Artterro Eco Art Kits :: Bubble Wands

I was thrilled when Michelle called me and told me Artterro Eco Art Kits wanted to be a Wee Folk Art sponsor. If you've never heard of them, you're in for a real treat. Tomorrow, Artterro will be hosting a give-away here at Wee Folk Art. So, we thought it would be a colossally awesome idea, to introduce you to 1 of the many kits available from Artterro. 

When we were deciding which kit to share, we showed Fairy and Pixie the Artterro kits, and had them chose one. Believe me, it was no easy task. "Can't we try them all?" was Fairy's first question! Finally, after much debate, the girls decided on the Deluxe Bubble Wand Kit.

There are many wonderful things about Artterro Kits, the first thing is all the supplies you need are in the box. If you are anything like me, that's more or less a dream come true. How many times have I wanted to make something with the wee ones and not have all the supplies on hand. With Artterro, you just open the box, and boom, instant crafting! We...Read more

Applique Block :: Bunny

So, it's like this. I love bunnies. I love them when are all tiny and cute and I love them when they are all grown up. We even invite rabbits into our yard. In our greenbelts, we keep piles of brush mounded high. Makes a perfect place for rabbits to raise their young. At dawn and dusk, Tim and I love to sit and watch them bounce around, and their mamas didn't raise any dumb bunnies. They know EXACTLY where the invisible fence line is for our dogs. The rabbits sit just 5 feet away from our dogs and just watch as the pups pace back and forth on their side of the line. Doesn't phase our bunnies one bit. They go on munching clover and all the other delicious wildflowers and grasses that flourish in the greenbelts. Seems like all is right in the world... we give them a safe place to live, and in return, they entertain us as they gambol about the greenbelts.

But when the lights go down... when the sun and the pups have gone to bed... it seems these sweet little bunnies forget all...Read more

Seashell Candles

While learning about the South Eastern Coastal states, we made these cute Seashell Beeswax Candles. Although the kids were able to some of the work, for safety reasons this project requires parental supervision and assistance.

Materials:

Cut up or shred your beeswax blocks into small shavings. You can use a butter knife on a cutting board or carefully use a cheese grater. My girls enjoyed this part so much they shredded way more beeswax than we needed for this project.

For one large seashell candle you will need one cup of beeswax shavings.

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Twig Stars

It's the first day of summer vacation. What to do, what to do? Best answer... EVERYTHING. Michelle and the wee ones came over yesterday after lunch, and a couple of their friends soon joined. There was plenty of running around outside, a very quick dip in the freezing cold pool, followed by a very long dip the the Jacuzzi, which included bathing suits and goggles! A couple hour planned play turned into a dinner pizza party! And, just for good measure, an impromptu wee craft.

The girls were collecting sticks, while the boys were off saving the universe from storm troopers. With a wee bit of twine, the twigs were quickly fashioned into a pile of stars! Love these simple, fast summer crafts!

To make your own...

Gather together some sticks... baby finger size... some twine, and a pair of kitchen scissor.

Break or cut the twigs so they are all the same size.

Lay out 3 sticks, forming a letter "A", with the horizontal stick overlapping the sides equally.

Add the...Read more

Sand Sculptures

As the children of bloggers, our wee ones have sometimes suffered through and other times benefited from their position. They tend to think like bloggers, and will often rate activities and projects as "blog worthy" or "definitely NOT blog worthy". Our family has marveled at how photogenic they are. Actually, since they've been incessantly photographed since birth, they've learned to either ignore the camera completely or act extremely natural while being posed, knowing that the sooner they cooperate, the sooner they can get on with their lives. They've had to "try on" things, taste things, and in general, be our human guinea pigs! So, when they were making their sand sculptures, and Pixie said, "Now this is a project worth doing!" you've got to know that is high praise indeed!

The wee ones made their sand sculptures as part as their States Study Unit. Of course, at some point in our lives, we've all made sand sculptures, whether it was in class, at scouts or 'getting crafty" at summer camp. This is an easy project. Although we bought our sand colored, you can also color your own sand by adding dried tempra...Read more

Window Pane Owl Pillow

After I completed my stack of cute embroidered owls, I turned them into a throw pillow cover.

Materials:

  • 1/2 yd quilt fabric
  • 9 completed embroidered owls on muslin
  • 18" pillow form
  • thread

All seam allowances are 1/4."

First I trimmed each of my owls (you will need 9) into a neat 5.5" square. I used this paper window to help me center the owls when I was cutting.

For the back and borders you will need 1/2 yd of fabric.

Cut one piece 18x10" and another 18x15" for the back.

Cut 4 strips 18x1.75" for the borders. Cut two of those strips into 1.75x5.5" strips (you will need 6).

Decide how you want to arrange your owls. Sew each row together with a strip of the border fabric between each owl.

Iron all of your seams.

Sew your rows together with a strip of the long border fabric between each row.

Iron all of your seams.

Trim up the edges if needed. You...Read more

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