Friday, January 30, 2015

Groundhog Day Cupcakes!

Happy Groundhog Day to all!

Hopefully, Mr. Punxsutawney Phil won't be seeing his shadow this coming Monday, and we will (hopefully) have an early spring! But perhaps Mother Nature will be in our favor since the forecast is saying that it is supposed to snow (don't take my word for it though).

In celebration of this tradition, here is a craft that you can play with and eat! If you or your child have food allergies, you can substitute any food item for something other (or healthier) than cupcakes. The main focus for this is the groundhog, which you can save to play with later!

Here are the complete instructions, groundhog printable included: http://lilyjanestationery.typepad.com/justlovely/2011/01/diy-groundhog-day-cupcakes.html

Friday, January 16, 2015

"Stained Glass" Paper Kites!



So, this is week two of inadvertently picking another paper themed craft! I apologize and I will try my best not to post the same theme back-to-back again... at least not for a while!

This craft is pretty simple, and it's okay if you don't have all the materials listed, which means you can always substitute it for something else!

I personally really like transparent or light-up crafts, and this one makes a quick and easy window decoration too!

The link for full instructions: http://www.makeandtakes.com/colorful-stained-glass-kites

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Paper Plate Characters!

Here is a cute idea: try making your favorite characters out of paper plates!

You can follow these directions to replicate Santa, Rudolph, or Frosty as they appear in the image, or create your own!

I bet it is also possible to make Olaf, an elf, and your favorite superhero too!

Here is the link again: http://kixcereal.com/kix-cereal-paper-plate-christmas-characters-santa-rudolph-snowman/. Have fun!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Button Rings!

easy button ring craft for kids 
Do you have buttons lying around your house? Button rings are a great craft to make with the kids for themselves, for the dress-up box, or for Christmas presents!
For full directions, follow this link: http://www.pinkstripeysocks.com/2014/10/button-pipe-cleaner-rings-kids-craft.html


Monday, December 8, 2014

Dried Orange Peel and Pinecone Decor!

  It's lovely to have some unique decorations as the holidays are fast approaching! Not only can these be decorations for your abode, but they could also be used as gifts. The garland can be made as a mobile for a lovely gift!

Full directions are just a click away: http://www.krokotak.com/2014/07/dried-orange-peel-decor/

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Fold-A-Fir!

Decorating for Christmas? These little origami trees have a lot of steps, but the pictures following each step makes it easy to create lots of them in any size you like! Make one or many for decorating windowsills, desktops, and more!

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/d3/7a/01/d37a0177f6456a0d481b76732c3fd482.jpg

Click the link for full instructions on how to make your own! : http://krokotak.com/2013/11/fold-a-fir-tree/

Monday, November 24, 2014

3D Snowman


Has it snowed where you live yet? It’s getting pretty cold! If there happens to be no snow or if it’s way too cold to go outside you can make a really “cool” snowman inside the house. To make this snowman you have to cut out lots of circles and then attach them in a special way that makes the snowman 3D! 
Click the link for the full tutorial: http://savedbylovecreations.com/2011/12/3d-snowman-framed-art.html

  Christmas Paper Decorations