Kids Crafting (Page 3)

Early in March, I happened upon these adorable embroidery patterns from LiliPopo. The girls and I promptly fell in love, and I purchased the PDF download from LiliPopo’s Etsy Shop. As soon as I gathered a few supplies, Pixie, Fairy, their friend Sprite, Michelle and I had a wonderful eveningRead More →

Creative Commons Photo available here Throughout the Pennsylvania countryside, you will notice round designs painted on the sides of barns. These Barn Stars or Hex Signs became popular as paint became more affordable in the mid-1800s. The meaning of these signs is unclear, some say they were used as symbolsRead More →

Recently, I’ve been thinking about button bracelets. My Grandma Pearl use to make them back when I was a child. They were these big, bulky things, crocheted with gold buttons. Although I learned much of my crafting from Grandma Pearl, I did not share her enthusiasm for button bracelets. JumpRead More →

Snow, snow, and more snow…. but mostly cold. How to hold off cabin fever… keep your hands (or more importantly your kids’ hands) busy. Fortunately most of my kids’ Christmas gifts were activity based and as this winter has keep us mostly indoors… we have greatly appreciated all the craftyRead More →

Although January 1st usually gets credited with New Year’s Resolutions, isn’t it really at the end of August, as you gather school supplies gearing up to return to your normally scheduled activities that you make your greatest resolutions? Maybe they include that this year there will be more family dinners,Read More →

When I was in middle school, actually, at the time, we referred to it as “junior high”, girls took home ec and boys took shop… end of story. Must admit, I was flippin’ excited! I did a lot of hand sewing, but I had never used a sewing machine. MyRead More →

The other day on Facebook I shared a link to a posting for handmade Christmas cards on Back to the Drawing Board. The designer made a landscape using tissue paper trees, had them reduced and photo coped, then used them to make some awesome Christmas cards. Do check out her project. I thought theRead More →

(Our new snowflakes) A few years ago I shared a tutorial for making snowflakes out of dollies. You can find that tutorial HERE. Originally, I had made them to hang in my preschool, so I had laminated them. Here it is, some 20 years later, and they look as freshRead More →

Monday night we called the wee ones at 8:30 as they were getting ready for bed. Michelle answered the phone. Me: Do the kids want to spend the night and go for a late swim. Michelle: Let me ask. “Do you guys want to go swimming at Gammy’s and spendRead More →

If you are a little kid growing up in a household that blogs you learn 2 things very early: First, how to ignore cameras, and second, to assess the “blog worthiness” of everything you do. It isn’t necessarily a standard you want your children to adopt, but it kinda goes with the territory. So often, they hear the adults in their life say, “ThisRead More →

I actually designed and made my Bitty Birdie Applique Block a couple of years ago. It was for a project I never completed. (Oh, I have so many of those 🙂 Anyway, when I shared the applique block yesterday, I thought, the wee ones would love to paint this. So, I added another tree and tah dah… we now have aRead More →

EDIT: Oops… I forgot to add flour to the ingredients' list. A lovely reader caught my mistake, and the recipe my includes 2 cups of flour. Thank you, Laura 🙂 I have a confession to make. Actually, not really a confession because that would imply that I am apologizing, and I'm not 🙂 I guess this is more of an admission. Sometimes,Read More →

  Have you ever been to Art Projects for Kids? If not, run there, right now, but be prepared to stay for a long, long time. Kathy Barbro is an experienced and gifted art teacher, and she shares over 600 projects on her blog. Whenever I need inspiration for kid crafts, she’s one of the first places I turn. SheRead More →

After bath time last night, my barely five year old Pixie brought me a skein of yarn and asked if I could teach her to knit. I think the kids know that the best way to delay bed time around here is with impromptu crafting. I also believe it was encouragedRead More →

Fairy is taking my beginning knitting class and she has been diligently working on her projects. She wanted to share photos of her Baby Chick with strict instructions on the copyrights. “You can put it on Wee Folk Art on it but it needs to say Fairy next to theRead More →

*UPDATE: Fairy got a huge grin when I read her all the lovely comments. It is very encouraging.* Fairy wanted me to share some of her photos. She has recently finished her  first “bigger” knitting project… a blankie sized to fit one of her lovey dollies. She has been workingRead More →

All the Waldorf art talk on the blog recently has inspired me to pull out the art supplies a bit more this week. My older two kiddos have been enrolled in an art program at our co-op this year and I will admit that we haven’t done as many familyRead More →