crafts for kids

Halloween Spider Craft for Kids ~ Tutorial

Welcome Katy from Queen of the Kings! Today she’s sharing a great craft to do with the kids to decorate your home for Halloween! * ~ * ~ * Hi there! So glad to be back guest posting for Elizabeth! If you’re anything like me, then you are counting down the days until fall officially arrives! I love everything about it – the smells, the sweaters, the soups and the super cute crafts! I especially love projects that include things we already have AND that the kids can actually truly participate in! All you need is paint, pipe cleaners, googly

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Wild Kratts Costume Reveal & Instructions

I was going through the photos on my iPhone earlier today and I realized I never showed the final Wild Kratts costumes. In September 2014 I did a “How to Make a Wild Kratts Costume” tutorial. I ended up buying cotton tee shirts and cropping them. I hemmed the bottom of the shirt and then got felt and zig-zag stitched the rectangles and circles. Finally, I got some clear plastic from a bag that came with a sheet set and I zig-zag stitched it on the sides and bottom. This lets the kids insert their “creature power discs” no problem.

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DIY Bleach Spray Shirt in 10 Minutes

The kids have a few tee shirts that have had spills on them. This would be a great idea to give new life to those shirts. Thank you to Practically Functional for this tutorial. Credit: Practically Functional blog

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101 Creative Christmas Card Ideas

Hopefully your Christmas cards have been made well in advance, but just in case (or if you are planning next year’s already!) here are 101 Creative Christmas Card Ideas from The Dating Divas blog. This year we did the “mistletoes” idea and I love how it turned out!

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DIY Ornament Ideas

My 8 year old daughter has recently decided she wants to learn to sew. Wouldn’t it be fun to have her decorate the mini Christmas tree in her room with ornaments she has made by herself? Check out Lou Lou Girls for 12 DIY ornament ideas you can make to celebrate the season. I would love for you to share in the comments below Christmas ornaments or crafts you have made yourself to decorate your home! Happy crafting! Photo Credit: Lou Lou Girls blog

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Club House

My husband works with printers and photocopiers and computers. The last few months there were two very large computers that were delivered to his work in really big, sturdy wooden box containers. He was able to bring them home with the plan to make the kids a fun fort for the backyard. Here is the sample layout of it in the garage. The actual look of it has changed a bit but it’s a pretty sturdy fort. Hubby painted it now and added a pretty roof. It’s getting there! Do you like the official tire door stop?

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How to Make a Wild Kratts Costume

My 6 year old son loves the Wild Kratts. Haven’t heard of them? They are real-life brothers, Martin and Chris Kratt, who are zoologists. They teach kids all about different animals and how to respect them. They even identify each creature’s “super powers”. After they study an animal for a while and determine it’s creature power, they put on a creature power suit that gives them the super power. It’s a very educational program and I love supporting his watching it. When my son asked for his own creature power suit (and then my 8 year old daughter wanted one

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Back to School Crochet Dress

In the nick of time (last Friday) I finished the final stitches on this adorable back to school dress for my daughter’s first day of grade 3.I used a variegated cotton yarn to keep it cool. Can you tell the part where I started a new ball on the dress? (hint it’s where the zigs really zag!). The fun of variegated yarn is that you have no control over how it will work up. I do like the sass it adds to the skirt. More importantly, my daughter loves it and wore it Saturday as well as the first day!

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Organizing Homework Station and Art Supplies

It’s been driving me crazy all summer. In preparation for the summer I gathered all the kid arts and crafts supplies and put them in one space – on the dining room buffet. Then came all the homework and art papers from school. Then the kids came home and summer pulled us ahead and we made new crafts to add to the pile and then it was just a big hot mess. These photos are taken after I had pulled a lot of it off of the buffet and floor to organize like-with-like but it gives you a sense of

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Play Stove Makeover

When I cleaned up the baseboards and door trim in the house I realized how amazing a wee coat of paint will do to make things feel and look (and smell) new again! Today I took a long hard look at the play oven we had in our playroom. My father-in-law had made it when my husband was a little boy. It went through six children at that point and was stored for many years until we got it. It goes perfect with our kitchen sink. I love it! Since it definitely was showing it’s age from years of play

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Hi! I'm Elizabeth

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