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

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Candy Maze (Design your game... from candy!)

Ooh la la! Today I'm going to share a fun, tasty, and creative CANDY CRAFT!   Do you have a stash of candy lying around?  I'm not a big candy addict... but I've been known to chow down on a few chocolates and gummy candies this time of year.  Yurp.   But can you blame me?  Chocolates are delicious and gummy candies are uber fun.  (Who doesn't dig their bright, happy colors?)  Well, if you have a stash of gummy candies lying around, here's a fun (and tasty) kids STEAM activity!    

Let's Design a Candy Maze!

Easy Kids STEAM Activity- Design a tasty Candy maze with kids!  Super fun activity provides opportunities to be creative!
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Friday, February 5, 2016

When I grow up... Fortune Teller Fun with Preschoolers!

Did you ever fold fortune tellers as a kid?  With no set nap times and a new baby, I've been trying to find easy ways to have fun with my older son.  Recently I introduced him to fortune tellers and he totally dug them!  We made them to predict what he would be when he grew up.   He doodled the different jobs that he'd like to do and then we colored and folded the fortune tellers together!

When I Grow Up... Fortune Teller Fun with Preschoolers!   



"When I Grow Up" Activity- Make Fortune tellers with preschoolers- Easy activity with printable too!
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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Paper Blossoms for Chinese New Year

The quest for easy Chinese New Year Crafts continues!  I've been reading up a bit on the holiday to help me explain it to my older son.  Recently I learned that we often see plum blossom flowers decorating homes around this time of year.  Apparently they represent perseverance, courage, and reliability.  (Beautiful, right?)  Well, we don't have any plum blossom flowers around here.... but we do have pink tissue paper and twigs.  So we grabbed our crafting materials and then set to making ourselves some really easy and beautiful flower decorations for the New Year!

Tissue Paper Flower Kids Craft

paper blossoms kids craft for Chinese New Year
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Chinese New Year Paper Bag Lion Masks (And a book list!)

One of the nicest things about having kids is seeing things through their eyes.  I remember loving Chinese New Year as a child.  The lion dance, the dragons, the red envelopes, the yummy food, the time spent with family... those are all the traditions and memories that I'd like to pass onto my sons as well.  Recently we've been knee deep in Chinese New Year Crafts and today's is my son's favorite so far.  We turned paper bags into our very own lion masks to wear and dance around in!

Paper Bag Lion Masks for Chinese New Year!       



Chinese New Year Paper Bag Lion Mask Kids Craft
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Friday, January 22, 2016

Watercolor Painted Paper Fans

I've recently been looking into making more Chinese New Year crafts together as a way to celebrate the upcoming holiday.   With my current infatuation with  watercolor crafts, we recently made these watercolor painted paper fans together.

Watercolor Painted Paper Fans


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Origami Conversation Heart Corner Bookmarks

Origami Crafts + Valentine's Day Crafts are some of my favorite to make!  I love transforming a sheet of paper into something else... and hearts are my favorite shape.

Today's super easy craft combines both of these loves.  Tada!  We're making...

Origami Conversation Heart Bookmarks!


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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tissue Paper Luminary Drawings

How did you celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day?  This is the first year that I’ve talked to my preschooler about this holiday.  We read a bunch of picture books celebrating diversity and service (links below) and talked about what it means to dream and treat all people kindly, no matter what they look like.  Being a craft lover, we also sat down and made these Tissue Paper Luuminary Drawings.  I love the discussion that we had while making them and I love how they beautiful they turned out too!

Martin Luther King Tissue Paper Luminary Drawings 

tissue paper luminary drawings- beautiful art and craft idea for celebrating martin luther king jr day
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Preschool Ninja Crafts and Books

Does your child love ninjas?  My preschooler loves them!  They're sneaky, stealthy, and carry cool weapons.  If you have a ninja-loving kid too, here's a great list of ninja crafts and books that are perfect for preschoolers!  We've got paper plate crafts, finger print crafts, toilet roll crafts, paper bag crafts, puppets, and even an easy costume idea!

Preschool Ninja Crafts and Books


Great list of of ninja crafts and book ideas just perfect for preschoolers!

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

How to Cut Star Snowflakes

Merry Christmas, friends!
 If you're looking for an easy Christmas Craft, here are two designs for cutting your very own star inspired snowflakes with the kiddos!

How to Cut Star Snowflakes!




Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Free Christmas Stained Glass Coloring Sheet Printable

As Christmas approaches, I find myself doing more and more Christmas Crafts.   Are you feeling the same way?  Lately I've been trying to come up with easy, affordable, and creative ways to craft and make art with the kiddos.  This beautiful stained glass craft fits the bill and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for kids of all ages.  You can design your own stained glass, or use my free printable coloring sheet!

Christmas Stained Glass Craft 

(With Free Printable Coloring Sheet)!


Free Stained Glass Coloring Sheet Craft- Print out design, color it in, turn it into stained glass! Great Christmas Craft

GIANT, Gorgeous Painted Snowflakes

I have 3 words for you:  GIANT COLORFUL SNOWFLAKES.  A dream?  Nope!  These gorgeous snowflakes are simple to make and a great way to showcase your child's artwork too!

Giant and Gorgeous Painted Snowflakes


Easy way to make giant painted, colorful snowflakes with kids
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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Make a T-Shirt Ninja Mask! (And our 10 top Ninja Books)

Does your child totally dig ninjas?   Then this post is perfect for you!  We love making easy, homemade costumes and today's is my favorite idea so far.  Here's a super quick way to make a t-shirt ninja mask!  All you need is a t-shirt and a minute.  That's it!  No sewing or gluing required!

Super Quick and Easy T-Shirt Ninja Mask!

How to make a t-shirt ninja mask- free, no-sew, and ready to wear in under 1 minute!
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

How to Cut Snowman Snowflakes (2 ways!)


Ah, winter time.  Hot chocolate.  Cold weather.  Early nights.  Stir crazy kids?  Hrmm.  Just me? Well, whether you find yourself in that situation (or not) here's a fun winter craft that will help lift everyone's spirits!  

Today we're making snowman snowflakes!



2 Ways to Make Snowman Snowflakes!


2 ways to cut snowman snowflakes with kids! Fun winter activity
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

3D Paper Plate Christmas Trees!

If your kid (1) loves Christmas crafts and (2) painting.... then these Paper plate Christmas Trees are the craft for you! They're so easy to make and provide the perfect "canvas" for little kids to express their creativity and holiday spirit!

3D Paper Plate Christmas Trees


Easy 3D Paper Plate Christmas Trees for kids of all ages to paint and decorate!

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Monday, December 7, 2015

3D Paper Tube Christmas Wreath

Do you have a wreath hanging up in your home?  No?  Well hold off on buying one, because you can easily craft one with the kiddos!  Today's Christmas Craft is seriously adorable and SUPER EASY to make.  Really!   And here's an added bonus- you probably have most of the materials at home already!

Paper Tube Christmas Wreath!  


3D Paper Tube Christmas Wreath- easy and unique kids Christmas craft
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Friday, December 4, 2015

Easy Twig String Art Ornaments

Our tree is finally up!  And since I love me some  Christmas crafts, my son and I recently whipped up these lovely (and easy) string art twig ornaments!  

Easy Twig String Art Ornaments



easy twig string art ornaments
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Monday, November 30, 2015

Milk Jug Santa Claus Craft

Got a milk jug lying around?  Well don't throw that baby out!  Instead, use it to make a recycled Christmas Craft!  My preschooler and I recently turned ours into this cute

Milk Jug Santa Claus!


Easy Recycled Craft- Milk Jug Santa Claus!
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Monday, November 23, 2015

Glittery and Gorgeous Fall Leaf Process Art

Today's fall art idea is simple, beautiful, and fun to make!  Tada! We're adding to our growing list of fall crafts with these glittery and gorgeous fall leaves!  


Glittery and Gorgeous Fall Leaf Process Art


Gorgeous Glittery Fall Leaf Process Art
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mini Painted Sponge Christmas Trees

Can you believe that it's already mid November?   Time sure flies by quickly!  Even though it's not yet Thanksgiving, my son's already asked me to put up the Christmas tree and make Christmas Crafts.

Well, we still haven't put up the tree, but we have been crafting more together at night.  Recently, we turned a bunch of old makeup sponges into mini Christmas trees.  I know, they're not as beautiful as the real thing... but for now, they'll do!

Mini Sponge Christmas Trees

Easy Christmas Craft- Painted Sponge Christmas trees
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Easy Washi Tape Thanksgiving Banner

This colorful and beautiful Thanksgiving Banner is easy to make and will look beautiful hanging up this holiday season!  And guess what?  It's made from everyday materials like washi tape, paint chips, straws, and popsicle sticks!

Easy Washi Tape Thanksgiving Banner


Easy Thanksgiving Banner- Made from Washi Tape and Paint Chips!
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