2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up

2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up
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Showing posts with label little crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label little crafts. Show all posts

Thursday, May 15, 2014

LITTLE CRAFTS: Boo Boo Bunny Ice Wrappers

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During the Easter season the blog world was filled with cute bunny ideas. I saw several cute ways to fold a napkin into a bunny. It reminded me of the Boo Boo Bunny that my son had when he was a toddler.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Little Crafts: yarn octopus

Octopus 9AHave you ever made a yarn octopus? I remember making these when I was a little girl. I haven’t seen one in years and recently saw one on Martha Stewart’s Craft of the Day.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Little Crafts: kiwi crate holiday fun

Kiwi Crate 12I’ve mentioned before that my son is now a teenager – so when Kiwi Crate asked me to review their holiday craft crate geared for kids age 3-7, I had no choice but to borrow some little crafters. My friend Katy also has a teenage son but she has lots of nieces and nephews who were happy to help out. How cute are these happy crafters?

Monday, September 3, 2012

Little Crafts: crepe paper jellyfish


Jellyfish 5_FinalHere’s a fun under-the-sea craft that little ones can do.
Make a crepe paper jellyfish.


Depending on your little crafters age, you can make this project simpler or more elaborate.

Materials Needed:
  • Cupcake liners
  • Crepe Paper (for this project, I used white, pink and purple)
  • Glue
  • Needle and thread

Jellyfish Collage Final
  1. Start with two cupcake liners stacked together to form the base of your jellyfish. I found that one liner was too flimsy so I used two. Thread your needle and poke the needle up through the cupcake liners.
  2. Cut rounded-edge strips of crepe paper and stick them onto the needle. For smaller children you can just glue them on. Once you are done covering the cupcake liner with the crepe paper strips, poke the needle back through creating a loop to hang your jellyfish. Tie off the bottom of the threads.
  3. Cut various lengths and widths of crepe paper to form the tentacles.
  4. Flip the cupcake liner over and start gluing the strips of crepe paper to the inside. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly.

Hang your jellyfish and let the tentacles flutter in the breeze (or ocean current).


And the best part is these sweet jellyfish don’t sting!

Happy Labor Day to my U.S. friends ~ enjoy the day off!

Thanks for visiting.
Carolyn
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Little Crafts: GapKids - shine on saturdays


This post is sponsored by GapKids. Check out all the fun Shine On activities at your nearest Gap store. For event dates and locations, visit Gap’s Facebook page and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #ShineOn.


I’m so thrilled to have been selected to share this news with you. Because when you combine three of my favorite things – kids, shopping and creativity – it’s pretty exciting.

GapKids is hosting a series of events for kids to unleash their inner artist. The special art projects are designed by Merrilee Liddiard of Mer Mag. Merrilee is an illustrator, painter, designer, crafter, seamstress and mother. Mer Mag, is a journal of her creative endeavors with her kids. Here are a few samples of projects from her blog.


6935212935_faca609448_zCircle Punch Art

6962665072_56350bd6ef_zTea Box Circus Train



The projects in the GapKids Shine On Saturdays event, which include a journal and animal character, were inspired by the GapKids and babyGap fall collection.


Gap Jewel Box Skinnies 2The collection includes Jewel Box Skinnies for girls. 


Action DenimAnd Action Stretch Denim for boys. 


This month, select GapKids stores will be hosting the Shine On Saturdays events.



If you’re in the Los Angeles area here are the locations and dates:

Saturday, August 18th
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
GapKids at Westfield Fashion Square Mall
14006 Riverside Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Saturday, August 25th
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
GapKids at Glendale Galleria
2114 Glendale Galleria
Glendale, CA 91210



Grab your kids (if you don’t have any, borrow some) and head over the the GapKids Shine On Saturdays event. From creating geometric masterpieces on canvas using paint and tape to colorful, custom journals to get kids ready for back-to-school, the projects help kids express their creativity



Thanks for visiting.
Carolyn

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Little Crafts: paper dolls

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If you have a little girl crafter in your life, then this is a fun project you can do together.


Next time you see one of those fashion round ups in a magazine, tear it out to use for paper dolls.


Glue the fashion round up onto a piece of light weight card stock and cut out each top. I used a manila file folder and glue stick.


Search online for paper dolls – I used vintage paper dolls from the 1940’s. Print them out on cardstock and cut them out. You’ll need to do a few trial print runs to get the size right so the clothes fit properly.


My vintage girls needed a more modern look, so I made them each a pair of leggings. Use tracing paper over your paper doll to make a template and then use the pattern on black cardstock to make each pair of leggings.


Removable double-sided tape works well to stick on the clothes.
The girls are looking good in neutral t-shirts.


Bright red patterns, stripes and solids. The girl in the middle is showing some of her blue lingerie. Hmmmm….


Flowing, soft knit t-shirts look great with the black leggings!


School will be out soon and this project would make a great indoor activity for your little girl crafter! 

Have fun and thanks for visiting.

Carolyn



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