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



Easy Halloween Witch and Pumpkin Paper Chains

It's fall and you know what that means.... copious amounts of adorable Halloween crafts!! Halloween is MY FAVORITE holiday of the year! :) I love the costumes! The candy! The pumpkin carving! The magic! It's THE BEST.

To get fully into the Halloween spirit, I'm starting off with these super cute and easy to make witch and pumpkin paper chains! They're perfect to make at home with the kids, or with a larger group of kids too! Each child can decorate their very own pumpkin and witch to create a lovely paper chain.

Kid-friendly Halloween Paper Chains

how to make easy paper witch and pumpkin chains with kids for DIY Halloween decor


Today's craft was inspired by this adorable Halloween paper chain that I saw on Easy Peasy Fun. It had a black cat, monster, and pumpkin all in one paper chain. Super cute and I fell in love. Definitely check Andreja's site out because she has A ZILLION cute + easy crafts for kids!


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

How to do Easy DIY Hair Wraps with Kids

Looking for a fun way to keep the summer vibes going? Have you ever tried hair wrapping? It's a colorful and temporary way to add some pizazz to your hair. Hair wraps are basically like friendship bracelets... for your hair. The wrapping process is so easy and fun that older kids can even do it too. So grab your stash of embroidery floss and let's DIY some hair wraps! Directions below.

How to do DIY Hair Wraps with kids

how to do easy DIY hair wraps with kids  (such a fun playdate or party idea)

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Halloween Changing Paper Cup Faces

It's September! Which means it's time for the start of school, fall crafts... and Halloween crafts! Today's paper cup craft is such a fun one because you can change the faces of a witch, pumpkin, and ghost.... all with the turn of a cup!

(Not-so) Spooky Paper Emotions Cups

Super Cute Halloween Changing Paper Cup Faces- Such a fun craft for kids showcasing the full range of emotions

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Easy DIY Clay Heart Mobile Craft

I love decorating my house with handmade items. Awhile back both my boys were really, really into Sculpey Clay (aff link).  In case you've never used this type of clay before, it's AMAZING! Once the clay is softened, you can basically manipulate it like playdough and then bake it in the oven to set it.  That's it! Super, super easy.

We've shared a ton of Sculpey Clay crafts on the blog over the years and today's heart mobile is one of my favorites! Kids can easily mix colors up to make cool, marble-like effects and then help out with cutting out hearts and stringing the whole mobile up too!

Let's Make an Easy DIY Clay Heart Mobile


How to Make a super easy DIY Clay Heart mobile using Sculpey Clay- fun kids craft

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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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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Balancing + Rocking Origami Tutorial

Did you enjoy playing with those balancing bird toys (aff link) as a kid? Well, if you did, today's origami project will be highly satisfying. We're balancing a piece of paper on our hands... using the power of origami! Fold and then place your creation on your finger. It will balance, rock back and forth, and even turn... without falling!

How to Fold Balancing, Rocking, and Turning Origami!


easy instructions showing how to fold balancing origami for kids

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Easy Origami Emoji Face Changers

Ever look at an origami project and think... gosh, that's cool but way too difficult to fold? Well, today's origami project bucks that trend. It's unique AND easy to fold.  These origami face changers show emoji faces flipping expressions from fold to fold! (Neat, right?)  The kids are sure to have fun folding, drawing, and changing their faces around!

How to Fold Easy Origami Face Changers


how to make super easy origami face changers- great craft for kids - one flip and you change faces from one emoji to the next

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Grow Borax Crystals... on Nature!

Do people still celebrate Christmas in July? We don't, but today's crystal craft adds a bit of a frosty, winter element to our crafts.  (Come to think of it, this would also make a great craft for kids who love Anna, Elsa, or Olaf from the Frozen movie.) We're using Borax to grow crystals on natural items like seed pods, sticks, shells, and leaves. The process is super simple and the results are super sparkly.  You'll only need a couple of items and a bit of patience to do this easy and fun STEM activity.

How to Make Sparkly Cyrstal Leaves, Shells, and Twigs!


how to grow borax crystals on leaves, seeds, shells, and wood- what a great science idea for kids!

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Quick Borax Crystal Pipe Cleaner Sculptures

Ever try your hand at growing crystals... on pipe cleaners? Here's a super easy to grow your own crystals overnight. All you need are Borax, pipe cleaners, and some hot water to create your own sparkly sculptures!

Quick Crystal Sculptures

how to make borax crystals grow on pipe cleaners to create art sculptures

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

How to Make Corn Husk Flowers

A couple of weeks ago I took a fun corn husk flower making class at La Calenda, a cute nearby store that sells beautiful, handmaid items from Mexico. I loved the resulting corn husk flowers so much that I promptly dyed my own at home and held a fun crafternoon with some moms and kiddos. The results from both crafting sessions were so lovely that I'm sharing the how-to's behind making these flowers with you today!

How To Make Corn Husk Flowers

(A Super easy and beautiful craft for kids and adults!)


how to make corn husk flowers- super beautiful craft to make with adults and kids!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

"Thank you for helping me to grow" folding surprise cards

It's the end of the school year and if you're like me, you're scrambling to find cute ways to tell your kids' teachers just how much you appreciated them.  (Any fellow room parents out there?  You know what I'm talking about!)

Well, have you ever tried making your own folding surprise card?  This flower card is one crafty way to thank teachers for helping your kids to grow!

"Thanks for helping me to grow" Folding Surprise Cards



Surprise Growing Card Craft- Perfect for appreciating teachers at the end of the year



Tuesday, May 14, 2019

DIY Cute Tiny Felt Succulents

Aren't these tiny felt succulents adorable?  I went to a class a while back learning how to make these.  My sons thought they were so cute and my eldest wanted to make some too.  So today I'm sharing how to make these cute faux felt plants! They're perfect to use for pretend play or as cute decor around the house.

Super Sweet Felt Succulents


how to make tiny felt succulents with kids- super cute craft that also makes a great DIY gift

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Monday, May 6, 2019

No-Sew Felt Drawstring Pouches

Looking for an easy, summer camp craft?  Or, do you have a child who loves collecting little toys or coins?  Or, are you looking for a sweet way to hold teeth for the Tooth Fairy?   Or, are you looking for a crafty way to teach about math and circles?

Well, today's super easy felt craft is the perfect craft for you.  We're making super easy, no-sew felt drawstring bags!

No-Sew Kid Made Pouches!

No sew felt drawstring bag- such a fun kids craft for holding small collections, coins, or even tooth fairy teeth!

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Friday, April 12, 2019

3D Optical illusion Peeps for Easter

Today I'm sharing a super quick Easter activity that's perfect for kids.  Love Peeps?  Love doodling?  Ever try doodling a 3D optical illusion Peep?

3D Optical Illusion Peeps

3D optical illusion peeps for Easter

Is it just me? Or does this peep look like it's popping out?


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