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    4th of July

    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...

    11 Easy Summer Crafts for Kids

    Summertime is just around the corner (Finally!) which means it is time for cute crafts all about the season. And, like always, every craft we will make uses the same master list of supplies that fit into one bag. This approach makes crafting with your kids actually do-able. We all know that kids learn best when they experience something for themselves. They learn through play, through creating, through using their imaginations! And crafts offer all of that and more! Here are my 11 favorite easy summer crafts for kids from "In the Bag Kids' Crafts". Here at "In the Bag Kids' Crafts" it is our mission to make crafting with family attainable. And we do that in a couple of ways... By keeping each craft basic and something that can actually be made by a child (novel, I know!)We use the same MASTER...

    Dancing Hot Dog on the BBQ Kids’ Craft

    It's one of those holidays again where the whole family gathers for a barbeque! I love those lazy summer days...and the food that goes with it. This craft was inspired by my love of BBQ. Have you ever had something that every time you looked at it you couldn't help but smile? This Dancing Hot Dog on a BBQ is just like that! Your kids will love making it and then enjoy entertaining each other and the rest of the family with it too. Great Uncle Bob is going to be in stitches at your next picnic! https://youtu.be/vFxqPA7SbMI SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG 3 Paper plates-9 inch coatedScissorsMarkers3 Popsicle sticksHole punchStapler with staplesElmer's glueGoogly eyes (2)Black paintTan paintClothespin2 Medium pompomsNewspaperGlue stickWashi tape-optional If you are new around here, let me give you a little tutorial on what we mean by "In the Bag"...visit HERE...

    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...