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Crafts for ages 8 to 12 years

Bath Bombs

Materials: 1 cup of baking soda, ½ cup of citric acid, ½ cup of Epsom salt, ½ cup of cornstarch, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of water, 8 drops of your favourite essential oil, wax paper


  • In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients (baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, cornstarch)
  • Then combine the wet ingredients in a small bowl (coconut oil, water, essential oils)
  • Alternate mixing the dry and wet ingredients together. Repeat until mixed. This should be the consistency of damp sand
  • Pack the molds very tightly and let sit for two minutes
  • Allow to dry on wax paper overnight and then enjoy!



Canvas Tape Painting

Materials: Canvas, painter’s tape, paints, brushes


  • Place the tape in triangles on the canvas
  • Paint the canvas as desired
  • Let the paint dry and remove the tape



Lava Lamps

Materials: jar, vegetable oil, Alka seltzer original tablets, food colouring, water


  • Fill 1/8 of the jar with water
  • Fill the rest with vegetable oil
  • Add drops of food colouring
  • Have a parent break the Alka seltzer tablets into fourths and place the tablets in individually
  • Watch the magic happen after each tablet is dropped into the jar



Milk Jug Birdfeeder

Materials: milk jug or carton, a black permanent marker, a craft knife, a pair of scissors, a wooden dowel, strong string or wire, birdseed


  • Draw two large circles on the two flat sides of the milk jug, opposite the handle
  • Carefully cut out the circles
  • Under each circle, cut a small hole to push the dowel through. This is so the birds will have something to perch on.
  • Then poke four small holes in the bottom of the milk jug to allow drainage
  • Remove the cap and wrap the string/wire around the base of the opening and then twist the wire or tie off the string
  • Put the cap back on to keep the string or wire tight on the jug
  • Fill the milk jug with birdseed just beneath the large hole
  • Hang the birdfeeder from a tree branch and watch for the birdies!



Popsicle Stick Catapult

Materials: 10 jumbo popsicle sticks, rubber bands, any ammunation of your choosing, bottle cap, scissors/utility knife, glue (preferably hot glue)


  • Cut notches into two of the popsicle sticks
  • Take the remaining 8 popsicle sticks and stack them
  • Wind a rubber back around both sides
  • Push a notched popsicle stick through the stack of popsicle sticks to create the base of the catapult
  • Glue the bottle cap to the last remaining popsicle stick on the opposite side of the notch
  • Attach the popsicle stick using a rubber band and the two notches
  • Fire away! Longest shot wins!



Recycled Bottle Animal Planters

Materials: soda/water bottle, paint, pencil, scissors or a utility knife, ruler


  • Clean the bottles and remove any labels
  • Depending on the animal you have chosen to create, use a pencil to form ears or eyes and then use the scissors or utility knife to cut the perimeter
  • Then use the ruler to cut around the edge of the bottle
  • Use paint as desired to bring your animal to life!



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