As Halloween nears, young minds drift toward costumes and candy, and parents often find themselves at wit’s end in the attempt to calm those young enthusiasts into near-normalcy. Directing their attention and energy into Halloween arts and craft activities can help both young and old alike. This year, steer their imaginations and energies toward fun and creative pastimes that have a Halloween theme.
Kids love to wear (and make) jewelry just as much as grownups do – and a cool product name can make more sales of children’s jewelry items!
Here are some products kids can make, either from kits you’ve put together ahead of time, or by choosing their own supplies from a selection. (However, be warned – whenever you let people choose their own components, they often take a VERY long time to make their choices!)
In this Featured Crafter, we hear from Julie from Miss PrettyPretty. Julie’s playhouses are incredibly imaginative, be sure to check out her store to view all her themed houses. They are customizable so your little one can have their own unique playhouse.
Tell me a little bit about yourself.
My name is Julie. I am married to a really wonderful man, and we have two children, a boy who is 5 and a girl who is 4. I am an “older” mom who feels very lucky to have started a business that enables me to be at home with my kids!
Where can we find you? (website, craft shows, etc.)
You can find me at missprettypretty.etsy.com . I am too busy with my online business these days to do craft fairs, but I am definitely an arts/crafts fair veteran! I earned extra money and sometime supported myself on craft fairs for about 20 years. Back then, I made a lot of embellished clothing, denim shirts, sweatshirts, etc. All of that applique work was a good foundation for making my playhouses.
Lacey Smith of prettylittle.etsy.com was gracious enough to invite us into her Portland, Oregon home, where she shared her refined process for making unbearably cute mouse booties.
See Etsy’s handmade Blog for more info.
Parents Magazine has a few Easter craft ideas to entertain and delight your children.