It’s no secret. I. Can’t. Craft. But, I’m responsible for a lovely Girl Scout troop filled with fabulous young ladies and am always looking for EASY crafts that even I can handle.
Today’s Uncraft is simple, cheap, and fun for the kids. I’m always surprised when they can take something so simple and treat it like it is a great work of art. That’s why I love children.
Step 1) Use your word processor and create a template for a picture frame for the kids to color in.
Or you can use the Clutterholic FrameTemplate.
Step 2) Give the kids craft supplies and let them go to town! They will probably take it very seriously. I told them in the beginning that this was a “quick craft” and we would only spend 10-15 minutes on it. Nearly 30 minutes later we were finally wrapping up. They were just having so much fun that I let them continue. I try not to make a habit of squashing kid’s creative moments.
I also don’t mind if children decide to walk to the beat of their own drum or think outside the box. There will always be the ones who ignore your directions and decide to go ahead and cut out the middle because it just makes more sense to them that way. And that’s okay!
Or someone may decide they want a BIGGER frame than the one you designed. Neat!
And then you will always have at least one who looks at a project and sees something completely different. Wonderful!
As a bonus, here’s another fun photo activity. We’ve been working on our photography badge, but this could easily be tweaked as something fun to do at home with your kids! I printed this and used it as a title page and created blank “books” for the kids to take home and go crazy with. The directions are self-explanatory. Enjoy!