This is a great activity for a rainy day. Make your own stamps using recycled items from around the house, or you can use wood shapes as a base, and rubber bands! Use paint or ink stamps to create all sorts of fun pieces of art. Make your own stationary or gift wrap too! See my tutorial for these Rubber Read More »
Tissue paper sun catchers have been around forever. They are fun to make and so pretty to look at! You can adapt them for every holiday and kids love to make them. You will need clear contact paper. One roll will make a ton of sun catchers! I made this candy corn sun catcher for Halloween a few years ago Read More »
I showed you my foam cup chick earlier, and that inspired me to make this really easy sheep. It’s a great project for preschoolers because it doesn’t require a lot of detail work, and NO painting. So there’s no mess, making it a great “busy time” project for the Easter holiday. Here’s the tutorial for my foam cup sheep at Read More »
I drew a little inspiration for these layered felt flower magnets from one of my previous projects. I’m actually running a little low in my felt stash, so I was digging through the containers and came across some felt circles I had brought home from the CHA show a few years ago. They were from a make and take demonstration Read More »
I actually drew a little inspiration from somewhere else when making this adorable springtime chick from a foam cup. I was browsing Pinterest and found this picture (below) of a cute stuffed chick pot sitter. As soon as I saw it, a foam cup popped into my head. The rest is history. :) Get the tutorial for my Foam Cup Read More »
This idea literally popped into my head while I was sitting at the craft table doing something completely different. I had some polka dot duct tape sitting on my table, but there was only a small amount left on the roll. Then there it was. A polka dot pig. Amazingly, I used what was left on the roll to make Read More »
I was at the Dollar General one day and saw that they had a big display of flower and vegetable seeds. I grabbed several, but then the “must recycle everything” portion of my brain kicked in and said “hey, what are you going to do with the empty packets? Hmm?” I like to decoupage clay pots, they turn out so Read More »
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 »