Your kids will be grateful for this original symbol of Christmas. Let’s make this corsage! We will need wool felt, 18 by 18 inches, in assorted colors, holly template, iron, hot-glue gun, ribbon, assorted embellishments and barrettes or brooch pins. Just print the template, and cut out. From a piece of felt, cut one 2 1/2-by-5-inch rectangle for each pair of leaves. Fold rectangle in half lengthwise. Now crease with an iron set to “wool”. With the rectangle still folded, trace the template and cut out the shape using scissors. Unfold. For making the 4-leaf design cross 2 felt shapes; using a low-temperature glue gun, attach at the center. For the 2-leaf version, dab glue at the center of 1 felt shape, and fold, angling the leaves. Then glue desired trimmings to the front and a bar pin or a barrette to the back. Make them happy with the corsage!
If you don’t like to sew but you wanna do something with your hands, this idea is for you. Your baby girl will love it because it’s so festive and your kid will feel Christmas every single day. Just decorate buttons of your kid’s dress or jacket. First of all you need to cut a triangle from felt, and cut notches in both sides to make tree shape. Now fold tree in half horizontally, and cut a vertical slit in center about the same size as button. And then slip on after buttoning shirt. You can change the tree to a flower, for example, for another holiday. Now you know how!
Admit it, when you see a gift handmade by a kid, your heart starts to melt. And when this gift is not only sweet, but practical, then there’s just no limit to your happiness, right? So, let’s make some tea towels to please grandparents, teachers and other important people. To begin you need a few bundles of tea towels, some paints and… carrots! Basically, all you need to do is to cut your carrots to get the flat surface for stamping and then just start dipping them in the paint and making prints on the towels. Remember to stamp each carrot with only one color paint. Once you finished, let it dry a little bit, tie with some baker’s twine and add a little cute gift tag. You can diversify this project as you wish! The most important thing is to have fun!
It’s only few weeks before Christmas, and it’s time to enjoy this wonderful time of the year making homemade ornaments, gifts, sweets and more! I’m glad to share with you one more super fun and easy ornament tutorial that you can make with your kid. Prepare 3” cinnamon sticks, ¾” Canadian pine garland, assorted buttons, glue gun, wire cutters, twine or hemp cord and ruler. Begin with cutting 7” pieces of twine and 1”, 2”, 2-1/2” pieces of Canadian pine garland with wire cutters. Glue pines from the shortest to the longest one to the cinnamon stick and glue the twine to its back. Then decorate your little Christmas tree by gluing on buttons, glitter, sequins and whatever else you like. Hang somewhere and enjoy the smell!
You always have a choice: to buy presents or make them by yourself. These clay nutcrackers and angels you can easily use as Christmas ornaments or attach them to your Christmas presents. You will need an acrylic paint, silver wire, cotton balls and air-drying clay. Sculpt the ornament. You can make the head and torso first and add little bits and pieces. To be able to hang it after, make a little hook out of silver craft wire and stick it into the head. Now let them air dry, for about an hour. But remember that you can speed this up by putting them in the oven on the lowest setting for about 15 minutes. Take them out of the oven, let them cool a bit, and glue the head, torso, and other parts together. Now again let the glue dry. Start painting them with acrylic paint using a fine brush. Let them dry. Then take some craft angel hair or cotton balls for the beard and the hair of the clay angel and glue it in place. Enjoy!
Young parents from Lake Tahoe, CA, created and made this rustic mountain-inspired room for their newborn son. This baby boy was long-awaited that’s why they thought over every detail in this room. They worked with an interior designer to help them source the carpeting, Wyoming snow fence and help with the custom closet design and scale of the space. In the room you can see built-in cases from natural wood that make the room cozier. Look how many toys are there! And notice that all of them are like animals. This room is very comfortable and when the kid grows up, he will estimate it too!
Psychologists say that it’s useful sometimes to revise your summer vacation photos just to cheer up a little bit and banish the blues. But I want to go further and inspire you to make this treasure garland from the shells, sticks and stones that you and your kid gathered at the seashore. Prepare collected treasures, a sharp knife/hand drill and a piece of string. Begin with selecting the treasures you’re going to use. Carefully and slowly make the holes with the knife or drill and thread the string through them, then tie a knot. Tie big shells and stones by wrapping the string around and securing with 1-2 knots. Keep doing this with the rest treasures until you use the entire string’s length and make a loop at the top of your garland. Find a cute place to hang the garland and share your favorite memories!
I like things that are growing together with the kids because they reflect the growth and accentuate that they are getting bigger and older. This REK Bookcase Junior is one of these – it was designed to grow with your little tot! The 5 part system utilizes a unique S-shape design that makes it easy to shift without disassembly. The bookcase is made of poplar plywood, it’s very lightweight, that makes the piece safe for the kids. Each section can be pushed together or pulled apart according to shelving need and spatial requirements. As the child’s book collection grows, so does REK!
For every kid changing teeth is something really important! Today we gonna tell you how to make a little box for keeping the baby-teeth. Turn it into a game! You will need a matchbox or small cardboard box, paper, pencil or stickers, scissors and double-sided tape or glue. Now print template of the tooth and cut it out. Depending on the size of your box you can scale the tooth. Then you can decorate the front side of the tooth with any figure your kid likes, using a pencil or stickers. At the end you can write the dates when your kid starts to lose his/her teeth.
A handmade gift is always the best and the most original way to say “thank you”. And teachers love getting these, because these gifts usually not really material (although they might be practical) but really cute, thoughtful and made with heart. So, we’ve gathered for you some fun and inexpensive DIY ideas that you can make with your kid for his or her favorite teacher or whole staff at the kid’s school. Believe me, it’s important, because we not so often say thanks to them and not often find a way to appreciate all the things that they do for our little ones. All in all, find a free minute and start crafting! Enjoy!