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

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Lego Snow Jars for Kids (and 6 more Lego inspired projects!)

I'm all about cheap and cheerful crafts... and my son is all about Lego.  (I realized we were officially a Lego household when I woke up with a minifigure in my bed the other day.  Oy vey!) Inspired by the adorable miniature holiday displays and snowglobes in the stores, my son and I tried crafting our very own.  But instead of using animals or cute townspeople, we put a Lego twist on these winter snowglobes.  Tada! Here's a SUPER EASY winter snow scene craft.
 

Lego Winter Snow Scene Jar Craft- Simple and easy kids craft for the holidays
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Origami Paper Wreath Christmas Ornaments

This past weekend I remembered one more reason I love this time of the year.  Holiday Craft Fairs! We visited two in one day and my craft-loving heart went pitter pat.  I love seeing handmade items- especially ornaments!  So today I'm mixing my love of origami crafts and Christmas Crafts with these fun, origami paper Christmas ornaments!

how to make modern, colorful origami ornaments for Christmas with the kids- easy gum wrapper chain design

Monday, November 21, 2016

Cardboard Puzzle Collaborative Art Challenge

Looking for a fun collaborative art challenge to do with the kids?  Try making your own surprise puzzle!


how to do a fun cardboard face collaborative art project with the whole family- fun kid-friendly craft
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

25+ Christmas Crafts and Activities to get you through December!

Does your family start celebrating Christmas the moment Thanksgiving is over? My son insists that we put up our tree right after our Thanksgiving meal!  In case your family is like ours, I'm sharing this fun list of 25+ favorite Christmas activities and crafts.   So go ahead and peek around.  You can do an activity everyday in December- like a crafty advent of sorts!

over 25 family friendly and fun Christmas crafts and activities


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Surprise Smiling Face Cards

These DIY cards are adorable and seriously funny.  I saw Craftwack's ferocious beings cards and knew that we had to do something with faces.  So tada!  Open up the smiling faces to reveal a secret message inside!


surprise smiling face cards -a fun kid made craft where you open the card to reveal a hidden message inside
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Monday, November 14, 2016

DIY Paper Chain Christmas Village

Last week I saw stores with Christmas villages already set up and ready to go.  Anyone else love seeing these tiny scenes on display?  There's something magical about seeing things in the miniature.  Today I'm sharing a fun Christmas Craft that you can do with the kids this holiday season.   Make your very own Paper Chain Christmas villages!

Paper Christmas Village Chains- Fun holiday kids craft
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Monday, October 17, 2016

Stapled Paper Pumpkins

Hi everyone! Sorry for the crickets around here.  We're in the midst of hosting family so things like crafting and blogging have taken a short hiatus.  Today I'm just popping in with this super easy Halloween Craft.  Simply grab staplers, hole punchers, markers, paper, and glue.  Then get to work making some funky paper pumpkins!   

Halloween Paper Pumpkin Open Process Art Craft


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Halloween Paper Cut Chains

Here's a really easy, open-ended Halloween Craft to try out with the kids after school-  Try cutting some Halloween paper chains!

 Fun Halloween Paper Cut Chains Kids Craft

Friday, September 30, 2016

Make Your Own Spotty Dotty Game!

These days our family is always rush, rush, rushing.  Ever feel like that?  Whenever we do get a moment to breathe I plan to make something with my eldest.... but then the baby ends up needing me for something too.  So lately projects have to be quick and fun.  Last weekend we created this simple DIY board game using materials that we already had around the house.  It was really neat putting it together and making up our own game!


Make Your Own Spotty Dotty Game- fun activity where kids make their own board game
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Cute Kitty Gift Box

Who loves cats?  Who loves Halloween crafts?  Did you raise your hands for both?  If so, you'll love making this adorable kitty gift box craft!

Cute Kitty Gift Box Craft- Such a fun way to wrap gifts or decorate for Halloween!


Monday, September 26, 2016

Magical Unicorn Gift Box Craft

If you're ever invited to a unicorn-themed birthday party.... you have to try out today's craft.  Yup.  I'm living out some childhood fantasies with this magical gift wrapping idea.  Recently I turned a plain-jane gift box into a cute unicorn one! Tada!


magical unicorn gift box birthday wrapping kids craft
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Quirky Fox Gift Box Craft

Ah fall.  Colorful leaves, cool air, and.... forest animals?  Hello, friends!  We've done 3D Butterfly Gift Wrapping and Kiss Wrapping Paper over here on the blog.  I figured it was time to do a fall-themed wrapping paper idea.  And what says fall more than foxes?   (Ok, ok.  Perhaps forest animals aren't particularly fall-ish... but they are on trend and oh so cute!)

 

fox gift box- unique, quirky, and fun way to wrap birthday gifts!
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Monday, September 12, 2016

Easy DIY Marbled Clay Covered Pens

Ever swoon while you're walking through stationary stores?  I looove pretty pens and paper.  But I don't always like the price tag that's associated with them.  Since we've been doing tons of clay projects lately, my son and I tried our hand at making clay covered pens.

I'll be honest.  I wasn't too hopeful about the results.  Plastic pens in ovens?  Urmm...  I worried that they would catch on fire... or melt.  But it didn't happen!  We turned a couple of el-cheapo-freebie pens into some fancy-shmancy marbled ones.  Ooh la la! Aren't they gorgeous?



how to make clay covered pens- easy kids art tutorial
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Sunday, September 11, 2016

40+ Projects that combine STEM with Art!

Seems like everyone's talking about the importance of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) these days. And hey, I get it.  We live in a highly technological world that's rapidly advancing in all sorts of new ways.   We want our kids to be be creative and adaptive problem solvers.

But maybe you're like me and you deeply love arts and crafts.  They're your jam.  And maybe you're unsure how to dive into all this STEAM goodness.  Hey, I get that too.  Hopefully today's post will help.  In this post I sharing over 40 ideas for arts and craft projects that also happen to incorporate STEM ideas.  Yup.  Here are some of my favorite artsy crafty posts...which also happen to have a little STEAM-y oomph to them!

40+ Projects that combine STEM with Art- Great resource for art teachers and crafty folks who want to encourage STEM learning too!
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Free Printable Fingerprint Birthday Cards

Is a birthday coming up?  Looking for a neat birthday card idea?  Well, here are two free birthday card ideas (and 2 free printables!) that you might like.  Aren't these fingerprint birthday cards adorable?  Friends and guests can decorate a card with colorful fingerprints to make these special balloon and birthday cake cards.   

Free Printable Fingerprint Birthday Cards


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Friday, September 2, 2016

Paint Chip Pokemon Pikachu Bookmark

Pikachu bookmarks, get your Pikachu bookmarks!  This fun paint chip bookmark craft is easy to make and *gasp* free!  (You probably have most of the materials at your fingertips.) So grab your kids and poke balls and let's make 'em now!

How to Make Paint Chip Pikachu Bookmarks


Paint Chip Pokemon Pikachu Bookmarks- Easy Kids Craft!
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Clay Portrait Pendant Necklaces

My son started elementary school this week.  *Sob*  It's been such a happy, bittersweet couple of days. Recently we've been creating a lot of little trinkets with clay.  (Have you seen our  clay outer space necklace and clay dream catcher?)  So I asked him to make some clay portrait pendant necklaces with me before school started.  This way I can wear them and remember him while he's away.

Clay Portrait Pendant Necklaces


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Monday, August 22, 2016

Cute Corner Envelope Bookmarks

Looking for a neat way to reuse old envelopes?  How about turning them into cute corner bookmarks?

How to Make Cute Corner Envelope Bookmarks


Corner Envelope Bookmarks- Super Easy Kids Craft

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

How to fold an Easy Origami School Bus (And a book list)

School is right around the corner.  Eeek.  Are you ready?  We're excited and nervous around here to finally be going to "big kid school."   Ever since we folded Origami Yoda and Origami Pikachu together, my son's really been into origami crafts.  To go along with the back-to-school theme, we recently folded these origami school buses together.

Easy Origami School Bus Tutorial


How to Fold an Origami School Bus with kids
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Monday, August 15, 2016

Let's Make Clay Dream Catchers

Here's a lovely clay craft to make with the kids.  Lately my son has been having nightmares at night.  We've been trying lots of different ways to help him through it.  Since we've been doing a lot of clay crafts together, I made him this clay dream catcher to help him have sweet dreams at night.

How to Make Clay Dream Catchers  


How to Make Clay Dream Catchers with kids

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