DIY Aluminum Foil Leaf Relief Tutorial from Cassie Stephens here. This is an easy activity for kids or adults. These were done (except the dandelion relief) by 3rd graders. She also mentions using lace which would be really interesting.
DIY Wood Veneer Pine Forest Tree Mobile. Simple if you have the materials. There is a link to veneer woods, but there must be something cheaper out there! Tutorial from You Are My Fave here.
This blog is for my crafting alter ego. I did lots of crafts with my very artistic mother growing up and continue doing them with kids now. I love really good kids' crafts that hold their attention and mine.