Today I'm going to show you how to make pinwheels - they are so pretty and they really spin! These are a simple, summertime craft project you can make with household materials. Since I wanted to make these for my kids, I really needed to find a way to make sure the pinwheel wouldn't break apart and send pieces flying everywhere! This method works beautifully! I had posted another pinwheel project before, but I just wasn't happy with the results. You can check out my other paper … [Read more...]
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String paint art is SO PRETTY and it's really simple to create! This is such a fun and easy art technique and a great art project for people of all skill levels. You can make pull string art with any kind of acrylic paint and either string or yarn. Pull String Art With Acrylic Paint String paint art using acrylic paint is a great art project for kids, tweens, teens, adults and seniors! I love how bright and bold the acrylic paint looks on the black paper. This is such a pretty art … [Read more...]
DIY stress balls are so easy to make! All you need is a balloon and a filler like flour or rice and you end up with a super fun, super squishy stress ball that's perfect for busy hands! How to Make a Stress Ball Homemade stress balls are SUPER SIMPLE to make at home. You can use flour, rice, water beads, play dough, and even oobleck as a filler inside the balloon. In order to get the flour inside the balloon, you'll also need a funnel. But no worries if you don't have one! Simply cut … [Read more...]
String painting is such a fun and EASY way to create beautiful artwork! It's amazing to see the beautiful designs you can create with a simple piece of string or yarn. This kid-friendly art technique uses liquid watercolours and regular printer paper. String Painting String painting is such a great art idea for both adults and kids. You don't need any special skills or equipment and it's really easy to create really cool looking paintings! All three of my kids really enjoyed this … [Read more...]
This St. Patrick's Day craft is SO FUN and it's so simple! And best of all? You only need 3 pipe cleaners to make a shamrock ring. Nothing else! DIY Shamrock Ring Pipe cleaner rings might be my new favourite thing. I've made soooo many now (like butterfly rings, flower rings, and heart rings, just to name a few), and they all end up looking so awesome! These shamrock rings are super quick and simple to make. All you need are 3 pipe cleaners and you can make your own St. Patrick's Day … [Read more...]
Paper snowflakes are so fun and simple to make. You can create beautiful snowflake designs using a simple piece of paper and a pair of scissors - in less than 5 minutes! This classic craft never gets old and is a very inexpensive way to add some winter cheer to any room. You'll have your own little paper blizzard before you know it! We've created 9 free printable snowflake templates that you can print off (you'll find those near the bottom of this post), or you can follow the simple folding … [Read more...]
These paper roll snowflakes are SO PRETTY! No one would ever guess they were made from paper rolls. Who knew such a simple, recycled material could look so beautiful?! With a little planning, some glue and lots of glitter, you can make these stunning winter-y decorations in no time at all! Even though the holidays are over, we're still in the middle of winter up here in Canada. Which is great, because snow themed crafts are so much fun! These beautiful, sparkly decorations can stay up for … [Read more...]
These DIY twine ball ornaments are super fun to make and add such natural beauty to your Christmas tree! All you need is twine, glue and a balloon! They're surprisingly simple to make and are perfect if your tree has a rustic theme. It's easy to get carried away decorating with gold, silver and glitter, so I thought it would be a nice change to make something with a little bit of rustic charm. The twine looks so good against the green of the tree and looks GREAT next to pine cones or other … [Read more...]
This homemade cucumber mint sugar scrub is SO EASY to make and it's so luxurious! It takes less than 10 minutes to make a batch and it lasts in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Did I mention that it smells AMAZING!? You might be asking, what is sugar scrub? Well, sugar scrubs are a type of exfoliator that help remove dead skin buildup. They're supposed to help make your skin soft and smooth. Some people even go as far as saying they help give the skin that "glowing" look. I'm not an expert, … [Read more...]
These glittery ball yarn ornaments are so much fun to make! All you need is some yarn, some white glue, a balloon - AND LOTS OF GLITTER! They're pretty, they're sparkly, and they're a super inexpensive way to make your own Christmas ornaments. I have to admit, I do get a little frightened by glitter. Just the mess of it. (Which is why I wrote a book full of Low Mess Crafts for Kids...) But honestly, when you pour glitter into glue, there's really nothing to worry about because the glitter is … [Read more...]