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Make Your Own Homeschool Art Supplies. Homeschooling can be pretty expensive and supplies often run out unexpectantly, especially in bad weather, when family crafting tends to be more popular.

Make Your Own Homeschool Art Supplies

Craft stores are often expensive unless you happen to visit in the sales, but when rummaging for supplies, you can easily fill up a basket or buy things you don't even need in the first place. Homeschooling requires a certain amount of planning and pre-budgeting for lessons, activities, hobbies and projects, and it's not always easy to afford every item on the instruction list.

Many homeschooling families want to become more self-sufficient and frequently worry about the amount of waste and packing materials that come with buying shop-bought craft supplies. Also, with many brands, there are chemicals in the ingredients that we may have to be wary of around little ones. So, grab a little (or big) helper, get making and stock up!

I Love My Mum Flower Craft. Old Bottles, New Buddies: Cute Upcycled Planters for Kids. Paper Plate Santa Craft For Kids. Santa is a good guy, even if your child is terrified of the Santa at the mall they may enjoy this Santa craft for kids .

Paper Plate Santa Craft For Kids

My son won’t get within 10 feet of the big guy but loved making this one! The cotton balls add some sensory discovery as well. Gather your materials. You will need a a small paper plate, 2 pieces of construction paper- one red and one white ( I used natural colored and it looks a little funny), some cotton balls, googly eyes, glue, scissors and a red pom pom. Start by drawing a large U shape on the plain construction paper. When the glue is dry glue the beard and hat on the plate. Song! ( To the tune of Bingo ) There is a man all dressed in red, and Santa is his name o! Christmas Crafts for Kids. Crafts:

Christmas Crafts for Kids

Make Something. We drink hot chocolate by the gallons this time of year.

Make Something

It's always a special treat but sprucing up our cute striped straws with a marshmallow snowman makes it even sweeter. To make a marshmallow snowman straw you will need: -straws -large jet puffed marshmallows -twizzlers pull n' peel licorice -bakers chocolate -colored sprinkles -skewers + toothpicks. How to Draw Reindeers Step by Step Drawing Lesson (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer) - How to Draw Step by Step Drawing Tutorials How to Draw Step by Step Drawing Tutorials. It is almost Christmas already, so do you want to learn how to draw one of Santa Clause’s Reindeers now?

How to Draw Reindeers Step by Step Drawing Lesson (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer) - How to Draw Step by Step Drawing Tutorials How to Draw Step by Step Drawing Tutorials

I had Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in mind when I drew this reindeer, but by making the nose smaller, this drawing could be for any of Santa’s reindeers. If you learn how to draw this reindeer, I bet you will shock all of your friends with your drawing abilities. I have put together a step-by-step tutorial that will help you figure out how to draw cartoon reindeers by using simple shapes to build up his form. This is an intermediate cartooning tutorial that kids, teens, and adults will enjoy…but it is specifically meant for school aged children, teens, and adults.

Printable Christmas Tree Ornaments Craft. Easy Ghost Craft. Easy Ghost Craft. Blob Monsters - Monster Crafts For Kids. Kids of all ages will have great fun painting these blob monsters, but of course the idea is primarily aimed at younger children, who will be delighted with the results!

Blob Monsters - Monster Crafts For Kids

Why not paint lots of blob monsters then cut them out roughly and hang or display them around the room... You will need: Paper Paint Drinking Straws Googly eyes Marker pen Instructions: Squirt a blob of paint on to the paper. When the paint is dry, stick on googly eyes and draw on mouths. 3 Amazing DIY Crafts for 4-6 year Olds. It is no secret that craft projects not only teach children added skills, but also encourages them to think creatively.

3 Amazing DIY Crafts for 4-6 year Olds

An intriguing study reveals that ‘the most successful of all scientists, Nobel laureates, and thinkers have one unsuspecting but common secret: multiple avocations/hobbies of art and craft’ as a child. Indeed imaginative craft activities tend to use the widest range of mental tools, and teach kids to bring their own imaginations to life. Creepy-Crawly Pipe Cleaner Spiders. Add some creepy crawlers to your Halloween decor this year with a simple and fun spider craft made from pipe cleaners and beads.

Creepy-Crawly Pipe Cleaner Spiders

My 3-year-old daughter, Clare, had a great time picking the bead colors and putting them on the legs. After we were done, I let her help pick the places to display them around the house. They haven't stayed there long though--she loves picking them up and playing with them. How We Did It Gather your supplies. Hold 4 pipe cleaners in one hand and bend them in half. Pinecone Snow Owl. Anything made with a pinecone is so darling.

Pinecone Snow Owl

We made owls in two different ways with pinecones. I adapted each to fit both my children's skill levels, ages two and five. That way we had a craft that they both could enjoy and do together.