This week has really been all about the frugal crafting here at the White House, so if you haven’t checked out my posts on making texture plates with cardboard and hot glue and making maracas out of plastic eggs, you should go look at them. Great weekend crafting with kid ideas there.
I love the look of an old-fashioned lava lamp, and its a fun science experiment to do with kids to make a lava lamp-like concoction. Most of these recipes use Alka-Seltzer to make the “magic” happen, but if you don’t happen to keep that on hand, try this recipe from Hands on as We Grow. It’s all stuff you already have in the house, so this is a great one to keep in mind when you need to keep the kids occupied for a few minutes.
Marble runs are another fun way to keep kids entertained on rainy days or when it’s too hot to go outside. This one made of mostly recycled materials from Moosewood Connections is great because it uses a piece of cardboard with Velcro on it to attach the pieces of the run, so it’s pretty easy for little hands to work with and move around.
Finally, fellow Frugal Family Linky co-host Multi Crafting Mummy has a great cardboard roll craft for making farm animals. Her tutorial shows a sheep, pig and chicken, but no doubt you could make some other animals as well. Or set up the supplies and see what kind of fanciful animals your kids come up with!
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