11.12.2008

Cheap and Green Craft for Kids

This is an awesome little craft project for kids. My daughter is 2.5 and loooved doing this. And I loved that I didn't have to spend a dime AND it actually recycled some of the items we had on hand.

Anyway.... on with the craft.... Paper Dolls!

What you need:
construction paper or card stock, old magazines, scissors, glue stick, pen

What you do:
Page through magazines and pull out pages with colorful patterns or whatever your child thinks would make nice paper doll clothing. Also look for hair to put on the doll!

Use construction paper or card stock to cut out a basic doll form. I'm sure you could find a template online, but I just free-handed ours.

Cut out clothing and glue to the dolls. Add extras as you wish... such as a face, hair, hats, shoes, purses, jewelry... lots of fun!

Don't laugh at their cheesy little faces. I know that's what you were thinking. Focus on the colors! And the clothing! And the fun! And the sticky, gluey fingers your kids will have! And the fun!

We enjoyed this so much, we made a whole little family of paper dolls.

Oh, and since I'm a bit of a neat freak and I can't stand clutter, I used another piece of card stock to make a little pouch for the dolls.

What's not to love? A simple, not too messy craft project. I didn't have to buy anything! Cost next to nothing in supplies. And it recycled some of our old magazines in the process. Works for me!

4 comments:

Jane Anne said...

How fun!! My boys love cutting out comics. They might go for this if I cut out a "man". I will definitely have to remember this when my daughter gets a little older (she's about to turn 1).

My Trendy Tykes said...

Thanks for sharing. I will have to do this with my kiddos.

Linda

Prairie Ranch said...

Great snowy day idea! I will have to try it with my girls! (they are 10 and 7)
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Vicki said...

What a cute idea! I will have to try it!