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DLTK's Crafts for Kids
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this website.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that DLTK's Crafts for Kids offers fun craft ideas for kids ages 2 and up. Some of the crafts need parental supervision, and many need a printer. The instructions are framed by a banner ad at the top, and there's another large ad that links to a fad diet site.
What's it about?
If you've ever wanted to know how to make a "Hello Kitty" cake or wondered where you could download some printable coloring pages, look no further -- DLTK'S CRAFTS FOR KIDS has all of these items and lots more. You can search by subject, the type of craft material you have on hand, or by the name of a favorite character, such as SpongeBob Squarepants. In addition to hands-on crafts, there are also activities like games and puzzles. Many of the crafts are educational, teaching basic concepts in math, reading, and other subjects.
Is it any good?
With an abundance of printables and a wealth of ideas on how to put all those empty baby food jars (as well as other materials) you've kept "for someday" to good use, DLTK's Crafts for Kids offers users a seemingly limitless number of craft activites. There are many ways to find just the right activity, but it would be nice to be able to search by age group somehow, such as "Toddlers" or "Preschoolers." Still, it's easy enough to find something for everyone.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about what doing crafts teaches us. How can you apply what you learn from creating something -- patience, imagination, a sense of fun -- to other things in life, such as friendships and school?
What materials can you find around the house -- that are usually thrown away or recycled -- that would be great for crafts?