While gathering project materials, keep your young person’s safety in mind. The basic necessities include inexpensive children’s safety goggles ($3.50), work gloves ($5), and dust masks ($18 box of 75).
1. Pebble can planter
Upcycled “planters” teach your children how to reuse found materials while letting their imaginations run wild. Kids definitely will have pride-of-ownership in these colorful containers. Helpful instructions can be found here. After you’re done, plant some flowers or herbs that kids can water and watch grow.
You’ll need: Empty tin cans and plastic jars, pebbles (found or purchased), and a non-toxic adhesive
Time: 1 to 2 hours
Tip: You don’t have to stick with pebbles; be creative! Shells, buttons, small toys, costume jewelry, and other found objects will work.
Skill level: 3-8 years old
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