Time to get artsy: It’s National Craft Month!
By Lauren on March 8th, 2012
March has given us quite a few fun things to celebrate this month. We’ve honored some incredible women for Women’s History Month, we read aloud for World Read Aloud Day, and now we’re rolling up our sleeves, taking out our art supplies, and getting crafty. That’s right — March is National Craft Month! It’s a great time to make good on that promise to learn a new skill (I promise, this is the month I learn to crochet) or to just have fun playing around. Whatever you want to do, National Craft Month is encouraging you to make something and Klutz has some great craft activities to get you started.
Why wait for April showers to bring May flowers? Get a jump start on your garden with Fabulous Flowers! Your creativity can bloom with this book of can’t-go-wrong instructions for life-sized paper blossoms inspired by your favorite flowers: roses, daisies, daffodils, hibiscus, and poppies to name a few. With sparkly embellishments, fresh paper colors, and awesome design variations, you can create a paper garden that will last all year long. (Ages 8+)
What is spring without the adorable little animals that come out from hibernation to play? Now you can make your own menagerie with Twisted Critters, a book that shows you how to take the ordinary pipe cleaner and turn it into charming fuzzy creatures. Easy instructions teach you how to make furry caterpillar (because what paper flower garden doesn’t need a few of those crawling around?) cute fluffy ducks, and more. (Ages 8 +)
Perhaps you’d like to create something you can really show-off? Why not make some wearable art with Mini Capsters® Jewelry? Just squirt some glaze into a custom Klutz bottle cap and add custom punch-out pieces and embellishments to create cool art work, then follow the instructions to create charming charm bracelets, chic pendent necklaces, chandelier earrings. (Ages 8 and up)
Channel your inner-crafter and pick up a new skill with Stamp Art. Make stamping simpler and more creative than ever! Stick the included shapes on a clear plastic block to create one-of-a-kind stamp designs. The stamp-right-in-the book shows how to create flowers, animals, aliens… anything you can dream up (Ages 8 and up)
How are you celebrating National Craft Month? Send us your fun project suggestions in the comments.
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