Archive for the ‘Crafts & Hobbies’ Category
We are celebrating Advent this year by doing different activities every day until Christmas. Since we got back from our Thanksgiving travels on the 1st, we didn’t really get started until the 4th but the girls will never know ;).
I have made a board on Pinterest with inspiration projects and crafts. There are so many good ideas it’s hard to narrow it all down!
Yesterday Dahlia colored a snowman decoration (the kind that comes in the $1 Kits at craft stores) and Dallas practiced making snowflakes. Since her preschool teacher wants her to work on her scissor skills, this will be something we do all winter long! I used coffee filters to make the snowflakes.
Today, Dallas went to the library with me and checked out a few more Christmas books. I have started displaying the seasonal books on our bookshelf in the living room, which is free decor and helps the girls want to read them! We also made ornaments for the tree, using a cut out small circle wreath from cardboard and gluing Pom Poms around it. Dahlia didn’t really understand you were supposed to keep the Pom poms on, but she had fun taking them off and putting them back on! Dallas’ survived but needs a lot more glue than I thought for it to hold up. This was more of a good idea in theory!
Making candle holders with my kids is one of my favorite holiday projects. You just need a few items and can change up the look of the candle holder depending on the color of tissue paper you use. In the past we have made a St. Patrick’s Day Votive and an Inexpensive Valentine Gift. This simple Kids Christmas Craft makes a great holiday gift as well. Let’s just say that Grandma and former teachers have a few of these candle holders. There are few things better than a child made gift, are there? (more…)
I must say, I was incredibly pleased with how this turned out. All I knew when I started out was that I wanted to make a wreath for my door- and look at what I ended up with! I used greens and a few small red shapes in order to make a modern mock-holly wreath. Feel free to use whatever colors or schemes bring you a smile. (more…)
This was super easy to make, and both The Younger and The Older had so much fun making them! All you need is construction paper, paper bags (the lunch size ones), glue, a pen, old newspaper, and some googly eyes (if you want them). (more…)
Welcome to Paint and Play, a series I am participating in with some of the best kid bloggers around - Crystal from Growing a Jeweled Rose, Suja from Blog Me Mom, and Tammy from Housing a Forest. We have been exploring fun ways to use paint. This week, we will be sharing Thanksgiving and Turkey paint ideas. We made a Pumpkin Turkey Craft by painting feathers (more…)
Welcome to another week of Toddler DIY! I started these posts two weeks ago and there are more to come! Each Thursday (hopefully) I will share a craft, project, art, recipe that Eliada, my 4 year old practically created herself! We do lots of things together. We hardly leave each others side, and with this post we will share some of them with ya’ll. Head on over to my Youtube channel, where I will be sharing a few clips of the project and then come back to the blog to see the materials and instructions on how to recreate it yourself!
It’s time for another installment of Paint and Play, a series I am doing with Crystal from Growing a Jeweled Rose and Tammy from Housing a Forest. In Paint and Play, we share ideas for having fun with paint. The challenge this week was to use glue and paint to create some art. We made Black Glue and Watercolor Pumpkins. In the past we have made Fall Leaves Using Black Glue and a Black Glue and Salt Watercolor Rainbow. Black glue is fun medium to work with that is created by mixing black paint with white glue. (more…)
I saw some really cute costume ideas online that are DIY tutorials that I love! You can buy/make them for Halloween, a dress up chest, or Purim!
30 minute Mermaid skirt
I really needed a central place to put a schedule in the Art Center where I am working for the summer. I didn’t want to buy a white board and had an idea to use some of the recycled materials that we already had. We had an awesome donation from a friend of framing scraps for our wood working program. You could probably find some scraps at a local frame shop that they trash if there is not enough usable materials left.
5 frame scraps
Chalkboard Paint (more…)