Martha Stewart offers an easy clay recipe, using a mixture of white bread, glue and a few drops of lemon juice, then colored with acrylic or tempera paint. Shape the clay into beads, or use mini cutters to create shapes, then air dry! Easy peasy! Complete instructions can be found here.
Also from Martha Stewart, learn how to create a fun charm bracelet out of paper-and-metal key-tag charms, adorned with colorful dot stickers, both from the office supply store! Check out the full instructions here.
A few felt balls (here, from Handbehg Felts) and a needle and thread are all it takes to form a colorful necklace, with a little help from Mom or Dad. Or, let them string a handful of felt rings (from Ornamentea) onto their favorite ribbon for an instant accessory.
And older kids will enjoy making their own personalized stretchy bracelet with letter beads and seed beads. Instructions can be downloaded from the Interweave store here.
At the end of the day, your kids can stash their handmade treasures in their very own purse crafted from foam sheets and yarn, featured on the Skip To My Lou blog. For complete instructions, click here.
No matter what project you choose, the important thing is that you spend time together and just have fun!