Hands on Crafts For Kids is the resource for kids craft projects and instructions for kids 6-12 and parents, teachers and other group leaders. It includes school and curriculum based projects, multi cultural projects, and every day, holiday and seasonal ideas.
It is the online home of the public television program Hands On Crafts for Kids.
Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic. Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!
Age Range: 7 to 12
Grade Range: 2 to 6
Skill Level: Easy
Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days
Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Mathematics - measuring
Time needed for project:
1 hour plus drying time
Elmer’s® Classic Glitter glue
Pepperell Braiding Co. Rexlace™ Plastic Lacing
Page protectors/ scrap plastic packaging.
Print outs of hero logos or Coloring book pictures
Print out picture (Google “Pixel art” on the internet) or prepare coloring book image. Slide image into page protector. Tape plastic canvas on top of page protector using Painter’s Tape. Using Glitter Glue, fill in squares of plastic canvas following colors of choice. Let Dry.
Carefully remove plastic canvas from page protector. Using scissors, trim plastic canvas leaving 1 open square all the way around.
Measure out 1 yard of plastic lacing. Fold in half. Make a hanging loop by measuring down 3 inches from folded edge and make an overhand knot. Place knot at top of the pixel art. Using a whipstitch, weave lacing through open holes on one side until you reach the bottom. Repeat on other side. Make a knot at the bottom and trim off extra, or tie on beads and let it be a tassel.