I’m starting to realize that you can do crafts with just about anything. Food, household objects, you name it, somebody’s crafted with it. Recently I discovered that forks are a great tool for crafting with. Now, I’m not saying that we should encourage our kids to run around playing with forks. But, supervised craft time with forks can be really fun. I’m sure there are tons of ways to get creative (and messy) with fork painting, but here are just a few easy ones to try.

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1. Tulips

When it’s springtime and the spectrum of beautiful seasonal colors is in full force, there’s a flower project waiting to be done. You simply can’t have spring without florals. And you can’t have spring crafts without flowers either. So for your child’s next spring craft project, grab a fork and several different paint colors, and get to creating a gorgeous little garden on paper.

Find more fun crafts for kids over at Kids Play Box.


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2. Cactus

I grew up in Arizona, so I know a thing or two about cactus. (Did you know you can eat cactus jelly?) When it comes to crafts, anyone can become a cactus pro. And now that I live in the south where there aren’t any cactus, craft projects are probably the only way to teach my children about them. Enter this fantastic fork craft. It’s fun, it’s educational, and it lets you experience the hot desert without actually having to be in the hot desert!

Check out more cactus fun from Preschool Playbook.

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3. Starburst

For kids with an interest in science, this would be a great craft to do. You could talk about the solar system as you make different planets to go with the starburst. You could also very easily make the sun. In fact, I’d say go all out and do the entire milky way galaxy, the North Star and throw in a meteorite for good measure. How fork-tastic would that be!

Stop by She’s Crafty for more knowledge about our great big world.

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4. Fish

Got a kid who loves the Finding Dory/Finding Nemo movies? Great! Here’s the perfect craft for him. Your little one can make his own special fishy using a fork to create gills and a pretty design. Find a fish printable or another fish shape to cut out and you can make an entire school of fish with your kid!

Find more projects that kids will love over at Fantastic Fun and Learning.

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5. Turkey

Here’s a craft to bookmark for when Thanksgiving comes this year. Your children will have a blast making this googly eyed gobbler, using a fork to give it feathers. My favorite part is the squiggly tongue. You only need a handful of craft supplies for this, and it’s an easy project that even the tiniest tots can do.

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Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
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