Martha Stewart Crafts for Kids with Hygloss Products
Martha Stewart has long been known for her creativity in the home, from fashion and decorating to cooking and kids crafts. Believe it or not, the lifestyle and design mogul will be turning 70 this summer – but her ideas are as fresh and modern as they were when she became a household name decades ago.
Martha has all kinds of great summer crafts for kids and adults in her magazines and on her website. One of the simple Martha Stewart crafts my kids and I have enjoyed making is a paper lantern that’s perfect for summer deck parties or a colorful decoration for a child’s room. All you need are a paper lantern, tissue paper circles in the color of your choice, and double-sided tape to make these easy but beautiful decorative summer crafts.
Sun hats make fun and practical summer crafts for kids. Martha has several different templates on her website to help you make adorable summer hats, including a shark hat and a lobster hat. Buy a cheap baseball cap or use an old one you have in the house. Cut the template shapes out of colored felt. Adults may prefer to sew the felt shapes on, but kids can easily create their own hats using craft glue.
If you’re traveling with your kids this summer, what better way to keep your little ones busy (and quiet!) on the plane or in the car than with summer kids crafts? Without making a big mess, your kids can make a travel log about their vacation that will serve as the perfect souvenir to take home at the end of the trip. These brilliant Martha Stewart crafts can include anything and everything your children loved (and hated) about their vacation. Just pack clipboards for them to work on if you’re driving. (They can use the airplane tray table if you’re flying.) Kids can draw the sights they’ve seen on colored paper, buy postcards from various destinations or make their own postcards, and make collages with things they’ve found during their travels or collage materials they’ve brought from home. They can also write a little bit about their trip, or dictate a few sentences to you if they’re too young to write. Make sure to include a map of your travels, on which kids can mark the places they’ve visited with stickers. When you get home, add photos from your trip and bind the book with metal rings, and your kids have got themselves unique souvenirs that they’ll enjoy looking at for years to come.
Martha Stewart crafts are ones I turn to time and time again, not only when I’m looking for kids crafts to entertain my children, but also when I’m looking for an elegant way to decorate a holiday table or a simple pattern for sewing curtains. This season when we’re doing our summer crafts for kids, we’ll tip my (lobster) hats to Martha and wish her a very happy birthday.