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.

Paper Plate Frisbee

Would your kid rather play outside than do arts and crafts at the table? This easy paper craft will giver her a little of both. Get the simple instructions from blogging mother-of-four Amanda Formaro at Crafts By Amanda.

Materials: Paper plates, markers, tape, scissors.

photo: Melissa Heckscher

Let us know how your art projects went! 

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— Christal Yuen & Melissa Hecksher