Busy Kids Projects

Busy Kids Projects

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Additional Information



PLACEMATS (per place mat):

  • Two 12"x18" craft foam sheets, in 2 colors
  • 3 to 5 colors of foam sheets for embellishments
  • Foam mini letter stickers
  • Foam bug stickers
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Glitter glue
  • Tacky glue

PUPPETS (per puppet):

  • Felt squares: 2 for body, 1 for wings, 1 for embellishment
  • 1 pompom for nose
  • Wiggle eyes
  • 1 chenille stem
  • Glitter glue
  • Tacky glue


  • 2mm 9"x12" craft foam, 1 each green & orange
  • 3mm 9"x12" craft foam, yellow
  • 1 pkg Foamies -- Ladybugs and Bees
  • 1 Pony bead
  • Glitter glue
  • 2 yds string


  • Two 12"x18" craft foam sheets, green
  • 1 Tub O' Foamies Shapes: Lei Flower
  • Crayola Model Magic Craft Pack
  • Tacky glue
  • Glitter glue
  • Duct tape



  1. Use decorative scissors to cut around the edges of the 2 base foam sheets, cutting one small to fit on top of other.
  2. Create and cut out your own shapes: flowers, bugs, animals, etc. To use our shapes, enlarge approximately 250%. (See actual sizes noted on patterns. Percentage may vary depending on your printout) Refer to photo on first page for suggested placement of pieces.
  3. Arrange all pieces and glue in place. Leave opening at top of shape to hold silverware.
  4. Embellish with glitter glue. Let dry.


  1. To use our patterns, enlarge approximately 250%. (Refer to PDF. See actual sizes noted on patterns. Percentage may vary depending on your printout.) For Ladybug wings, cut 2 circles, 61⁄4" diameter. DIRECTIONS:
  2. Cut 2 bodies from felt. Glue together around outer edge, leaving bottom open. Let dry.
  3. Cut out wings in shape of circle, heart or long oval. Glue in place.
  4. Cut and glue any additional embellishments to body.
  5. Glue nose & eyes in place.
  6. Bend chenille stem in half forming a "V". Curl each end and glue to back of head at "V".


  1. Cut 9" circle from yellow craft foam; cut into spiral.
  2. With a bug, hang 2 back-to-back bugs on 4" string around spiral.
  3. Cut flower parts, glue together and hang from string poked through center of spiral. Tie bead to string to hold string in place.
  4. Decorate with glitter glue.


  1. Tape 2 craft foam sheets together on wrong side and trim to 18"x18" square.
  2. Glue 32 larger flowers of 2 different color flowers in checkerboard fashion on 18" square. When desired pattern is determined, remove the backing and stick flowers in place.
  3. Decorate flower centers with glitter glue.


  1. Make twelve 1" balls of blue Model Magic and roll into 4" snake, then spiral to make snail shell.
  2. Make twelve 1/2" balls of green Model Magic to create snail bodies. Repeat with red Model Magic snail shells and yellow bodies.
  3. Allow to dry.