We love crafts in motion. You get to create something wonderful and then have the added bonus of getting to play with it after. This driving car craft is a new favorite of ours. Watch your car drive through the city or a country road. Wherever you want to be, your little car and your imagination can take you there. Just draw or paint your landscape and make it happen.
Father’s Day is almost here!! If you are looking for a special project for dad that the kids can make, look no more. This Father’s Day bobble head is both cute and silly and is sure to creates some smiles and maybe bring out a few giggles too.
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If you have a reader and crafter at home, these mixed media bookmarks are a great idea.
I have been reading to my little girl since the day that she was born. Reading is an important part of my life and I wanted to make sure that it was the same for my daughter. I tried teaching her to read as soon as I thought that she was ready. She loved books, but it was no easy feat. She was resistant and would get frustrated easily. This year, she started Kindergarten and it became even more important for us to work on her reading together. Still, she did not like working with mommy and then we were introduced to Reading Eggs.
My daughter and I love the famous artists. We also love playing around with different paint techniques. We combined the two for these Monet inspired sponge paintings. The sponge created a wonderful backdrop for these impressionist style paintings. We chose Monet’s Water Lilies and Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies as our inspiration. These were quick, fun and easy, albeit a little bit messy, but we were both delighted at how they came out.
This craft is an ode to our pet betta fish Luna. It was not her birthday or anything, but my daughter insisted over weekend that we needed to make something to celebrate our Luna. So here it is!! This cute and interactive paper plate swimming fish craft is dedicated to her. A free printable template is available for your convenience.
I love tree of life pendants and sculptures. They are just so pretty. I have wanted to do a tree of life craft for a while and this weekend, we finally did. We are so excited at how beautiful these came out. This paper plate tree of life craft is also great for working on those fine motor skills.
The thing that I love about printables is that there is no one way that you have to use them. My daughter teaches me that every time we do a project together. This week we had fun making hummingbirds. Our hummingbird template got a lot of use and we made several using different media.
Bubble wrap is a ton of fun and it’s not just because of the popping. It is wonderful for arts and crafts. It has a great texture and makes a fun printmaking material. Next time you have bubble wrap, instead of popping it, try making one of these simple and pretty printed flowers.
The fork has quickly become one of our favorite painting tools in our house. It adds such a great texture and a feeling of movement to a simple painting. These waterfall paintings combine fork painting and sponge painting with gorgeous results. This is a beautiful art project for kids and adults.