With Easter being a just 3 weeks I figured what better thing to do today then color some Easter pictures. Ive been battling a horrible cold all week and haven’t wanted to go outside and play to much so I’ve been trying to come up with fun things to keep the little entertained in the house. I found these coloring sheets online so I figured Id share them with you! Have a wonderful Sunday!! And happy early Easter!
I painted my daughters handprints as Santa Claus and I loved how they turned out. You could paint them however you want or even change the outer shape around the handprint. The possibilities are endless but this is a must for little ones because they grow WAY TO FAST and you want to cherish how little their hands once were. Merry Christmas to everyone and I hope you do this to remember how little your baby once was.
This recipe made enough for 2 handprints, my daughters are 1 & 4 so they have little hands. This recipe is easy to double if you need more or have bigger kids.
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup water
Mix all ingredients in mixing bowl and pat flat and make handprints. Pole hole before baking if you want to hang it up.
Bake at 200 degrees F for 3 hours.
Let dry fully.
Paint whatever design you wish and string ribbon through hole and hang!
This is a simple but super fun craft for kids to make. My daughter made it last Christmas easily and she just turned 2, but I think with help even younger can do it. All you need is a few items and let them be as creative as they like. Happy Holidays and happy crafting!
Christmas Wreath Craft
paper plate, center cut out
green tissue ripped or cut into squares
glitter paper, cut into ovals (to look like christmas lights)
This beautiful snowy white winter wreath is the perfect winter decoration. It can be up through Christmas time and carry into January and February. I really love tulle wreaths as if you could tell and this snow one is simple but perfect for my front door this winter.
Tulle Winter Wreath
1 Styrofoam wreath
1 roll of white tulle 6 x 25
ribbon in what ever color you want to be an accent color (I used a white with silver sparkly dots but any color would be pretty)
crystallized branches from the craft store
push sewing pins or hot glue gun (I used pins)
Cut your tulle into 16″ pieces.
Then take one strip at a time, and double knot it around the wreath, puffy side straight out to the sides.
String a piece of ribbon through one piece of tulle at the top of your wreath to hang it from, and do the same with a piece at the bottom and tie in a bow, this bow can be as big or little as you want.
Pin or glue the crystallized branches so they don’t move.
I saw this on Etsy for over $50 and I knew that I could make it for much cheaper. Under $15 to be exact and I have enough tulle left over that I could make another one or maybe an autumn colored tutu for my little girl…I’ll let you guys know what I decided to do.
If you know how to make a no sew tutu then this is basically the same thing. You just tie your knots around the wreath instead of ribbon/elastic. I hope these instructions make sense. If you have any questions please email me and I can explain it better, if needed. I would love to see your finished product. Have a wonderful craft time!
DIY Autumn Tulle Wreath Decoration
1 Styrofoam wreath
1 roll of tulle 6 x 25, in at least 3 colors
ribbon in coordinating colors with your tulle
push sewing pin (optional)
Cut your tulle into 16-18″ pieces.
After you have all your pieces cut figure out what color pattern you want.
Then take one strip at a time, fold it in half, wrap around the wreath and pull the ends through the loop side. (pictured below).
Then you can either tie both sides in a knot or secure with a push sewing pin. Must do one of these to prevent the knot from slipping out.
Once you have all the tulle on your wreath, randomly tie a small piece of ribbon through out your wreath.
I used push sewing pins to secure my leaves in place, but you could also hot glue them.
String a long piece of ribbon through one piece of tulle at the top of your wreath to hang it from.
When I made this I forgot to take step by step photos so I borrowed this one from Whiteley Creek.
For all of you moms out there freaking out that you don’t have a trick or treat bag for your little one, have no fear. This homemade pumpkin bag is perfect for little ones to collect a little bit of candy and they have something fun to do before they get all dress up. I hope that this helps everyone, You could always use other colors and shapes to create other characters! Enjoy!!
1 brown paper lunch bag
orange and black construction paper
of course goodies to put in it
You or your little one cut out shapes for your pumpkins eyes, nose, mouth and a strip for a handle.
Glue your face on the bag.
Staple the handle on and now you have a cute pumpkin trick or treat bag.
All these pumpkins have great character, I’d love to see how yours turn out!
Happy Halloween Everyone! This is the time of year when everyone, including myself, looks forward to candy corn, fun size candy bars and seeing all the adorable trick or treaters costumes. What better way to spend the day of Halloween before getting all those goodies then doing a fun craft with the kids.
This is the time of year for candy corn so what better way to celebrate the holidays then with candy corn crafts. My 2 year old loved this craft she had so much fun, gluing and sticking the tissue. Hey even mom had fun, not embarrassed to say :). Next year we will probably make a few and put them on our mantel with other festive decorations.
1 wooden cone, or even a toilet paper roll, empty of course
Elmer’s glue in bowl, with paintbrush
yellow, orange, white small squares of tissue
Have your little one dip their paintbrush in the glue and cover the cone. Apply the tissue in from bottom to top in yellow, orange, white pattern. Or whatever pattern your little one wants.
Wow the first year goes by so fast. I had been planning her birthday since she was 6 months old, but it still came way to fast. I choose to do a ladybug theme, because I think they are soooo cute and I love red and black. I had seen so many cute ideas on Etsy for birthday banners and I knew that it couldn’t be that hard to make, so I gave it a shot with my moms cricket machine and it was a success, time consuming yes, but way cheaper then buying one, so I liked that idea.
Red and black polka dot balloons
Happy birthday sign made with a cricket paper cutting machine
My almost 2 year old helped me with this craft but I basically put the thing together, so depending on your child’s age you will probably have to help assemble this adorable little spider hat. This craft is not only for Halloween time I just chose to make it around Halloween. Enjoy!
Black Construction paper
2 strips that are 11″ x 3″ for headband
6-8 strips that are 1″ x 11″ for the legs
2 small circles for the eyes
White Construction Paper
2 circles for eyes
Cut your black construction paper into strips. You will need 2 strips that are 11″ x 3″ to make the headband and 6-8 strips that are 1″ x 11″ for the legs.
Glue the small black circle onto the white circles to create the eyes.
Measure your child’s head to figure out how big to the headband part, tape together.
Glue or tape the eyes onto the headband.
Fold your legs accordion style and tape the ends on the inside of your headband.
Voila you now have a pretty cool spider hat and I suggest singing Itsy Bitsy Spider lyrics below!
Unfortunately my daughter would not keep the hat on for longer then 3 seconds so she thought it was fun to have her friends try it on. Hopefully your kid enjoys wearing it.
The itsy-bitsy spider
Climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out
Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain
And the itsy-bitsy spider
Climbed up the spout again
This Halloween craft is quick and simple. And the possibilities are endless for what colors you choose and what embellishments you add.
This happened to be a double purpose project…I made it for Halloween last year and for my daughters ladybug birthday party. And this year I’m using it for a Minnie Mouse Birthday Party and Halloween again! So this wreath has gotten me through 4 occasions and that makes my day. If I were to change this I would use orange ribbon to make it a bit more Halloween-y but I think the red and black is very vampire-esque if that’s even a word. I would love to see how yours turns out. What is your favorite Halloween craft that you have made this year?
Halloween Tulle Wreath
1 Styrofoam wreath, any size will do but mine in 12″
1 roll of black tulle 6 x 25
ribbon in what ever color you want to be an accent color (I used a red and black polka dot, but orange would be a great option also)
Cut your tulle into 16″ pieces.
Then take one strip at a time, and double knot it around the wreath, puffy side straight out in front.
String a piece of ribbon through one piece of tulle at the top of your wreath to hang it from, and do the same with a piece at the bottom and tie in a bow. I choose to have it hang pretty low.
I covered my Styrofoam wreath with ribbon first (because I had read that on another blog) but I would not do it again because you can’t see it when it’s hanging so it is just a waste of ribbon.