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Kids Crafts Ideas

When we all decided to no longer having children we try to keep as many memories as we can as to remember them through the years. I just love the having finger prints of my kiddos and decided to use canvas this time around to display them on my wall. I went to one of my favorite craft stores and purchased black canvas to make the finger prints of my kiddos with my kids crafts ideas.

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The only things you will need is a black canvas and white paint! Its funny I just always seem to have those thing handy at home. They also good thing you can usually get the canvas with a coupon or on sale at your local craft store.

 

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After I hand printed the hands and feet, I used a white gel pen to write their names and date.

What memories will you be making with you kiddos they coming year !

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Mason Jar Easter Crafts

Easter is around the corner and if you need a last minute craft for your little one then I have what you want. I made a Mason Jar Easter Crafts with a few things I got from Target dollar bin. Of course every time I stop by Target I shop the dollar bin and their clearance section and I always find something I had my eye on that just happened to be on clearance. I do believe we are all a little guilty of that, right?

You will need a  mason jar, spray paint and hot glue gun.

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The first thing you will need to do is spray paint he lid of the Mason jar Easter Crafts. Then you want to gather all the Target goodies from the dollar bin.

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You will need to spray paint the wooden bunnies as well with white spray paint.

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I then went a head and hot glued the ears and tale. I removed the clips from the hears to be able to hot glued them on.

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Its a fun little project to do with the kiddos and so cute to have on your counters. I love working with mason jars and I try to use them as much as I can in any craft project. If you have a few mason jars just laying around then go a head and give it a try!

Happy Easter and hope you all find many Easter eggs this season!

Stay crafty,

Loren

 

 

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St. Patrick’s Day recycled bottle kids craft

I got the most wonderful idea to recycle does soda bottles you might have just finished. Instead of throwing them out why don’t you make a cute little leprechaun cauldron with a pot full of gold. We all love finding gold at the end of the rainbow especially when it has chocolate coins. It’s a fast and easy craft that you can do with kids and they will love finding out the coins are not what they seem.


I cut the plastic bottles in half. Let me tell you that it does take some muscle to cut them but it was easy while using my new scissor from  friskars . They will cut threw almost anything very easy.
Then I stray a light coat of black primer on the bottles before applying a black acrylic coat. Acrylic paint won’t stay on the plastic bottle by itself so applying a coat of primer helps keep the paint on the bottle.
After that I went ahead and made a belt out of felt for the top of the plastic bottle and I wrapped it around.
Once that was completed I just needed to add the magic gold coins and the project is complete for Saint Patrick day. The funny thing is I usually don’t celebrate Saint Patrick’s day but since I got little kiddos holidays seem to be more important. Life seems to change a lot once you have children and I think is for the best. How do you celebrate your Saint Patrick’s day?
Stay crafty,

Loren

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Kids Craft with Hand Prints

I know that Valentines came and went but I had this lovely wooden heart that I got at Joann’s a little while back and I wanted to do something special with them. I’ve been doing a lot of crafts with my little man lately and I decided that this project needed my little man help.  My kiddo loves to get his hands messy any chance he gets and this was the perfect project for him. However, be warned you will need to be awry of runners and by that I mean kiddos who love to run around the house with painted hands! I have hear horror stories of little one just bolting the first chance they got and painting the house with little finger prints while their parent stand there in shock and horror. Haha, I laugh now but I would be pulling my hair out if it happened to me!


Enough about children with tiny evil intentions and imagine a world where children do as you say, hehe. I painted the wooden heart white.
Once it was dried I painted my little kiddos hand black, the entire time telling him to stay still and praying he did, then followed with a run to the bathroom to wash his hands as fast as I could.
I decided that the wooden heart still needed something, so I decided to stencil the word love on the heart in black.
I got the stencil at the CHA show and it one of Martha Stewart.
Ta-da! Now you have a beautiful wooden heart with hand prints of your kiddo. It can be a memory plague for yourself or maybe for the grandparents. 
 Stay Crafty,

Loren