Showing posts with label New Year. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Year. Show all posts

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Origami Mushroom Wreath

Happy New Year!  Random question- have you seen any mushrooms hanging around?  Nope?  Did you know that some cultures consider mushrooms to be lucky?  Yup.  I read that some people will hang up mushrooms to bring luck and fortune in the New Year.  (Who knew?)

So,  in hopes of bringing a bit of luck to our family (and yours) here's a fun origami craft to ring in 2017.

(We're making an origami mushroom wreath!)

how to fold an origami mushroom wreath for new years- easy origami project for kids

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Free Printable New Year's Crown

Last year one of my most popular posts around this time of year were printable New Year's Crowns.  They were super cute, but had "2016" printed on them.  So I made some new ones that you can print out, fill in whatever year you want, and color.  Cool, right?

free printable new year's crown- print, color,and fill it in these crowns for a fun kids craft


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Plastic Spoon New Year Crowns

What?  New Year's craft already?  Sorry to pull you out of your cozy Christmas hidey-hole... but if you're looking for a New Year's craft then I've got you covered.  New Year's crowns are really easy for kids of all ages to make!  Grab some pipe cleaners and whip up these sparkly pipe cleaner crowns.  Or, you can make these easy paper number New Year's Crowns.  Today I'm sharing something a bit more unexpected.... have you ever seen a crown made from plastic spoons?


how to make plastic spoon new year crowns- super fun and easy kids craft
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Monday, December 28, 2015

Free Printable New Year's Crown

If you're looking for the EASIEST New Years Craft ever, then today's post is for you.  Why not make your very own New Years Crowns with the kiddos?  I've got two great ideas for you- one that's a little more artsy and one that's a print out and color in (for free!)

Make (or Print out)  New Year's Crowns


Easy New Years Art Project and Craft- Make 2016 Crowns! (Printable included)

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Easy Snowflake Craft For New Years

2016 is coming up!  If you're looking for a fun New Years Craft to do with the kids, check out this New Years Snowflake!

2016 New Years Snowflake Craft

Yup.  We've made cut star snowflakesgiant painted snowflakessnowman snowflakes, and lego snowflakes.  Now let's throw a 2016 inspired one in the mix as well!


You can get my patterns to cut out these two New Years snowflakes on DIY Candy!

And if you're looking for other cute New Years Crafts to do with the kids, check out the links below!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Year's Party Horn Photo Props!

Oof.  I just realized that I never put up a happy New Year post on the blog!  Thank you, dear reader, for stopping by this year.  I hope you always leave entertained, smiling, and itching to  make something with the kids!

Here's a craft that I made to ring in 2015- Party Horn Photo Props! 

New Year's Party Horn Photo Props


New Year's Party Horn Photo Props- Fun and easy DIY to make with the kids



Loud noises?  Funny faces?  These are seriously hilarious and would be super fun to make with the young'uns (and the young at heart!)  

Come on.  Tell me that isn't funny?

New Year Party Horn Photo Props




You can get the full tutorial on DIY Candy!

Happy making, friends!

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Light Painting with a Flashlight

Hubby and I love seeing things glow in the dark. We've taken photos with glow sticks (and then cut them up to see what was inside- muah ha ha), made our Christmas lights look like different shapes, and even made glow-in-the dark chalk.

This past Christmas our uncle gave us his old tripod (Thanks Tito Ric!), so hubby wanted to try light painting.  We basically just waved around a flashlight in the air to make lovely "drawings" in the dark.

How to do light painting with kids- Easy and unique way to make art at night!



Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Pipe Cleaner Crown and Headband

Are you ready for the new year?

I can't believe that 2014 is right around the corner.  I feel like December just flew by and whoa, now I've gotta make time to reflect on what happened and look forward to life's wonderful new possibilities. 

Like last year, hubby, Chuck, and I will be showing our party animal selves.  Oh yes.  We're celebrating the new year in the middle of Times Square  at home.  When the clock strikes midnight Chuck will be sleeping and hubby and I will be sitting in front of the tv, watching the ball drop (and fighting off sleep... )

To help get us into the celebratory mood, I whipped up this sparkly pipe cleaner crown and headband.  (Because nothing says "Celebrate!" like something sparkly and gold, am I right?)

Keep on reading to see how I made these guys:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Make a rattle-drum

Chinese New Year is quickly approaching.  To help get us in the mood, I made this rattle-drum for Baby Chuck using directions I found in a book of crafts. Do you like the black and white?  I chose those two colors to give it a modern look.

DIY Musical Instrument:  Cardboard Rattle-drum


make a cardboard rattle drum musical toy for kids

Wanna make your own?  Here's how I did it.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hello 2013

"Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book.  Write a good one."  ~ Brad Paisley

Happy New Year!  
Here's how we celebrated the beginning of 2013:

Baby Chuck tried to open our sparkling apple cider
We were pleasantly surprised by the fireworks outside



Thursday, December 27, 2012

Crapty DIY 2013 New Year's Glasses

Every year I keep meaning to get a pair of 20-whatever glasses, but I always forget.  This year, I combined my desire for glasses and crapting by making two pairs of 2013 glasses.  Hubby and I'll be wearing these as we ring in the new year.  (I tried making a tiny pair for Baby Chuck, but he ripped up my initial models.  Maybe next year?)


If you'd like to make your own pair of glasses, you can use the printable below.  I think this would be a fun activity for a party or crafty kids.  I cut the pieces out, traced them onto cereal boxes, cut the shapes out, decorated them, and then taped the pieces together.

2013 printable New Year's glasses pattern
And because Baby Chuck went to sleep early tonight, hubby and I had a bit of fun shooting some photos with the glasses.





Let me know if you try making these for yourself. :) I'd love to see photos.
Happy New Year!  See you in 2013.

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