Summertime means flowers, animals foraging and plenty of bugs. This is a fun craft to help teach kids about insects, or just something fun and colorful to do one afternoon! If you have a group of kids, you could make an entire tree! Great for a classroom display. School will be starting up again soon, so think about how cute Read More »
The flea market has been literally packed with boxes of comic books lately. Sure there are some collectible books for sale, but there’s an overabundance of older comic books that aren’t worth a ton of money, and those are the ones I’m after. I had a bit of fun making these superhero inspired magnets: Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Captain America, and Read More »
I’m always on the lookout for mason jars. I love to make luminaries from them, but I noticed that my kids were using them occasionally as drinking glasses. My kids are teens and up, so they like the heavier, sturdy glass over a plastic cup. Plus, I think they believe that the jars actually hold more. That gave me an Read More »
Have you heard of shibori? I hadn’t until just a couple weeks ago. It’s a resist method used for dying that has been used in Japan for many, many years. There are several different ways to shibori; folding, wrapping, twisting and more. I chose the method that involves wrapping fabric around a cylindrical object. I don’t do a lot of Read More »
Need a fun project for summer that won’t cost an arm and a leg? Make sun visors inspired by summer’s favorite fruit… watermelons! Get my tutorial for this Watermelon Sun Visor on Kix Cereal.
Looking for something a little different for the 4th of July? Why not play dress up as the Statue of Liberty! I’ll show you how to make this Statue of Liberty Crown and Torch Noise Maker on Kix Cereal.
I can’t help it, I just think this little guy is so darn cute! See how I turned a paper plate into this cute crab, a fun summertime craft for your kids. Get the tutorial for my Paper Plate Sea Crab on Kix Cereal.
If you’re headed to the beach this summer, chances are your kids will collect a lot of seashells. You can turn a bunch of those shells into cute little tropical fish! So pull out the craft paint to make this cute seashell craft for kids. Note: some links below are affiliate links. That means if you happen to buy something, Read More »
I have been saving plastic lids for a while now. It’s amazing how fast they accumulate when you start collecting them. I’ve saved a few here and there and made a few plastic lid crafts, but this was different. These are things that we would normally throw away or toss into the recycle bin (although I’ve heard that many of Read More »
I’ve acquired a taste for wine. With that comes empty wine bottles, which is usually followed by wine bottle crafts, right? That would be the logical order of things. But really what comes first is the quandary… do I save them for months (who am I kidding, more realistically it’s years) and make something, or just toss them into the Read More »
These bright and beautiful paper flowers are made from scrapbook paper and cardstock and were inspired by the gorgeous tropical flowers in warm weather climates. So if you want to have a bit of the tropics in your home year round, make these tropical paper flowers! A bonus… they never need watering. :) When I decided to make these flowers, Read More »
Everyday I share creative projects that either I’ve made myself or things I’ve found on other blogs. Below is a collection of my favorite posts shared on Facebook during the month of May 2014. The creative talent that’s out there is astonishing! The Internet provides us with free access to just about anything, something we couldn’t do 20 years ago. Read More »
Is your dad a sports fanatic? Or maybe he’s the coach of your little league baseball team or football league. Either way, he’ll love these cool sports themed clipboards made just for him! Try a basketball themed board too by using orange and black. These boards are easy to make and perfect for any sports fan. Here I’ll show you Read More »
Here’s a fun and easy Father’s Day gift the kids can make for their dad. And it’s useful too! You’d be hard pressed to find a dad who can’t use a hammer in his tool supplies. So it’s a perfect gift, right? Just a little decorating is all that’s needed to make it his own. Note: some links below are Read More »
The concept is very simple. Your kids hold up hand written signs that spell out “we love you” and they take photos of each other holding them. Then they have them printed and drop them into a multi-paned frame. Of course, if your kids are still young, you will need to help them with this. But my kids are older Read More »
I have a soft spot for mosaics. I’ve always loved them, but you really have to be careful when decorating with mosaic designs. You can really only have one per room, two tends to really be pushing it, or things start to look way too busy. Mosaics have the ability to start a conversation. They are so interesting to look Read More »