cheap crafts !!!!!!!

United States
October 16, 2006 2:42pm CST
Looking for crafts that do not cost over $1.50 fro each child to make. If anyone has any post them or web sites were to find them
2 responses
@happygal68 (3277)
• United States
19 Oct 06
How old are the children? That way I have an idea on what to suggest.
• United States
19 Oct 06
I am a mother of a 11 and 12 year old girls and grandmother to to 2 very young boys...Scout leader for age 5 -17 and have children church for k - 5th grade so I really need all age and for both boys and girls ...I hope that helps..
• United States
19 Oct 06
I know Wal-mart and other craft stores usually have cross stitching kits (little very easy to do ones) for little or nothing & especially if you can get them on clearance. I normally stock up on those when they are on clearance. Let me think a little longer on some others.
• United States
19 Oct 06
For the younger kids: 1) Buy some color crafting foam & magnetic strips, have the kids cut the shape they want, decorate it, put a pic of them in the middle of it, & attach a small piece of the magnetic strip on the back so it can go on the fridge. 5X8 magnetic sheet is around $1.60 or so, (should be able to cut into many pieces.) 9x12 colored foam sheets around .50 or so (divide and cut squares into a 4x3 piece that would give you 9 per sheet) Other items you would need: glue, glitter, macaroni noodles, or anything else cheap you can find to decorate them with. 2) You could buy some yarn and macaroni noodles and have the girls paint them or glue glitter on them, and make a necklace out of it. 3) Buy colored felt (around 20 cents each sheet), potpourri ($5 to $12 depending on bag size), thread/yarn for sewing and/or hanging purposes, glue, & items to decorate with like buttons or glitter. Cut out 2 hearts (usually the easiest shape to do), decorate as they want, sew together, and fill with potpourri. Hope this helps. Still thinking on the older kids though.
• United States
22 Oct 06
As a leader in a 4-H club with youngsters, I have found alot of neat and cute things for the kids at orientaltrading.com Alot of these are sold in units, which keeps the price per craft down, and even lets them make extras for gifts. I also find alot of good buys just sorting thru ebay. Everyone loves ebay!