Last minute summer arts and crafts ideas from Martha Stewart

In Crafts, Kids by Christina Montoya Fiedler10 Comments

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Okay moms.  Hang in there. There’s just a few more weeks of summer vacation left to go. So, if you’ve run out of ideas on how to entertain the kids, we have a few super arts and crafts from Martha Stewart that will do the trick.  Her new book, “Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Fun Projects to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share” is chock full of creative ideas that will entertain kids through the ages of 3-12.
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Projects include Pipe Cleaner Pals and Paper Bag Puppets (for animal lovers), Water Fireworks and Solar System Bedroom (for little scientists), Elephant Stilts and Carpet-Tile Hopscotch (for the most energetic kiddos), and Schoolwork Scrapbooks and Cereal Box Organizers (to keep all ducks in a row).
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In true Martha form, the book is full color with detailed, photograph instructions. There is also a photo glossary of items needed for a well-stocked craft shelf and a section on basic craft skills like a simple running stitch and paper mache. She literally thinks of everything.

A few of our favorite projects? Farm animal balloons, jungle creatures made of pipe cleaners, origami for beginners and felted finger puppets. The best part is that you don’t have to be like the domestic goddess herself to pull of these crafts. The directions are easy to follow and the materials are easy to come by.

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Want to give the book a try with your kids?

One reader will receive a copy of the book along with a Martha Stewart prize pack complete with essential items you’ll need to complete many of the crafting projects in the book!

Winner will receive:

Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts For Kids Book
Martha Stewart Crafts satin paint set
Martha Stewart Crafts essentials paper pad
Martha Stewart Crafts basic brush set
Martha Stewart Crafts crafter’s clay nature starter kit
Martha Stewart Crafts craft glue.

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Meet the Author | Christina Montoya Fiedler

Christina Montoya Fiedler is a Los Angeles native - born and raised. Before becoming a mom, and writing for various parenting sites so she could be home full time with her son, she was a publicist representing environmentally progressive architects and contractors - one of whom just finished building a home completely out of parts from a Boeing 747. Now that's cool!


  1. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE crafting and I can’t wait to share that hobby with my girls. This is the perfect introduction to the world of creativity and hopefully something that I can bond with my daughters over for years to come!

  2. Love crafting – use my Silhouette Cameo and Stampin Up products. I love my Martha Stewart scoring board.

  3. I enjoy getting crafty. I like having a project to keep me busy, and the things I make usually make my home more warm.
    Lately I have been into sewing blankets. 🙂

  4. I am becoming a better crafting mom as my child is getting older and in school.

  5. I love to craft, especially with the kids. We love to try new things.

  6. I am a Martha in training. I love to craft with the kids.

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