Fun2Do - craft

  • Kindness

    Get a calendar from the dollar store, print out a calendar from the internet or just get a blank piece of paper and draw a calendar on it. Brain storm as a family one kind thing you can do each day, write the act of kindness on each blank square of the calendar. It might seem difficult to come up with 28 acts of kindness, however once you get started you may have too many and might have to spill into next month! Color, decorate and then hang you Kindness calendar somewhere everyone in the family can see. Commit to preforming one act each day.

    Ideas to get you started:
    Bring a snack to share with a friendship
    Make cookies for the trash-man
    Write a thank you note to your teacher
    Wash a friend’s car
    Deliver a meal to a friend who is sick/in need
    Bring flowers to a retirement homemade
    Spend the afternoon with grandparents
    Donate can goods to a food pantry
    Donate toys to a foster care organization
    Bring socks and blankets to a shelter
    Write a nice note to a friend and hide it in the locker/backpack
    Compliment someone
    Make someone smile

  • Commitment

    Look around your home and come up with a family project or craft for the home to complete together. Depending on the age of your children and how many family members you have will determine the project. Maybe the fence needs painting, the garage needs organizing, curtains need to be made, shelves/drawers need lining, a bedroom wall needs painting (maybe a mural!), start a garden or maybe a piece of furniture needs to be freshened up. It may be hard work, however making a plan and committing to finishing it as a family is worth it.

  • Generosity

    Pull out that basket of pinecones you have in your garage or go collect some for this fun generosity craft project. Create beautiful ornaments using glitter, paint, glue, sequins, pom pom etc. Using your pinecone ornaments decorate a tree in your yard or set up an artificial tree. Place a sign on the tree that says “The Giving Tree, please take one”. As the ornaments disappear create some more and enjoy this season of giving.

  • Gratitude

    Collect leaves or cut leaves out of paper, have enough leaves for each person in your family to have ten leaves. Each family member should write who they are thankful for on each leaf that you collected or made. As a family find a place in your home to put up a Grateful Tree filled with the leaves of the people you are all grateful for. Throughout the month take time to pray for someone on the Grateful Tree and maybe even choose a few people you can do something special for to show them you are grateful they have helped you in your life.

  • Stewardship

    We all have a jar or drawer full of old broken crayons, instead of purchasing another new box of crayons why not repurpose those old broken ones? Gather up all your broken pieces of crayon, group similar color groups together (unless you want to make rainbow crayons), remove any paper and place into cupcake pans. Bake at 250 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool off in a freezer until crayons are solid, then pop out of pan. Enjoy your new crayons. Create some master pieces for a loved one.

  • Friendship

    Collect or find several smooth rocks to decorate. Using paint, gel pens or markers, create beautiful designs on each rock. Write words of encouragement or sayings on them as well. Then put them in a bowl near the front door and when friends come to visit let them take a special rock home with them to remember how much you care for them.

  • Respect

    As a family, come up with ways you can be respectful to each other and come up with a list of at least ten ways you can build respect in your home. Some ideas to get you started:

    We use a respectful tone in our voices when speaking to each other.
    We knock before entering someone’s room.
    We say Thank You when someone has helped us.
    We listen when others are talking.
    We take good care of our home and the things in it.

    Once you have a list make a poster, canvas or frame with those Respect Rules. Work together as a family on this process, use: fabric, paint, glitter, markers, etc. Make something you are all proud to have in your home. Hang your art some place everyone will see and be reminded of how important it is to show others respect by what we say and do.

  • Uniqueness

    Create a unique glitter bottle that will keep your kids busy for hours as the glitter rises up, instead of falling down.

    Supplies: Plastic Bottle with label removed (straight up and down, smooth bottles with no ridges are best), Baby oil, Silver/Gold glitter, purple & blue liquid food coloring, water and super glue.

    Fill water bottle half way with baby oil. Pour glitter into bottle about a tablespoon, add more if you’d like. Mix together water and food coloring in a measuring cup, until you achieve the color you like, I like it darker, you may like it lighter. Add colored water to bottle, leaving ¾ mouth of the bottle empty. You need a little air in the bottle in order for the mixture to move around. Super glue the cap on the bottle. Then give it a good
    shake, then enjoy the unique sparkle show inside the bottle.

  • Creativity

    Create these fun silly spinners that hum when they spin! You probably even have everything to make them already in your house.

    Supplies: Twine, cardboard cut into 4 inch circles, paper cut into 4 inch circles, markers, scissors and glue sticks.

    Instructions: decorate paper circles with fun designs, like circles, strips, stars, dots etc. Glue colored paper to card board circle. Poke two holes right in the center of the cardboard circle all the way through. Take a piece of twin about 28 inches long, run the twine through holes and tie a knot to join the ends of twin together.

    Now to spin! Take a piece of rope in each hand with the circle in the middle and twirl to get the rope twisted like a coil. Then pull and relax the twisted twin, once you get it going you should hear it hum! And watch your creative designs as the spin!

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    Find unused notebooks in your home or grab a few at the dollar store. Using scrap paper, glue, glitter, markers, ribbon or any other craft supplies you have on hand and decorate the notebooks. As a family write in your own Determination Diaries, set goals for the year and set aside time each month to remember what goals you each have and talk about ways to accomplish those goals. Once you’ve hit a goal set another one! Be determined as a family to accomplish those goals together!

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    Drawing blindfolded can be humbling, however this will be the funniest craft project you’ve ever done as a family.

    What you will need:

    Time (phone might be best)
    List of random words: Cat, House, Boat, Tree, Car, Hat, Earth, Star, Ice Cream Cone, Flower, Chair, Mickey Mouse, Pineapple, Spider, etc.

    Each family member gets a piece of paper, marker, and a blindfold. Decide on a time limit as a family and pick a word from the list. Everyone will draw the same “word”. Put blindfold on and start timer and have fun drawing! As a family choose a winner for each round. Have Fun!

  • Forgiveness

    It’s always fun to create and craft. However we tend to have a lot of left over pieces of paper, scraps of fabric, mismatched beads and stickers. Don’t throw them away, give them a second chance. Get all those left overs together and create a collage, giving those craft pieces a second chance at being beautiful. You can create a stained glass type collage, use scraps to create a flower or tree, or just be creative and create an abstract collage. Place your work of art on the wall or fridge and tell friends or house guests about your forgiveness collage and how you gave these random craft pieces a second chance and how we should forgive others and give them a second chance as well.

  • Love

    Love is treating someone the way you’d want to be treated. Treat someone to a bag of love! Using paper lunch bags (colored ones are fun!), decorate the outside with loving words, stickers, beautiful art and some sparkle. Then fill the inside with love notes, baked goods, and maybe some homemade chocolate truffles (see recipe above). As a family deliver these bags of love to family, friends, teachers, postal workers or someone who needs a little extra love this month.

  • Knowledge

    It’s time to make art with words. Using newspapers and magazines, cute out words that describe you or things you love. Use glue, paint, glitter, crayons or any art supplies you have on hand to create colleges. Display your art on the fridge and let every family member explain why they picked their words and what they created out of them.

    It’s fun to use different mediums to create are and also learn knew things about each member of your family.

  • Joy

    We all have a puzzle that’s missing pieces, instead of throwing it away use it to make Christmas ornaments! Or grab a puzzle at a yard sale/thrift shop for next to nothing.

    Spray paint puzzle pieces white, add some glitter if you want some sparkle. Then glue together in the shape of a snowflake. Add ribbon for hanging. Easy way to use something that would have otherwise been thrown away.

    These make for fun and easy Christmas gifts for teachers or family members.

  • Honor

    Take the time to cut, glue, glitter, sticker, paint, draw a card for someone your child would like to honor. Help your kids write on the inside, thanking someone for what they’ve done for them. Everyone has paper and pits of crafts to make an Honor Card for someone special.

    You can attach your honor card to some bake goods and deliver them to someone to show them how much you honor them.

  • Courage

    Using colorful paper have each family member write or draw things that they worry about, are afraid of or scare them. On the other side of the paper draw or write things that make you happy, your favorite things and things that give you courage.

    Fold papers into air plane with fears on the inside and happy thoughts on the outside. Go for a walk or family hike a let go of your brave planes off a large rock or hill.

    Talk with your kids about having courage and conquering fear can be letting go of those fears and worries and focusing on the things that make you happy and give you courage.

    *Remember to respect the outdoors and not liter*

  • Trust

    Salt and vinegar crystals are easy-to-grow non-toxic crystals that you can grow in a rainbow of colors! You get to work together and wait (trust) that you will grow crystals over night.

    Salt & Vinegar Crystal Materials

    1 cup hot water

    1/4 cup salt

    2 teaspoons vinegar

food coloring

    piece of sponge

shallow dish

    Salt & Vinegar Crystal Instructions

    1. Stir together the water, salt, and vinegar. Boiling waterworks best, but very hot water is okay. (Parents handle boiling water)

    2. Place the piece of sponge on the shallow dish. Pour the mixture over the sponge so that it soaks up the liquid and just covers the bottom of the dish.

    3. If you want colored crystals, you can dot the sponge with food coloring.

    4. Save the rest of the crystal growing solution.

    5. Set the dish in a sunny window or other warm area with good air circulation. You will see crystal growth overnight or within a day. Add more crystal growing solution to replace the liquid that evaporates.

  • Obedience

    Sometimes even creativity requires some obedience. To make what you’ve set out to create, you still have to follow the instructions. These craft stick wristbands allow plenty of room for originality, but you need to follow the instructions to bend the wood without breaking.


    Jumbo craft sticks

    Pan with water

    Stovetop (and parental supervision)

    Glass cup or jar about the size of your wrist



    1. Bring pan of water to a boil.

    2. Drop craft sticks in water and allow to soak for 15 minutes.

    3. Carefully remove sticks one at a time. Bend them and work inside the glass or jar.

    4. Set aside and allow to dry for 24 hours.

    5. Carefully remove from glass and decorate as desired.

  • Faith, pt. 2


    6 squirt bottles


    Baking soda

    Food coloring


    How to:

    - Fill 3 squirt bottles 2/3 full with equal parts cornstarch and baking soda.

    - Add a few drops of red food coloring to one bottle, yellow to another, and blue to the third. Stir with a butter knife. Fill the best of the way with water. Secure the cap on the bottles and shake well.

    - Fill the remaining 3 bottles with vinegar. Add food coloring to each, one red, one yellow, one blue.

    - Go outside and use the chalky squirt bottles to create art on the pavement (or sand, or rocks, wherever you are in the world).

    - Then use the vinegar bottles to make the colors, and your art, change.

  • Faith


    6 squirt bottles


    Baking soda

    Food coloring


    How to:

    - Fill 3 squirt bottles 2/3 full with equal parts cornstarch and baking soda.

    - Add a few drops of red food coloring to one bottle, yellow to another, and blue to the third. Stir with a butter knife. Fill the best of the way with water. Secure the cap on the bottles and shake well.

    - Fill the remaining 3 bottles with vinegar. Add food coloring to each, one red, one yellow, one blue.

    - Go outside and use the chalky squirt bottles to create art on the pavement (or sand, or rocks, wherever you are in the world).

    - Then use the vinegar bottles to make the colors, and your art, change.

  • Contentment

    Dig through the board games, craft supplies, books, toys and sports equipment you have tucked under the bed or in the back of the closet. Gather them all in one bucket and realize you already have a lot of fun things. Next time you’re bored or feel like you need a new toy or game, choose to be content with what you have and play with something in the bucket.

  • Perseverance

    Gather as a family and decide on at least five crazy or fun things you want to do together this summer. Make an inspirational sign by writing them down on a piece of paper, title it your “Summer Bucket List” and decorating it. Put your sign on the fridge or in a frame where you’ll be able to see it. Your list should get everyone excited about the days to come and help you persevere through the end of the school year.

  • Hope

    We all have those days when nothing seems to go right—someone bombs a test, loses a friend, gets cut from the team, burns dinner. This month, have a plan of action to uplift spirits when things go wrong. Find a small box and label it your “Reset Box.” Have everyone brainstorm things to put in it that would be fun to do as a family—maybe a deck of cards, a new coloring book, a gift card to a favorite restaurant (that takes care of any burned dinners!). Get creative turning those bad days into fun days and watch your family’s hearts grow even closer together.

  • Cooperation

    Work together to build each other up by writing “love notes.” Simply place a bowl in a central location in your home. Assign each family member a different color. Then cut strips (or hearts!) out of those colors of paper. Throughout the month, write things you love about each person on their color, fold it and put it in the bowl. See if every family member can write at least five things about each of the other family members so you have a full bowl of “love notes” to share at the end of the month!