Idea Inventors

Idea Inventors craft

This hand-made folder is a brainchild for budding inventors. Inspire kids to think great thoughts and gather information with this clever organizer.

  • 1.

    Create a folder to hold your ideas by folding flap up from the bottom of a large piece of construction paper. Then fold the paper lengthwise in half to make a folder with a pocket to store your ideas and drawings.

  • 2.

    To make a printing plate to decorate your folder cover, scratch an invention symbol into a recycled foam produce tray with a craft stick or plastic dinnerware. Draw backwards so your design or words will print properly. Cover your work area with recycled newspaper.

  • 3.

    Pour Crayola® Washable Kid's Paint onto the printing plate and spread with the craft stick. Press the folder cover onto the paint to print the design. Dry.

  • 4.

    Add more designs with Crayola Crayons.

  • 5.

    Write about and illustrate your great ideas. Store them in your Idea Inventors folder.