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Showing posts with label kids. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Photo Puzzle

I had a bag of these craft sticks laying around for ever.   I knew I had to come up with something to do with them.  So here it is, a craft stick puzzle for the kids.  Such a simple project and my three year old is loving it!!
Craft Stick Puzzle

What you need:
Craft sticks
Mod Podge
To start, paint your craft sticks to coordinate with your photo.  Next, line your craft sticks up to make a perfect pallet for the size of your photo.  Paint a thin layer of mod podge onto the craft sticks and lay your picture on top.  Add one more layer of mod podge over the top of the photo.  After it's all dry, use an exacto knife to cut in between each of the craft sticks.  There you have it, such a cute puzzle for only a couple cents!!
 How cute is this?  On my weekly stop at goodwill, it always grab any random craft supplies it hope someday I will find a use for them.  As I've been trying to use things up lately, I came across these craft sticks.  I was stumped for a while and then it hit me, a puzzle!  I started by spray painting my sticks black and finding an appropriate size picture for the puzzle.  After my paint was dry, I lined them up upside down and lined them up perfectly.  Put tape across on each end to hold them well in place.  Turn it right side up and paint with a coat of glue.  Center and lay your picture on top of the glue.  Push down to get rid of any bubbles or excess glue.  After the glue is dry, turn your puzzle upside down and remove your tape.  Take an exacto knife and cut in between each stick.  You end up with an adorable puzzle, fun for kids and would make a great gift!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Football Pinata

With the football season going strong, you might be looking for a few more decorations for your next football party.  Well here it is, this miniature football pinata.  Stuff in with candy or whatever goodies you want!  It's sure to be a huge hit with the kids.    Can you believe you only need 2 materials and you can find them both at Dollar Tree!
Miniature Football Pinata

 All you'll need to make your own is a roll of crape paper (your color of choice), I choose green for mine, GO PACKERS!  You'll also need a pack of kid's party hats.
To construct them, take two party hats (bottom to bottom) and tape them together(don't forget to put your candy in!).  Cut about two inches off of the pointy ends.  Next, take a piece of your crape paper and cover the two open ends.  The next step is a little time consuming, but worth it in the end.  Take you crape paper and fold it in half the long way. After it's folded in half, start making cuts about every quarter of an inch opposite of the folded edge.  Glue the cut crape paper row by row onto the party hats until completely covered.
After the hats are covered, add the stitching with white paper strips.
There you have it, an awesome addition to your next football party for only a couple dollars!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Crayon Halloween Favors

A while ago I came across a couple of bags of small boxes of crayons at Good Will.  There were 6 boxes for only 99 cents each bags.  So with thought of of hopefully coming up with a future school project, of course I decided to buy them all!  With halloween just around the corner, I decide my crayons would finally be put to use.  
Crayon Halloween Favors

Cute, Huh?
All I had to do is come up with a cute saying ( You color so Boo-tifully)  and design a halloween tag to put with each box of crayons.  I used my Silhouette to come up with this one. 
They turned out so cute and I have no doubt my daughter's kindergarden class will love them!  

Monday, October 13, 2014

Trick or Treat Bags

At my last trip to Dollar Tree I came across these black tote bags and I thought they'd work perfect for trick or treat. For that personal touch, I decided to add each of their names! No more plastic pumpkins, how can you beat these!!
Personalized Trick or Treat Bags

 As for making them, you'll need:
Tote bags
Printable image or design software
printable iron on heat transfer sheets

To start, find or design your image on the computer.  Next, simply print your image on the heat transfer sheets.  Iron it on, and there you have it, new adorable trick or treat bags!!  If you choose, add a couple coordinating ribbons for a little extra pizzazz!
It can't get much simpler than that!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Girl's Pumpkin Coin Purse

My girls have a serious purse fetish.  You name it, tote bags, hand bags, coin purses, so I thought why not make them one for the holidays.  Having all of these orange buttons, I thought I'd use some of them up!  The girls loved it and can't wait to use their new pumpkin coin purse.
Girl's Pumpkin Coin Purse

 What you'll need:
orange and brown felt
orange buttons
metal clasp
 Start by cutting two pieces of your orange felt in the shape of a pumpkin.  Cut a strip of the orange felt about 1/2 inch by 3 inches long.  Next, cut your brown felt in the shape of the stem.  With your brown stem and orange strip (folded in half around your metal clasp) pined into place, sew around the edges, leaving the top open.  Now that your coin purse is all sewn together, start glueing your buttons on.  I used hot glue, which is easy because of the quick dry time.  Starting with one layer and filling in the spaces with a second layer on top.  With a few tiny spots still open, I filled them in with orange rhinestones.  My girls love any sort of bling!!  As far as a closure for the coin purse, I used an adhesive velcro.  I did put a drop of fabric glue to make it a little more secure.  I'm sure your daughter would love one as well.  Give it a try!!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Work for Hire Chore Cards

I recently came across these chore cards at Happily Unprocessed, I loved the idea and was so inspired to make some of my own.  I had a chore board, but I think the idea of the cash in sight, will definitely persuade them!  Who doesn't need extra help around the house?
Work For Hire Chore Cards

 All you need is a clipboard, six small clips, a printer, and some money of course.  Clue or nail your six small clips onto your clipboard and simply come up with some chores you'd like done.

 Cut your desired chores out and simply hang them onto your clips along with the money!  I promise, you'll have a lot less work to do in no time at all!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

School Supply Catch All

School's finally in session, time to get all school supplies in order!  Why not make a useful burlap wall hanging to keep everything organized.  I was inspired after seeing one of these with some silk flowers in the pockets, instead of spending the money, I thought I would just make one myself!
School Supply Catch All

 So easy to make!!
 Take a piece of wide burlap ribbon and hem your ends.  Cut three other square pieces, sew side edges on to long stripe leaving room to gather bottom in the center.  After gathering, sew bottom edge.  Works great for organizing, or would look adorable with a few succulent plants.  Your options are endless!

Monday, September 1, 2014

M&M School Treat

Finally, school's back in session!!  Your kids classmates would love a little welcome treat!!  How about M&M's?  With my daughter starting kindergarden I thought the alphabet would be appropriate.
M&M School Treat

 I designed the tags on my silhouette software, but you could easily create your own tag with some cute craft paper.  Like I said, the kid's will love them!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

School's End Sunglass Favor

 With the end of the school year approaching, I was on a mission to come up with a cute gift for the kids classmates.  While browsing threw the dollar bins at Target, I came across children's sunglasses and I thought that would make a great, inexpensive gift.  On my silhouette software I designed a tag reading "Keepin' Cool".  I have no doubt all the kids will love them!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Kids Annual Questionnaire

So for years, I've been annually asking my kids the the same 20 questions on a basic questionnaire that I had come up with.  It's already so fun to look back and read how their answers change so much in just one year.  I'm sure as adults they'll really get a kick out of looking back and reading them.  Since I'm not that great on the computer, my questionnaire is pretty basic, but I was able to find a very similar printable quiz at Lansdowne Life (it's way cuter than mine)!  
Here's the questionnaire from Lansdowne Life:

Here's my (not nearly as cute) questionnaires:

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat's for this year!  It's always hard to choose what to make, with endless cute ideas out there.  I decided to go with chocolate covered pretzel rods.  I had so many halloween sprinkles, I thought this would be a great way to use them up!  As for the labels, I found them at Creative Cain Cabin.  The kids loved them, who doesn't like pretzels and chocolate?

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Lemonade Stand!

This might just be my greatest find yet!  I had been wanting to make the kids a lemonade stand for the summer!  I just happen to look on craigslist for one, and found this!  Only $5, granted it didn't look anything like this when I got it.  If only I took a picture. It was all just bare wood and no counter to it.  So I decided to go with the typical yellow and white, and added some chalkboard on the front.  Such a great find and so much fun!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Chore Board

Here's one of my latest projects.  My kids are finally getting old enough, that I decided they needed to start helping out around the house.  At first, they were so excited.  They'd come running down every morning, like it was Christmas, to check out what their chores were for the day.  Unfortunately, it's already worn off.  But, at least I tried.  As far as making the board, the wood actually used to be a surf picture in my son's bedroom, which we weren't using anymore.  I started out by painting the whole thing cream.  After it was all dry, I found some letter stickers that I applied where I wanted them.  Then painted the whole thing black.  Again, after waiting for it to dry, I pulled off the stickers, leaving the cream to show.  I always like to sand everything down really good, I love the aged look!  After adding my hooks,  the kids went to work!
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