Kids Crafts 101- Inspirational Junk Modelling


Do your kids like to turn recyclables into something special? We are feeling inspired to bring out our Making Box again this week, after our recent stint as a Guest Judge for @kidscrafts101 over on Instagram.

Kids Crafts 101 Junk Modelling

Set up by the fabulous ladies behind Red Ted Art and Incredibusy. Kids Crafts 101 invites people to tag their awesome arts and crafts activities with the hashtag #kidscrafts101 over on Instagram. A weekly Guest Judge is then invited to pick their Top 9 posts from the week. We were delighted to be invited over to pick our favourites. We had such a great time exploring the # and finding lots of new Instagram accounts to follow.

We were spoiled for choice in making our Top picks, but we decided to stay true to our roots over here at Crafty Kids at Home. We have picked 9 inspirational Junk Modelling projects. I am forever saving bits and bobs to go into our Making Box and then challenging my kids to create or invent something with the items inside. How about you? Do you keep a Making Box filled with supplies ready for a rainy day at home?

Kids Crafts 101 Inspirational Junk Modelling Projects

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Starting from the top left hand side of the collage above:

I love how well this Wooden Spoon Puppet turned out from Weewarhols.¬†They used a real blast from my teenage years to create it’s face. Can you recognise was it is?

Making Robots is always a fun Junk Modelling challenge for kids mummy_mona_ and her kids did a great job here with milk jugs and caps.

We couldn’t talk about Junk Modelling without a mention for our favourtie Junk Modelling material, Bubble Wrap. How fantastic are these Octopuses from mykidatelier?

Turning Pegs into a Worry Dolls is such a lovely idea for kids from marrylor.

I’m feeling festive after seeing these cute Cardboard Gingerbread Houses’s from juliemomes.

We can’t wait to have a go at this Construction Project from wonder.and.awe.

This has to be the coolest turkey we have ever soon from thebluebarn.

It really is amazing what you can do with a humble coffee filter. These snowflakes from iheartcraftythings are so creative.

Paper Bags are another favoutite around here. We think these Owls from littlesthands are super cute.

Don’t forget to add the #kidscrafts101 to your creative Instagram posts or have a search if you are looking for some inspiration.

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