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If seems like there are always crafts for girls, but when it comes to boys crafts are a little hard to come by. School will soon be out and they will be needing something to do besides computers and electronic games. Here are a few I came up with.
Editor's Note: Although these crafts would be fun for young boys to make they are of course perfect for girls as well.
The supplies are for all three crafts. The first four are for the insects, the cardboard tube, jute string, masking tape or painters tape, and spray paint are for the walkie talkies, and the other cardboard tube and the duct tape is for the binoculars.
The walkie talkies are tubes 5 inches long.
Now cut strips 1/4 inch shorter than your tubes, slip them inside your tube and smooth them to cover the inside, the bigger the tube the easier this will be. If you are using TP rolls instead of paper towel rolls, you can staple them together. I had to tape my rolls together. I split the duct tape lengthwise and ran it through the tubes around the other and back through twice.
Remember the idea is to let the kids make the craft and it doesn't matter how they look if they are happy.
By Ann Winberg from Loup City, NE
I save all boxes (cereal, frozen food etc.), tubes, and most of my recyclables, and they build wonderful structures all year. I even give them challenge projects with some unusual items, or an item to build like a car garage or spaceship, car race track, etc. They love it!