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Dollar store crafts for kids that don’t look like they just cost a buck


Dollar store DIY jump rope
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Dollar store DIY jump rope

Supplies:

  • String
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Colorful straws

Directions:

  1. Cut a piece of string that is several feet long. You may want to adjust the length of the string based on the height of your child.
  2. Tie one end of the string around one Popsicle stick. Place a second Popsicle stick next to the stick with the string tied to it, then tape the two sticks together to create one handle.
  3. Cut the colorful straws into approximately 2-inch lengths.
  4. Feed the straws onto the string until the string is completely covered by straws.
  5. Tie the other end of the string and create the second handle as in step 2.
Dollar store flashlight projector
Image: Amy Vowles/SheKnows

Dollar store flashlight projector

Supplies:

  • Flashlight
  • Craft foam
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Directions:

  1. Press the lighted end of the flashlight into the craft foam to make a slight indentation.
  2. Cut along the indentation to make circular pieces of craft foam that are just small enough to fit inside the face of the flashlight.
  3. Use the pointed end of a pencil to punch small holes to create various patterns and shapes.
  4. Place one of the foam circles in the flashlight and turn it on. Shine it towards a wall to see the different patterns projected on the wall.

dollar store crafts for kids
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