Kids Crafts

kids crafts

Can kids’ crafts do more than just entertain children? Yes! These kids’ crafts are designed to teach about the issue of global poverty. Children will learn how kids in other countries live and the struggles they encounter each day.

In many areas of the world, children make crafts and sell them in order to buy food for their family. Sometimes it is the only income the family receives for that day. Take time to instruct your children about the importance of crafts in many areas of the world. For your children, crafts are fun. For many kids around the world, crafts are a necessity.

These crafts are intended to be simple, easy to follow, and a brief glance into another culture. Your family will learn about the needs of the poor and find practical ways to help.



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Directions
  1. Ask an adult to cut glycerin soap bar into 2 or 3 squares, and place these in measuring cup. Microwave for about 20 seconds or until melted.
  2. Remove measuring cup from microwave. If you want color, add a few drops of soap dye to the melted soap and stir with a spoon. Add more dye for darker color. If liquid starts to harden, microwave until melted again.
  3. Slowly pour the melted soap into a mold. Set it aside to harden for about an hour.
  4. Rinse out the measuring cup and repeat the steps for other colors and molds.
  5. After soap is cooled and hard, pop it out of the mold. If you have trouble getting it out, try putting the soap and mold in the freezer for 10 minutes, then try again.