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We do LOTS of crafts at my house. My kids have grown up around power tools, paint, and glue sticks. SOOO...I let my kids to crafts that aren't your typical "kid crafts". Today we were building and painting. Oh, and gluing. :)
It was a super easy project. We just cut 1x4 boards to 21". Hot glued on some painted clothespins. And screwed some wall hangers onto the back. If I was doing it on my own, it would have taken about 5 minutes to do all three. Luckily I had my "helpers", so we got it done in about 2 hours. Ha!
You can find small clothespins HERE
And the picture hangers HERE
I let my kids be involved in everything from cutting the wood (with a handsaw and miter box, and I hold one end of the saw, and they hold the other); to picking out the paint colors and painting the clothespins; to measuring and marking where the screws need to go and hammering nails into the walls. Yes, I'm brave.
But you should see their faces when they show their artwork walls to their friends and say, "I MADE that!" Totally worth the extra effort it takes on my part to allow them to be involved. :)