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Published June 1st 2013
Fun and easy arts and crafts for kids at home
Arts and crafts can be a lot of fun for little kids but sometimes it can be hard to find lots of new things for them to make whilst keeping things simple enough that they can do it all on their own without you making things for them.
Mister Maker is actually a kids TV show which has lots and lots of fun craft ideas for kids. There's collages, paintings, making peg insects, or cereal box briefcases and cardboard tube pencil cases.
There's lots of fun and fresh ideas for making creative art pieces and it's easy to find items to use and they even have a "make it in a minute" quick and simple things for kids to make which are lots of fun.
You can find lots of the clips of the show on their website as well as on youtube or you could check if the show is on TV or even buy DVDs from the ABC shop.
The website has lots of ideas and it is really easy to find quick minute makes, rainy day ideas and video clips. There's even Mister Maker merchandise that can be bought such as the Doodle Drawers. Which are a part of the show where Mister Maker gets all of his materials, and the drawers themselves are filled with lots of crafty bits and bobs for your kids to use. But be aware these drawers and other Mister Maker Make It sets are from the UK so there will be shipping and currency exchange to consider.
It really is a lot of fun for kids to do and if you simply keep a box full of craft items kids can do them at any time, which is great for a rainy day where they can't go outside and play.