If you have crafty kids who like easy crafts, they are going to love these easy crafts using drinking straws. You will find a brief description for each drinking straw craft and a link to the full instructions below.
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Drinking Straw Action Pal – Making action pals out of drinking straws is very easy to do. All your child needs to do is draw a pal on stiff paper like card stock or an index card. Your child needs to draw the same pal on each side but in a different position (one side could have the pal holding his arms up). After both pals are drawn, they are attached to a drinking straw. Your child can then hold the drinking straw in his hands and spin the straw. The action pal will look like he’s changing positions! You can see a photo and get the full details on how to make a Drinking Straw Action Pal if you click here.
Drinking Straw Hawaiian Lei – Let your child make a beautiful Hawaiian lei using handmade flowers and drinking straws. Simply cut out flower shapes and color them as desired. The flowers can also be decorated with glitter, gems, stickers, or whatever your child wants. Then you simply punch holes in the center of the flowers and string them on a strand of straws that have been taped together. When the lei is full, tape the ends of the straws to form the completed circle. You can see a photo and get the full details on how to make a Drinking Straw Hawaiian Lei if you click here.
Drinking Straw Mini Kite – Your child will love making a little kite using six drinking straws and tissue paper. You need to string the straws together and then form a tetrahedron shape. Then you glue tissue paper on to the straws for make the kite. A bit of string and a tissue paper tail completes the project. You can see a photo and get the full details on how to make a Drinking Straw Mini Kite if you click here (you will need to click on a link on that page to see the photo).
Drinking Straw Mobile – Making a mobile out of drinking straws and paper clips is a fun and easy craft that is good for kids of all ages. They can hang anything they want on their mobile such as paper cut-outs, photos, flowers, or whatever light weight objects they can think of. You can see a photo and get the full details on how to make a Drinking Straw Mobile if you click here.
Once your kids start using drinking straws in craft projects, they will soon be making up their own wonderful projects. Let their imaginations run wild!