Easy crafts require less preparation, fewer supplies and are appropriate for even the youngest children -- though they're a blast for the older kids as well! Browse our selection of no mess, no fuss and all fun Easy Crafts, appropriate for children as young as three.
- Blot Fun
- Clothes Pin Puppets
- Pipecleaner Art Animals
- Pipecleaner Art Birds
- Pipecleaner Art Butterfly
- Pipecleaner Art Chairs
- Pipecleaner Art Daisy
- Pipecleaner Art Dragonfly
- Pipecleaner Art Lapel Ornament
- Pipecleaner Art Little People
Knots were first used by the earliest man who found it necessary to fasten things together. Primitive man twisted together the ends of vines and other foliage. At different times, tree bark, branches and strips of animal hides and leather were also used.
With the invention of rope, the use of knots became more and more prevalent and important. Ropes, cords, twines and threads are our common means today for making fastenings or knots. These are used constantly on board ship, in lumber camps, in construction, in agriculture, on ranches and in factories and mills and in all industry.Not only in industry, but as a hobby and pastime, the making of knots is full of interest, knowledge and fun. Knots are used, as you know, to fasten together the parts of one or more ropes, cords, twines, etc., or to attach a rope to some such object as a pole, ring, hook or animal.A pictorial description of the more familiar knots are given in this section. A small length of quarter-inch cord is excellent for practicing and learning how to tie knots. The mastery of tying various knots is an amusing pastime and will give you many hours of great pleasure.
This is a fascinating bit of pastime for both boys and girls. All you need are some ordinary clothespins that mother uses to hang wet wash up with. Put on your thinking cap. It might be a good idea to copy one of the figures below first before making your own models.