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

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Grow Borax Crystals... on Nature!

Do people still celebrate Christmas in July? We don't, but today's crystal craft adds a bit of a frosty, winter element to our crafts.  (Come to think of it, this would also make a great craft for kids who love Anna, Elsa, or Olaf from the Frozen movie.) We're using Borax to grow crystals on natural items like seed pods, sticks, shells, and leaves. The process is super simple and the results are super sparkly.  You'll only need a couple of items and a bit of patience to do this easy and fun STEM activity.

How to Make Sparkly Cyrstal Leaves, Shells, and Twigs!


how to grow borax crystals on leaves, seeds, shells, and wood- what a great science idea for kids!

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Quick Borax Crystal Pipe Cleaner Sculptures

Ever try your hand at growing crystals... on pipe cleaners? Here's a super easy to grow your own crystals overnight. All you need are Borax, pipe cleaners, and some hot water to create your own sparkly sculptures!

Quick Crystal Sculptures

how to make borax crystals grow on pipe cleaners to create art sculptures

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

How to Make Corn Husk Flowers

A couple of weeks ago I took a fun corn husk flower making class at La Calenda, a cute nearby store that sells beautiful, handmaid items from Mexico. I loved the resulting corn husk flowers so much that I promptly dyed my own at home and held a fun crafternoon with some moms and kiddos. The results from both crafting sessions were so lovely that I'm sharing the how-to's behind making these flowers with you today!

How To Make Corn Husk Flowers

(A Super easy and beautiful craft for kids and adults!)


how to make corn husk flowers- super beautiful craft to make with adults and kids!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

"Thank you for helping me to grow" folding surprise cards

It's the end of the school year and if you're like me, you're scrambling to find cute ways to tell your kids' teachers just how much you appreciated them.  (Any fellow room parents out there?  You know what I'm talking about!)

Well, have you ever tried making your own folding surprise card?  This flower card is one crafty way to thank teachers for helping your kids to grow!

"Thanks for helping me to grow" Folding Surprise Cards



Surprise Growing Card Craft- Perfect for appreciating teachers at the end of the year



Tuesday, May 14, 2019

DIY Cute Tiny Felt Succulents

Aren't these tiny felt succulents adorable?  I went to a class a while back learning how to make these.  My sons thought they were so cute and my eldest wanted to make some too.  So today I'm sharing how to make these cute faux felt plants! They're perfect to use for pretend play or as cute decor around the house.

Super Sweet Felt Succulents


how to make tiny felt succulents with kids- super cute craft that also makes a great DIY gift

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Monday, May 6, 2019

No-Sew Felt Drawstring Pouches

Looking for an easy, summer camp craft?  Or, do you have a child who loves collecting little toys or coins?  Or, are you looking for a sweet way to hold teeth for the Tooth Fairy?   Or, are you looking for a crafty way to teach about math and circles?

Well, today's super easy felt craft is the perfect craft for you.  We're making super easy, no-sew felt drawstring bags!

No-Sew Kid Made Pouches!

No sew felt drawstring bag- such a fun kids craft for holding small collections, coins, or even tooth fairy teeth!

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Friday, April 12, 2019

3D Optical illusion Peeps for Easter

Today I'm sharing a super quick Easter activity that's perfect for kids.  Love Peeps?  Love doodling?  Ever try doodling a 3D optical illusion Peep?

3D Optical Illusion Peeps

3D optical illusion peeps for Easter

Is it just me? Or does this peep look like it's popping out?


Creeper Minecraft Gift Wrapping Idea

Love Minecraft? 

We've attended a couple of Minecraft themed parties in the past year and here's a fun way I've wrapped gifts for kids.

Tada!

DIY Creeper Minecraft Gift Wrapping

Wrap a MInecraft Birthday Gift

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Kids Spring Fairy House Craft

Looking for a super easy Spring craft that gets the kids creating outside?  Or, are you looking for an easy STEAM inspired activity that kids of all ages will love?  Try this Nature Fairy House Craft Challenge!

What kind of fairy house would YOU design?

Design and build nature fairy houses with kids- such a great Spring STEAM activity and craft!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

DIY Homemade Spirograph

Ever play with a spirograph toy?  We LOVE them and the other day I got to wondering.... could we make a DIY version using materials around our home?  Well, the answer is... YES!  Today I'm sharing this artsy- science craftIt got a big two-thumbs up from my eldest. He really loved trying it out with me.

Let's Make a DIY Homemade Spirograph Toy!


diy homemade spirograph toy- such a fun STEAM project for kids

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Pop-Up Paper Plate Rainbows

It's been raining a lot! And while we need the rain, I do miss sunny days and blue skies.  Last week was filled with grey skies, so we cheered ourselves up with these pop-up paper plate rainbows.  Rainbow crafts are some of our favorites and this easy one was a lifesaver!

Let's Paint Paper Plate Rainbows with Kids!

how to make pop up paper plate rainbows with preschoolers- fun kids craft project for spring!


Sunday, February 3, 2019

Cute Mandarin Pig Craft (For Chinese New Year!)

Hosting a Chinese New Year event and looking for a super cute Chinese New Year Craft that also doubles as decor?  This is it!  Halos Mandarins recently reached out and challenged me to make a craft using their fruit.  Well, these adorable mandarin pigs definitely fit the bill.  These sweet pigs are a yummy and cute way to celebrate the Year of the Pig.

(Many thanks to Halos for sending me craft supplies and boxes of yummy mandarins!)

Super Sweet Mandarin Pigs for Chinese New Year!


Adorable Mandarin Orange Pig Craft for Chinese New Year



Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Chinese New Year Pig Watercolor Paintings

Did you know that this Chinese New Year is the year of the pig?  A couple of nights ago my boys and I began making our annual Chinese New Year Crafts together.  One of my good friends is an art teacher and she painted some lovely pigs with her students.  I loved her idea so much that I wanted to try the activity out with my two boys too.  (Thanks, Alicia for the awesome idea!!!!)

Tada!  We all had fun trying our hand at painting some watercolor pigs for Chinese New Year!

Painting Watercolor Pigs for Chinese New Year!

(Can you guess which one my preschooler painted?  He fully enjoyed himself and got immensely messy!)


Chinese New Year Pig Watercolor Paintings- Such a fun art project to try with kids of all ages!

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Easy Paper Heart Pigs

Hello friends!  Today's sweet pig craft is a perfect Chinese New Years Craft AND Valentine's Day Craft too.

Easy Paper Heart Pigs


How to Make easy heart pigs for Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year


Thursday, January 10, 2019

How to Make a Clay Mermaid Tail Necklace

Who loves a good mermaid craft? (We do, we do!)

Recently the makers of Sculpey Clay sent us some colorful goodies to try out.  The kids and I had a ton of fun one rainy afternoon crafting with friends.   I'm currently infatuated with all things magical, so I helped my youngest make his very own mermaid necklace.  

(Does anyone else think of Zoolander here?  Mermaid? Oh wait.  Merman. Merman!)

Let's Make Clay Mermaid Tail Necklaces!

how to make clay mermaid tail necklace craft with kids- fun DiY jewelry gift idea

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Fa La La Llama Paper Snowflakes

Are you ready to make the cutest llama winter craft ever?

Ahhhh!  I introduce to you this llama snowflake design!  Ok, ok.  I've gone kinda bonkers with paper snowflake crafts.  But I can't help it... I  just looooove them so much.   And we don't get snow here in southern California.... so I have to make do with these paper flakes.

 Today's paper snowflake design is sooo cute and quite possibly my favorite-ist design of all time.  (Don't tell my other designs.)   (And can we talk about my word choice here?  Favorite-ist?  Well, it's not a real word, but it gets at the heart of things. I just really love cute paper crafts.)

Fa La La Llama Paper Snowflakes

(aka the cutest llama craft you'll see today)

How to cut super adorable llama snowflakes- such a fun and cute winter kids craft


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Monday, December 3, 2018

How to Cut Unicorn Snowflakes

Winter time means snowflake cutting time.  Today I'm sharing a design for magical and cute unicorn snowflakes!

How To Cut Unicorn Snowflakes


How to Cut Unicorn Snowflakes with kids- fun winter craft



Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Anthropologie Inspired Painted Placemat Art

Today's post takes a detour from kids crafts.  We're venturinging into the land of home decor.  Have you seen Anthropologie's selection of basket wall artI fell in love with their modern, geometric, and graphic designs.  But, the prices are a bit steep for me.  So I put on my DIY cap and tried creating my own inspired wall art using thrifted items.  Here's how the project out  Pretty cool, right? 

Anthropologie Inspired Painted Wall Art


Anthropologie Inspired Place Mat Art- A fun DIY craft for crafters who love African woven basket wall art

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Monday, November 26, 2018

How To Cut Pokemon Snowflakes

Hello, friends! Do you love Pokemon crafts?  Do you enjoy cutting paper snowflakes?  (Wow.  You too?  I'm so glad to meet you!) 

Every winter our family enjoys cutting paper snowflakes together.  And every year I try to come up with new cute character themed snowflakes (like these Lego Men Snowflakes and these Snowman Snowflakes.)  This year I designed these fun Pokemon Snowflakes since the rest of my family has gone Pokemon crazy.  Tada!

How To Cut Pokeball and Pikachu Snowflakes


How to Cut Pokeball and PIkachu Snowflakes- Such a fun winter Pokemon paper Craft for kids


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Friday, November 23, 2018

Handprint Christmas Peace Dove Art

It's time to start making Christmas crafts! Yesterday we put up the tree and it was so, so sweet to see my preschooler oohing and ahhing over the lights.  Today I tried to keep the Christmas-y momentum going with this super easy paper plate dove craft.  Inspired by Imagination Tree's sweet dove handprint keepsake, we made our own version using paper plates instead of salt dough.  (Anna's craft is really, really lovely, so definitely check out the post for another fun idea.)

Let's Make Christmas Peace Doves!


How to Make Easy Handprint Christmas Dove Art using Paper plates- such a sweet Christmas craft for kids


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