Showing posts with label little craft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label little craft. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Little Craft: fuzzy animals

Fuzzy Animals 2I love picking up those bags of plastic animals at the dollar store. I’ve painted some and even glitterized some. And at a dollar for a bag of animals, these make great kid crafts.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Little Craft: piggy piggy bank

Piggy Bank 7Using plastic animal in crafts have been very popular for awhile now. I created some jars a few years and I’ve seen some fun and creative projects on Pinterest.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Little Craft: valentine twig arrows

Here’s a sweet little project that your little crafters can make for Valentine’s Day.


Make some simple Valentine Cupid’s arrows out of items on hand like twigs and felt. Use craft glue to adhere the felt arrow heads and feathers to the twig. 


Add baker’s twine or even attach a sweet message. For little crafters who are too young for twigs, you can use straws instead of twigs. 


A fun project to make with your little crafters and a nice alternative to the box of grocery store Valentine cards. 



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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Little Crafts: goblin treat jar


This is a fun and easy project for your little crafters.


Make a goblin treat jar for Halloween out of an upcycled container. Wash and dry your jar or plastic container and decorate the lid with paper and ribbon. I used Martha Stewart’s Spider Web Edge Puncher and purple raffia.


Add stickers or if you’re lucky enough to have a die-cutting machine, make your own. I used K&Company Alphabet Glitter Stickers.


Use the treat jar to add a decorative touch…


Or, give in to the fact that the jar will soon be empty and you’ll need to refill it several times before Halloween.


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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Little Craft: scare owl

Have you seen those plastic owls that people put in their gardens to scare away other birds and pests? Some even move their heads and say “hoo hoo”.  I’m not sure how effective they are. I’ve heard stories of real birds landing on top of them.

To test out a scare owl, you can make one with your little crafters. This is a great project if you’ve planted a new garden and are trying to establish seedlings. I made this scare owl out of throw away plastic so that it would be water proof in my garden.

The body of the owl is an ice cream lid, the wings are cut from a frozen food tray and the feathers are made from plastic sheet protectors.

I used my glue gun to assemble the pieces. Regular glue would be more kid friendly for this project, just make sure the glue you use will hold up in hot or wet weather.

Once the body, feathers and wings are assembled, glue on flat marbles for the eyes and a bead for the nose. Glue your scare owl to a stick and let your little crafters place it in the garden.

Hopefully, it will scare away any pesky critters. If not, it’s still a cute plant stick.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Little Craft: leaf imprints and water color

Leaf imprints are an age-old kid’s craft that never gets old. Here’s a twist on making leaf imprints that adds a different dimension to the craft – a water color finish.

Start by collecting leaves in various shapes and sizes. The more texture and veins the leaf has, the more interesting the finished piece will be.

Use a glue stick to secure your leaf to a piece of printer paper. The side facing up should be the more textured side. Place another sheet of paper on top of the leaf.

Optional: Use painter’s tape to secure the corners of the paper to your craft table so that the paper doesn’t move around. This makes it easier for kids to make the imprint.
Rub the side of a crayon over the leaf making an imprint. Once you have all your leaf imprints, cover the images with water color paint. Your results will vary depending on the color of crayon and color of paint.

Mount the masterpieces on colorful paper and hang to display.



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Monday, June 20, 2011

Little Craft: twig trellis and beanstalks

Here’s a fun summer project that you can make for yourself or as a kid’s craft.
Assemble a plant trellis from twigs and moss. I used a glue gun to hold mine together.

Here’s the part that kids will love. For almost instant gratification, germinate beans to plant with your trellis.

I soaked my white beans between wet paper towels overnight and the roots were forming the next day.

 
Plant your beans in a pot with your trellis.

Put in a sunny location and watch your beans twine up the trellis in days.



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