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

Monday, August 7, 2017

Happy Woven Paper Turtles

Does anyone else enjoy weaving with kids?  One of my most popular posts to date has been these adorable popsicle stick woven turtles.  And I totally get why... they're super cute, easy to make, and teach kids a neat skill- yarn weaving!

Well, once again we've been bitten by the weaving bug.  This time we took a different approach and made some woven paper turtles!  Like their yarn counterparts, these are also super cute and kid-approved.  (My 5-year-old loved making one alongside me!)

super cute and colorful woven paper turtle kid art and craft project!

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Cute and Cuddly 3D Perler Bead Sheep

It all started last week with this 3D Perler Bead Pokemon and Squirtle.  Well, you know me and of course we couldn't stop there.  Today I have another super adorable 3D perler bead craft for you.  We're making these adorable perler bead sheep!  Baaa!

How to Make 3D Perler Bead Sheep

3d perler bead sheep craft- how to for kids

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Totally Awesome 3D Perler Bead Pikachu and Squirtle (Free Patterns)

If you are OBSESSED with Pokemon then you gotta check out today's awesome Pokemon Craft.  Yup.  We made a 3D perler bead Pikachu AND Squirtle.    They're like little adorable puzzle cubes of fun. Swoon, craft-loving friends, swoon!

3D Perler Bead Pokemon Creations!

how to make 3d perler bead pokemon- pikachu and squirtle (free patterns)

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Watercolor Painted Paper Lanterns (with Jellyfish too!)

I am a sucker for kids watercolor art and crafts.  They're colorful, easy to set up, easy to clean up, and give us such bright and happy results.  (Plus, who doesn't love watching colors blend with one another?  It's pure magic.)  Today I'm pulling out another watercolor craft that will look just beautiful decorating your home this summer.  Tada!  We're painting some paper lanterns!

painted watercolor paper lanterns craft (cute fish, pom pom, earth, and jellyfish kids craft!)

Sunday, June 18, 2017

10 Super Cute and Fun Clothespin Crafts

What do you think about clothespins?  Are they good craft materials or not?  I wasn't a big fan of them for a long while because I just couldn't think of what to do with them.  But after peeking around online I saw some pretty cute and fun clothespin crafts.  If you're like me and you have a ton of wooden clothespins lying around (from when you needed just needed a couple but they only sold packs of like 100 at the store) then hopefully this list of 10 cute and fun clothespin crafts will offer you some creative and crafty inspiration too!

10 adorable, super cute and fun clothespin crafts for kids

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Long time, no see!

Hello there blogging friends!

I know, I know, it's been awhile.  I just wanted to apologize for my 2 month long absence from this blog.   I really didn't think anyone would notice... but then I received a super sweet comment from a reader asking about my whereabouts...  and I figured I owed y'all an explanation.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here's a picture for you:
(This is what my garage wall currently looks like)

Yup.  It's cardboard central over here.

No, we're not building the great wall of cardboard.  And nope, we're not moving.  But yes, this does have to do with my absence.

I haven't been posting regularly because I've been writing a craft book.  *Gasp*  I know.  It's really strange sharing this because I'm not quite done, but I figured it was time.

I've collaborated on several awesome craft and STEAM books over the years.  This past year I  dreamt about authoring my own book.  But I wasn't sure how to go about it.

Two months ago a book publishing company contacted me to write a cardboard and duct tape craft book for them.

What?  Could this be?  I LOVE cardboard and this was such a wonderful surprise.  So I jumped headfirst into the opportunity.

I'm so excited to share the final project with you!  And I think you're going to really love all the neat projects inside.  But, I also gotta be honest and say that writing a book is both exhilarating and exhausting.  There are just two more weeks before the final deadline and with watching the kids, attending end-of-the-year activities, and staying on top of other commitments...  well gosh...I'm just pooped out.

So, dear reader, I'm sorry that I haven't shared any crafts in awhile.   But, I shall return once the last page of the manuscript is done.  Thank you for joining with me and supporting me on this crafty adventure.

I hope you are all doing well and having a great end of the year!

- Leslie

Friday, March 24, 2017

20+ Cutest and Super Fun Popsicle Stick Crafts

We love popsicle stick crafts! (Or do you call them craft stick crafts?)  Whatever you call these wooden sticks, I think we can all agree that they offer endless opportunities to create.  Stuck in a rut about what to do with them?  Well, here is a list of over 20 easy, cute, and fun popsicle crafts!

20+ cute and fun kids popsicle crafts

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Popsicle Stick Boxes for Easter and St. Patrick's Day

Last week I received a box of goodies from Oriental Trading company.  And you know what craft items excited me the most?  The popsicle sticks.  I love popsicle stick crafts.   Some of my favorite crafting memories were making popsicle stick boxes in summer camp.  Today I'm sharing popsicle stick boxes that we made for Easter, St. Patrick's Day.... and Pokemon Day! (Ok, I made the last  holiday up. We're just seriously crazy about Pokemon right now.)

popsicle stick box crafts for Easter, St. Patrick's Day, and Pokemon Day (Just kidding!)

Friday, March 3, 2017

Colorful, Rainbow Train Tracks (inspired by Old Tracks, New Tricks)

Today we're sharing another super easy rainbow craft.  Why?  Because I love rainbows.  And, because I love breathing new life into our old toys.

Paint Colorful Rainbow Train Tracks (inspired by Old Tracks, New Tricks)

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Snowflake Doily Crown

Over here in California we've been getting a lot of rain.  And even though I enjoy the colder weather, the east coaster in me misses seeing snowflakes.  Today's Winter craft brings a bit of cold weather fun with these adorable snowflake doily crowns.

make snowflake doily crowns- cute winter craft for kids

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

15+ Happy Rainbow Crafts

Raise your hands if you love rainbows! I'm a big fan of all colorful crafts.  Awhile back, I shared my favorite 20+ rainbow crafts from this blog.  Today I'm sharing my favorite rainbow crafts from other bloggers.  So take a look at the links below.  You're bound to find something you like!

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Shower You With Love Valentine's Decoration

You know I luuurve me some paper plate crafts.

Today I'm over at Red Ted Art sharing how to make these adorable "Shower You with Love" Valentine's decorations. 

(Oh, the cuteness!)

Fun Valentine's Day "Shower you with Love" Craft for kids

Happy making, friends!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

DIY Rainbow Notebook (And Review of a book!)

It's been raining cats and dogs over here.  So I felt like we needed a rainbow craft to cheer us up!  Here's a quick and easy rainbow notebook to bring fun and color to this drab winter season.

How to make a rainbow notebook with kids
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Monday, January 9, 2017

DIY Wooden Block Dolls

We've had a box of wooden blocks gathering dust in our closet for a couple of weeks now.  Recently I tried breathing life into them with this fun craft.  We made our own Wooden block dolls!  Armed with stickers and Sharpies, we transformed plain jane blocks into cute characters.  Aren't they adorable?  I love how they're full of personality and charm.

DIY Wooden Block Dolls- Kids transform old blocks into cute characters with this fun art activity!
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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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Monday, December 26, 2016

Super Easy Origami Totoro

Kids at home?  Looking for fun craft projects to make with them?  How about a fun origami craft?  We've done a lot of fun Totoro Projects over the years (like these 3 Totoro crafts and this cute Totoro Corner Bookmark.)  Today I'm adding to the Totoro collection with this super simple origami Totoro that I made with my 5 year old.  (Isn't he adorable?)

how to make origami totoro- super easy and fun kids craft
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Monday, December 12, 2016

Easy, Colorful Pom-Pom Garland

If I had to choose one Christmas Craft to choose as my favorite this year.... this DIY Christmas Pom-Pom Garland is probably it.  Seriously, folks.  It's got all my favorite crafting elements.  It's super easy to make.  The materials are really affordable.  And it's hyper colorful.  I'm mean seriously.... is this not the cutest garland ever?

how to make a pom-pom garland- the absolute easiest craft with adorable results!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Lego Snow Jars for Kids (and 6 more Lego inspired projects!)

I'm all about cheap and cheerful crafts... and my son is all about Lego.  (I realized we were officially a Lego household when I woke up with a minifigure in my bed the other day.  Oy vey!) Inspired by the adorable miniature holiday displays and snowglobes in the stores, my son and I tried crafting our very own.  But instead of using animals or cute townspeople, we put a Lego twist on these winter snowglobes.  Tada! Here's a SUPER EASY winter snow scene craft.

Lego Winter Snow Scene Jar Craft- Simple and easy kids craft for the holidays
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Origami Paper Wreath Christmas Ornaments

This past weekend I remembered one more reason I love this time of the year.  Holiday Craft Fairs! We visited two in one day and my craft-loving heart went pitter pat.  I love seeing handmade items- especially ornaments!  So today I'm mixing my love of origami crafts and Christmas Crafts with these fun, origami paper Christmas ornaments!

how to make modern, colorful origami ornaments for Christmas with the kids- easy gum wrapper chain design

Monday, November 21, 2016

Cardboard Puzzle Collaborative Art Challenge

Looking for a fun collaborative art challenge to do with the kids?  Try making your own surprise puzzle!

how to do a fun cardboard face collaborative art project with the whole family- fun kid-friendly craft
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