Kids Crafting (Page 4)

Using the same directions as the Patchwork Pot, Bug, Fairy and Pixie were busy making flower pots for their mommy for Mother’s Day. They needed assistance putting the trim on, and I did put the 2nd and 3rd coat of Mod Podge on for them, but they picked out theRead More →

There’s this “thing” out there. Before you have a child, you should have a dog for a couple of years. If you can take care of it and manage not to do anything irreversibly stupid, chances are you’re ready for a kid. Some logic here, I suppose! Well, I didn’tRead More →

The kids and I have spent some time playing with these really cute paper dolls from The Toymaker. It is a lovely site with lots of free Paper Toy Patterns… worth checking out. The Tiny Littles Paper Dolls have some very cute Halloween Costumes. My kids’ favorites were the fairyRead More →

Just thought I would share a fun little project I’ve been working on recently. Bug has taken to drawing all these cute creatures (inspired by the Spore Creature Creator game). I keep finding critter doodles all over the place. Some of them are so elaborate and detailed they just make meRead More →

A couple days ago Bug asked me for some fabric. His Lego Knights needed capes. So we went to the scrape pile and pulled out some natural muslin and he set to work dressing them up.   I love it when the kids come to me with their own craftRead More →

This week’s Unplugged Challenge theme was Trees. I had been wanting to try the Freezer Paper Stencil T-shirts for awhile now and leaves seemed like a fun inspiration for the design. We started by going on a leaf scavenger hunt. Each of the kids gathered 5 leaves with completely differentRead More →

Normally art around here is basically free play. We get out the paints, play dough or crayons with little to no direction. But today I decided we were going to make more of lesson out it. So with aprons on, paper in front of them, I read the story “MouseRead More →