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Easy Craft For Kids

By Partycraftsecrets @partycraftsecrt
Easy Craft For KidsIt's no secret that in the United States they celebrate Thanksgiving Day in late November.  Whilst I live in Australia, I still have a lot to be thankful for.  That's why the "30 days of gratitude" November photo challenge appealed to me so much.  Each day you take a photo inspired by a word on the list.  Today's challenge was to be thankful for your favorite color.  Mine is aqua.  Teal is also nice, and turquoise, sky blue, candy pink...
Today's photo for the challenge (the previous days are on flickr) is also my blog suggestion for family fun.  If you have magazines destined for the recycling bin, give them one last go, and cut out big blocks of colour; skies, grassy fields, ballgowns, backdrops for adds, they all come in handy.  Stockpile the colours; I use brown sandwich bags to separate them roughly into matching colours.  Then, on the day you're looking for some rainy-day distractions, choose a color to montage; it tends to make a more attractive end-product than a free-for-all of color.  Then again, older kids can make some pretty spectacular rainbows (you can pre-mark the colours to use with crayons as a guide for them to follow.)  
For today's collage, we used shades of aqua and blue.  I gave the children a pile each, and I also gave them a plastic cup of watery glue and a brush, don't ask me why, but it's apparently much more fun than a glue-stick.  The girls were also presented with a selection of blue scrapbooking pages to chose their backdrop from.  You can use standard paper, but you may find that the watery glue warps the page too much.  Let them go as long as their attention is willing.
For more ideas on kids craft projects, don't forget to visit Paige's place where there are free downloadable craft projects based on the works of famous artists such as Warhol, Monet, Picasso and more.

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