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DIY crafts | For artsy kids

For the kind of fun you can't buy!

DIY_fun_B_for_Bottles_torontofunplaces.comI may be the specialist on "getting families out of the house" but it doesn't mean that I do not value the time spent vegging out in the comfort of one's home.

I was sifting through a large board I have create on Pinterest to collect DIY projects ideas when it occured to me that it would be much more convenient to categorize them by material used to do the craft, hence the idea of this DIY dictionnary presenting by alphabetical order my boards on pinterest.com/NathaliePrezeau.

Hopefully, they will help you quickly find a fun activity for the artsy kid in your life (or within) to do on cold or rainy days, or any time school is out. (Note that you will need to have a free Pinterest account to access the board. To register, go to pinterest.com.)

“The creative adult is the child who has survived.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin


A for DIY_A_for_aluminum_monster_truck_torontofunplaces.com_copy          Aluminum foil

A for  DIY_A_for_April_Fools_blue_milk_torontofunplaces.com_copy    April Fools Day

B for DIY_B_for_backyard_branch_heart_torontofunplaces.com_copy   Backyard material

B for DIY_B_for_balloons_science_with_balloon_torontofunplaces.com_copy   Balloons

B for DIY_B_for_beads_butterfly_feeder_torontofunplaces.com_copy   Beads

B for DIY_B_for_bottles_greenhouse_torontofunplaces.com_copy   Bottles

B for DIY_B_for_boxes_skating_rink_torontofunplaces.com_copy   Boxes

B for DIY_B_for_bubble_wrap_torontofunplaces.com_copy   Bubble wrap

B for DIY_B_for_buttons_torontofunplaces.com_copy   Buttons

C for DIY_B_for_boxes_gaz_station_torontofunplaces.com_copy   Cardboard

C for DIY_C_for_chalk_labyrinth_torontofunplaces.com_copy   Chalk

C for DIY_C_for_clothe_pins_crocodile_torontofunplaces.com_copy   Clothe pins

C for DIY_C_for_cut_out_paper_weaving_torontofunplaces.com_copy   Cut-out

D for DIY_D_for_doilies_Victorian_craft_torontofunplaces.com_copy   Doilies (and lace)

E for DIY_E_for_Easter_bunny_bum_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Easter

E for DIY_E_for_egg_carton_flowers_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Egg cartons

F for DIY_F_for_fingers_zombies_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Fingers (and hands)

F for  DIY_F_for_folding_beaks_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Folding

F for DIY_F_for_food_colouring_milk_marble_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Food colouring

G for DIY_G_for_glow_sticks_in_water_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Glow sticks

H for DIY_H_for_Halloween_pumpkin_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Halloween

I for   DIY_I_for_ice_cnadle_torontofunplaces.com_copy     Ice

J for  DIY_J_for_jugs_shovel_torontofunplaces.com_copy     Jugs (milk, soap...)

K for  DIY_K_for_kitsch_carpet_torontofunplaces.com_copy_2     Kitsch crafts

L for  DIY_L_for_Lego_parachute_torontofunplaces.com_copy     Lego blocks

M for DIY_M_for_masking_tape_racing_track_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Masking tape

N for DIY_N_for_newspapers_structure_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Newspaper

O for DIY_O_for_office_supplies_angel_torontofunplaces.com_copy_2    Office supplies

P for  DIY_P_for_paint_strips_butterflies_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Paint strips

P for  DIY_P_for_paper_plates_St._Patricks_hat_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Paper plates/rolls

P for  DIY_P_for_paper_snowflakes_bea_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Paper snowflakes

P for  DIY_P_for_papier_mache_cat_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Papier mâché

for  DIY_fun_P_for_personal_gifts_torontofunplaces.com      Personal gifts

P for  DIY_P_for_personalized_bookmarks_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Personalized gifts

P for  DIY_P_for_pipe_cleaners_Christmas_tree_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Pipe cleaners

P for  DIY_P_for_popsicle_sticks_arrow_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Popsicle sticks

Q for  DIY_Q_for_Q_tips_sheep_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Q-tips/toothpicks


 R   for  DIY_fun_R_for_Rainy_days_on_pinterest.com-NathaliePrezeau    Rainy days

R for  DIY_R_for_rocks_wrapped_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Rocks

S for  DIY_S_for_snow_miniput_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Snow fun

S for  DIY_S_for_socks_fish_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Socks (and gloves)

S for  DIY_S_for_strings_obstacle_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Strings (threads...)

S for  DIY_S_for_sweaters_balls_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Sweaters

T for  DIY_T_for_tableware_marshmallow_shooter_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Tableware

T for  DIY_T_for_Toy_cars_paint_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Toy cars

T for   DIY_T_for_teens_hippie_sandals_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Teens

U for  DIY_U_for_urban_art_bench_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Urban (street) art

V for  DIY_V_for_Valentine_fortune_cookie_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Valentine

W for DIY_W_for_water_stream_torontofunplaces.com_copy   Water fun

X for  DIY_fun_X_for_xmas_Christmas_torontofunplaces.com    Xmas (Chritsmas)

Y for  DIY_fun_Y_for_yummy_torontofunplaces.com    Yummy crafts

Z for  DIY_Z_for_zoo_animals_elephant_torontofunplaces.com_copy    Zoo animals

Here are visual links leading to the same board, as they appear on Pinterest

In alphabetical order, to help you find a craft by material, specific occasions or special interest. Starting with one for the rainy days. (Click on the image to access its board.)

 DIY_fun_R_for_Rainy_days_pinterest.comNathaliePrezeau

A_for_Aluminum_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comA_for_April_Fools_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comB_for_Backyard_material_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comB_for_Balloons_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comB_for_Beads_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comB_for_Bottles_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comB_for_Boxes_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comB_for_Bubble_Wrap_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comB_for_Buttons_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comC_for_Cardboard_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comC_for_Chalk_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comC_for_Clothe_pins_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comC_for_Cut-out_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comD_for_Doilies_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comE_for_Easter_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comE_for_Egg_cartons_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comF_for_Fingers_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comF_for_Folding_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comF_for_Food_colouring_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comG_for_Glow_sticks_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comH_for_Halloween_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comI_for_Ice_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comJ_for_Jugs_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.com K_for_Kitsch_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.com L_for_Lego_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.com M_for_Masking_tape_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comN_for_Newspaper_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comO_for_Office_supplies_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comP_for_Paint_strips_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comP_for_Paper_plates_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comP_for_Paper_snowflakes_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comP_for_Papier_mache_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comP_for_Personalized_gifts_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comP_for_Pipe_cleaners_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comP_for_Popsicle_sticks_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.com Q_for_Q-tips_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comR_for_Rocks_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comS_for_Snow_fun_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comS_for_Socks_and_gloves_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.com S_for_Strings_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comS_for_Sweaters_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.com T_for_Tableware_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.com T_for_Teens_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.com T_for_Toy_cars_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comU_for_Urban_street_art_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comV_for_Valentine_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comW_for_Water_fun_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comX_for_Xmas_Christmas_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comY_for_Yummy_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.comZ_for_Zoo_animals_DIY_crafts_torontofunplaces.com

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