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Paper Mosaic Owls

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Owls have been my favorite animal for as long as I can remember. My daughter loves them as well. Every day she snuggles up with her favorite owl blanket and her stuffed owls. We can’t leave the house without them.

Construction paper mosaic owl craft - easy arts and craft for kids and preschoolers. Great for cutting and scissor skills. Fine motor activities

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I had an idea for a simple owl craft for me and my owl lover, so when my daughter had a sleepover this weekend and the girls asked me to do a craft with them, I was over the moon.

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Torn Paper Heart Art

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We don’t throw anything away in our house. We save cardboard tubes, egg cartons and every little scrap of paper. We work with construction paper a lot and we love to use scrapbook paper for our projects as well. Every left over piece of paper goes into a drawer in my daughter’s craft room. The drawer is full of scraps. You may wonder why we would save a drawer of scrap paper. Here is one reason that we love to hold on to these pieces.Torn scrap book paper heart craft for kids. Easy & pretty Valentine's mixed media art project for preschoolers and kids. Painted newspaper arts & crafts

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We dug through our drawer and found the colors and patterns of paper that we wanted to work with. We looked for larger pieces of scrap. I love the look of torn paper, so we tore our paper into different sized strips and tossed them into a box.

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Paper Plate Hand Fans

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While everyone just finished welcoming in the New Year, my family and I are awaiting another New Year’s celebration.  January 28th is the Chinese Lunar New Year and for my Vietnamese family it is Tết .
Painted Paper Plate Hand Fans. Great for Chinese Lunar New Year or Vietnamese Tet. Kid's & preschooler cultural arts and crafts ideas.

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I have been talking to my daughter about the upcoming holiday, so over the weekend, we made some crafts to help ring in the New Year. I can remember being a little girl and loving my mother’s beautiful hand fans. I thought that making some of our own would be a fun project that my 4 year old would enjoy.

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Simple Kid Made Ornaments

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It is that time of year. It is time to put up your Christmas tree, your twinkling lights and carefully unwrap all of your beautiful ornaments to decorate the tree. For me, there are none more beautiful than the ornaments made by my daughter. They will be the ones that I cherish and that make me smile for years and years to come.

What would be better on your Christmas tree than a hand drawn ornament made by your child. Christmas and winter arts and crafts. Easy kid made ornaments with Sharpie and tissue paper..

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These hand drawn ornaments are the perfect keepsake. They would be fun to make each year. Be sure to date each one to be able to compare.

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Shape Caroler Craft

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Yesterday, we used some old corks and the last of our fall acorns to make a group of adorable Christmas carolers for our fireplace mantle. My daughter loved the idea of those carolers and thought that their little heart shaped mouths were so cute, so we just had to make another caroler craft.Make these adorable Christmas carolers with simple paper shapes. Holiday and winter arts and crafts for kids. Add yarn or cotton balls for extra embellishment for winter hats or scarves.

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My daughter is a big fan of cutting shapes out of construction paper to form pictures. Her scissor skills are amazing at only 4 because of this. We wanted to make a simple caroler craft using shapes. Our carolers only needed a few. We cut out a circle, a half circle, a triangle and then a rectangle for our book. We decided to fashion our carolers after each other. I made a caroler that looked like my daughter and she made one that looked like me.

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Holly and Mistletoe Arts and Crafts

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My daughter and I had a lazy pajama day yesterday. We starting baking for our annual gingerbread project and we painted, crafted and drew. We made a lot of mess, but had a lot of fun.

Holly and mistletoe arts & crafts. Winter and Christmas paint and craft projects for kids and preschoolers.

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We painted and crafted a ton, but we did get a bit carried away with making holly and mistletoe.

We made Christmas holly out of egg cartons first.

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Construction Paper Gingerbread Man Mosaic

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I am a huge fan of gingerbread. Every year in November, I start gathering my supplies to build a big gingerbread house.Construction paper mosaic gingerbread man. Winter and Christmas arts and crafts projects for kids and preschoolers.

Here is a gingerbread replica of our old house.

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This year we have already begun our brainstorming and are about ready to get baking.

Since we already had gingerbread on the brain, we decided to make a gingerbread craft.

We just found a ton of scraps the other day while cleaning out our craft room. We made some lovely scrap paper turkeys with some of the paper, but thought that would could put more of the scraps to good use.

We cut up a bunch of bits of paper in different shapes. I found brown and orangish brown colors that I thought would be perfect for the gingerbread. I cut out two simple gingerbread shapes out of white paper.

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We used a glue stick to glue the pieces onto the cut-outs. We used buttons to decorate our gingerbread people. My daughter also drew and cut hair out of a piece of yellow construction paper because she wanted her gingerbread to be a girl.

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These were so simple to make and came out so cute. I cannot wait to start baking.

Construction paper mosaic gingerbread man. Winter and Christmas arts and crafts projects for kids and preschoolers.

Construction paper mosaic gingerbread man. Winter and Christmas arts and crafts projects for kids and preschoolers.

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Scrap Paper Turkey Craft for Thanksgiving

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Here is a little secret about me. I used to be a scrapbooker, a big one. I have books and books filled with lovely memories set on pretty paper with stickers and stories surrounding them.

This is a great cutting skills activity and craft. Scrap Paper Turkey Craft for kids. Thanksgiving arts & crafts for preschoolers. Use pieces of scrapbook paper to form this pretty turkey.

After having my daughter, I found less and less time to scrapbook, but still have a lot of supplies. I love scrapbook paper. It is pretty. It is thick and it is wonderful to craft with.

Cleaning out our craft room this weekend, I stumbled across a ton of paper stowed away in the closet. We wanted to take advantage of our find and use it to make a cute Thanksgiving craft. I  had a ton of scraps to use, so I selected whatever random pieces that I had to work with.

 

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My daughter and I both cut strips of the paper to form our turkey’s feathers.

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My daughter told me that I was making a mama turkey and she was making a baby turkey. She cut her scraps into tiny strips.

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For the body, I cut out a bowling pin looking shape and my daughter cut out two circles, one larger than the other.

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We glued our scrap pieces flared out around our body with the printed side of the scraps facing down. When we were satisfied with the amount of scrap feathers on our turkeys, we flipped them over and added googly eyes and an orange triangle for a beak.

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My daughter insisted that the mama and baby turkey had to be glued together. It made perfect sense to me. How cute is my sweet little baby? This is a great craft for Thanksgiving and a wonderful way to practice cutting skills.

This is a great cutting skills activity and craft. Scrap Paper Turkey Craft for kids. Thanksgiving arts & crafts for preschoolers. Use pieces of scrapbook paper to form this pretty turkey.

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Bleeding Tissue Snowflake Art

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We just had our first snowfall here and while the rest of my friends have been grumbling and groaning, I have been celebrating our fall snowfall with snow themed activities. Any excuse for me to make snowflakes is a good one.
Bleeding tissue paper snowflake art - winter arts and crafts projects for kids - beautiful process art for Christmas - painting with tissue

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I love snowflakes. They are so fun to make & since, just like a child, each one is unique, the possibilities are endless.

I wanted to show my 4 year old how to draw snowflakes. She loves patterns, so I thought that she would love drawing them as much as I do.

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Bleeding Tissue Paper Trees

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We are deep into the fall now and the cold weather is here. The leaves are falling and some of the trees are bare now. I love the fall trees, but I also love the haunting beauty that comes with a bare tree, especially against the night sky.bleeding tissue paper tree painting - spooky night autumn, fall or winter trees. Perfect arts & crafts project for every season for kids and preschoolers

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We wanted to paint some night skies, but thought that bleeding tissue paper might be perfect for a our haunting scene.

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