Crafting with kids: Fruit Slice Bird Feeder

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Hi friends!  Hope you are all having a great summer.  My boys just finished up summer school last week and we are trying to make the most of the next six weeks. When we are not in the pool, you can probably find at least one of us crafting beside the pool…we especially love to paint!  If you’ve been following along with me for long, you probably already knew that. 😉

Honestly, my boys enjoy going to craft store just as much as I do.  They love walking down the kids craft supply aisles and dreaming about what they’ll buy next with their own money.  I was super excited to discover that Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is carrying a new line of craft kits called “We Made It by Jennifer Garner”  designed especially for kids.  My boys have quite the list of kits they are working towards!  There are over 100 super cute kits to choose from and Jennifer Garner personally helped design them.  
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So cute, right!  My 7 year old was able to make this bird feeder all by himself…with just a teeny bit of help.  The kits are geared for ages 4-11 and there is a large selection boys would enjoy. Fruit Slice Bird Feeder- Fun Summer crafting with kids with We Made It- OneKriegerChick.com 1

The kits come with everything you need to put them together and embellish how you choose.  Super kid friendly!  There are directions on the side of the box with helpful tips for using the supplies as well as example photos of finished project ideas.  We have a fun project in the works with the stamp set…stay tuned!

Here are the supplies included in the Fruit Slice Bird Feeder Kit…Bird feeder, vinyl stencil sticker sheets, paint, sponge daubers.

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 I basically helped get all the supplies set out and he went to town.  He planned where he wanted all of the little stickers to be and was easily able to do it himself.

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And the finished product…He’s so proud of it!

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 I sliced an apple to the middle for little birdies to enjoy when they fly past his bedroom window.  This was really the only part he needed help with because the skewer was a little tricky to maneuver with the apple on it.

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 Seriously so much fun and I love that I can pass my love of crafting and painting on to my boys through projects that encourage them to think beyond the box.

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” -Maya Angelou

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**Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is currently hosting an Instagram Contest, so show them your photos of your kids creating this Summer with the We Made It by Jennifer Garner Line of Craft Kits.  Follow along with Jo-Ann and tag them (@joann_stores) with your creative kiddos!  Use the hashtags  #joann #wemadeitsweepstakes for your chance to win.**

What We Made It Kit would your kiddos choose first?  

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