So you want to do a craft project with your kids but you don’t have the dozen or so things needed to make something amazing? Don’t be intimidated by a materials list! From edible necklaces to easy bird-feeders, here are our five-ingredient-or-fewer faves.

Toilet Roll Characters

Fold in the edges of paper rolls and what form do you see? Do those points make an the ear of a cat? Or maybe there's a wild rumpus ready to start! That’s exactly what Katie from Matsutake and her little assistant saw, and with some paint, they brought a Wild Thing to life. Check out her blog to see what other creatures she was inspired to create.

Materials: Paper rolls (toilet, wrapping paper, paper towels, etc.) paint, markers

photo: Katie via Matsutake

Let us know how your art projects went! 


— Christal Yuen & Melissa Hecksher