Observer-Reporter | Teen craft nights boost creativity
She found using chalkboard paint to be easy and problem-free. Courtney, who is now in college, kept her current months calendar on the wall, and she and her friends would doodle on it. It was just a fun thing an easy way for her to feel like she was always in charge of decorating and redecorating her room, Shelton said. The Internet has an endless supply of inexpensive, creative ideas for using chalkboard paint, which can be purchased at craft, home-improvement and paint stores. Richard French sells chalkboard paint to his customers in the paint department at Ace Hardware, 4722 E. Broadway.
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Four teens attended my first crafting night last spring to glitter cheap papier-mache boxes. Since then, weve hosted several crafting nights. Lenz suggests introducing teenagers to Pinterest, the online pinning site for inspirational ideas and images, and taking them shopping for supplies. My crafting nights fumbled along until daughters Hope Clarke, 16, and Grace Clarke, 15, found Pinterest. Now they craft on their own and bring ideas to crafting night. Recently, they wanted to make fake cupcakes by piping white caulk onto squatty mason jars and decorating them with glitter and faux gemstones. They also chose to make Thought Bubbles: glue-soaked yarn wrapped around balloons that create airy yarn orbs for hanging (after the balloons are popped).
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Teen craft nights boost creativity, family ties – Yahoo News
Hiking, playing games, sitting around a campfire there are plenty of activities that foster family closeness. I opened crafting nights to my high-school girls’ friends female and male to gin up interest. Deanna Kaylor Lenz, of Overland Park, Kansas, says her daughters are hooked on crafting just with her. Years ago, she introduced Sydney, now 20, and Elyssa, 14, to scrapbooking.
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