This tropical fish painting is near and dear to my heart. It was inspired by a large piece of wall art I saw while on vacation a couple of years ago in Florida. We stayed with my good friend Jodi and she had a large tropical painting hanging in her guest bathroom. I loved the textures and the three dimensional Read More »
If you’ve followed this blog with any regularity you probably know that I love tree crafts. I’ve painted several trees and even used recycled denim to make one, and this tree silhouette is no exception. I have a board on Pinterest where I collect things that inspire me. If I’m thumbing through a catalog and see something I’ll look it Read More »
You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been posting a lot of colorful spring crafts lately. That’s because winter is clinging to my little town in southeast Wisconsin and is just refusing to remove its claws. It was snowing this morning, and the other day I woke up to more snow. It’s not sticking, thank goodness, but the temps really need to Read More »
Sheep, which is the grown up version of a lamb in case you were wondering ;-) are one of the adorable symbols of spring. These look kind of like babies don’t they? Sure I could have made these with white pom poms, but I love color in crafting! Head over to Spoonful for my Pom Pom Sheep tutorial.
It doesn’t have to be Easter to make a fun bunny rabbit craft with the kids. Spring or summer, an animal or forest unit, or even just because you want something colorful to make on a rainy day. I’ll show you how to make these colorful bunnies over at Spoonful. Get my Craft Stick Bunny tutorial at Spoonful.
It’s spring. Well, according to the calendar it is, but it was snowing in southeast Wisconsin this morning. Someone needs to tell Mother Nature that she’s late. I need more color in my life after months and months of white snow, so these craft stick spring birds were just the ticket. I think someone needs to invent a feather dispenser. Read More »
These treat cups were inspired by my Easter Chick Placeholders which are also adorned with polka dots but are made from terra cotta pots. These treat cups are fun, colorful and easy to make. You’ll find my instructions over at Spoonful. I’ll show you how to make my Polka Dot Treat Cups at Spoonful.
April in National Frog Month, and you’ve probably noticed I’ve posted a couple other frog crafts here lately. This one involves some painting, which kids absolutely love to do. I know it’s messy business, but if you lay out newspapers or a plastic dollar store tablecloth and have the kids wear a smock, clean up is a breeze. I found Read More »
Quite often I have an overabundance of cardboard tubes in my craft room. I can’t help it, I just can’t throw them away. With spring officially here, I couldn’t wait any longer to put together a colorful craft for the kids. This adorable cardboard tube craft is super easy and they make for a great puppet show. Pick some colors Read More »
A great activity for small children is playing a memory game. It’s even more fun if instead of generic shapes they can use things that they personally associate with. This memory card game uses drawings of family members as well as items associated with those family members, to help young ones develop their memory skills. Plus, it’s fun! Check out Read More »
Need a last minute idea for St. Patrick’s Day? Print off this free cootie catcher I posted over at Kix Cereal. The printable was created by my good friend Jen Goode. Get the free printable St. Patrick’s Day Cootie Catcher on Kix.
I am constantly out perusing for great craft ideas. Everyday I share things either that I’ve made myself or things others have made that I’ve found around the web. There are so many amazing project ideas out there. The Internet has provided us with a free and simple way to find just about anything, something we couldn’t do 20 years ago. Read More »
Winter is almost over, and chances are you have several mittens that are no longer pairs. It happens every year, but instead of tossing those mittens, let’s make some really fun puppets that take almost no time to make. I asked my 15 year old son, good sport that he is, to put these mitten puppets on his hands so Read More »
April is National Frog Month. Teachers and homeschooling parents will be looking for frog activities, frog crafts and even frog recipes. Umm, probably not actual recipes using frogs, but fun edibles shaped like frogs! I have what seems like a million empty egg cartons stashed in my craft room. I buy fresh eggs from my neighbor who has chickens and Read More »
Purim is a Jewish festival that’s lesser known than Hannukah or Passover, but still holds historical and religious significance. It’s often accompanied my a celebration that can include masks and costumes, and noisemakers or groggers. I made this noise maker for Purim but it would be great for New Year’s too! Get my instructions for this Purim Noise Maker at Read More »