My four year old just loves crafts. She wants to do them all day long. It tends to stress me out sometimes because I am really not very good at just coming up with fun original ideas that are age appropriate. Show me a picture in a magazine and I can usually make it, but coming up with my own thing is a whole new ball game. And the cute crafts in magazines are usually geared to older kids (or require some obscure craft supply that I don't have on hand.) So yesterday when M. was begging to do a craft (and coloring was no longer sufficient) I had to scramble to find something for her and 3 year old buddy K. to do. It definitely wasn't craft magazine material, but the girls had fun, the end result was pretty cute, and (very best of all) it was FREE!
gathering supplies: ModPodge, leftover tissue paper squares, empty tin cans, paint brushes
the idea: glue tissue to can to make a pencil cup
ready to dry
The finished masterpiece: a funky fun crayon cubby