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

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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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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