Friday, December 19, 2014

Kid Crafts: Creative Gifts for Kids and Tweens


If you have a kid or tween that loves being creative, then I have the perfect gift idea for them.

Amanda from Crafts by Amanda has two amazing books that make ideal gifts to inspire kids to create: Duct Tape Mania and Rubber Band Mania.  She so kindly gave me one of each in exchange for telling you about them -- What a deal!!  I love sharing fun finds and opinions. :)  These books have SO many easy and fun ideas, so I thought I would share one of her fabulous tutorials with you today, so you could see just how cool these projects really are.

So, without further delay...

Bracelet made with tape roll and duct tape
Kids Craft: Duct Tape Bracelet
Duct Tape Roll Bangle and Cuff Bracelet

When you finish off a roll of tape, don’t toss out that cardboard roll. Instead, make fun bangles and cuff bracelets to wear to school or hanging out with your friends! 

What you need:
Empty tape roll
Duct tape your favorite colors and patterns
Craft knife


What you do for cuff bracelets:

Use craft knife to cut out a 3-inch section of the empty cardboard roll.

Cover the cardboard cuff with duct tape. 

Use other colors of duct tape to decorate the cuff.


For a fun decoration, create a braid from three colors of duct tape. Cut a strip of tape the same length as the cuff and roll it up, sticky side out. Stick it to the cuff then stick the braid to the sticky tape. 

Trim ends of braid and secure down to the ends of the cuff, using the same color tape as the base of the cuff bracelet. 


This is a gift that is sure to please, and it will give the kids something to do besides watch tv and play video games.  If you are interessted in purchasing one or both, they are available on Amazon.

Happy Crafting!!

Niki

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