I decided it would be fun to make Valentine wreaths with my children. This wreath cost less than $10 and took about thirty minutes from start to finish. I completed this Valentine Crafts for Kids project with my children both five and under so it is very versatile.
My daughter has a crafting gene and is always on the lookout for spring crafts she can create. With the weather changing she is into thing with bright colors and relevant to the nice Spring weather. We were recently at the Dollar Tree and she was browsing in the craft section when she came up with the idea to create this Spring Crafts for Kids Door Sign. The best part is it costs under $5 to make so it is very inexpensive to make and it brightened up her bedroom door perfect to help wait for Spring to blossom up from under winter weary plants. Continue reading
I love doing crafts but hardly have the time to do so, but a few days ago I wanted something awesome to work on and I thought about Felt Craft Projects. It’s the perfect craft for people like me who love to cut, glue and sew lol! Since my son love pandas, I decided that it’s going to be my first project. The great thing about felt craft projects is that you can use your design for lots of other projects, you can modify it a bit to make cute Panda Felt Applique.
Step 1: Decide on how big you want your panda to be. Once you know what size you want, using the white felt cut out two circles, this is going to be the face. Keep the second circle because we will use it later on.
Step 2: Using the first circle, I cut out 2 black oval shapes using the black felt and two small dots using the white felt. These are going to be the panda’s eyes.
Step 3: Use the glue gun to stick the panda’s eyes. What I did was to use the glue gun first to stick it and then I sew the white and black part of the eyes. This will make your craft more durable and you won’t worry that it will easily fall out.
Step 4: Using the black felt, I cut out two small circles that will serve as ears for the panda. And I sew it in place.
Step 5: Using black thread, I sew the nose and mouth part of the panda. The nose is a small inverted triangle.
Step 6: I cut out the the body part, arms and feet. My tip is for you to draw these parts in a paper first so you can determine the size that will be proportional to he head of the panda. See the picture above for the shape that I used. Remember to cut out two identical body shape using the white felt, and keep the second one because we will use it later on.
Step 7: Sew the arms and feet to the body part.
Step 8: Now is the time to connect the body to the head. I used the glue gun to hold it in place.
Step 9: This part is optional. If you want to use the panda as key ring, you need to cut out a rectangular shape using the black felt. Glue it at the back, this will be the holder.
Step 10: Remember the face circle and body shape that I asked you to keep earlier. I used those to cover the back part of the panda. Just glue it in place.
Step 11: Using white thread, do blanket stitch around the panda. You can do it by section, the face part first, the body and then I also stitched around the ears, arms and feet part.
And voila! You have a super cool Panda made of felt.
1. Glue it on a barrette clip for a cute hair clip.
2. Glue it on a plain headband.
3. Use it as design element for other crafts like wallet or notebook cover.
4. You can make a bigger panda and stuff it with polyfill for an instant plush toy.
5. Make some for key chains or bag charms.
If you love felt craft projects, you can make several and use it as giveaways for birthday parties, baby showers, weddings or you can even sell some. Isn’t it cool!
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What I love about winter coming is decorating for the holidays. However, after Christmas, decorations get put away and my house seems boring and plain. Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean that I can’t bring some fun to my house. Winter brings snow so why not add some snowmen to my house. No, I am not bringing in snowmen from the outside. Instead I figured a Snowman Crafts for Kids that I can keep indoors. This craft is simple and inexpensive to make, so I can create a whole snowman family to help me enjoy the best of winter while staying warm inside. Continue reading
~white construction paper or card stock
~1 empty 2 liter bottle with raised bottom (I used a Diet Coke bottle)
~Deep bowl for the pink paint
~small plate for brown paint
Instructions: Cherry Blossom Art Mothers Day Crafts for KidsContinue reading
Butterflies are a sign that Spring is here. When you can’t wait for the real ones to show up in your neighborhood create your own with this delicious looking Butterfly. This is a great Easter Craft but with Jelly Beans being available all year round now, this makes a great anytime craft.
Bag of Jelly Beans
1 – Snack Size Zip-top baggie
1 Pipe Cleaner
Decorate the clothespin with markers.
Glue googly eyes to top of clothespin (the clippy side)
Take the pipe cleaner and cut it in half.
Fold one half in half again, curling the tips to look like antennas
Fill the baggie with Jelly Beans.
Open clothespin and slide up the middle of the Jelly Beans Baggie.
Slip in the antennas and close the clothespin.
Topic: Jelly Bean Butterfly