We affectionately refer to one of our favorite fool-proof projects as “Mustachios.” You’ve likely seen hundreds of variations on this theme. It’s easy, humorous, requires no special items, and can take as little or as much time as you have. For smaller hands, make a few simple stencils that they can trace and cut – it gives them a good starting point. But after that, let them loose and see what cool creations come of it. Who doesn’t need a little more whimsy in their life?
Wooden skewers (from the grocery or dollar store), slim dowels, or plain old pencils
Craft foam or stiff paper
Scissors and glue (if you have a hot glue gun, fire it up)
Any variety of crafty bits
Time: From 5 minutes to a whole afternoon
Use stiff paper or craft foam to make handle-bar mustaches, hairy beards, funky glasses, monocles, top hats, crazy teeth, big red lips – anything! Add any other crafty bits, attach them to a dowel, and wear your funny face.
Have on hand for the next project…Sculpey
Curious Jane, founded by contributor Samantha Razook Murphy, offers project-based after-school programs and summer camps, revolving around creativity in the arts and sciences.