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    Easy Sheep Craft for Kids

    This easy sheep craft for kids is both simple and fun to make and great for working on so many developmental hand skills. Wrapping the body of the sheep is great for developing bilateral coordination (coordinating the hands together) and then for promoting hand strength when pinching the clothespins. These hand skills are essential for success in school, as well as in life! And working on these while doing crafts has even more benefits (check out THIS ARTICLE). This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG White YarnPaper plate4 ClothespinsBlack construction paperCotton balls Elmer's glue2 Medium googly eyes (self-adhesive are best)ScissorsPencilBlack Sharpie marker Washi tape with black pattern Sheep Craft Template Printable Here at "In...

    Christmas Tree Ornament Kids’ Craft

    Christmas is a great time for kids' crafting! For one thing, there is so much inspiration during the holiday season. Plus, kids end up home on an extended break from school complaining of boredom after about the first 8 minutes or so. You know what I am saying. You will never regret creating something together as a family, especially things that can live on from year to year, like this Christmas Tree Ornament, perfect to hang on your family tree! SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG 6 ClothespinsGreen paint3 Paper platesMedium pompom (for paintingAssorted mini pompomsElmer's glueScissorsWashi tapes in yellow and brown patternsGlue stickPencilPipe cleaner (optional) You might have noticed that "In the Bag Kids' Crafts" is a little bit different than other kids' crafting blogs you might have come across. For one thing, the crafts here are kept simple so that they really can be...

    5 Christmas Gifts for Kids to Make

    Making gifts from the heart is a time honored tradition in our home. A gift made using your own hands, combined with imagination, is something to be truly cherished. And learning to give from our hearts rather than our wallets is such an important lesson for us to teach our kids. Though we haven't been around long, there are a few crafts that we have made here at "In the Bag Kids' Crafts" that are the perfect Christmas gifts for kids to make for their family and friends. Click on the pics or title to get to the full post... Also, did you know that here at "In the Bag Kids' Crafts" every...single...craft...is made from the same master list of supplies. This makes crafting so much easier and do-able with your little ones. Here is how to find out what to put in your...

    Thanksgiving Turkey Kids Craft

    As a craft blogger, it would almost be a sin not to make at least one turkey during the Thanksgiving holiday season. So, I hope that you enjoy this Thanksgiving Turkey Kids Craft. Once it is finished, here are a couple of ideas that you can do with it... Make it into a refrigerator magnet Tape or glue a pipe cleaner (or ribbon) onto the back so that you can wrap around cups, bowls or other dishes on your thanksgiving table. Again with the pipe cleaner attached to the back...twist the pipe cleaner around a napkin to use as the napkin ringMake one for each person coming to Thanksgiving dinner and write the name on the bottom of the turkey. Then place each one at a place setting for a favor to take home at the end of the feast. I would love to hear...

    Watermelon Kids Craft

    I know, I know...I promised no more fruit (see more here: strawberry, pear, watermelon, orange slice, pineapple). But I just cannot let go of the sweetness of summer just yet! As a blogger, I am supposed to be giving you ideas for the fall about now...looking ahead and all. And there will be plenty of that coming because I do love Autumn!...cozy sweaters, beautiful colors, campfires, yummy foods, and some of the best holidays of the year...but that will have to wait. Because today we will be clinging to summer for just awhile longer and making watermelon slice coasters. It's an easy, fun and colorful watermelon kids' craft that takes just a few items from "in the bag". SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG At least 26 Clothespins2 Medium pompoms2 Q-tipsHot pink or red paintDark green paintLight green paintBlack paintPaper plateElmer's glueScissorsNewspaper *These supplies will make...