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Craft Stick Trolls Bookmarks

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Trolls lovers will love these simple Trolls bookmarks made out of Popsicle sticks.

Like so many kids these days, my daughter is in love with the movie Trolls (affiliate link). Even if you have not seen the movie yet, I am sure you are still familiar with the bright and cheery Princess Poppy and her grumpy travel companion Branch. The movie is just bursting with color, glitter and song and dance. It is no wonder why children love them so much. These simple Trolls bookmarks are a great idea for your little Trolls fans. Poppy and Branch Popsicle stick bookmarks inspired by characters from the movie Trolls. Kid's arts and crafts

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Paper Plate Cloud Guy Craft

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If your kids are Trolls fan, you have to try this cute and funny paper plate craft inspired by Cloud Guy.

We bought the movie Trolls last week. Since we bought it, we have watched it three or four times. My daughter loves those adorable Trolls, but our favorite character is by far the cloud. His part is a small one, but it is memorable.  She loves him so much, that a Cloud Guy craft was a must.

Paper Plate Craft inspired by Cloud Guy character from the Dreamworks movie Trolls. Kid's arts and crafts

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The “Cloud Guy” looked like a simple enough character to make, so I wanted to make one with my daughter.

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Paper Plate Rudolph & Friends Inspired Masks

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Paper Plate Rudolph & friends character masks - Christmas Crafts for the kids

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This holiday season with our daughter has been a fun one. She has a greater appreciation and understanding of the holidays this year & all the magic and wonder in her eyes make my heart smile. This is the first year of her watching the Christmas classics with us. She has enjoyed each and every one. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer was on the other day. At first it frightened her because of the Abominable Snowman, but once we explained that he was nice, she loved him.

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Charlie Brown Inspired Footprint Crafts

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Charlie Brown Inspired Footprint Crafts - Charlie Brown & Lucy

I have had Charlie Brown on the mind a lot these past few weeks. Charlie & the rest of the Peanuts Gang have a new movie coming out next month. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown was on last night & my husband & I just had our Halloween costumes delivered. That is right, this year my hubby & I are dressing up like Charlie Brown & Lucy. We had wanted Mai to be Snoopy with us, but she was very insistent that this year she was going to be a witch princess.

I love Chuck & the gang & as I told you just a couple of days ago when I made the Dr. Seuss inspired footprint crafts, I seem to be seeing everything as feet these days. I decided to sneak in one more footprint craft for the week.

Charlie Brown & Lucy inspired footprints

For Charlie, paint your child’s heel in pale peach. Paint their toes in brown & the rest of the foot in yellow with one black stripe running across the foot near the toes. Press it onto a piece of paper & let the paint dry. Dot on an ear with the peach color. Use a black Sharpie or marker to draw in the face & the zig zag of Charlie’s shirt.

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For Lucy, paint the heel in light peach again. Paint another strip of the pale peach across the portion of the foot right under the toes & then paint the rest in blue. Press onto a piece of paper & let the paint dry. Add a dab of peach for the ear. Use a black Sharpie or marker to draw in the face, hair & details of the dress to finish her off.

IMG_0267  The Peanuts Lucy Van Pelt inspired Footprint craft

Stay tuned for pictures of me & my husband as Charlie Brown & Lucy after Halloween.

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Tissue Box Tow Mater Craft

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Tissue box Tow Mater character craft - use recyclables to make this cute tow truck

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My daughter love cars. She loves cars, trucks, trains & planes. It is probably no surprise then, that she also loves movies like Planes and Cars. One of the most memorable characters from Cars is Tow Mater. In my daughter’s eyes all pick-up trucks are him.

We go through a lot of tissues in our house. My husband keeps a box in every room. We ran out of a couple of boxes of tissues last week & my daughter told her father that he needed to save them for me. “Mama, will probably want them for a craft.” I love that kid. She knows me so well. She was right. They were perfect for our Tow Mater craft.

What you will need:

A rectangular tissue box

A cube tissue box

Acrylic paint (brown & orange)

Egg carton

Construction paper

Pipe cleaner

Magic markers

Hot glue gun (Please use caution when operating the glue gun. Adult operation is recommended.

Directions:

Cut the cube tissue box, leaving about 1/3 of the box.

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Cut half of the top of the rectangular box off. Glue the cube to the top of the rectangular box as shown.

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Swirl the brown & orange paint. Do not blend completely. Paint both boxes. With the paint. The best part is that the paint does not need to be perfect because Tow Mater is rusty.

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Cut a crooked mouth & teeth out of construction paper. Cut the front window out of construction paper & draw in the eyes.

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Glue the window & mouth in place and cut out two headlights.

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Paint 4 egg carton pieces black and let them dry.

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Glue the egg carton pieces on for wheels.

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Cut a brown piece of pipe cleaner in half & fold as shown.

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Glue the pipe cleaners to the side of the top tier. Cut two rectangles out of egg carton & glue the rectangles in the pipe cleaners to for the rear view windows.

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Cut two pieces out of the egg carton cover for the tow.

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Glue them to the open pick-up portion of the truck as shown.

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Glue a pipe cleaner off the end of the tow to finish it off.

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My daughter was so happy with the finished truck. Tow Mater has had a busy couple of days towing all of my daughter’s toys.

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50+ Mask Crafts For Your Kids

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50 Mask Crafts for kids

September is coming to an end already & with October quickly approaching, we are starting to get ready for Halloween. When I think of Halloween, I think of ghosts and goblins, jack-o-lanterns, candy, costumes & masks. My daughter loves to dress up and play games of make believe. We have made many masks and have stumbled across many great ones too. Here is a list of some of our favorites. They are made of everything from paper plates & egg cartons to leaves and paper mache.

CREATIVE MASK CRAFTS FOR KIDS

Nature Owl Masks by Fun Stuff To Do

Emotion Masks by The Pinterested Parent

Vintage Swimmer Paper Plate Mask by Pink Stripey Socks

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Superhero Paper Plate Masks by Meaningful Mama

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Halloween Skull Mask by Red Ted Art

Monster Masks from Crafts Unleashed

Mardi Gras Hand Print Face Mask by Stockpiling Moms

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Egg Carton Eye Masks from The Pinterested Parent

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Baymax Face Masks by Makes & Takes

Adorable Lion Mask by Parents.com

Click Clack Moo Paper Plate Masks by ABC Creative Learning

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Dr. Seuss Mask by Mighty Media Press Blog

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Uncle Sam Mask Craft by Fantastic Fun & Learning

Paper Owl Masks by What The Craft

Paper Plate Scarecrow Mask by The Pinterested Parent

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DIY Emoji Masks by Alice & Lois

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Water Color Paper Plate Fairy Mask by Kids Activities Blog

‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Mask by Spins & Needles Blog

Harry Potter Hedwig Owl Mask by Homeketeers

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Hello Kitty Mask by The Pinterested Parent

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Paper Plate Sheep Mask by Danya Banya

Paper Plate Santa Mask by Susan Weinroth

Polar Bear Masks by I Heart Crafty Things

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Paper Plate Bear Mask by I Heart Crafty Things

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Paper Bag & Leaf Animal Masks by Handmade Charlotte

Masquerade Masks by First Palette

‘Inside Out’ Inspired Character Masks by The Pinterested Parent

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‘Home’ Inspired Oh Mask by The Pinterested Parent

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Paper Plate Panda Masks by Fiestas Y cumples

Paper Plate Cheetah Mask by Learn Create Love

Letter “Z” Zebra Mask from East Coast Mommy

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DIY Paper Mache Animal Masks by Ambeau

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My Little Pony Party Masks With Printable By Illistyle

DIY Paper Fan Arctic Animals by Mr. Printables

Funny Face Paper Plate Masks by Preschool Crafts For Kids

I hope you enjoyed our round-up.

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50+ Creative Mask Crafts For Kids - Perfect for Halloween Dress-up games or pretend play

Paper Plate Team Umizoomi Masks

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Paper Plate Team Umizoomi Character Masks - Milli & Geo

I love doing daily crafts with my daughter. It is fun to see what she can do & to come up with new ideas together. There are days when I can’t think of anything. I get a sort of crafter’s block. Luckily for me, when I can’t think of anything, my daughter weighs in her own ideas. Last night she wanted to make Umizoomi crafts. We were going to make egg carton Umizoomi characters, but as it turned out, we had use up all of our egg cartons. We decided to make paper plate masks instead.

Paper Plate Team Umizoomi Milli & Geo Masks

What you will need:

Paper Plates

Paint (red, blue ,pink, peach, yellow & white)

Red foam

Sharpie

Glue

Craft Sticks

Directions:

Lightly draw a circle on the bottom of your paper plate as shown.

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Paint within the circle with the peach paint & let it dry.

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Paint a yellow outline around the peach.

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Paint the rest of the plate in blue to form Geo & then in pink on another plate to form Milli.

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Paint in the hair & eyebrows on both characters. Use a sharpie to draw in the eyes & mouth. Add in a little tongue & cheeks for Milli. Dab a bit of white into the eyes.

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Glue two craft sticks together & then glue both sticks to the back of the plate to form your mask handle.

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Meet Milli

Team Umizoomi Milli Paper plate mask

…And Geo

Team Umizoomi Geo Paper Plate mask

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‘Inside Out’ Character Hand Print Craft

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Inside Out Hand Print Characters Craft - Riley with her head full of emotions

My daughter loves the movie ‘Inside Out’. She is particularly fond of Joy. Joy is her favorite character. She pretends to be her all of the time. Yesterday, she was asked what her name is. She told the person that her name was Joy. I just laughed. She gets so into character, that she even refuses to wear shoes because Joy does not wear shoes. I promised my little Joy that we would make an ‘Inside Out’ craft. We decided to make a hand print craft. I wanted to make an emotion character on each of Mai’s fingers & Riley on her palm.

We painted her palm in flesh tone. I painted each of her fingers in the character’s colors. For Anger, we painted the thumb in white & the tip in red. We painted the pointer finger light green & then the tip flesh toned for Joy. The middle finger was purple with a light purple tip for Fear. Disgust was green with a light green tip on her ring finger. Sadness finished off the cast of characters on the pinky. She was a very light blue with a slightly darker blue on the tip. We pressed it onto a piece of paper & let it dry.

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I painted the hair on each character.

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I painted in the eyes & mouths on each & added in the clothing accessories.

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On the palm, I painted in the whites of the eyes & added the hair for Riley with magic marker & crayons.

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I finished of our craft by adding the rest of Riley’s facial features.

Inside Out Hand Print Characters Craft - Riley with her head full of emotions

Mai thought this was hilarious & wanted to make one of her own too.

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20 Character Inspired Kid’s Crafts

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20 Character Inspired Kid's Crafts Inspired by Disney, Pixar, Dr. Suess & more...

A few weeks ago we took our daughter to the movies to see ‘Inside Out’. I cried, my daughter laughed & we all left the movie happy. After the movie, my daughter insisted that we all call her Joy after the main character.  She wanted to wear green every day & asked people what they thought of her blue hair. This is a common occurrence in our house. Her character changes from week to week. She has been Hello Kitty, Elsa & other assorted characters and animals. Not only does she enjoy pretending to be them, she loves making crafts that are inspired by them. We have made many crafts over the years & have stumbled across quite a few amazing ones as well. Here are some of our favorites.

Cardboard Tube Olaf Craft by Crafts By Amanda

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Lego Baymax Building Instructions from Frugal Fun For Boys

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‘Inside Out’ Paper Plate Masks by The Pinterested Parent

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‘Finding Nemo’ Nemo & Dory Hand Print Crafts by A Little Pinch Of Perfect

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Paper Plate Eeyore Craft by Crafty Morning

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Little Einstein’s Felt Hand Puppets by The Pinterested Parent

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Popsicle Stick Minions Craft by Glued To My Crafts Blog

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Spiderman Super Hero Hand Print Craft by Messy Little Monster

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Hello Kitty Paper Plate Mask by The Pinterested Parent

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‘Monster’s Inc.’ Inspired Potato Stamps by I Heart Arts N Crafts

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Paper Plate Octonauts by 3 Kids And A Gluestick

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Egg Carton Kermit Craft by The Pinterested Parent

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16 Disney Inspired Footprint Crafts by The Keeper Of The Cheerios

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Easy Muppet Craft Rocks by Sandy Toes And Popsicles

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Pasta Mike Wazowski from ‘Monster’s Inc.’ by The Pinterested Parent

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Handprint Thing 1 Craft by This Girl’s Life Blog

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Cardboard Tube Superman Craft by Crafts By Amanda

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Despicable Me’ Shadow Puppets by The Pinterested Parent

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Dusty Crop Hopper & Skipper inspired from ‘Planes’ by Pink Stripey Socks

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Styrofoam Peppa Pig Craft by The Pinterested Parent

Peppa Pig Craft made out of styrofoam ball & recyclables.

Who are some of your children’s favorite character’s?

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