Craft Kits for Kids

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Craft Kits for Kids

Make the most of National Craft Month by preparing some craft kits for your children - let them explore color, texture and different materials which allow their creativity to shine!

I made one example of each project and added it to the kit. I figure the children will get the gist of what they need to do - and if they don’t, they are free to use the supplies in their own way!

Tissue Paper Flower box
Cut shapes using the scallop circle die in the Fuse, cutting multiple layers at a time (I cut mine in batches of 30).

Cutting scallop circles

Use the eyelet setter to punch a small hole through the center of the layers of tissue paper. To finish the flower, insert a brad through the center of multiple layers of tissue paper. Tie craft wire around the brad and open the ends to secure.

Back of tissue paper flower

Turn the flower over, and ruffle up each layer of tissue paper individually to create a full, dimensional flower.

Complete tissue paper flower

Place the flower in the kit box along with all the supplies needed to complete the project.

Finished tissue paper flower

Mixed Media Banner
Use the square die to cut canvas, fabric and other leftover textiles you have laying around in your stash.

Using the Fuse to cutt canvas

Trim some of the fabric squares with a rotary cutter for added interest.

Trimming fabric squares

Cut extra notions such as ric rac, ribbon, fabric tape, lace, etc. and add to the kit. Cut flower shapes using the flower mini die. Add some mini clothespins so that the banners can be pegged to a length of baker’s twine to display.

Finished mixed media banner

Bird Sun Catchers
Use the Bird die to cut shapes from acrylic sheets.

Using the Fuse to cut acrylic sheets

Cut small squares of tissue paper using the Amplify 8” mixed media shears.

Cutting tissue paper squares

Add a jar of glue and foam brush to the box. Children will adhere the tissue paper squares to the acrylic shapes. Once dry, punch a small hole at the top of the bird and tie with baker’s twine.

They can be hung in a garland across the window to catch the light.

Finished bird sun catcher kit

Supply List

Tissue Paper
Craft Wire
Brads
Fabric Scraps
Assorted Notions
Adhesive
Cork Sheet
Mini Clothespins
Baker’s Twine
Acrylic Sheets
Foam Brushes
Boxes