Group craft projects with kids can be a lot of fun, especially when they can use a number of options to create something useful and unique. Wooden craft sticks and foam flower stickers can be used to make a clip for holding photos on the fridge, outgoing mail and more. It can even be used to keep snack bags closed. Make an example for the children using the photo and easy instructions. They will be proud of the results they achieve, and they will enjoy giving their finished work of art to parents or grandparents.
A Fantastic Craft Stick Project
To make the craft stick flower clip craft pictured you will need five wooden craft sticks. Look for wider than average sticks. You will also need light blue acrylic craft paint, craft foam flowers and stems with peel-and-stick backings, two spring-style wooden clothespins and non-toxic wood glue. The kids will need plenty of time to complete the craft project since the paint must dry before the stickers can be applied. After assembly, the glue should be allowed to dry for at least 24 hours.
Begin by painting four of the five craft sticks light blue. After the paint dries, line up the sticks in a vertical row, and apply four or five craft foam flowers and stems. As the photo shows, they look lovely against the light blue background.
Next, turn the painted and decorated wooden craft sticks over. The craft foam flower stickers will hold them together, but not completely. Glue two spring-style clothespins across the row of craft sticks with the openings of the clips at the bottom. Allow the glue to dry completely before the last step.
Last of all, attach the fifth wooden stick to the other side of the clothespins. Apply glue to the top of each one, and let it dry undisturbed with the craft stick firmly in place. It will serve as a backing for the clothespin clips, and it will provide a place for the kids to write their names. They can also use it as a place to write a special message to the recipient. Whether it is a gift for Mother’s Day or just because, it will be kept and treasured forever.