Archive for the ‘Kids DIY’ Category
Monday, March 25th, 2013
Here’s a cute and easy DIY for the kids. I found wooden Easter eggs at the craft store and let the kids paint them. We kept it super simple with solid colors but your kids can go wild and add stripes, dots, whatever they like.
Ready to for the DIY? Watch the super fun, and may we add, totally adorable video below:
Looking for more Easter ideas? Check these out:
Thursday, March 21st, 2013
Easter eggs are fun to decorate, sure. But once they’re dyed, you’re pretty much done. Kick up the Easter Egg experience with a felt board that lets kids decorate their eggs again and again and again—mess free!
Click over to check out this felt board I made for (cool) progeny. You’ll find full instructions there.
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
Ahhh! I love this time of the year when I can dream of pots of gold tucked away beneath lucky rainbows. Can you tell I like St. Patty’s Day? It’s such a fun day to tell tales of Leprechaun fairies in clover fields or to rummage through our homes looking for anything (anything!) green to wear! I also like to sprinkle my house with a little Leprechaun magic for the kiddos and today I’m sharing a craft with you that will help you do just that. We’re making Lucky Leprechaun Hats!
Paper Leprechaun hats make festive party decor for St. Patricks Day and can be made using simply paper, glue and a little glitter. You can whip up as many of these as you wish in no-time. Inside the top of the “hat” you can hide surprises for your friends and family or maybe even a few “gold” coins!
To make these paper hats you’ll need: (more…)
Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Remember Shrinky Dinks? They’re back! All you need is a package of shrinky dink paper (found in most craft stores), permanent markers and scissors and you have yourself a fun-filled afternoon activity with the kids. We made a short video to show you how it’s done. (more…)
Monday, February 11th, 2013
Give a plain ol’ mug some love this Valentine’s Day. All you need is some paint. Once it’s done you can give it as a gift, or, be your own valentine and keep it for yourself!
mugs – we picked ours up from goodwill for a $1 each
paint for ceramics – we used Martha Stewart brand and a Deco Art glass paint pen
freezer paper or newspaper (more…)
Monday, January 21st, 2013
January is National Book Month. Show your love for the written word and how crafty you are with a super cool book tote. It’s perfect for carrying all those books you check out at the library, you clever kid, you.
Note: This is craft is for older kids and will require supervision since we’re using a sewing machine or it can be an afternoon parent-kid craft.
You’ll need: (more…)
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
This is the time of the year that I make resolutions, but it’s also the time of the year that I’m busy writing Thank You cards. Actually, let me be honest, in theory I should be doing that, but sometimes I’m bad about it. And, I know we’re living in an online era, but there’s really nothing that can ever compare to receiving something in the mail, especially a Thank You card, don’t you think? That being said, I find when I make a craft project out of something, it not only motivates me, but also motivates my children too!
My two oldest daughter (ages 5 and 7) are now at the age where they love writing letters to people. Together, we came up with this Thank You card design. It’s a little Kraft/Parcel paper wrapped gift and pom-pom on top. I think it’s works well because it can be used for any occasion! (more…)
Thursday, December 13th, 2012
Remember the super simple scarf from last week? Well, this one is its bolder sibling. In fact, I recently brought this craft to a meet up of design-y types and it was a huge hit. You should of seen what those men and women could do with a blank canvas and a little paint.
The extra special thing about this project? Each scarf made is as unique as the maker. I rather like that, don’t you?
Let’s get to it already…