Bubble wrap really is uncannily fascinating, isn't it? I don't know that I've ever met anyone who doesn't like popping all those little bubbles. Now Vicky at Mess for Less has come up with a brilliant activity for kids that involves painting, stomping, and bubble wrap. It's a kidtastic trifecta.
Winter is the perfect time for crafting, but it is not the perfect time to go traipsing from store to store searching for craft supplies, your brain too frozen to remember what you were looking for in the first place. So stay home, order the essentials, and get cozy and crafty...
I'm an accessory junkie, it's true. I like to make, buy and hunt for new accessories and it's very hard for me to part with old ones. This simple DIY project is a great way to organize some of your trinkets, and also a great use for all those old doilies floating around in the universe. Whether they're from your local thrift shop or passed down from your family, this project is a great way to give doilies a new fresh life.
For me and my valentine, Valentine's Day is all about the puns. We're both plant nerds, and one of us is a teacher, so I chose the ultimate cheesy tree pun to put on none other than the classic pop-up card.
We aren't very happy here in Southern California because it hasn't been raining; we're entering what is coming to be called a mega drought. So, I figured, maybe if we plan some artwork that necessitates rain, we can conjure some up. Kind of like a crafty rain dance.
I'll spare you questions like "What Does a Fox Say?" and just cut right to the chase. These fox-focused DIY projects are cute and fun for the family. You'll make them, and your kids will totally enjoy them every step of the way.
I spend a lot of time with my 5-year-old and his friends and their universe mainly consists of three activities: playing, reading (or being read to) and making art. This trifecta seems to be the ingredients to a happy childhood and perhaps a happy life! But which one do we least engage in as adults? I'd say art. Todd Oldham recently hosted an afternoon of art-making in his studio for kids and adults and it was great to reconnect with my inner artist.
Christmas kinda snuck up on us, didn't it? Since Thanksgiving this year fell on a late date in November, don't feel bad if your Christmas tree hasn't been decorated (or if there's no tree at all... whoops!). Some of the most chic decorations for the holidays can be made fast and for free, with just scissors and paper.
Enlist help this week and have your kids make simple, colorful wrapping paper for everyone on your list. Four of these ideas are perfect entertainment for the days leading up to Christmas, while one will keep them busy while they wait to open their own gift.
Sparkly, felted, or fuzzy, pom poms are having a moment. There are countless ways to use these bits and bobs to turn up the holiday cheer with a craft project, gift wrap, or decorating with pom poms. Here are ten great ideas: