Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Crafting with kids

School holidays are just around the corner, and amongst all the Hey Maker! craziness :: wonderfulness that is happening -  we are all gearing up to having our kids at home.

At the start of each holidays, I always ask my kids what they want to do. I give them a chance to write it all down. It doesn't always all get done, but it's lovely to see them write down what they want to do. 

I've gathered  a list of inspiration to help you and your little ones have a creative holiday time. Though, of course any of these can be done at any time of the year (no need to wait until holiday time to get your crafty on!). 

This is the start of the list that my little ones want to do. It includes climbing Mount Warning (we don't anticipate getting to the top) and visiting Natural Arch - there will be much exploring and drawing inspiration at both those places. They also want to get started on their making for our upcoming Hey Maker! Kid-Made market {more about that later}. Some embroidery stitching and stencil screen printing for cushion making are on the wishlist.

Made by Joel always has excellent and low-cost things to make with or for your kids. I love his dad point of in the often predominantly female blog-world I read. He has an excellent book as well.

Lotta is an excellent mini magazine for all your kid making projects. So much fun. I'm loving that cloud softie in their new Colour issue.
BIG Kids magazine is beautiful and appeals to kids and adults alike.

I love this idea of writing a family newspaper. Both my kids are into writing and journalling, so this would fit right in. What a fantastic way of recording the holidays : they'll be spending four nights with their grandparents without us, so there will be lots of write about!

images used with kind thanks from
1} our holiday wish list - written by Ari and Mishi 2} Made by Joel 3} Batman toilet paper rolls 4} Lotta Colour 5} Paper Dolls 6} Playful Learning

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