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...]
Crafts to Make For Kids (or With Kids)
Here you'll find lots of kid-friendly crafts that you can make for children. First you make it, then you give it to them, and then they have fun with it!
These are also projects that kids will love to "help" you make. (That's code for saying you'll probably be doing most of the work for them... depending on their age). And that's okay! Kids LOVE watching you make things and they love it even more when you make things for them!
These pipe cleaner rose rings are so pretty, and they're super simple to make! They're a variation on the pipe cleaner flower rings we posted last week. But by using more pipe cleaners they look just like beautiful, blossoming roses! This is the last (but not least) post in our pipe cleaner rings series. We've also posted tutorials and videos for Pipe Cleaner Flower Rings, Pipe Cleaner Butterfly Rings, and Pipe Cleaner Daisy Rings. I couldn't decide which ones I liked the best, so there's … [Read more...]
These pipe cleaner daisy rings are such a fun summer craft project! They're super simple to make and they look so pretty. And best of all, you only need a few pipe cleaners to make them. Don't you love easy crafts that only need ONE material!? You know I'm a pretty huge fan of low mess crafts so I'm really loving all these pipe cleaner rings! If you haven't been following along, these pipe cleaner daisies are Part 3 in our pipe cleaner rings series. We've also posted tutorials and videos … [Read more...]
Don't you love simple crafts!? These pipe cleaner butterfly rings are so pretty and they're really easy to make. Pipe cleaner crafts are so much fun, especially when you can make something really awesome in less than 5 minutes using nothing but 2 and a half pipe cleaners! You don't need any glue, and you don't need any fancy supplies. Just pipe cleaners and a pair of scissors. This is such an awesome low mess craft for kids... and tweens, and teens, and adults... it's pretty great for all … [Read more...]
These pipe cleaner flower rings are so pretty and so fun. And most importantly they're really easy to make! All you need are pipe cleaners. That's it! No scissors. No glue. Just pipe cleaners! I've made at least 20 of these pipe cleaner rings in the last few days. I might have gotten a little carried away - to the point that now I'm running out of good pipe cleaner colours. Which says a lot, because I'm a serious craft supply hoarder! But these rings are so easy to make, and there's so … [Read more...]
These no-sew sock bunnies are such an EASY way to make stuffed animals! And amazingly, there's no sewing involved! If you're nervous about using a glue gun, don't be! They are so easy to use! Glue guns are amazing. Seriously. They will stick together just about anything and best of all, the glue dries in less than a minute - so the results are practically instant! I used to be scared of glue guns, mostly because my mom had this monster of a glue gun that got super hot and I always heard … [Read more...]
Do you ever make something, and then smile at it, thinking "OMG! This is the cutest thing in the whole world!??!". Because that's how I feel about these pom pom penguins. Oh my goodness, they are so adorable!! And they are really easy to make!! You don't need any special tools - basically just yarn, felt, scissors and a glue gun! You can do it. I promise! I made most of these little guys while I was curled up on the couch in my pajamas watching Call the Midwife on Netflix - I've been watching … [Read more...]
FINALLY I have a working sewing machine again! It has been 6 weeks since my Janome 9000 (permanently) broke down. But I am now back up and running with a Bernina Artista 200 (thanks mom!). Fantastic sewing machine - but a bit of a learning curve to get it up and running since it's another crazy computerized one. This mattress project has been on my to-do list for weeks! And it was a simple project to tackle on a sewing machine that I'm not familiar with - so it felt great to finally get … [Read more...]
Felt band-aids? Why the heck not!? Okay, so the idea of toy band-aids may seem a little weird, but when I gave these to Leah she LOVED them and was super excited to put them on all her stuffed animals. There is something about kids and band-aids that just can't be explained. So I'm just going to run with it and give you a tutorial for how to make band-aids out of felt. See that scratch (also known as a manufacturing defect, or poor quality control) on Baby Alive's arm in the photo … [Read more...]
I love doing little things to try to make events like birthdays even more special. Which is why I made Leah a mini felt crown barrette for her 3rd birthday the other day that she could wear to feel like a birthday princess. I came across several mini felt crown head bands and hair bands on Pinterest, but she would take those off in about 30 seconds. At least a barrette will stay put all day long (and it even lasted through her nap!). I had to throw it together quickly … [Read more...]