My Valentines washi tape sun catcher was so successful that I wanted to make some more for Easter. First up was an Easter egg. Washi Tape Easter Egg Suncatcher Craft Materials This could not be easier. Cardstock – I used white because I knew some of my tapes were also white. Washi tape Scissors Instructions First, fold your paper in half the hot dog way and draw an egg shape. I made mine a little thinner at the top and a little thicker at the bottom. Next, cut out the frame by cutting the same basic line inside of your … Read more
Back in the old days of my blog, I wrote frequently about homeschooling, crafts, and activities to do with your kids. In the past couple of years, I have pivoted somewhat and now write much more on physical and mental health, but that does not mean I no longer homeschool (I do) or craft (I do) or do lots of fun activities with my kids (I do that too). It just means that I haven’t been talking about it as much here. Last year, in the spring, I made these fun sun catchers with the girls on Easter weekend, took … Read more
Most of the time, when you make a craft, you start with a project in mind and then work your materials to create it. Right? No creativity is required (unless you designed your craft to begin with, but especially if you are copying a picture in a magazine or on a blog). Sure, you use your scissor skills, and you may notice how the colors are complementary or analogous, but you haven’t exercised your imagination. Sometimes, that’s important. Sometimes, you want to create a mailbox and a certain set of steps are required. You can’t just give your kids a … Read more
We like decorating our Christmas trees. Can you tell? We’ve done a lot of decorating this month. 2 dimensional trees, 3 dimensional trees, edible trees and inedible trees. It’s been fun. This simple 2D tree was made from cutting pieces of craft foam into triangles, a perfect job for little fingers. Then we decorated it with foam stickers. This 3D Christmas tree came from an ice cream cone. Yes, a plain old sugar cone! We colored white frosting green using food dye, smeared it onto the cone, and decorated with candies, fruit, and chocolate and butterscotch chips. Easy peasy!