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.

“3D” Paper Neighborhoods

Handsy tots will love watching their imaginative efforts “pop” into the third dimension. Snip magazine scraps and colored papers into houses, streets and skyscrapers. To see how to make this city come to life, head over to Mrs. Picasso’s Art Room!

Materials: Scissors, paper (from plain to magazine scraps), glue, stapler (optional)

photo: Mrs. Picasso's Art Room

Let us know how your art projects went! 

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— Christal Yuen & Melissa Hecksher