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Friday, October 17, 2008

Crafts from every day items

Last spring, our family went to Baton Rouge to celebrate Easter with our friends. That weekend, we went to a children's museum. They had a little section full of items like toilet paper rolls, fabric, egg cartons, and more for children (and their parents) to make anything they could think up. I took pictures of some of the things they have displayed. There were loads of cute creations- which inspired me to hold on to the items that I'd normally toss (egg cartons, jugs, newspaper, etc). My son likes to use the fridge boxes colas come in to make "robot arms". Toilet paper rolls become binoculars. They enjoy playing with these things more than they do those pricey toys!

If you have posted a picture about using everyday items for toys and art, please, leave a link to your post in a comment! I'd love to see it!


Anonymous said...

What great ideas! I just love using everyday products for fun.

Great thinking out-of-the-box.

Tammy said...

I recently found your blog and have really enjoyed reading it. I also really like your homeschool one too. I'm a new homeschool mom. I just started homeschooling my daughter this year.

You have some very creative ideas. These craft ideas from everyday items will be really fun to do with my little girl. She loves anything crafty! Thanks for the helpful ideas.

Mommy N said...

I made a fishing pole and fish out of things around the house. I didn't feel like it would be worth my time or money to buy one for him to play with. It took a lot longer to make one than it would have been to buy one, but it lost it's thrill within a day or two and I saved money by not buying one. I'll post it soon so you can see it.