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My 2.5+ DD is really into crafts these days and I'm fast running out of ideas for her since she is asking to make something almost every other day or twice a day at times <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> (alot of the craft ideas I find online are for older kids or outdoor projects- we live in a TINY 2-bedroom apartment). We've been doing alot of paper plate craft, and I'm thinking of papier mache next, does anyone have a fave papier mache paste recipe to share? I've tried out two paste recipes found randomly but they were both flops (or is it because I dont have white flour and used cornflour instead?).<br><br>
Any good craft link/websites to share? I'll be eternally grateful! For now, I only have: <a href="http://www.dltk-kids.com/" target="_blank">http://www.dltk-kids.com/</a> and <a href="http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html" target="_blank">http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html</a><br><br>
Oh, and does anyone know how to make a drum? She needs a drum cause she broke the one I bought for her several months back and I thought it'll be cool to make one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I don't know much about drum making.<br><br>
My DS loves the projects from here: <a href="http://www.craftsforkids.com/" target="_blank">http://www.craftsforkids.com/</a>. We watch the TV show occasionally and every time it's "Mama, can we make that?" on practically every project. Some of them are too involved or require tools I don't have/want to own (like die cutter machines). But most are easy enough to pull together the materials.
 

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I like: <a href="http://magicalchildhood.com/index2.htm" target="_blank">http://magicalchildhood.com/index2.htm</a>
 

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I've made drums by taking a large cardboard tube or tub and stretching a balloon across the open end. You have to cut of the neck aprt of the ballon and it can be a bit tricky to get the balloon over. Then tape all the way around the edge of the balloon to stop it slipping off. You can then decorate you drum with paints, stickers or whatever.<br><br>
I would suggest keepin it as a hand drum though, I think sticks are more likely to puncture the balloon skin.<br><br>
I save all the junk mail for DD to cut up and stick with<br><br>
Links I've saved (though not necesserily read <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)<br><a href="http://jas.familyfun.go.com/crafts?page=CraftSearch&season=&age=Toddler&time=&n=0&d=Next&order=1" target="_blank">http://jas.familyfun.go.com/crafts?p...d=Next&order=1</a><br><a href="http://www.coloring.ws/coloring.html" target="_blank">http://www.coloring.ws/coloring.html</a><br><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/printables/" target="_blank">http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/printables/</a><br><a href="http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/toddler/" target="_blank">http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/toddler/</a><br><a href="http://www.craftsforkids.com/projects.htm" target="_blank">http://www.craftsforkids.com/projects.htm</a>
 
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