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Old 01-24-2005, 10:04 AM
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Crafts for multiple ages (3 & 5 )

My daughter (aged 5) loves to do crafts and wants to do them in every spare moment she has. I can often come up with crafts for she and I to do together, but my son (aged 3) also wants to participate. I find I am more limited by his ability and his attention span. Does anyone have any suggestions of crafts that would keep both kids busy, or that could easily be adapted for my son?
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Old 01-28-2005, 09:23 AM
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My 21 yo dd babysits for a 6 yo girl and her 3 yo brother. The other day she took some elbow macaroni and dyed it different colors. They each drew pictures and then decorated with the macaroni. Because she is older, Alex's attention span is longer than Dalton. Her picture was more decorated than his, but they ae both very cute. She also makes kool-aid playdough. She knows she is only going to get Dalton's attention for just a few minutes, but their mom is so impressed with what JoLyn does with them, she compares everyone else with her whenever JoLyn would try to quit. Anyway, anything you do with them will make wonderful memories. Enjoy your time with them, they grow up so fast.
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Old 01-28-2005, 09:34 AM
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Old 01-28-2005, 10:02 AM
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Love Kathy Ross books - check the library
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Old 02-04-2005, 10:33 AM
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Not sure of the name of it, but it looks like styform balls, and you can lick them and stick them to paper, they are so neat and the kids loves making things with them..
You can buy them in the craft stores....

Again sorry I do not have the name of them...

shaving cream is great to use to use for finger paints, plus a great way of washing the table as they are playing in it.

The coloring books that are paint and all you have to do is use water to paint with.... as the color is already in the pages... that can be fun.

Take fruit loops and yarn, and let the kids put the fruit loops on the yarn, then later they can eat it as a snack....

Hope these will help... of course I'm now in the market for crafts for this age of kids too... As my oldest gdaughte is 5 and the youngest one is 4, but she works with a younger mentality

I have also learned they enjoy playing games, such as Memory game whcih you can use so many different things to play this game.
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I like to cut shapes out of different colors of construction paper in different sizes. they also sell shapes preglued and ready to use. Either way almost any age can invent pictures by gluing the shapes onto paper or boxes or almost anything. it can be a game of lets find a blue triangle for there and so on. My grandson is three and he loves water color painting and gluing shapes. Cotton balls or pom poms can be a added object to glue as well as popcicle sticks ,yarn,string,straw, fabric or anything lightweightenough to hold to the paper. The main thing is you are joining in...that's what Ian likes!
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