Crafty Ways to Spend Time Together

crafts with grandkids

With warmer spring weather teasing us, now’s a great time to celebrate the change of seasons with a couple of indoor craft ideas. art-tree Invite a friend or a grandchild over and watch your trees blossom together!

Art Tree

Create a brightly textured tree using colored buttons to create the foliage.

What you need:

  • Black ink or paint
  • Paintbrush, if needed
  • White card
  • Your button collection
  • Craft glue
  • Thicker card or cardstock

How to make your tree:                                                                                 

  1. Paint or draw a tree with various sizes of branches on a card. Let the card dry if you used paint.
  2. Place various sizes of buttons on the tree and arrange them to look like leaves and foliage.
  3. Use craft glue to adhere the buttons to your tree.
  4. Mount on a thicker card or a piece of cardstock to hold the picture flat.

Tree tips:

You don’t have to stick with upright trees, as a windswept tree looks unique. You can look for examples of different tree shapes on the Internet. The buttons also don’t have to cover the entire tree – it’s okay to leave spaces.

Craft courtesy of teachkidsartstuff.com 

Tutu Tree

tutu-treeBring spring indoors with this tree that’s always in bloom…

What you need:

  • Tall, twiggy branch
  • A pot
  • Piece of foam
  • Spanish moss
  • Craft glue
  • Yarn of any color
  • Soft tulle or tissue paper

How to make your tree:

  1. Place a piece of foam at the bottom of the container and stick the branch securely into the foam.
  2. Add Spanish moss up to the top of the container.
  3. With the glue, affix twisted squares of a soft fabric to the branch.
  4. Add dots of glue around the container.
  5. Wrap the yarn around the container and crown it with a pair of braids.

Craft courtesy of Canadian Family.ca

Discover other great crafting ideas to enjoy with your family and friends at Pinterest.com.

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