Feel like getting crafty with your kids this holiday weekend? If so, here is a page from The Home Educator, a 1924 book that sold a while back in my Etsy shop. Along with good advice about raising happy and healthy children, it offered instruction for handmade toys and holiday-related art projects.
Does anyone still fashion hats out of newspaper? I remember making them as a kid. Can't say that I ever made my own epaulets however, or any of these other "patriotic devices."
Once upon a time, when children wanted a costume for a special event, parents had to be industrious. After all, they couldn't just hop in the car and head to the nearest Party City store. Instead, they rounded up the kids, and together they made what was needed out of paper or other household items. Simple, good, clean, crafty fun. No touch screens, remote controllers, or batteries required.
Wishing you a terrifically low-tech holiday weekend!