These maracas look like paper mache but without all the mess. You will need plastic eggs, plastic spoons, washi tape / colored tape and rice or beans. If you don’t have washi tape you can use masking tape and color the finished maracas yourself. First you need to half-fill the eggs with rice. Next, place the egg between two plastic spoons. Then tape around the spoons to secure the egg. Now add strips of tape across the top to cover the top of the egg. Just wrap the tape around the rest of the egg and down the spoon handles to cover. That’s all!
Bright, creative, comfortable. Of course it’s all about backpacks! We chose 10 really nice looking ones for your boy. What bags do they like? Of course it should be practical and funny. If it is with his favorite character, it’ll be a perfect bag! Choose for them backpacks with sport, movie and superhero themes. When you will be ready to buy a backpack for your kid, ask him about bag it because your son will wear it every day! And if you don’t find what your kid wants, you always can make a backpack with your hands. You will need just a good template and an idea!
Today we’ve got another awesome outdoor activity idea to share with you – a water table. If your kids really love water, but you don’t want to let the swim in the pool on their own yet, because it’s kinda risky, this is your best solution. Plus the project is budget-friendly! Basically, you just need some small table and insert the tray into it. The next step is all about painting. You can buy some bright paints and let your imagination run wild: draw chevron prints, polka dot and whatever else you like. As soon as you’re done, let the table a long time to dry and after simply fill the tray with water. For the proper instructions visit alovelylark.com.
A backpack is a perfect idea for everyone, especially for kids as they have free hands for toys and play! Girls love backpacks and sometimes even more than cute bags. You can choose for your daughter a funny, cute and colorful backpack. First of all, a backpack should be correct in size. Don’t buy a too big or too small one! Then pay attention to materials and fabrics of it. They should be natural and strong. Of course you can make, sew or tie this accessory for your kids. They even can help you with that. If you agree that backpacks are perfect for your girl, look at these pics!
A fun and eclectic room like that filled with so many interesting and original things is sure to spark the imagination of any little one. Baby girl Coco is the lucky child that is going to enjoy living in this wonderful and playful space designed by her mom Kate of Kate Grenier Designs. I think this nursery really satisfies the kid’s needs and interests with all its whimsy and fun patterns, fancy toys and simply amazing spaces to spend time in: the cutest teepee with a comfy fur rug, a cozy and stylish chair, a crib with sort of a magical and really colorful canopy. I love it!
If your kids love to play in fishing, they will like these adorable little fishes! For this project you will need a fish shape, paper, pencil, flannel, scissors, sewing machine, magnets, thread, needle and acrylic paints. Using a fish shape, trace and cut out several fishes (you can make that number like you want). Sew those fishes then together and trim down. Once they are all turned right side out, use embroidery thread to hold a magnet in the mouth part of the fish. Then the fish are stuffed, sew closed and then embellish with embroidery thread, acrylic paints and permanent markers. Voila!
Are you familiar with ‘Elmer the Patchwork Elephant’ children’s book? If not, you better read this with your kids any time soon, because it’s really fun, cognitive and very interesting. Plus we’ve got an awesome tutorial to share, which can go along with this story book. You’ll need 1 or more empty and clean milk jug containers, scissors, brightly colored tissue paper cut into equal size and shape squares, PVA and brushes, white card and black pen. First of all you need to form the elephant’s trunk by cutting into it just below the handle. Then cut off the entire bottom half of the jug and cut four legs into it, as well as the tail. Then the real fun begins! Read the rest at theimaginationtree.com.
You and your kids will love new craft opportunities of Cricut Explore. You will know many craft ideas there. Let’s make this craft for your kids! You will need a cricut explore machine, paper hot rod kit design templates, 12” x 12” standard grip cricut mat, a cricut explore scoring stylus, cricut vinyl in red, cardstock (1 sheet) in color of your choice, adhesive for body of paper racer, 2-inch wood toy wheels, 1-inch wood toy wheels, wood dowel and wood glue. Load the Cricut Explore Scoring Stylus into accessory clamp A. In Cricut Design Space, add the child’s name to the Cricut Vinyl mat. In Cricut Design Space cut and score the paper racer body from card stock. Cut the decal sheet from Cricut Vinyl. The rest of the tutorial is here.
There’s more than a month left before school, which means that your kids still have a plenty of time to enjoy playing outdoors freely. Today we’re sharing one more fun activity that you can provide your children – outdoor chalkboard wall. If your kids enjoy drawing, it’s definitely going to keep them busy for hours. Plus it’d be a great addition to the backyard of your house, sort of a ‘kid’s zone’ to play. Basically, here’s what you need to do: use a piece of plywood for the hard surface and top with tempered hardboard for a nice smooth finish. Don’t worry, it holds up great! Enjoy!
More and more often future parents decide to keep in secret their upcoming baby’s gender for themselves. I think it’s cool, because this is how you get the freedom in designing your kid’s nursery. There’re no prejudices about color or whatever else. Baby L is arriving in three weeks, and his or her parents tried hard to get the space ready. The idea was to make the room very bright, fun and eclectic rather than themed. They just simply let their imagination wild and incorporated safari animals, fun pops of colors and also bought some neutral things that they like. I think it turned out to be very beautiful and original! What about you?