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Dixie Cup Windmills

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Dixie Cup WindmillsPaper Cup Windmill Craft - A cute & easy craft for kids with spinning windmill blades - Dixie cup craft

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My daughter often comes up with the ideas for our projects together. Sometimes her inspiration comes from seeing something in a book or something from school or sometimes like with today’s craft, it just comes out of nowhere. We were playing restaurant together when she stopped & very confidently said, “Mama, I want to make a windmill with the spinny thing.” Ok, that sounded like fun.

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Dixie Cup Tea Set

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Dixie Cup Tea Set - We filled our cups with Jell-o, but these would be great for a tea party themed party. You could fill them with a snack or  drink of your choosing.

My daughter loves going through our kitchen cabinets. She pulls out different boxes & likes to set up pretend shops. Today she dragged out several boxes of Jell-o & all of my boxes of herbal teas. She was sniffing each box of tea & telling me what she thought they smelled like.

“Let’s have a tea party.”

“Ok! You want to try tea?”

“No, let’s have a Jell-o tea party.”

With these words, she began ripping open a box of orange Jell-o. “We need to make the Jell-o for our tea party, mama.”

If it is a Jell-o tea party that my daughter wants, then that is what she is going to get.

Dixie Cup Tea Cups

What you will need:

Dixie Cups

Foam sheets in a variety of colors

Yarn or string

Magic markers

Glue gun (Operate caution while using a glue gun. Adult’s should operate)

Filler of your choice. – We filled our cups with Jell-o, but these would be great for a tea party themed party. Fill them with a snack or drink of your choice.

Directions:

Cut “c” shapes out of the foam to form your handles.

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Cut out a small piece of white foam that is long & skinny. When you fold it in half it should form a 1″ square.

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Fold the white foam in half to form the tag for your tea bag. Decorate the tags with markers. Glue a small piece of string or yarn to the inside of the tag & glue the fold closed.

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Glue your handles onto the cups.

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Glue the tags onto the outside of the cup, but leave the tag loose so that it dangles.

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Add whatever you choose your tea cups. We added our mixed Jell-o & then put them in the refrigerator to cool & harden.

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Mai was thrilled to get her Jell-o tea party.

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Jello tea party - These cute Dixie Cup crafts look like little tea cups & are filled with Jello

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Peppa Pig Craft

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Peppa Pig Craft made out of styrofoam ball & recyclables.

Ever since my daughter first began feeding herself she has been a challenge at mealtimes. We became creative in order to keep her little bottom planted in her seat & interested in her food. Our most successful method was to read to her. She loved being read to during her meals. She still does. The deal is, if she wants us to keep reading, she has to keep eating. Her new favorite mealtime read is Peppa Pig & the Great Vacation.

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“I love Peppa Pig, mama!”
“I know you do.”

I told her that after we finished eating that we could make a Peppa craft, so we did.

What you will need:

Styrofoam ball

Egg carton section

Dixie cup

Pink & red acrylic paint

Pink foam sheet or construction paper

Googly eyes

Glue gun (For adult use)

 

Directions:

Glue the section of egg carton to the styrofoam ball.

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Paint the styrofoam & egg carton in pink.

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Paint a circle of darker pink on the ball for a cheek & put aside to dry. The styrofoam may take a little while to dry. We used a hair dryer to quicken the process,

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Paint a Dixie cup in red & let dry.

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Cut ears & arms out of the pink foam or construction paper.

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Glue the ears to the head. Draw in a mouth & add googly eyes.

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Glue the head to the bottom end of the Dixie cup & glue the arms onto the cup to complete your Peppa.

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Now Peppa can sit with us at dinner while we read about her great vacation.

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Egg Carton Ice Cream Sundae

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Egg Carton Ice Cream Sundae Craft

When I think about the summer, I think of the beach. I think of blue skies, chirping birds & ice cream. I know that we can eat ice cream all year around, but for some reason it just tastes better in the summer.

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I have made my share of ice cream crafts already this summer, but since everyone likes ice cream, here is one more.

Egg Carton Ice Cream Craft

Cut 3 sections of egg carton.

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Paint the sections in different colors & let dry.

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Paint a Dixie cup & let dry.

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Cut a circle out of piece of foam in the same color as your first ice cream scoop section. Glue it to the top & trim any excess.

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Cut a skinny wavy strip out of the same color & glue all the way around the top of the Dixie cup.

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Glue the first layer to the top of the cup.

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Glue a pom pom into the bottom of the remaining two sections. This will help give more separation in between layers.

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Glue the other two egg carton sections on top of the first as shown & top with cotton for whipped cream & a red pom pom for a cherry.

Egg Carton Ice Cream Sundae Craft

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Dixie Cup Flowers

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Dixie Cup painted Flowers crafts for kids - arts and craft activities for the summer or spring. Great for toddlers and preschoolers too.

 

Today is my daughter’s last day of daycare before Easter. Last night we made a few Dixie Cup Easter baskets for her daycare friends.

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We had Dixie cups everywhere. While our cups were drying, we continued to play and experiment with our other cups. Since it is finally feeling like spring, we thought we would plant some spring flowers around our house.

Make 6 equal cuts around a Dixie Cup leaving about a 1/2 inch at the bottom of the cup.

 

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Fan out each cut section as shown.

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Poke a hole in the center of the cup.

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Paint your flowers in the colors of your choice.

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Cut a pipe cleaner in half.

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Poke a pipe cleaner halve through the center of your flower & bend at the end slightly.IMG_0216

Bend the pipe cleaner on the back side & glue or tape into place to make a sturdier flower.IMG_0220

Use the other pipe cleaner halve to form leaves around the stem.

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Dixie Cup painted Flowers crafts for kids - arts and craft activities for the summer or spring. Great for toddlers and preschoolers too.

For an added effect, poke through another Dixie Cup to form a holder for your flower.Dixie Cup Flower Craft

 

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Dixie Cup Flowers