Category Archives: Kid’s Crafts

A children’s craft to celebrate the Chinese New Year

Doesn’t a year of peace and harmony sound appealing? The Chinese New Year begins on February 19, and according to the Chinese zodiac, it will be the Year of the Sheep, and a year of calm. Whether you’re looking for … Continue reading

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DIY a golden, glittering String Art Heart (no hammer needed)

I have another easy, no hammers and no pounding (ie, no smashed fingers) String Art Heart tutorial today. This Gold & Glittering String Art Heart is a little more free form, and definitely more sparkly than the original. Patty Schaffer … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, the top crafts of 2014, and “thank you” gifts

Happy New Year! I hope you finished 2014 with a flourish, and you’re refreshed and ready for a crafty & creative 2015. Today I’m sharing the top crafts from 2014 – if you missed these last year, be sure they’re … Continue reading

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A Kwanzaa craft for kids: How to DIY an ear of corn from felt & yarn

A few years ago, the magazine Kids Crafts 1-2-3 (no longer published, sadly) asked us to make a craft for Kwanzaa. What is Kwanzaa? It’s a seven-day festival that starts on December 26 and celebrates African and African American culture. … Continue reading

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A forest of Christmas Cones, and a “thank you” giveaway!

It’s sort of like Christmas morning here with lots of beautiful Christmas trees and presents, too. First, I’m sharing a dozen clever and creative Christmas Cones made by the fabulous and hard-working Make It: Fun® Team. We are so glad … Continue reading

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Fa, la, la: Craft a chorus of carolers from gloves

Singing sweetly is something I can’t do, and in fact, you’ll thank me for not singing. However, I do love this sweet choir of Christmas carolers, all made from gloves. My favorite little caroler is the mischievous snowball thrower. If … Continue reading

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DIY a Faux, Christmas Gingerbread House

It’s a tradition – every year my daughter decorates a gingerbread house. And every year it’s my post-holiday tradition to sneak it out of the house and into the trash while no one is looking. What a waste! Here’s a … Continue reading

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A Christmas craft for kids: Drinking Straw Christmas Tree

I saved the best for last during this week’s Festival of Trees. Today is a hands-on Christmas tree the kids can make with drinking straws and a cone of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. How fun is that? I’m also linking up … Continue reading

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A whimsical forest of DIY Paper Christmas Trees

These Paper Christmas Trees are so bright and so fun, you absolutely can see the forest for the trees. There’s no missing their colorful patterns and whimsical trims. You can easily make these Paper Christmas Trees your own: make more … Continue reading

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Everyone’s favorite: A Penguin Ornament made from a glove

Just when you thought a penguin couldn’t get any cuter, how about a DIY Penguin Ornament sporting a colorful stocking cap (made from a sock, of course). These adorable Penguin Ornaments require no sewing and no stuffing, so you know … Continue reading

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