the origami rings and apparantly Fen did too! She should sell them!

    • 06/22/2013 / 1:15 pm

      She’s big into lemonade stands this summer, so maybe that could be her side gig…

  3. 06/23/2013 / 5:53 pm

    This book sounds great – I love the origami rings!

    • 06/24/2013 / 9:09 am

      Those rings are fun. We can’t stop making them- I figured out you can make one from a dollar!

  4. 06/24/2013 / 9:08 am

    Yeah, I’ma gunna see if the library has this. Cus this would make summer much more interesting around here.

    • 06/24/2013 / 10:07 am

      Yes. Summer is much better with projects going at all times. It would be fun to see how many of these you could work through over the course of a summer. Hmmmm…

  5. 05/09/2014 / 9:27 am

    Pssst…. We find our simple solid colored, multi-sized buttons, packed up in wee containers at our local DollarStore. (We in Canada but, just a suggestion for hard to find buttons) 😉

    • 05/21/2014 / 11:40 am

      Okay, this is very good to hear. Why do I keep forgetting about the Dollar Store? Hmmmmm

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