Showing posts with label crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crafts. Show all posts

Friday, June 26, 2015

April Fool's Skunks & Brownies




I had to show a picture of the cute April Fool's Day tricks my kids played on me this year.  Goofy made the paper skunk in preschool.  When she came home she said, "Sorry mommy, I accidentally let a skunk in the house" and held up the skunk.  SO CUTE!

Princess came home from school and said she had a brownie for me.  She then proceeded to hand me the "brown-E."  I love it!  It can be so much fun pulling little pranks on each other.

What are some of your favorite April Fool's Day tricks?  Comment below.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Pom-Pom Easter Bunny Noses




Nothing like a little crafting to liven up the holidays.  We've made bunny ears and bums, Easter egg banners, and paper rocking birds.  This year I thought we'd try something new - bunny noses.

This craft is so fast and your kids will love it.  All you need is a Popsicle stick, pipe cleaners, pom-poms, and a glue gun.  Start by cutting your pipe cleaner to the whisker size you like.  I let my kids choose their nose and whisker colors.  Glue the pipe cleaner to the Popsicle stick.  Glue one a pom-pom nose and you're done.  It is really that easy!

My kids loved hopping around the house pretending to be little Easter Bunnies.

What's your favorite Easter craft?  Let me know in the comments.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Thanksgiving Buzzword



I am always on the hunt for a fun party game - especially when I know that the whole family will be around.  This Thanksgiving I created this fun version of Buzz Word.  During dinner if any of the words on the sheet are spoken the person who said the word must wear the Turkey Cone of Shame.  

What is the "Turkey Cone of Shame" you ask?  


Behold!  The "Turkey Cone of Shame!"  I made these out of cardstock, yarn, and feathers.  The feathers really do make the hat.  These little beauties got passed around to almost everyone.  I had a super cute picture of my grandpa wearing the cone of shame, but my phone broke a little while after Thanksgiving and I lost it.  So sad!

Feel free to save a copy of the Thanksgiving Buzz Word sheet (at the top) to your computer.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Masking Tape Mummies



While browsing on Pinterest I came across these masking tape mummies.  I thought they were pretty cute, but I wanted to personalize them a little more for my kids.


I printed off black and white pictures of my kids.  You could print them directly onto cardstock.  I glued mine to some cardstock and then cut them out.  Give each child their own little picture.  Let them put masking tape all over.


They will love having their own, personalized mummy.




My kids decided they wanted their mummies to have scary eyes.  I let them use markers to add the finishing touches on their mummies.  These little guys followed my kids everywhere they went that day.

Do you have a favorite Halloween craft?  Leave a comment or a link to your craft below!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Halloween Treat Bag Q-Tip Painting



I remember decorating a pillowcase to hold all of my Halloween candy when I was younger.  My kids are little and don't need a whole pillow case, but I thought they would enjoy decorating their own  treat bags.


All you'll need is some paint, tape, a paper plate, Q-tips, Halloween silhouettes (I made mine on PicMonkey), and treat bags.  I found bags at the dollar store that were exactly what I was looking for.


I cut out the silhouettes and let the kids tape them wherever they wanted on their bags.  Squirt the paint onto a plate, give your kids Q-tips, and let them go to town.


Two-year-old's love this activity!  Bud loves getting dirty.


Let them dry, take off the silhouettes, and you're all done!  We used glow-in-the-dark paint too.  The kids loved seeing their designs shining in the black light.

What do your kids put their candy in?

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Slime Creatures



My kids have a strong aversion to slimy, dirty, squirmy things.  Halloween is a fun time to try something new and somewhat gross.  I like my children to learn about different textures, so I decided to make slime creatures with them.


I used THIS recipe from Lolly Jane (mostly because their slime is Maleficent-themed; anyone who knows me knows that Maleficent is my favorite Disney villain).  I used enough Borax to make our slime thick and moldable.


I was surprised by how much fun my kids had squishing the slime.


After they had their fill of squishing, they rolled the slime into little balls and added eyes to their creatures.


Each creature was given a name and lovingly played with.  When it came time to put them away MANY tears were shed.

There are so many different slime recipes to try.  Here are a few that are on my list:

  1. Glow in the Dark Slime - A Pumpkin and a Princess
  2. Sparkly Slime - Learn, Play, Imagine
  3. Winter Snowflake Slime - Little Bins for Little Hands
  4. Chocolate Stretchy Slime - Fun at Home with Kids
  5. Borax Free Galaxy Slime - Twodaloo
Do you have a favorite slime recipe?  Share in the comments!



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Friday, January 9, 2015

Pumpkin Paper Plate Wreaths



I'M BAAAAACK!!!  Did you miss me?  The end of the year is always so crazy.  Between family events, holiday fun, piano recitals, school, preschool, sickness, and primary president duties I get so swamped!  Thank goodness for the new year and a chance to get back to blogging (which I LOVE and have missed).  I will be spending the month of January catching up on the fun we had these last few months sprinkled with a few things we are doing now.

I decided to start off with a craft that my kids and I did with our friends Brownie and Bestie.  We made paper plate wreaths for Halloween.  All you need is a paper plate, scissors, orange and green mesh (you could use a thick green ribbon instead), white or black tulle (for either a ghost or a bat), yellow or black felt (for eyes), and pom-poms.


We cut a hole out of the paper plates.  Then, we used the orange mesh to decorate our wreaths.  There were two methods: 1) wrap the mesh around the paper plate ring or 2) bunch up the mesh and glue gun it in place.  Next, make a hook to hang your wreath with using the green mesh or ribbon.

To embellish the wreath we made ghosts and bats.  If you want to make a ghost cut out a small square of white tulle.  Glue a white pom-pom to the middle of the square.  Cut out some small, black eyes and glue them on.  Stick the ghost on your wreath and you're done!

To make the bat cut out a strip of black tulle.  Fold it it half and tie it into a knot.  Cut out two small, yellow circles for the eyes and glue them on.  Place your bat on your wreath and you're done.


The kids had fun hanging their wreaths all around the house.


Brownie's favorite color is green, so she made an all-green wreath.


Bud preferred using it as a lion's mane.


Goofy was so excited to hang it up that I couldn't get a picture of her holding it still.


Princess was the only one to try the bunching method.  She was pretty proud of it.

Even though it is January, my kids still have these wreaths hanging from their bedroom doors.  Is that a successful craft or what?



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