Make your own easy pop-up puppet with readily available materials.
Do you remember those old cone pop-up puppets? I used to love them as a child and just knew that my daughter would love them too. Puppets are wonderful for the imagination and for pretend play. These pop-up puppets are easy to make and you should have most of the materials readily available.
Baking soda and colored vinegar eruptions have been one of our daughter’s favorite activities for years. What’s not to like? They’re fun. They’re fizzy and they’re colorful. They are so beautiful that we have even made a few art projects using the eruptions. For Valentine’s Day this year, we made Fizzing Heart Art. The fizzing hearts were such a hit, that we wanted to try it again. The plan was that we were going to make red, white and blue fizzing stars for the Fourth of July, but my daughter stumbled across an idea of her own. We have been doing a large number of printing projects lately, so my daughter turned our original project into these beautiful baking soda eruption prints.
Paper mosaics are a simple and easy craft for all ages. This ice cream cone mosaic is a great project for the summer.
Summer is just a couple of weeks away. I love the summer for so many reasons, but one of my favorites is the ice cream cones. There is nothing better on a hot summer day. If you are looking for an easy and sweet craft for the season, this one is perfect.
Summer is only a few short weeks away and our yard is already starting to fill up with the flutter of butterfly wings. Today, we were lucky enough to get to study one resting in our garden. My daughter loves them. She was so excited about seeing that beautiful little butterfly that she wanted to make one later that day. We love working with bleeding tissue. I don’t know if it is the excitement of getting to tear the tissue paper into little pieces or if it is using the squirt bottle that my daughter likes more. Either way, the process is a fun one.
These wax paper leaf prints combine two things that we love, nature and printmaking.
Leaves are fantastic for printmaking. There are so many shapes and sizes to choose from and the veins in the leaves create such lovely lines. We are lucky enough to live in a wooded area, surrounded by such beautiful nature. We have unlimited art inspiration and free craft materials at our fingertips. My daughter and I walked around our yard and gathered different sizes and shapes of leaves for our printmaking project. We looked for interesting shapes with more prominent veins, as they make the best prints. Once we gathered all of our supplies, we were ready to make our wax paper leaf prints. Here’s how.
Last week, my daughter and I had a ton of fun making straw blown peacocks. The response was overwhelming and I received a few requests for additional ideas. We are always up for a challenge and were excited to play with this technique some more. So, here are a few more blow paint creatures with a couple of free printables. Also check out our video on Facebook.
If your kids are peacock lovers like we are, you will love this pretty and fun painting project.
Our family took a trip to the zoo yesterday. We saw a lot of amazing animals during our visit, but my favorite of them all was the peacocks. I love peacocks. They are so majestic and beautiful. Seeing these amazing creatures inspired our latest project. We have made peacocks in the past. Last year. we made them by painting with bleeding tissue paper. This time around we tried using the straw blowing method. Here’s how.
Your kids will love this fun Father’s Day card, complete with a movable hammer.
My daughter loves her mommy, but she is a daddy’s little girl through and through. Father’s Day is only a few weeks away and we were eager to start making special projects for dad. This Father’s Day card has a movable pounding hammer that the kids will get a big kick out of and that their daddies will love.
These spring dandelions sure do make dandy little lions.
The spring has sprung and so have all of the dandelions. If your yard is anything like mine, it is covered in them. My daughter loves to pick them. She weeds our yard all the time and doesn’t even realize it. She picked me a bunch the other day and we started talking about how dandelion sounds like dandy lion. My daughter cleverly pointed out to me that the dandelion looked like a lion’s mane. That is what inspired this simple “dandy lions” nature craft.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and what better gift to give then art from the heart.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the best mom of them all. Well you do, of course. This is the perfect craft whether you are looking for a special gift for mom, grandma or anyone else that deserves a special Mother’s Day surprise.