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What are some arts and crafts ideas for kids?

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Arts and crafts ideas for kids including making homemade bird feeders, homemade sidewalk chalk, no-bake clay, tissue paper hearts and a galaxy-themed mobile. Other arts and crafts ideas for kids are to make personalized Christmas ornaments and a kid-sized castle out of cardboard boxes.

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One fun arts and crafts idea to do with kids is to create a "pet" out of a plastic cup and a plant. First, the child decorates the outside of the cup with markers to make the pet's face. Then the child fills the cup with wet cotton balls and soil and plants a seed in it. Plants such as grass or radishes are good for this type of container. Next, the child waters the newly planted seed with an eyedropper, covers the cup loosely with a plastic bag, and places it near a window where it will get plenty of sunlight. Over time, the plant grows and comes to resemble green hair on top of the child's plastic pet's head.

Another fun arts and crafts project for kids to do is to tie-dye a shirt using Kool-Aid drink mix packets. To do this craft, mix 1 packet of Kool-Aid with 1 ounce of vinegar in a bowl, twist a white cotton t-shirt into bunches and use rubber bands to hold the bunches in place. Dip these bunches into the Kool-Aid dye and set the tie-dyed t-shirt out to dry afterwards in the sun.

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