15. Ribbon Bookmarks
I’ve done this with my 9 year old daughter, and the sewing skills required were easy enough for her to do. She was able to do just about all of this project by herself. I only helped with the measuring to ensure it was a snug fit, but not too tight to fit around the book. The best part about this craft is that you probably already have the supplies on hand! Also, these make for great gifts! Go get the instructions here.
16. DIY Lava Lamps
With just 4 ingredients (water, oil, food coloring, and Alka-Seltzer) you can easily make your very own lava lamp. Whoop whoop!! I’ve always been fascinated by lava lamps, and didn’t realize until now how simple the science was behind them. This is a fun activity for the patio in the spring or summer when the weather is nice. That way you don’t have to worry about spills or messes with the little ones. Go get the instructions and see more photos over at S.L. Smith Photography.
17. Canvas Tape Painting
This is ideal for kids of all ages! Even toddlers can produce something worthy enough for the wall with this technique. The idea is to create a design with painter’s tape on a canvas, and then paint away! I think it would be awesome to do a different paint technique in each section. Once you pull off the tape, you’ve got a contemporary piece of artwork that doesn’t really take any skill at all! Read more here.