If you are an Amazon lover like I am, you probably have a house full of cardboard. My daughter uses all of our boxes to build boats and spaceships and other assorted fun and imaginative things. Cardboard is great for these kinds of projects, but it is also an awesome material for mixed media type art projects like these corrugated cardboard birch trees. The ridges in the cardboard add a beautiful texture to this birch tree project.
Arts and Crafts
What is cuter than a waddling little penguin? I can’t think of too many things. With the cold weather moving in, we are starting to look towards our winter crafts and we just love this interactive little guy. This adorable paper plate waddling penguin will surely delight your little ones, while they craft and then play. A free printable penguin template is available below.
My daughter loves patterns and symmetry. She loves things to be uniform, so mandalas are right up her alley. With turkey time a little over a month a way, this mandala turkey craft was the perfect project for me and my little one. We created a draw-in template so that you can design your own mandala.
We have been seeing a lot of beautiful, fun and vibrant chalk pastel projects lately from our friends over at Projects With Kids. We felt so inspired by her beautiful chalk art that we wanted to try one of our own.
One of our bucket list items is to see the Northern Lights. My family went to Iceland a few years ago and our tour got canceled due to poor viewing conditions. We might not be able to see them just yet, but with the help of a few chalk pastels, we can sure make some pretty art. These chalk pastel Northern Lights are super easy and fun to make.
If you are anything like me, you probably have a collection of empty cardboard tubes laying around in a bin somewhere just waiting to be turned into a fun craft. If this sounds like you, then you are in luck! These pop-up animal puppets are adorable and fun to play with.
Free printable animals are included.
Spiders may give some people the creeps, but I still think that their webs can be hauntingly beautiful. These paint resist spider web windows are fun and easy to make and would be great for a collaborative project or for a classroom. These are spooky enough for Halloween and pretty year round.
Who Who..loves owls? I do! I do! For me, it’s all about the eyes. There is something so hypnotic about them. This easy painting project focuses on their beautiful peepers and those adorable feathered faces. These painted owl faces are a quick and easy art project for the kiddos. My 7 year old loved making these.
It’s happening again. My favorite time of year is coming and with it all those vibrant fall colors. These paint blot fall trees highlight my favorite thing about fall, the trees. This is a bright and colorful project that is quick and easy, is great for all ages and only requires a few items.
It has been a busy year and we have not been posting nearly as much as we would have liked. We are ready and hoping to get back into the crafting swing of things. Last year was a big year for us with the release of our first children’s book, ‘Farmer Pete Has Stinky Feet.’ We are getting ready to print our second book and couldn’t be more excited. But, before that hits the presses, we wanted to share with you a collection of fun farm animal crafts, in honor of our favorite stinky farmer.
Sorry for the absence the last few months. Last year was a busy year for us. Between the release of our children’s book ‘Farmer Pete Has Stinky Feet’ (affiliate link) and finishing up the final touches on our next book, it has been hectic. We are happy to be back though and are ready to start painting and crafting with you all again. And what better way to kick off our return with a colorful and easy spring painting for the kiddos. These pastel resist rainy windows are perfect for the spring.