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Let's Get Crafty - Part 11

As we're a few weeks into sheltering in place, your creativity tank may be running low. Juggling your kid's "school" schedule and work can be hard. So, today in PART 11 of the Let's Get Crafty series we have some craft ideas that you can incorporate into your child's school lessons as well as spark their imagination. This blog features educational crafts, popsicle stick crafts, and Mod Podge napkin crafts. 

If you haven't read blogs 1-10 yet and need ideas, stop and go check those out right now! Read NOW

Make sure you are following Plaid on social media and are signed up for our Plaid Crafts newsletter (click the "Email Signup" button on the side of your screen) for MORE project ideas to beat your boredom blues. Show us your crafts and creations using #PlaidCrafts. You could be featured on our social media channels.

Before we jump into the ideas below...

We are calling on all of YOU to take the #GetCraftyChallenge!

1. Create something crafty.
2. Share it on social media using #GetCraftyChallenge and #PlaidCrafts.
3. Tag 5 friends to get crafty too! 

Your crafts could end up in our Fan Friday segment. Let's see how creative we can all be together!

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Educational Crafts

Let your child decorate their chalkboard, then during school time, they will have a fun piece to work on. 

Paint a sign with the alphabet on it for quick reference for your kids during school time.
Make an out-of-this-world solar system diorama that has texture and color to teach your kids about the planets.
Turn art class into English class with these thumb and handprint ABC flashcard ideas.
Time for music class! Start a family band and make maracas so you can shake out all that extra energy. 

Help your kids with their history homework by bringing historical figures to life with this craft!

Make a science lesson fun with this craft to help your child learn the parts of a flower.

Let your kids get in on the organizing fun by letting them decorate the jars that hold their supplies.

Teach the stages of a plant with this fun science-based craft. 

Take your solar system project three-dimensional with this solar system diorama.

Display your child's work from "art class" in this simple and cute shadowbox display.

Create fun paper sculptures to let your child's imagination go an adventure with this fun art craft. 

Popsicle Stick Crafts

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Get in the spring mood with this fun craft for kids to learn more about gardening.

"I'm bored..." How many times have you heard that since being home? Instead of going to after school activities, make an I'm Bored Jar for a fun way to spend your evenings with the family.


Create a fun puzzle using your child's favorite photo. 


  Take your crafting skills to the garden with this popsicle stick garden marker craft. Love gardening? check out our entire blog on gardening crafts.

Decorate your home with this starry craft, great for teaching you kids about shapes.

Craft this bright and bold flower decor for your little flower's room. 

Craft this easy-to-make farm with animals for a fun teaching moment with your kids. 


Mod Podge Napkin Crafts

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Grab all those extra party napkins and put them to good use with these unusual uses for napkins. 

Did you know that with Mod Podge Fabric you can decorate shoes with your favorite napkin designs?

Cover those heavily-played-with plastic animals with a fun napkin design for an abstract decor piece.
Transform an old jewelry box into a new something elegant and new with a single sheet of napkin and Mod Podge.

Give your notebooks and book covers a floral touch with this napkin design.

Make homemade coasters with a unique design when you try out this Mod Podge Napkin craft. 

Give those old wine bottles new life by covering them with your leftover party napkins. 

Check out our past blog with tips and tricks for making crafts with Mod Podge and napkins:

How have you been teaching your kids during our time at-home? What creative ways are you teaching? Share with us by using #PlaidCrafts and #GetCraftyChallenge!

Happy Crafting!
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