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

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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Monday, May 7, 2018

Easy Sharpie Tile Art

Did you know that you can use Sharpie markers to decorate tiles?

Easy Sharpie Tile Art with kids


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Monday, April 30, 2018

How to Make Mermaid Paper Chains

Looking for a super cute mermaid craft to make with the kids?  Summer is right around the corner and I've been thinking about new, fun takes on classic kids crafts.  One of the most beloved art and craft ideas is a paper doll chain.  We've made several neat paper chain cutouts over the years.  Today I'm giving paper chains a magical underwater spin.  Tada!  If you like cutting out paper dolls, you'll love these super cute mermaid paper chains!

Let's Make Mermaid Paper Chains!

how to cut mermaid paper chains with kids

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Paper Cup Flower Heads

Well, the title pretty much says it all!  These paper cup flower heads would make such a great Spring Craft or Mother's Day CraftAll you need to make them are plain paper cups, a bunch of lovely flowers, and some markers!

Paper Cup Flower Heads


paper cup flower head kids craft- great craft for Spring or Mother's Day

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

My 3 Cardboard Craft Books are finally here!

Ok.  The title says it all. So please buy my 3 awesome cardboard and duct tape craft books.  End of Post.

Just kidding! (Apparently I'm much too wordy for a 1 line post.)

So grab a coffee or tea and let's chat.

Last June I shared that a publishing company contacted me about writing a series of cardboard craft books. (If you missed that post, or you just want to see a photo of our cardboard-filled garage, click here.)

Well, it's been almost a year since that post and tada.... the books are here!

Don't they look good enough to eat? Num num num num num.

3 Cardboard Kids Craft Books- Such a great series of cardboard and duct tape craft books


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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Cute and Easy Paper Bunny Puppets

Easter's coming up in a couple of days and I realized that I never shared any Easter Crafts this year.  So here's a quick craft that you can whip up with the kiddos this holiday.  These adorable bunny puppets are easy to make, fun to decorate, and even more fun to play with!

Let's Make Some Paper Bunny Puppets!


How to make cute and easy paper bunny puppets for a unique kids Easter craft



Monday, March 19, 2018

Smiley Sun Popsicle Stick Weaving

Sometimes it feels like we go in craft cycles.  Before, my son and I were really, really into origami projects. Now I'm starting to dream about doing more weaving projects.  There's something really beautiful and relaxing about the process of weaving.  There's a lovely pattern of movement and you always seems to get beautiful results. 

So, in celebration of the sunny and warm weather, I recently made this really cute smiley sun popsicle stick weaving.   If you enjoy weaving God's Eyes, you'll really enjoy this craft too!

Smiley Sun Popsicle Stick Weaving Craft


smiley sun popsicle stick weaving- great Summer kids craft!



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Friday, March 16, 2018

Super Cute Origami Unicorns

Over the years I've shared a TON of rainbow-inspired kids craftsBut lately it seems like unicorns are all the rage.  (My littlest guy adores them and a couple of friends have already held magical unicorn-rainbow-themed birthday parties. ) 

So I'm jumping upon the back of the beautiful unicorn bandwagon!  (Neigh! Neigh!)  Here's my take on an easy unicorn craft.... here's a simply adorable origami unicorn that you can make with all your unicorn-loving kids too!

Let's Make Some Easy + Uber-Cute Origami Unicorns! 



How to Fold Super Cute Origami Unicorns- Easy and fun magical origami for kids!


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Monday, February 26, 2018

Origami Friendship Math Quilt Craft

Brr, it's cold outside!  Lately I've been enamored with quilt designs and origami crafts Their bold colors and gorgeous geometric patterns really make me swoon!  Today's post combines my love for both crafts.  These origami paper quilts are really quite beautiful to look at.  Folding them can be a bit of challenge, because there are so many units to fold.  But, make them with some friends and you're sure to have some indoor fun during these cold winter nights.

Origami Friendship Quilts


How to make origami paper quilts- such a fun kids' math art and craft idea to do with friends

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Awesome Chinese New Year Dragon Kite Puppet

Happy belated Chinese New Year!  This past week I visited my son's classroom and did some Chinese New Year themed crafts with his friends.  I'd love to claim today's craft as my own because it's so awesome.  But, I can't take any credit.  My son actually made it in his class.  (The teacher found the idea in  The MailBox and graciously allowed me to share it here.)  Isn't it super neat?

Awesome New Year's Dragon Kite Puppets!



Chinese New Year Dragon Kite Puppet


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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mosaic Love Art Activity

Today I'm sharing a simple and beautiful Valentine's Day Craft 

Mosaic Love Art Activity


Mosaic "Love" Art Activity- Create beautiful Paper mosaics this Valentine's Day with the kids!



Monday, January 29, 2018

Chinese New Year Folded Lantern Kids Craft

Chinese New Year is coming up!  Today we're adding to the blog's growing list of Chinese New Year Crafts with this super easy, modern, and colorful folded paper lantern craft!

Chinese New Year Accordion Folded Lanterns

Chinese New Year Accordion Folded Lantern- Such an easy and fun kids art and craft idea!

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Super Cute Hedgehog String Art

Am I late to the hedgehog trend?  Lately I've been looking at a lot of hedgehog crafts.   A couple of years back I made this giant cardboard hedgehog ring toss.  (Didn't see it?  Definitely check it out because it was adorable!)  Today I'm sharing these tinier hedgehog crafts- String Art Hedgehogs!

Teeny Tiny Hedgehog String Art

Super Cute Hedgehog String Art for kids! (Template included)

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Charming Cardboard and Felt Bird Ornaments (Template Included)

I am IN LOVE with today's cardboard and felt bird ornaments.  This Christmas craft reminds me of something you would find in Anthropologie.  The birds are super sweet and folksy.  And they're made of recycled cardboard and scraps of yarn and felt.  So they're super easy on the wallet and good for the environment too!  Getting excited? Let's get crafting!

Charming Bird Ornaments


Cardboard and felt bird ornaments- great Christmas kids craft


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Monday, November 6, 2017

Twirly Whirly Paper Snowflake Mobile (And our favorite snow books)

Is it a good time to make snowflake crafts with the kids?  The answer to that question is always, "YES!"  Snowflake crafts in summer, snowflake crafts in spring, snowflake crafts all time of the year is my personal crafting mantra.

Well, now that we've removed all the Halloween decorations (sob, sob) my son and I are starting to decorate our home for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  While I've yet to find a good kids' Turkey craft that I like, I can always count on snowflakes to tide us creatively over while I keep looking. 

twirly whirly paper snowflake mobile- such a fun kids winter snow craft!

Today's twirly whirly paper snowflake mobile is just such an easy and fun craft.  We made ours ona whim one night together before bed.  Don't you just adore it?  You get to make snowflakes AND watch them "fall" from a cute cloud.

(Hmm, I bet you could easily incorporate some STEAM lessons with this art activity as well!)

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Easy Script Name Skeletons

Some days you just need an easy and fun activity to bond with the kiddos.  Our household always feels hectic at this time of the year. (Ok, who am I kidding?  It feels hectic year round... Oy!)  So I came up with this fun Halloween activity to create and connect with my eldest son.   Lately he's been learning to write script letters, so he loved making his own Script Name Skeleton with me.

Handwriting Skeletons



Easy Script Name Skeletons- Fun way to practice handwriting, do art, and learn science too! Super easy to set up and fun to see all the different results!



Thursday, October 5, 2017

Easy Owl Origami

Whoo loves owls?  We do!  We recently fell in love with these birds at our local natural history museum.  They are beautiful!   With fall in the air and owls on my mind, here's a fun (and easy!) origami project for you- ORIGAMI OWLS! 

how to fold easy owl origami- great fall kids craft!

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

How to make Giant Gorgeous Jellyfish

Giant Jellyfish Decorations?  What?  Yup.  Hi friends! Today's craft is a departure from my normal kids crafts.  But I just had to share this gorgeous jellyfish craft here.  Our church recently redecorated its nursery room.  The new theme is under the sea and one of my very talented friends came up with this super easy (and cheap!) jellyfish design.  We made about a dozen of them to hang up in the room and they look absolutely ethereal and gorgeous.   So I thought I'd share what we did here in case any of you want to make your own giant floaty sea creatures too.


how to make giant gorgeous jellyfish from dollar store materials

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