Showing posts with label Crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crafts. Show all posts

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Woven Paper Cats in Sweaters

If you think cats are adorable, this craft is purrrrfect for you!  These cute paper kitties are wearing uber sweet woven vests.  Why?  Why not!  So if you're looking for an easy and sweet paper craft, this one is the cat's meow! (Too many puns.  Ok.  Last one.  I purrr-omise.)

Woven Paper Kitty Craft!


Woven Paper Cats in Sweaters- A Puuurfectly cute kids craft!




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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Making Oatmeal Container Castles with Kids

Princesses, Princes, Kings, and Queens!  Calling all kids who love castles and fantasy!  Do you have an old oatmeal container lying around?  Well, don't throw it away!  Here's a super easy recycled craft that transforms oatmeal containers into castles!

What should you do with oatmeal containers?  

(Turn them into castles with kids!)


oatmeal container castles- easy recycled kids project

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Super Easy Origami Witch's Claws

Is it too early for Halloween themed crafts?  I don't think so!  These super cool origami witch claws are sure to get you and the kids in the Halloween spirit! 

How to Fold Super Easy Origami Witch Claws


How to Fold Origami Witch's Claws- Fun Kids Origami Project for Halloween


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Friday, August 31, 2018

Easy Stuffed Owl Craft for Kids

I'm not sure why, but when I think of fall crafts for kids, I think of owls.  My littlest guy has just entered that sweet age where he seems to enjoy drawing, cutting, and gluing.  It's fun for me because now we can start our own crafting journey together.  Our first craft of the school year was this adorable stuffed owl.  My little guy really loved making it and proudly proclaimed "I love it.  It is so cute" when he finished.

Let's Make Easy Stuffed Owls with Kids


Easy Fall Craft- Stuffed Recycled Owl for preschoolers and Kids

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Friday, August 24, 2018

How to Build an Epic Cardboard City With Kids (And our 15+ Favorite Books to Inspire Building)

Looking for an easy and affordable group craft idea?  I recently hosted a cardboard craft event to celebrate the launch of my new cardboard craft book Epic Cardboard Adventures (aff link).  Kids and parents were invited to help me build a cardboard city.  If you're looking for an easy group crafting activity, I really recommend this one.  It's super easy to set up and both adults and kids had a lovely morning of crafty fun!

How to Build an Epic Cardboard City with Kids



How to Host an Epic Cardboard City Building Event:  A fun Recycled Playdate idea!



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Monday, August 13, 2018

How To Make Bottle Cap Art

We've been collecting bottle caps for what seems like FOREVER. Why?  Well, to make some DIY Bottle Cap Art!  (We love making recycled crafts.)  This summer we finally finished the collection (woot woot!) and we made two pieces of cool bottle cap art (one for my son's room and one for downstairs.)  Here's how we made it!

DIY Bottle Cap Art


How to make bottle cap art- Super Easy Recycled, DIY Home Decor


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Friday, August 3, 2018

Kids Paint Watercolor Geodes

Love staring at geodes?  Do agates make your heart pitter patter?  We recently attended a rock and crystal themed birthday party (cool idea, right?) and we had fun "painting" these super simple "watercolor" geodes for our birthday card. 

Wait a moment.  Why am I putting everything in quotations?  Well, keep reading to find out! (Spoiler alert- No watercolors were used!)

Let's "Paint*" Geode cards with Kids

(*No fancy watercolors needed for this fun kid craft!)

How to "paint" agate geodes with kids- super easy art idea that doesn't require any water colors!



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Monday, July 30, 2018

Sparkly Marbled Shell Necklaces

Do your children love collecting shells at the beach?  Or do they simply adore mermaids? Or do they just enjoy adding colorful, glittery flair to every craft they touch?  Well, today's summer craft is for you!  Recently we had a playdate where we made these lovely glittery and marbled shell necklaces!  The kids (whose ages ranged from 2-7) all really had fun, so I had to share the craft here too.


How to Make Sparkly and Marbled Shell Necklaces


How to Make Marbled and Sparkly Shell Necklaces for Summer- Great for all mermaid or beach lovers!


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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Super Easy and Cute Turtle Glove Puppet

Who loves turtles?  Here's an easy way to turn an old glove into a cute turtle puppet!  My youngest son loves puppets of all sorts, so I whipped this turtle puppet up during naptime.  Here's how I made it!

Super Easy and Cute Turtle Puppet 


How to make a glove turtle puppet craft with kids!


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Monday, July 16, 2018

How to Fold Origami Paper Claws

Ever think about making paper claws? Do you have a kid who loves Wolverine, cats, or monsters?  Then today's origami craft is for you!  We're taking a short departure from my typical uber-cute and colorful origami projects for some more ferocious ones.  RAWR! As a mom of two boys, our home is constantly the sight of roughhousing.   Both had a blast pretend fighting* with these easy-to-fold claws.  So grab two sheets of paper and let's get folding! 

 (*And let's be honest, real fighting too... ack!  Summertime shenanigans currently abound over here...)


How To Fold Origami Paper Claws in 10 Steps

(Super, super easy and only requires 2 sheets of notebook paper!)

How to Fold Origami Paper Claws- For Cosplay, monster costume, cat costume, Wolverine costume- Super easy for all kids to make!



Monday, July 9, 2018

Faux Henna Tattoos for Kids

Have you ever heard about Henna tattoos? These are beautiful temporary tattoos that people around the world apply during certain celebrations or rites of passage.  (You can read more about  Henna tattoos here.)  Years ago, I attended a Mehendi Ceremony and completely fell in love with all the beautiful designs that the artist applied to our hands. That was the first (and sadly the last time) I ever got Henna done.  Today's post is an attempt to recreate the beautiful details of the Henna tattoo... in a very kid-friendly way!


Kid-Friendly Faux Henna Tattoos

(Kids can draw them + they're completely washable too!)

how to do kid-friendly henna with kids!



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Monday, July 2, 2018

Super Easy Recycled, Homemade Sun catchers

If you're looking for a super easy kids craft that you can make from recycled materials... this is it! We've tried making several fun suncatcher crafts with the kids.  But today's suncatcher craft is by far the easiest one ever.  You can literally make dozens in minutes.  Intrigued?  Read on!

How to Make Super Easy, Homemade Recycled Suncatchers



Super Easy Recycled Sun catchers- easy and fun kids craft


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Monday, June 25, 2018

Quirky Origami Sumo Wrestlers

Awhile back I made these super cute Sumo Wrestler bowling pins from plastic bottles.  Maybe this makes me a crafting dork, but I still look back fondly at that craft.  They were just so quirky and fun!  Today I am once again inspired by Sumo Wrestlers.  But instead of making them out of plastic.... we're folding them out of ... origami paper!

Yes!  Let's get folding!

How to Fold Origami Sumo Wrestlers


How to Fold Cute and Quirky Origami Sumo Wrestlers- Such an easy craft that kids can make!



Friday, June 22, 2018

How to Fold an Origami Captain Underpants

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Have you read the Captain Underpants Series?  We LOVE it! 

Well, if you're like us and you love origami crafts AND this great book series, this origami craft is for you!  Just simply follow my instructions for folding an origami robot and instead of decorating it like a robot, decorate it to look like Captain Underpants!

Let's Fold an Origami Captain Underpants!



How to Fold an Origami Captain Underpants



How to Make Origami Robots

We love origami crafts!  There's something about seeing a piece of paper transform step-by-step into something really magical.  Recently we made these origami robots and I thought they were so cute that I had to share them here!  If your kid likes transformers or robots, this is the perfect paper craft for you.

How to Fold an Origami Robot


How to Fold Origami Robots- Step-by-step instructions included for this easy craft!



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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

How to Make Best Friend Clay Necklaces

Did you own a best friend necklace as a kid?  One of my friends recently bought a pair for her daughter and best friend.  (They were groovy mood ones.  Girls' jewelry has definitely gotten cuter since I was a kid.)  I was so inspired by the cute necklaces that my son and I made our own clay friendship necklaces.  Aren't they fun?

(And even though these were made for friends, this would be a great gift to make for Mother's Day or Valentine's Day too!)

Easy and Fun BFF Clay Heart Necklaces


How to Make Best Friend Clay Necklaces with Kids- Such a fun and easy craft for the whole family!


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Monday, May 28, 2018

Recycled Tin Garden Marker Craft

Everything is blooming and we're still loving garden crafts!  Today I'm sharing a fun recycled craft that turns disposable baking pans into cute tin garden markers!  This is a great kid-friendly craft project!

How to Make Recycled Tin Garden Markers with Kids


How to Make Recycled Tin Garden Markers from disposable baking pans for kids- such a cute garden craft!


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

How to Make Origami Snails

Here's a super quick and easy origami craft that's perfect for spring or summer!  Lately, we've been bitten by the gardening bug.  My youngest and I keep sticking things into the dirt to see if they'll grow.  My oldest is not as keen on gardening as we are, but he loves folding origami.  So today I'm sharing how to fold these really easy and fun origami snails. 

Easy Origami Snail Tutorial

how to make easy origami snails -fun origami craft for kids and families

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Gorgeous "Painted" Oil Pastel Crystal Sun catchers

Have you ever tried "painting" with oil pastels?  Every so often I feel all artsy-smartsy and pull out my big 'ol box of oil pastels and do an easy oil pastel craft with my kids.  This past week I felt the urge and we made these crystal suncatchers by "painting" with oil pastels.  The results were pretty gorgeous and the process was fun too!

"Painted" Oil Pastel Crystal Sun Catchers

"Painting" with oil pastels to create beautiful "crystal" sun catchers with kids

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Magical Mother's Day Unicorn Handprint Card

Happy Mother's Day, friends!  If you're looking for a super quick handprint card that your toddler or preschooler can make, then check out this magical unicorn card!


Happy Mother's Day Unicorn Handprint Card!

Magical Unicorn Mother's Day Hand Print Card


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