Lately, I’ve been surprised by some of what my editors want, but it all makes sense when you think about it. Here is some of what I’ve learned from my editor:
- Don’t give them something they have already published.
- An oldie but a goody that they haven’t published on recently may also be viable.
- Look for twists on popular products and themes such as recycling, back to school, and seasonal topics.
- If it is something that is big in adult circles, it may have a parallel for kids. Adult crafters do influence the small people in their lives.
Take a look through my most recent batch of crafts and activities from Education.com and you’ll see these guidelines at work.
Back to School:
Bookworm Bookmark, fun reading inspiration.
Felt Pencil Case, hand crafts and organization rolled into one project.
Flower Bookmarks, an elasticized bookmark for reading inspiration.
Locker Board, organizational and easily personalized.
Reusable Lunch Bag, environmental and do-it-yourself.
Apple Pizza, a simple after school snack.
Breakfast Burrito, and easy breakfast recipe.
Swiss Oatmeal, cold, make ahead breakfast.
Balloon Static, why a balloon creates static in your hair.
Marble Physics, Newton’s third law of motion demonstrated.
Popcorn and Candy, young scientists learn to compare and contrast.
Black and White Pumpkin, drawing in white on black paper.
Halloween Acrostic, poem displayed in a frame.
Halloween Collage Cards, fun with Modge Podge.
Sensory Poem: Halloween, seasonal writing project to get young minds thinking.
What have you seen crafted for brides and other big girls that can be translated into a child friendly project? What seasonal focus is coming up? (Ho! Ho! Ho!) All this and more can feed your craft and activity ideas.