Kids love crafts of all kinds, but the best ones are the projects that serve a purpose (besides decorating the fridge).  Imagine their grins when your dinner guests compliment your lovely table linens, and your kids inform them that they made them!  Carrie from Making Lemonade started out by letting her kids go nuts decorating some inexpensive tea towels, and while she could have stopped there she decided to take it a step farther.  With some quick snipping and stitching, each towel became a pair of napkins!  [how to make dotted cloth napkins]

Project estimate:

  • Tea towels, $1 and up
  • Paint, on hand or $1
  • Spouncers, on hand or $1
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread, on hand

Total:  $1 and up