Summer is the best time to go camping and all in all spend more time outside on picnics and in cozy hideouts, enjoying snacks and play. I bet your kids want their own hideout, so today we share with you a cool way to do that. The supplies are a hula hoop, safety pins, twine or rope, tulle and/or ribbon, sheets, scissors, cushions and blankets. Begin with pinning the top edge of the sheet to the hula hoop. Then with twine create a hanger to tie your hideout to the tree. Tie on tulle and ribbons or any other embellishments you have. Finally, hang the hideout from a tree branch, add some blankets and cushions underneath your fort and enjoy!
These fans are a perfect craft activity for summertime! This idea will be useful for you and your kids to cool off on a summer day! You will need craft sticks, patterned card stock, mod podge and paint brush. Use a round object (plate or bowl) to trace a circle onto the card stock paper. Each fan needs two card stock circles. Cut out the circles. Apply glue to the back side of each card stock circle. Place the craft stick between the two circles. Apply pressure and glue the two sides of the fan together. Enjoy your new paper fans!
This craft is so simple, you and your kids will get so much fun and spend your free time in a very interesting way. You will need 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1/2 tsp salt, 3 tbsp sugar, 2 cups cold water and food coloring. Mix all ingredients except food coloring well with a whisk. Set over medium low heat. Stir about 15- 20 minutes until thickened. The mixture goes from water consistency to thickened very quickly towards the end of the time period. Let cool. Distribute evenly into bowls or cups. Add food coloring and mix with a spoon. Let the little ones paint away and once you’re done, let it dry overnight.
This gorgeous SISSY + MARLEY Lucky Star wallpaper is unforgettable, so you might remember that we have already shared photos of this room for baby Sebastian with you a while ago. Although it has undergone changes as well as Sebastian grew up a little. The room is still right on trend with the black and white, but acquired some new and very cool furniture and décor details. I really love this smart and modern workspace along with large Legos and simply gorgeous leather dresser with sweet letter “S” above it. Everything looks so stylish, beautiful and sophisticated in a way! I think a young man would love to spend his time here. Take a look!
Your kids will like this idea because all children like to play dolls! You will need contact paper, tape, scissors, scrapbook paper, card stock paper and markers. Draw a gingerbread-like figure onto a sheet of card stock and cut it out. Then draw a face. Then grab several sheets of scrapbook paper and flip them upside down. Outline the boy’s arms and legs. To make a shirt cut around the arms and then snip off the legs and hands. Add a little flair by drawing buttons, lace, shirt pockets and stitching. Make a really big wardrobe for your doll. Now your kids can start to play!
Mixing vintage and nautical themes in a nursery sounds like a great idea to me. I love how it all came together and turned out in a nice and calm baby boy Hank’s space filled with the wood trim elements and statement nautical décor pieces and art. I love how simple yet pretty the accent wall with anchor print looks. It’s amazing that the books are put next to the rocker, so it’d be easy to reach them for bedtime stories. All in all, the nursery has a very calm and perfect vintage feel yet it fits the nautical theme, which is great for a baby boy. Take a closer look to all of the details and get inspired!
This project you can make with your kids, it’s funny and easy-to make! You will need just wire (outdoor garden wire, 5 feet), old t-shirt and tacky glue (optional). Bend the wire into the shape of a figure (depending on your child’s age, you may need to help him or her with this). Cut up some strips of old fabric then tie a knot of fabric around the wire waist. Wrap the fabric around the wire in multiple angles and directions. Create multiple layers to make your mummy thicker or fewer layers if you want your mummy to be skinnier. Add a dab of glue to the end of the fabric and tuck the end into the “gauze”.
Every little girl dreams to be a grown-up woman as soon as possible: to wear purses, makeup, heels and so on. Make her dream come true at least by sewing this charming little purse to carry her essentials and all in all to look stylish and cool. It’s not that difficult as it may seem at first so gather the list of supplies and go get crafty! You’ll need 1/4” yard of outer fabric (like quilting cotton), 1/2” yard of lightweight iron on interfacing, 1/8” yard of lining fabric, 1 1-inch button and basic sewing supplies. Begin with cutting your fabric to the dimensions shown in the chart at makeit-loveit.com. There you also find all step-by-step instructions. Enjoy!
If a popsicle happens to be your kid’s favorite sweet treat, use it in his or her birthday theme. I mean not only ordering enough popsicles to satisfy the kid’s sweet tooth, but also making something like this funny garland. For this you need X-acto knife, cutting mat, scissors, giant popsicle sticks, masking tape, hot glue gun and pool noodles. First of all cut the pool noodles into 5” lengths using the X-acto knife. Then apply hot glue to half of the popsicle stick and attach it into the inside of pool needle. Read what to do next at ohhappyday.com and enjoy your sweet garland!
Do your kids like magic characters? If yes, make little gnomes with their houses for them. For making houses you will need toilet paper rolls, felt, scissors, watercolor paint, paint brush and hot glue gun. Paint the toilet paper rolls a color of your choice. Create the gnome house door by cutting an “L” shape into the paper roll. To create the gnome house roof cut an isosceles triangle out of the felt with a 7.5″ base and 6″ sides. Fold the triangle together and using the hot glue gun, glue the edges together. Add the felt roofs to the gnome houses and play!