Showing posts with label craft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label craft. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

How to Make a Sculpey Clay Fairy Door

Do your kids love fairy crafts? My preschooler loves the idea of tiny magical people. And since we always have Sculpey clay lying around, I made him a very small clay fairy door. Isn't it sweet? It's now sitting at the base of our stairs and I love the idea of opening it to visit another tiny enchanted world!


How to Make a Sculpey Clay Fairy Door

how to make an easy sculpey clay fairy door with kids

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

Adorable Woven Cardboard Llamas

Are you looking for an easy weaving project to try with the kids? Well, look no further! Today's llama weaving craft is such an easy and cute way to introduce the art of weaving to kids. Plus, you won't need any special materials to try it out.

Are you ready? Let's get weaving!

How to Weave and Adorable Llama (with kids!)


How to Weave an Adorable Cardboard Llama- Such a fun and easy way to introduce weaving to kids



Thursday, April 30, 2020

Underwater Ocean Search and Find Preschool Craft and Activity

Does your child love the ocean? One of my preschooler's favorite places is our local sea center. Today I'm sharing a fun ocean themed craft that also doubles as a game!  It was inspired by this amazing FB video by kidzwiz. This activity involves doodling sea creatures and then going on an underwater adventure to find them all!  Ready to go on a crafty sea adventure?

Ocean Search and Find Craft and Activity!

(Perfect for Preschoolers)


Create and Play with this Ocean Search and Find Craft and Activity for Preschoolers


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Easy Fairy Paper Quilling with Kids (Printable included!)

It's Spring! And I felt like I needed a cute fairy craft in my life. So I tried my hand at making these sweet quilled fairies. This was my first time quilling and you know what? It was surprisingly easy to roll up paper strips into shapes. Who knew? If you're interested in trying out new paper crafts and you have an elementary-aged kid who looooooves all things fairy, then this is your post!

Spring Quilled Paper Fairies 

(Printable included!)


Make Easy Paper Quilled Fairies with Kids- Fairy Printable included

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Easy and Lovely Paper Strip Birds

Lately, I've been thinking of that Emily Dickinson quote, "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all." 

These past weeks, I've felt moments of sadness, cabin fever, fear, joy, frustration, and also hope. (Oftentimes, all in the same day!) One of the good things about staying home is that the boys and I get a chance to craft and play more. It's nice having more relaxed schedules.  

Inspired by Emily Dickinson and Embossing Bird's gorgeous IG feed, the kids and I took some strips of paper and folded them into a lovely flock of colorful birds. Here's how we made these cute crafts!

How to Make Super Easy Paper Strip Birds

How to make paper strip birds- fun and easy spring folding craft to make with kids


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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Tape Resist Chalk Hearts

Hi friends! I'm currently writing to you from... my home! We've only been socially isolating for about a week and I've been scrambling to find easy and fun art and craft ideas for the kids. Well, I saw all these lovely tape resist driveway art projects on IG, I had to try it out with my boys too. The results were so pretty and the process was so therapeutic.

Tape Resist Chalk Hearts

tape resist chalk hearts- easy art project to do with kids outside



Thursday, March 19, 2020

How to Make Clapper Trapper Toys

Hi friends! How are you doing? I have a small cold, my husband is working from home, and the boys are *thankfully* still happy to be home. If you're like me and looking for easy and affordable ways to encourage creativity and fun, then you're going to love today's post.

We're making cardboard clapper trappers! These nifty homemade toys transform potential energy into kinetic energy and by making loud snapping sounds when released.

How to Make Clapper Trapper Toys



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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

How to Make An Adorable Paperback Book Hedgehog

I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that this is probably the cutest animal book craft you'll see today. If you like hedgehogs and you don't mind tearing apart a book or two... this craft is for you! Read on to see how I made this adorable paperback book hedgehog!

Easy Paperback Book Hedgehog Craft


Easy Book Folding Art Craft- How to Make An Adorable Hedgehog out of paper books, a fun DIY book animal craft



Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Rain, Flower, and Tree Paper Pull Crafts for Spring!

Last week I shared this really cute St. Patrick's Day rainbow paper pull craft on the blog. Since everyone seemed to enjoy that craft so much, I made these similarly adorable spring-themed paper pull crafts. So you can pull some animals into a tree, raindrops from a cloud, or animals on and off of flowers. Doodle your own images, or like last time, just print and use my doodles.

Let's make Cloud, Flower, and Tree Paper Pull Crafts with Kids!


How to make adorable spring Paper pull crafts with kids- Cute rain cloud, flower, and tree doodle printables included

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Free Printable Friendship Bracelet Valentines

Ok, this is my final Valentine's Day craft. I promise!

I'm popping in one more time to share these really easy printable friendship bracelet Valentine's Day Cards. Do you have a printer? White paper? A hole puncher? Scissors? Ruler? Embroidery floss? Clipboard?

Well then, you've got all the materials needed to make these really easy homemade Valentine's Day cards!

Free Printable Homemade Friendship Bracelet Valentines


Free Printable Hand Friendship Bracelet Valentines for kids- DIY Holiday



Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Origami Bears and Conversation Hearts

Origami bears? Origami conversation hearts? Honestly, I wasn't sure what to call today's Valentine's craft.  But I had to share this adorable origami project because it's such an easy and cute one that's perfect for elementary-aged kids!

How to Fold Origami Bears and Conversation Hearts


How to Fold Origami Bears and Conversation Hearts for a fun and easy kids Valentine's day craft



Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Gorgeous Painted Paper Lanterns for Chinese New Year

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing what could be my favorite Chinese New Year Craft ever. I know. It sounds like an exaggeration. But have you ever seen homemade paper lanterns that look like these?  Aren't they gorgeous? And guess what? You don't need a template. They're super easy to make. AND they involve some fun origami folding (also easy too, I promise!)

How to Make Painted Paper Lanterns with Kids 


How to Make Gorgeous Painted Paper Lanterns for Chinese New Year - Such an awesome kids craft!

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Easy Lunar New year Rat Paper Cutting Craft

The rat is 2020's Chinese New Year animal. Today I'm sharing a fun paper cutting craft that celebrates the rat. This project is enough that elementary kids can enjoy the art of paper cutting while also celebrating traditional Chinese culture and the New Year. (I also particularly love today's craft because it's cute AND combines my affinity for making Chinese New Year crafts trying out different origami and kirigami crafts, and cutting fun designer snowflakes!)

How to Make A Rat Paper Cutting... with kids!

Directions for how to do a simple Rat Paper Cutting Craft with Kids for Lunar New Year- Such a great way to celebrate 2020 and Chinese culture and art with kids


Thursday, December 19, 2019

Super Simple and Cute Jingle Bell Necklace Craft

Today my preschooler came home with this adorable jingle bell necklace and I had to share it here! Isn't this the cutest kids' Christmas craft? He was so proud of his necklace that he gave it to me to wear. :)

Let's make a Jingle Bell Necklace!


How to make a Christmas Jingle Bell Necklace with preschool kids - such an easy holiday craft and homemade gift

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Beaded Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes... with Messages!

Just stopping in to share these super quick beaded pipe cleaner snowflakes that we made with a bunch of kids this past weekend. I know, I know, there are already a ton of posts out there sharing a nearly identical craft... but ours came out so cute, I had to share them! (Besides, who doesn't enjoy looking through a good homemade ornament post?)

How to Make Beaded Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes 

(with messages)

Beaded Pipe Cleaner Snowflake Craft with messages for kids to make for Christmas



Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Artsy Thanksgiving Banner Craft

Thanksgiving is almost here! Are you looking for an easy, last-minute Thanksgiving Craft that you can do with the kids? I don't know about you, but my life currently feels like it's moving at 100 miles per hour. This year Thanksgiving kind of popped up unexpectantly and I only had time to make this "Thanks" banner with my boys. I love the way this project turned out, so I thought I'd share the process here!

Artsy "Thanks" Banner for Thanksgiving

Make a "Thanks" Banner for a Thanksgiving kids craft



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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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

DIY Clip-In Hair Wraps for Kids

I've been doing a lot of DIY hair wraps. With Halloween coming up, a lot of little girls seem to want their hair wrapped up in Halloween colors. Recently, I've been toying around with the idea of making removable hair wraps. This way, kids could make a whole bunch of clip-in hair wraps and easily swap them out for different holidays or outfits.

Today I'm sharing my solution with you- Tada! These DIY clip-in wraps are simple to make and easy to swap out. Now your kids can change up their wraps whenever they want!

DIY Clip-In Removable Hair Wraps


DIY Clip In Hair Wrap Extensions- fun Craft for kids to make for themselves or other friends

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How to make necklaces and bracelets with kids

Ever try making jewelry with kids?  We've dabbled a bit, but honestly, I've always been kind of overwhelmed by beading. It's one thing to string on some pony beads, but we've never tried adding on clasps or *gasp* crimping anything. The crafty folks at Dragonfly Designs sent me one of their DIY jewelry making kits to review... and let me tell you, the kids and I HAD A BLAST! (And we finally learned how to make real jewelry!)

How to Make Jewelry with Kids!


How to make necklaces and bracelets with kids using Dragonfly Designs DIY Jewelry making kits



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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