Creativity Time with
The Handwork Studio

 As you create a new routine over the next couple of weeks, we invite you to join 'Creativity Time' with us each day at 10:00AM EST via Facebook Live. We’ve adapted some of our favorite projects to be made with common household items. From upcycling the toilet paper rolls you've been hoarding to spring-themed projects, these daily activities help kids get creative and resourceful while school is out. Sign up below to receive a reminder and 'Daily Scavenger Supply List'.

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Cardboard Picture Frames

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2020 10:00AM EST
  • Downloadable frame template HERE
  • 1 piece of cardboard approximately 11"x15"
  • Hole punch
  • Glue (craft glue or hot glue or glue stick will work)
  • Tape
  • Yarn, ribbon or string
  • Any of the following items to color with: markers, colored pencils, crayons
Get started
Hot Air Balloon Template-1 (click to see larger)

Make Your Own Journal

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 10:00AM EST
  • 1 brown paper grocery bag 8.5"x11" piece of cardboard
  •  5 sheets of printer paper
  • Hole puncher
  • Glue (craft glue or hot glue or glue stick will work)
  • Yarn, ribbon or string
  • Any of the following items to color with: markers, colored pencils, crayons
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Hot Air Balloon Template (click to see larger)

Hot Air Balloon Spinners

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 10:00AM EST
  • Downloadable Hot Air Balloon Template HERE
  • Scissors
  • Print 2 sheets of the downloadable template or have 2 sheets of printer paper on hand.
  • 1 toilet paper or paper towel tube
  • Glue (craft glue or hot glue will work)
  • Yarn or string
  • Any of the following items to color with: markers, colored pencils, crayons
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DIY Dream Catcher

Monday, March 30th, 2020 10:00AM EST

Cardboard - at least 1, 8"x8" piece 
Download Dream Catcher Template HERE
Hole puncher or something pointy to poke through the cardboard
Yarn (various colors)
Any one of the following: markers, colored pencils or crayons
Optional embellishments: beads, feathers, sequens, etc.

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No-Sew Sock Stuffie

Friday, March 27th, 2020 10:00AM EST
Turn your socks into a fun friend!
  • 1 sock
  • Cotton balls or plastic bags
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Either will work: Yarn or small rubber bands
  • Markers
  • Optional: felt
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Garbage Bag Kit

Thursday, March 26th, 2020 10:00AM EST
  • 1 Garbage Bag or large plastic shopping bag
  • Scissors
  • Any of the following string:

    acrylic yarn, cotton crochet string, fishing line

  • Any of the following sticks approximately 1, 14" and 1, 10": skewers (2 sticks total): dowels, chopsticks, relatively straight sticks from outside

  • Ruler
  • Writing Utensil
  • Tape preferred but glue will work
  • Cardboard (an old box will work well)
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Pom-Pom Palooza

March 18th, 2020 10:00AM EST

A resourceful way to do one of our all-time favorite techniques!

One or all of the following:
Cardboard at least 5”x5” the bigger the better
5+ yards of Yarn or some sort of length of string

Optional Items:
Rubber band
Buttons, beads, googly eyes

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No-Sew T-Shirt Bag

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 10:00AM EST

Give an old t-shirt new life!

  • Scissors
  • T-Shirt
  • Marker -something to write with
  • Piece of paper
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Welcome Spring!

March 19th, 2020 10:00AM EST
Let's celebrate the first day of spring together!

  • brown paper bags - grocery bags
  • Sheet of 8.5”x11” printer paper or a ruler
  • markers or anything to color with
  • scissors
  • tape or glue
  • any of the following: pencils, straws, sticks
  • any of the following: a plastic or paper cup, can (without sharp edges)
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March 20th, 2020 10:00AM EST

Ready to make your own kumhimo board? This is one of our all time favorite techniques that keeps kids and adults relaxed and focused.

  • Kumihimo Printout
  • Cardboard or cardstock
  • Scissors
  • String - any of the following options will work: embroidery/friendship bracelet floss, yarn, twine, plastic lanyard lace, get creative! (nothing too thick, rope will most likely not work)
  • Optional: beads and buttons
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Tic Tac Toe Show

Monday, March 23rd, 2020 10:00AM EST
  • any of the following will work: 4 sticks (you can source them from outside just make sure they are fairly straight) all about the same size, chopsticks, dowels, straws.
  • any of the following will work for string: embroidery floss, twine, pipe cleaners
  • any of the following with work: card board or paper
  • something to write with
  • scissors
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Straw Weaving

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 10:00AM EST

Get resourceful with this crafty technique.

  • 3-5 straws
  • Tape- masking, painters or scotch tape 
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
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Lucky Launcher

March 17th, 2020 10:00AM EST

Get in the spirit with a St. Patrick's Day project! 

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TP Tube Tutorial

March 16th, 2020 10:00AM EST

Turn your TP Tubes into a wonder-knitting machine! 

  • Toilet paper tube or paper towel tube 
  • Scissors
  • Writing utensil
  • 1yd+ of yarn or string (cut up plastic bags)
  • 5 popsicle sticks (straws, pencils)
  • tape, hot glue or rubber bands

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