Craft Ideas

craft ideas

Craft ideas can turn into geography lessons! Try these international craft ideas with the children in your life and take the opportunity to study that region of the world. Discuss the issue of global poverty and make craft time a life-changing experience.

Crafts are an integral part of everyday life in many areas of the world and are sold in order to obtain enough money to pay for daily food and supplies. Sometimes the profit from crafts is the only income the family receives for the day.

On this page you will find craft ideas that have a higher purpose. Make craft time educational and fun! Watch your kids gain compassion for their peers around the world and want to help. You might also see that they appreciate what they have! This kids’ magazine is a great way to educate your family about poverty and develop an attitude of gratitude.



Magazine Home Educational Games Teaching Kids Around the World Kids Devotion Just for Grins Childrens Magazine

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Directions
  1. Use ruler and marker to mark half-inch segments across long side of cardboard. Slit cardboard at your marks, cutting about 3 inches down. This creates notches to grip fabric strips.
  2. Cut bed sheet into 6 strips about 2 inches wide and at least 4 feet long. Set aside. Then cut the rest of the sheet into strips 2 inches wide and at least 2 feet long.
  3. Stack 3 of the shorter strips on top of one another, making 1 thick strip. Slide the thick strip into one cardboard notch, leaving 3 inches hanging off one side. Repeat with 3 shorter strips in each slot. These are your base strips.
  4. Stack 2 of the longer strips on top of one another to make 1 weaving strip. Slide into the first cardboard notch, leaving 3 inches hanging off one side.
  5. Slide weaving strip under first set of 3 base strips, then over second set and so on. When you get to the end of the first row, tighten the weave by tugging on the strips. Then weave the other way. If you run out of weaving strip, weave the end into other strips. Resume weaving with new set of 2 longer strips.
  6. Weave at least 15 rows. Then tie the end of weaving strip to a base strip. Tie each loose strip to another, and cut loose strips to make fringe. Slide off cardboard and repeat on top side.