8 Really Bright IDeas For Kids

Crafts are fun and recipes are nice – but when you can take something you already have laying around, and create something even BETTER, nothing beats that! I can almost see the light bulb over my head when that happens, can’t you? Today I’m so happy to share 8 BRIGHT IDEAS from IShare Crafts to get the wheels turning for you. These ideas will take household supplies to the next level and will have your kids getting creative for hours! I know you’ll love these and you will probably start hunting around for what YOU can up-cycle next! Yay!

1. Popsicle Stick Bracelets

8 Really Bright IDeas For Kids

Summer means lots of things, but if you are trying to beat the heat – it especially means POPSICLES! So, if you are a fan of those icy treats, do NOT throw away those sticks! Instead, try your hand at making these adorable bracelets with this fantastic tutorial from “Bespangled Jewelry”!

2. Rainbow Jellyfish

8 Really Bright IDeas For Kids

Time to take some pipe cleaner, paint, and styrofoam and create a piece of art that the kids will be giddy over! Aren’t these just adorable? Great idea, Amanda!

3. Dino-Eggs

Dino Eggs

The Domesticated Princess is also a Domesticated Genius! If you have little ones who love to explore, this craft is a must-try! Make your own dino-eggs for the kids to dig up! And hey, you don’t have to just hide dinos in those eggs…any fun toy will do! Oh, and you just might be surprised at the ingredients involved :)

4.  Magnetized Bookmarks

Candlelit Life has reading on the brain and shares how to make these simple, but effective, magnet bookmarks! You won’t believe how easy these are, and they are the perfect back to school accessory!

5.  Sea Creature Cans

8 Really Bright IDeas For Kids

Amanda does it again! I can’t count how many of these food cans that I pop into the recycle bin, so why not recycle them in a new way? A little paint and a foam stamp completely transforms them into adorable sand toys. Light bulb, right?

6. Animal Cutlery!

8 Really Bright IDeas For Kids

Do you ever catch yourself stepping on those little plastic animals that were carelessly left on the floor? Few things are more painful (except, maybe, those darn legos!). So, gather up those sneaky animals and get ready to do some surgery 😉 “Funkytime” shares how to use them to create these adorable cutlery sets that will not only get those toys off the floor, but get your kiddos excited about eating those peas!

7. Edible Finger Paints

8 Really Bright IDeas For Kids

Lisa from “Little Monster” shared this brilliant idea of fun, bright, and EDIBLE finger paints. Finally, I can let the little ones paint away without fear of them sticking their fingers in their mouths. Yes!

8. Mini Magnet Masterpieces!

8 Really Bright IDeas For Kids

When the containers of play doh dry out (because they ALWAYS do, right?) save those little lids and help your kids create some mini masterpieces! Pop on a magnet and voila! You’ve got some gorgeous works of art that are just the right size for the fridge :) I love this idea submitted from “Just A Little Creativity”!

Has the light bulb gone off for you, yet? What creative ideas are growing in your mind now? I hope you’ll submit your fun, unique, and creative ideas to Ishare so we ALL can be inspired!

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8 Really Bright IDeas For Kids

  1. August 23rd, 2012 at 5:13 pm
    Heather - Chickabug says:
    Ha! That clam can CRACKS ME UP : )
  2. August 28th, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    Heidi says:
    The finger paints link didn't work for me. :(
  3. August 28th, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    Pat Mitchell says:
    I had to tell you how well the summer reading bingo card worked for my 7 y/o granson. He chose to read for 15 each time. His mom got comments like, 'Mom, where's my cowboy hat?" and "I'll come to breakfast after I finish reading." For each bingo line he finished we got an ice cream cone from our favorite local ice cream spot. When he finished the whole bingo board, we got to play Putt Putt, just us two. He told his mom he had the "best day of my life" when we finished up the summer with that trip to the mini golf course, a new expereince for him. It's so special to have the grandkids one-on-one with Grandma. And he kept up his reading skills over the summer. Thanks for the great ideas! Please keep them coming. Happy and Proud Grandsm
  4. August 28th, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    Tiffany says:
    When I click on the dino egg and the edible finger paint the page won't open. Is it just me?
  5. August 28th, 2012 at 5:51 pm
    Tiffany says:
    Fixed, thanks!
  6. August 29th, 2012 at 10:41 am
    blima says:
    Your link for the ANIMAL CUTLERY DOES NOT SHOW
    • August 29th, 2012 at 11:16 am
      Bobbi says:
      Thanks for pointing that out! We've got the link back up, now. Thanks!
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