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!
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”!
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!
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
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!
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?
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!
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!
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!