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If you’re looking for ways for the family to spend time together, why not take some craft ideas as your inspiration?
People often shy away from doing things because they don’t have confidence in their ability to produce something beautiful. They may also feel that it will cost them too much money. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be an expensive hobby. You may be surprised at what you could do with the existing contents of your kitchen and garden.
You don’t have to buy all the stock in your local craft store, although you may have to buy some things like wire or glue, depending on the project. You will already have most of the tools you need in your kitchen cabinets. If you are new to arts and crafts, following a pattern or instruction will make your life easier. They will tell you exactly what equipment and materials you will need to complete the project.
People often use arts and crafts ideas to decorate their homes during the holidays, but they can also be used in the summer. Take your children to the beach and collect shells and precious stones. Beautiful pebbles can easily be turned into beautiful paperweights. All you have to do is collect some large, smooth stones with a flat surface. Let the children wash them carefully before painting them with black or silver acrylic paint. You’ll need to paint them a few times, but make sure each layer is dry before starting the next, otherwise the effect will be the same.
If your children want to give away the paperweights, they can write their initials on the stone. With silver paint on the black stones, you can get a good result and vice versa. When the initials are dry, paint the stone with lacquer to give it a shiny finish. This project will keep your children entertained for a long time, and you’ll probably find that they’ll want to try other arts and crafts ideas.