Showing posts with label animals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label animals. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Yarn Pinecone Owl Craft (And 8 Awesome Owl Books!)

Are you fully embracing fall and all types of Fall Crafts? It doesn't get very cold over here in California, but chilly mornings and nights do make it feel more fall-ish. A couple of weeks ago I saw these super cute yarn pinecone owls over on  Squiggle Dot and Squeeze's IG feed and was inspired.

So today I'm sharing our adorable pinecone owls. They're sweet and wooly and the perfect cozy craft for fall!  You also probably have all the materials needed right at home. (And in case you're looking for some fun owl books, I've also included a list of our favorite owl books down below too!)

How to Make Cozy Pinecone Owls with kids


How to Make Fun Felt and Yarn Pinecone Owls for fall AND a great Owl booklist for kids too!

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Origami Fox Finger Puppets (And 9 Fun Fox books!)

Are foxes the unofficial animals for fall? I'm not sure, but I feel like I see foxes and owls EVERYWHERE. I'm jumping on the trend (late, as usual) with today's fox-themed finger puppets. It's an easy and cute origami project that the kids can play with once they're done crafting. (And keep reading to the end to get a list of our favorite fox-themed books too!)

How to Fold Origami Fox Finger Puppets


How to Fold Origami Fox Finger Puppets with Kids AND an awesome fall fox-themed book list

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Fall Forest Paper Chains

So... apparently, I have a paper chain obsession. I know, I know. I just posted these sweet Halloween paper chains earlier...but I had to share this adorable bear and fox version too. They're SOOOO cute and such a perfect fall craft to do with the kiddos.

So if you're looking for an adorable and easy fall craft, THIS IS IT.

Let's make some...

Fall Forrest Paper Chains!

fun fall bear and fox paper chains- such an adorable paper craft to do with the kids to decorate your home or classroom



Tuesday, September 3, 2019

10 Easy Chapter Books about Friendship

Have you ever read the Frog and Toad series?  Our family loves reading about the sweet relationship and adventures shared between those two friends. Inspired by our love for Frog an Toad, I've created this new booklist showcasing other easy reads that also share stories about the silly and sweet relationship between friends. Hopefully, you'll find some new favorite books here as well!

Books for Kids who Love Frog and Toad

List of Easy Chapter books similar to Frog and Toad (books about friendship)

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

50+ Super Cute and Easy Origami and Kirigami Projects for Kids

Looking for origami projects that are unique, cute, and easy-to-fold? Or, do you feel the need to grab a pair of scissors and cut some beautiful kirigami designs?  If you're on the hunt for kid-friendly paper folding projects for spring, summer, fall, and winter, then I've got the ultimate post for you. Here's a growing list of over 50 super cute origami and kirigami ideas for kids!

30+ Easy and Kid-Friendly Origami and Kirigami Projects


50+ cute and Easy Origami and Kirigami Projects for Kids for all seasons!

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Monday, August 12, 2019

DIY Embroidery Floss Bunny Storage Organizers

Do you craft with embroidery floss? Ever wonder how to store all those skeins of thread that you purchase? Don't want to spend money on purchasing bobbins? Well, I've got the perfect recycled craft for you!  We love using embroidery floss for sewing and bracelet making. To keep our thread nice and neat I wrap them around these adorable cardboard bunnies.  They're my cutesy DIY solution to embroidery thread storage!

Super Adorable DIY Bunny Embroidery Floss Organizers


how to make DIY Embroidery floss storage out of cardboard! These cute bunnies are sure to organize all that thread!

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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


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Jolly Reindeer Snowflakes

We're still on the snowflake craft kick!  Today I'm sharing these super sweet Rudolph inspired reindeer snowflakes!

How To Cut Holly Jolly Reindeer Snowflakes

how to cut reindeer snowflakes- fun winter paper craft for kids


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Friday, December 14, 2018

Super Sweet Pusheen the Cat Snowflakes

Have you heard of Pusheen the Cat?  I recently found out about this super cute feline sensation and fell in love with her squishy, huggable body.  So, today we're adding to our ever-expanding list of snowflake crafts with this uber adorable Pusheen snowflake craft!

How To Cut Adorable Pusheen Snowflakes

(Oh! The cuteness!)


how to cut super adorable pusheen snowflakes

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Uber Cute Narwhal Paper Snowflakes

The obsession with all things cute and snowflake-related continue!  Today our paper snowflakes are taking an under-the-sea vibe with these funny narwhal inspired snowflakes!

How To Cut Uber Cute Narwhal Snowflakes

(2 designs included!)

How To Cut Narwhal Paper Snowflakes- Super cute snowflake design for kids!

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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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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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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Woven Paper Cats in Sweaters

If you think cats are adorable, this craft is purrrrfect for you!  These cute paper kitties are wearing uber sweet woven vests.  Why?  Why not!  So if you're looking for an easy and sweet paper craft, this one is the cat's meow! (Too many puns.  Ok.  Last one.  I purrr-omise.)

Woven Paper Kitty Craft!


Woven Paper Cats in Sweaters- A Puuurfectly cute kids craft!




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Friday, August 31, 2018

Easy Stuffed Owl Craft for Kids

I'm not sure why, but when I think of fall crafts for kids, I think of owls.  My littlest guy has just entered that sweet age where he seems to enjoy drawing, cutting, and gluing.  It's fun for me because now we can start our own crafting journey together.  Our first craft of the school year was this adorable stuffed owl.  My little guy really loved making it and proudly proclaimed "I love it.  It is so cute" when he finished.

Let's Make Easy Stuffed Owls with Kids


Easy Fall Craft- Stuffed Recycled Owl for preschoolers and Kids

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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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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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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Giant, Pretty, Painted Origami Butterflies

Are there butterflies fluttering around your neighborhood?  We are currently enjoying Spring and all the colorful flowers and insects outside.  Today's post shares a quick spring craft for all you butterfly and origami enthusiasts.   We're making these lovely painted origami butterflies!

Giant Origami Painted Butterflies


How to make GIANT, pretty, painted origami butterflies with the kids for spring


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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



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