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    Default Craft ideas for 3 year old.

    Not sure if this is in the right spot so feel free to move it mods

    I have a 3 year old who loves to make things but I am far from crafty and need some inspiration. Im just after things that are simple and fun that dont take too long to make as he gets bored with things pretty easily. I know Pinterest has heaps of ideas but I'm overwhelmed by how much is on there!

    So what are your favourite things to make with your kids?

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    Egg carton caterpillars, wands, cardboard box cubbys and paint them.

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    I recently got some large sheets of paper and taped them together to make a huge sheet - got 3yo DD to lie on it and drew around her do we had an outline of her iykwim. We then painted and decorated the life-size drawing of her. She thought it was great fun.

    Otherwise making funny faces out of paper plates and bits & pieces to glue on them

    DD recently entertained herself for a good 20 mins gluing cotton balls to a piece of paper.

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    Sorry for repeats but egg carton caterpillars, faces/masks from paper plates. I have a heap of blank crowns that he likes to scribble on/glue on pop poms and stickers - he likes just putting stickers on blank paper and them using stamps - I try and do some cutting with him pretty regularly, so we cut out simple shapes, decorate them and stick them on a big sheet of paper.

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    If you have any pavement/concrete under/around your home then chalk or pavement paint is good for little ones. You can make pavement paint by mixing cornflour with water and adding some food dye. I found blue and yellow to be the best because red left stain marks on the concrete... oops!

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    I follow a kids craft page on fb and our latest favourite is getting a cheap bottle of conditioner (I used pamolive) and mix it with cornflour to make a smooth silky goop...my 3yo dd loves it and so do I!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymumof5 View Post
    I follow a kids craft page on fb and our latest favourite is getting a cheap bottle of conditioner (I used pamolive) and mix it with cornflour to make a smooth silky goop...my 3yo dd loves it and so do I!
    This is an excellent idea.... My children LOVE making potions and often get in trouble for using all my shampoo/cond

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Lily View Post
    Not sure if this is in the right spot so feel free to move it mods

    I have a 3 year old who loves to make things but I am far from crafty and need some inspiration. Im just after things that are simple and fun that dont take too long to make as he gets bored with things pretty easily. I know Pinterest has heaps of ideas but I'm overwhelmed by how much is on there!

    So what are your favourite things to make with your kids?

    Thanks
    Craft stores and our local newsagent have little craft projects from $3-$10 each project. I love them as we can fo craft without me having to do the thinking! Im a maths/science brained type of person

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    Kmart have lots of cheap craft sets - paint your own money box etc etc


 

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