Good for protective behaviours exercise wit kids.A hand with a heart (translate) Lemay Lemay De Groof. This would make a great candy dish for grandparents (with the kids' hand prints) if you mod-podged it.
DIY projects are great for kids because it lets them play while keeping them focused and busy. It is not by chance that primary and pre-schools often enforce these kinds of projects and have kids doing them for various holidays and celebrations.
basket weaving with newspaper.looks like fun, except I have more boxes of basket weaving supplies than old newspapers! Wouldn't make sense to buy the Sunday NY Times just to make a basket,,,or would it?