Showing posts with label art display. Show all posts
Showing posts with label art display. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

100+ Holiday Crafts for Kids




Looking for crafts to do with your kids this holiday season?  Look no further!

I was asked to teach a class on holiday crafts for kids.  My kids and I put together as many crafts as we could in a week and I thought I'd share the results.  The point of this post is that you'll find something you like and try it out with your kids.  Click on the links for materials and instructions.  (I will update the links as I write the posts.)  Enjoy!


THANKSGIVING
  1. Paper plate candy corn banner
  2. Candy corn flowers
  3. Candy corn turkey
  4. Pom-pom painted candy corn
  5. Footprint candy corn
  6. Button pumpkin
  7. Popsicle stick corn
  8. Bubble wrap Indian corn
  9. Beaded Indian corn
  10. Paper pumpkin ornament
  11. Textured crayon pumpkin
  12. Fruit loop Indian corn
  13. Button Indian corn
  14. Thumbprint pumpkin patch
  15. Paper plate pumpkin wreath
  16. Apple stamp pumpkins
  17. Popsicle stick pumpkin puzzle
  18. Footprint Indian corn

    19.  Thankful leaf garland
    20.  Leaf prints
    21.  Leaf rubbings
    22.  Q-tip autumn leaf tree
    23.  Leaf feather turkey
    24.  Turkey bookmark
    25.  Painted leaves
    26.  Hand print sunflower
    27.  Fingerprint feather turkey
    28.  Paint resistant glue owl
    29.  Craft stick pumpkin pie magnet
    30.  Celery print owl
    31.  Craft stick scarecrow
    32.  Tissue paper leaf wreath


    33.  Paper bag teepee
    34.  Felt owl pillow
    35.  Corn I-spy bottle
    36.  Pine cone turkey
    37.  Corn luminary
    38.  Apple cider play dough
    39.  Give thanks blocks
    40.  Pine cone owl
    41.  Toilet paper roll pumpkin
    42.  Paper plate beanbag/pumpkin toss
    43.  Paper Mayflower
    44.  Owl balloon
    45.  Pine cone pumpkin
    46.  Turkey cone hat
    48.  Pilgrim hat crayon holder
    49.  Quills for kids
    50.  Pilgrim hats
    51.  Indian headbands
    52.  Egg carton pumpkin
    53.  Popsicle stick football game


CHRISTMAS
  1. Q-tip snowflakes
  2. Fuzzy tissue paper mitten
  3. Gingerbread man garland
  4. Santa hand print
  5. Popsicle stick Santa/Elf
  6. Hand print mitten
  7. Foam antler headband 
  8. Craft stick Rudolph bookmark
  9. Rudolph nose picture prop
  10. Clothespin reindeer
  11. Fruit loop candy cane
  12. Pom-pom candy cane
  13. Craft stick Santa hat
  14. Melted snowman ornaments
  15. Marshmallow snowman
  16. Pony bead candy cane ornament
  17. Scrap paper Christmas tree
  18. Fingerprint candy cane
  19. Plastic spoon snowman
  20. Fingerprint snowmen
  21. Tea light snowman
  22. Paper plate and cotton ball snowman
  23. Craft stick Christmas tree ornament
  24. Spinning paper Christmas tree
  25. Spinning paper snowman

    26.  Hand print penguin
    28.  Hand print snowmen ornament
    29.  Jesus in the mirror ornament
    30.  Wooden name tag ornament
    31.  Doily angel
    32.  Craft stick star ornament
    33.  Craft stick nativity
    34.  Hand print camel
    35.  Fingerprint nativity
    36.  Coconut polar bear
    37.  Stained glass nativity
    38.  Craft stick holy family
    39.  Paper plate baby Jesus
    40.  Fork painted polar bear
    41.  Paper plate and cotton ball polar bear
    42.  Paper snowflakes
    43.  Paper plate snow globe



    44.  Plastic cup snow globe
    45.  Paper bowl and cotton ball igloo
    46.  Pom-pom lamb
    47.  Plastic cup polar bear puppet
    48.  Let it snow blocks
    49.  Stand-up paper nativity
    50.  Nativity Popsicle stick puppets
    51.  Nativity finger puppets
    52.  Snowstorm in a bottle
    53.  Pine cone Rudolph
    54.  Garland Christmas tree
    55.  Doily Christmas tree
    56.  Pine cone Christmas tree
    57.  Felt Santa candy bag

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Child Art Easter Egg Banner


Is your counter top being overrun by your child's artwork?  Mine is.  So is my hutch, and my work desk, and my dresser, and...

I love my kids' artwork, but there is always SO much of it!  My kids are drawing me a new picture every day (I kid you not).  What am I supposed to do with all of their lovely works of art?  You can't throw them away!  What if the kids catch you?  I feel like I am committing a crime every time I sneak a piece of colored on paper into the garbage can.  I came up with a solution that made both my kids, and my tabletops, very happy.


I asked my girls if I could use some of their recent artwork to decorate the house for Easter.  They quickly agreed.  Using my cricut machine, I cut the papers into eggs.  Then, I hole punched the top and strung a piece of ribbon through the eggs.  As you can see from the picture above, the kids were very enthusiastic about having their artwork displayed for the Easter holiday.


Goofy showing me how long the new banner is.


I made two Easter egg banners.  Here is what one looks like hanging up in our window.


A little closer look.

We now have a colorful conversation starter when friends and family come to visit.  My girls have enjoyed showing off their artwork.

For those of you who don't have a cricut machine, here is an Easter Egg Template from Activity Village that you can use to make a banner of your own.

How do you decorate for Easter?  Leave a comment.  Share a link.  I love hearing from you!

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Kids' Art Display & Fridge Organization


I am always looking for ways to get my house in order.  Pinterest is an amazing source for house cleaning tips.  From Bowl Full of Lemons there is a very thorough 14 week list of rooms to clean in your house.  I figured I would start with week 1 - The Kitchen.

Here is the week 1 check list:
1.  Clean out and organize all cabinets
2.  Clean out and organize all drawers
3.  Purge everything that is not used, expired, doesn't belong, or is collecting dust
4.  Clean out and organize fridge and freezer
5.  Mop, wipe down cabinet doors, clean counter tops and tables
6.  Take everything off the refrigerator door.  It makes the kitchen look messy.
7.  Clean all appliances.

She goes into a lot of detail on how to clean the kitchen and all of the do's and don'ts.  I would highly recommend checking out Bowl Full of Lemons.

I decided to focus on #6 yesterday.  Everything on my fridge came down and then I wiped it down.


Aw!  Pretty fridge.

But I didn't want all of those cute pictures my kids had drawn to get stuffed in a drawer.  I came across this picture from Random Thoughts of a Supermom and it was exactly what I was looking for.  It was a cute little clothes line for kids to display their artwork.


I made mine out of command hooks, string, and clothespins.


It looks so cute in my girls' room above their art table.


It's the perfect height for them.  Goofy can't quite reach the pictures and pull them down and Princess can put them up all she wants.


I am pleased with how it turned out.  Clean fridge and a cute bedroom = happy mommy.

Need more cleaning inspiration?
10 Habits to a Well-Run Home Challenge