A craft project designed to be more of a prompt than a coloring sheet. (For more details, see my blog post here.)
Something kids with scissor skills can do themselves, but a project that’s adaptable to different levels of involvement for younger children as well. Something that we young-at-hearts might like to make, too, maybe to send through the mail to show someone we’re thinking about them. Something that requires zero special supplies (just paper, scissors and glue) and encourages reusing everyday things around the house. Something not too specific, so there’s room for imagination and creativity to engage. Something that could be the start of a who-knows-how-big project that will be remembered long after.
The figures are purposely simple so they can be completed with paints, markers, pencils, collage or pens, as you like. They have no defined characters–they can become whatever they are imagined to be. Scrapbasket toys are made with whatever you have around the house and don’t require a trip to the crafts store. Glue them together, or if you have some brads or strong thread, you can make them with moveable arms and legs.