DIY Cheap and Easy Climbing Knot Friendship Bracelet Tutorial from Free People. You could either tie the bracelet shut or add magnetic clasps like Johnie Gall did. She chose the figure 8 knot (a climbing knot) to symbolize courage and keeping her girlfriend safe and strong. These are definitely doable for older kids.
For more friendship bracelets of all kinds go here or see these roundups (the picture is small but it will give you an idea of what I have in my archives):
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DIY Rain Cloud Costume by Malin entering the Costume Contest at Costume Works. Malin’s daughter, wearing the rain cloud costume, came up with the idea and helped make it. From Malin:
We started out with a modified eighties taffety and tulle prom dress. With a few snips here, a tuck or two here, (and a lot of sewing) we had the base for our costume. We used a garage sale find, a wide brimmed woven straw hat, as our basis for the cloud and then draped, glued and sewed yards upon yards of tulle on top of it. After that we strung plastic beads and crystals at various lengths to make the rain drops and attached them to the hat with small metal rings. Gray satin ribbon were attached to keep the hat on and give it that vintage Victorian feel.
DIY Easy Yarn Wig Tutorial from Brown Paper Packaging. You need stockings/tights and yarn. This is an almost last minute DIY if you have a sewing machine.
DIY Paper Butterfly Headpiece Tutorial from This Heart of Mine. This was made to be worn with a Halloween ballerina costume. You can buy butterflies in the scrapbooking section if you don’t want to cut out a bunch.
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.