Y’all. I’m WAY late on sharing this, but better late than never, right? My dear friend Jamie of Creating Really Awesome Free Things (aka C.R.A.F.T.) published a book a little bit ago (2015 *cough*), and I had the honor of contributing a project for publication! You may be familiar with Jamie from my podcast interview with her, but she is the queen of creating fun things out of nothing. For my contribution I created a DIY cork necklace which sweet Eleanor modeled for me. Scroll through to learn more about the book and four other cork craft ideas you can start making now.
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Jamie’s book, Creating Really Awesome Free Things: 100 Seriously Fun, Super Easy Projects for Kids, features a host of fun and easy activities for kids. My favorites are probably the key wind chime and the twig stars. My girls still use this book as a go-to for crafting inspiration. I loved pouring through craft books when I was a kid, and this one is chock-full of ideas for your little ones.
The only two requirements for our projects were that it had to 1) use recycled materials and 2) be kid-friendly. You know how I love a good creative reuse challenge! I had a load of corks at the time and knew I wanted to do something with them. I liked the idea of using the corks to create a necklace, and for some reason it took me a little longer to wrap my mind around how to turn them into beads. You can order your own copy of the book to discover how I did it (it’s even available for free, one-day shipping with Amazon Prime!).
Here are four more cork craft ideas you can make right now: