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        DIY Camp Seat Cushion

        How many of you were once a Girl Scout (or Boy Scout)? I loved those days, especially the summer camp outs. Earning badges in fire making and etiquette, tying knots and survival skills...oh, the joys of childhood! And this craft comes directly from my memories of scouting, and nights spent around the campfire. One year I made this great DIY camp seat cushion that we would keep with us so that we could sit on the ground around the fire more comfortably. Of course, I have taken that initial woven newspaper mat and amped it up a bit with some color. And I can't wait to see your camping mats. (email me at hello@inthebagkidscrafts.com). Happy crafting and happy camping! Save this DIY Camp Seat Cushion Step-by-Step for later! Pin it to your favorite Pinterest board... SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG Newspaper (as least...

        Bonus Circus Craft: The Acrobat

        Earlier this week we made an entire circus full of characters, which all started off with a triangle popsicle stick triangle frame. They are so cute, and you can find the instructions HERE. But...there was one performer missing from the bunch (actually, you could go on and on with circus characters. I would LOVE to see your ideas!) This acrobat circus craft finishes off the collection nicely. Design your own costume for your trapeze artist and watch him or her fly through the air! Make several and pretend they are doing tricks together. I just love a craft that turns into hours of imaginative play time!!! Save this circus craft for later! Pin it to your favorite Pinterest board... SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG 3 Large popsicle sticksElmer's glueConstruction paper (white or light color)ScissorsMarkersWhite yarn2 Small googly eyes Glue stickOptional: NewspaperOptional: Paint...

        Learning Craft with Resist Painting

        Learning with resist painting is one of the funnest ways to work on a difficult problem. Doing school work will no longer feel like "work" when you do it this way. The first thing that came to mind when I was creating this project were the times tables. I feel like it took me FOREVER to memorize those. And once I did, I would review them over and over again. (Now my 40something year old brain needs a review once in awhile...sorry to say.) Turning school into play is the best way for kids to actually learn! I can't wait to hear what new skills your kiddo is able to master by using this technique and how you use this learning craft in your own way. What is Resist Painting? Before we get into the details of this craft, it...

        Shape Paper Bag Puppets

        These super simple shape paper bag puppets are fun to make but even more fun to play with when they are done. Not to mention the enormous learning potential from these little puppet characters. After all, children learn best through play! It has been proven to be true. Here are a couple of great articles on the benefits of play: https://centerforparentingeducation.org/library-of-articles/baby-through-preschool-articles/top-3-benefits-of-learning-through-play/https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/playhttps://parentswithconfidence.com/20-epic-life-skills-your-child-learns-through-play/ SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG Lunch sized paper bag Construction paper (variety of colors)ScissorsGlue stick Black sharpie marker 2 Large googly eyes This shape paper bag puppets craft, like every project on this site, uses supplies from the same MASTER LIST as every other craft on this site! Can you imagine the possibilities with this approach...Fill your bag using our free printable list (you will already have loads of these supplies on hand in your home without going to a single store), have hundreds of crafts with...

        Educational Lacing Kids Activity

        With so many parents now taking on the task of home schooling their kiddos, I want to give you as many tools as possible to help in that process. So, you might have noticed that a lot of educational crafts on the site in recent days...you're welcome! And today's craft is meant to be fun but also to educate! This lacing kids activity allows you to working on matching. That may be matching alphabet letters, numbers, like items or even math problems on one side with the answers on the other. There are so many possibilities! SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG Paper plate (9-inch coated)PaperPencilScissorsCrayonHole punchYarnGlue stickBlack Sharpie Tape This simple craft is a great example of the simplicity of so many crafts here. You will see some more complex creations but lots of very simple activities that are perfect for any age....