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Welcome to Kadampa Kids Crafts!

This site is intended to help kids class teachers within the New Kadampa Tradition of Buddhism to share ideas for meaningful, fun crafts to with kids that are related to Buddhist teachings. Our intention is that by sharing these activities, other teachers will be able to use and improve the crafts to inspire Dharma minds within our precious young students.

Our crafts are meant to be easily accessible and won’t compete with the usual amazing craft blogs you see out there. For context, here are the usual parameters that we work within:

    Intended to remind children of the key concept of the teaching
    Should take roughly 20-30 minutes to do
    Doesn’t require extravagant materials
    Doable by ages 4-10, ideally with a scalable level of difficulty, or younger with parent assistance
    Suitable for a big group of kids to do together without too much chaos ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course, if you are not a member of our tradition and are just looking for fun projects to do with kids, then you are a most welcome visitor as well! However, in order to get the full meaning behind the crafts and related teachings, it is best to seek out qualified Mahayana Buddhist teachings at a Kadampa center near you: http://kadampa.org/en/map/. You will not regret it!

Contributors

Charles Morris (dharmababa) – Kadampa Meditation Center Washington

Kit Gianas – Kadampa Meditation Center Washington

Michelle Turberfield (drama4samsara) – Kadampa Meditation Center Singapore

4 thoughts on “About

  1. This is a great blog idea! I’m a Dharma for Kids teacher at Dipamkara Meditation Center in Huntington, New York. Can I share the projects that we’ve done?

  2. This is a great blog. I used your idea of turning anger into patience today in our Meditaiton for Kids Class at Vajrayogini Buddhist Center in Washington DC. I am going to use other ideas. We also have some ideas we would like to share. Can we share?
    Marian Jones- Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, Washington DC

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